Inaugural Annual Country Courses Tournament - from Monday 18 Sept '23 - 4 nights

       *  18 holes Pairs Ambrose Stroke Event at Kew Country Club, Laurieton - Par 71

*  18 holes Pairs Par Event at Wauchope Country Club  - Par 71

    *  18 holes Pairs Match Play at Port Macquarie Golf Club - Par 71






Ipso facto, the names of two golfers will appear on the winners' shield. Twice the chance to "sheen in the sunshine".

All golf score cards for the above three golf scoring formats will be scrutinized by Moose, who believes that scoring in a Par or Matchplay event is not beyond some BNHs' remaining competence/capacity. 
  Nor beyond the aptitude of a diligent and discerning ex-ANZ scrutineer to
officiate and lend a hand to fellow B9Hs that endure, suffer or live with foibles, idiosyncrasies, eccentricities in their dotage years, some prone to struggle with the numeracy capacity of a four year old.

   Visit Ted and Shag at North Haven (30km Sth of Port Macquarie - 350km drive from Chatswood) when it is warm and sunny Up North in early Spring –

·  Play three beaut nearby golf courses - all are Par 71.

·  Be convivial After Dark, with no repetitions of unruly and rowdy drunkenness by 'a few raucous ruffians' that from-time-to-time, have struggled to communicate conviviality and cordiality. 

I.     Three accommodation options at North Haven on the Blue Pacific:

       * Reflections North Haven Holiday Park, 109 The Parade, North Haven NSW (four nights twin share cabin with all the mod cons $448 = $56 per head per night); or

       * Haven Waters Motel & Apartments, 9 The Parade, North Haven 6559.9303; or

       * Woongarra Motel, 5-7 The Parade, North Haven 6559 9088

II.   Play golf at:
Kew Country Club (11km West of North Haven),
Wauchope Country Club
(30km NNW of North Haven and
   home of former dynamic Rabbitoh, Rocky Laurie); and

Port Macquarie Golf Club (30km Nth of North Haven).

III.  Watch the latest Hoppalong Cassidy episodes at the Plaza Theatre at Laurieton, where you get to pat Topper on Wednesday arvos if you bring carrots.

IV.   Swim at Rainbow Beach or Piolet Beach, Laurieton or Grant's Beach, North Haven.

V.    Purchase refreshments at Coles Laurieton.

V.    Five petrol stations in Laurieton and Nth Haven - Shag knows the cheapest.

VI.   Morning tea at Miss Nellie’s Café, Kendall.

VII.  Experience Old Folk Kulture playing Lawn Bowls from 9am Friday for $10 on the two Greens at Kew Country Club - Friday Friendly Bowls.

VIII. Worship your God at the Camden Haven Anglican Church or in the Front Bar at the Laurieton Hotel.

IX.   Pig Out at the Laurieton United Services Club, the Club North Haven, Brewhaven Cafe and Delizioso Italian Restaurant, Laurieton.

X.    Catch the train from Central Railway to Kendall station in Kew on the North Coast rail-line. Thence catch the regular service Busways Port Macquarie bus to North Haven. Or drive your jalopy from The BigSmoke


North Haven and Laurieton are petite coastal villages midway between Taree and Port Macquarie. If you are driving up the Pacific Highway take the Kew exit.

Golly, life in seaside/waterfront North Haven and nearby Laurieton is action packed.  It never rains in mid-Sept in God’s Own Country for those who Say their Hail Mary's.

  Subsequent Annual Country Course Tournaments

2024: Southern Highlands - see further below details.

2025: Play Wentworth GC Orange and Duntryleague GC Orange -
5 hr 41 min Seniors train ride $2.50 - arrives Orange station 12:02pm - return 3:52pm arrive Central 8:52pm - stay at Duntryleague, Hotel Canobolas or Mercure Orange Hotel and visit the cool climate wineries.

2026: Play Murray Downs Golf & Country Club, Swan Hill, Vic and close by Kerang Golf Club - both on the Murray River.

In 2030, for those still Sunny Side Up, the above RHS regal dual annual tournament, craftily and skilfully created, befitting the noble stature of the fortuitous competitors, that presently has Down The Middle Don's noble shield affixed, will display -

*   9 annual Blue Mountains Stableford Challenge individual winner shields; and

*   8 annual Country Courses Tournament pairs ambrose/par/match play winners' shields



Southern Highlands

Arrive by 11am Monday, 9th Sept '24 staying up to 4 nights at one of these eight 'digs' ===============>>>

Playing three, or all four, courses listed further on RHS


Eight Southern Highlands accommodation options:

Moss Vale Village Park (Muggaccinos cyclists stayed in Nov 2020.)

The Argyle Hotel - 481 Argyle St, Moss Vale  4868 1721- Irish lass, Rachel, informed a twin share room, or a single room, $90 p/h p/n midweek.

Dormie House, Moss Vale Golf Course

Berida Hotel, 6 David St, Moss Vale

Sutton Forest Cottage 7406 Illawarra H'way, Sutton Forest 

The Old Motel Melrose  - 31 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong  4871 1511

Kilburn House - 23-25 Hill Road, Moss Vale
Briars Country Lodge 653 Moss Vale Rd, Burradoo (02) 4868 3566

Four Southern Highlands Golf Courses: