It may seem cliché to say it, but we do live in the lucky country. I am a country girl at heart, but I also love the smell of salt water and sand between my toes and in this blog, I am going to share some of my favourite spots in the Illawarra region and Southern Highlands of New South Wales.Continue reading
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Washington DC—A capital place for golf, food and more
My visit to DC was historic in more ways than one. It was my first overseas trip since COVID-19 began, my first-time playing golf in the USA and I achieved a long-time golfing goal!
I didn’t visit any wineries, but I dine dine at great restaurants, visit famous landmarks, experience a game of baseball and tour amazing museums and galleries. First, to golf.Continue reading
Mornington Peninsula: great golf and wine in any conditions
“I love playing golf in the rain, because no one can see that I’m crying,” is a quote that summed up my game at The Dunes on the Mornington Peninsula of Victoria. It wasn’t just any rain; it was the most torrential downpour I have ever played in. It was a true links, Scottish weather golfing experience and one that made me want to return and play this amazing course on a sunnier day.Continue reading
Canberra’s hidden gems
There’s no place like home. This phrase has encapsulated life for most of us over the past two years. With little or no interstate and overseas travel many people rediscovered their own backyards. I took the opportunity to play my favourite Canberra golf courses, starting with Yowani Country Club.Continue reading
Barnbougle – Tassie’s golf paradise
Go hard or go home is my usual approach to golf, but at Barnbougle Dunes my resolve was tested when I was faced with the prospect of chipping over the most terrifying bunker I have ever encountered or taking the safe route around the fairway.Continue reading
Hunter Valley, New South Wales
The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine region and with 150 vineyards visitors are spoiled for choice with offerings from big names like Tulloch, McGuigan’s, Peterson’s and Mount Pleasant to boutique wineries like Ivanhoe, Saddlers Creek, Cockfighters Ghost and Savannah Estate.
While the first vines were planted in the early 1820s, the Wonnarua were the first inhabitants of the Hunter Valley, with the Worimi inhabiting the north-eastern shores and Awabakal the south-eastern shores.
Most people associate the Hunter Valley with wine and romantic getaways, but the region also boasts some superb golf courses, and in this blog, I will share my experiences of two of the best.Continue reading