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Newcastle Golf Practice Centre (NGPC)

NGPC is a comprehensive golf practice facility open to the public 7 days a week.

NGPC is centrally located just a 15-minute drive west of Newcastle CBD and is close to Shortland Waters Golf Club, Newcastle University, and Newcastle Wetlands.

NGPC offers both grass and quality mat teeing areas.

We also have floodlighting.

NGPC has a well-stocked Pro Shop and sells golf clubs, buggies, bags, and accessories.

NGPC also hires golf clubs. 

NGPC offers all aspects of golf club repair work at great prices and prompt service. 

We also do club fitting by appointment.

Coffee, tea, cold drinks and light snacks are available.

NGPC also offers a BBQ area and seating which is available for families, work groups and social groups.

NGPC Proprietor, Rick MacLean is a leading teaching professional, Certified PGA of Australia, and is available for tuition by appointment.

So, whether you are a total beginner or an elite golfer, we have all you need to help improve your game here at Newcastle Golf Practice Centre.

We hope to see you soon!!

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Important Notice to New Customers.

Visiting Newcastle Golf Practice Centre for the first time can be a bit confusing with the new Inner City Bypass.

If travelling NORTH on the Bypass, take the Newcastle exit and follow the signs to Newcastle and onto Sandgate Road.

The entrance to the Driving Range is the first left turn. Stay on this road and continue through the front gates and under the new freeway for approximately 500m. You will then arrive at Newcastle Golf Practice Centre.

If you are travelling along Maitland Road, turn into Wallsend Road at the intersection, near Sandgate Cementery. Follow this road for approximately 700m. The range entrance road is the first right turn you will come to.

For more detailed directions from your location please visit our Contact Us page

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Rick MacLean

Rick has been a Member of the Professional Golfers Association of Australia (PGA) since 1982.

Rick started his golf at the age of 12yrs at Belmont Golf Club. He played competition golf at Wyong Golf Club when 13yr then became a junior member at Belmont Golf Club where he then went onto do his golf professional traineeship under the well respected Paul Robertson.

In 1982, at age 20, Rick was appointed Head Golf Professional at Beresfield Golf Course which is a public golf course situated on the western boundary of the City of Newcastle.

In 2007 Rick moved to Newcastle Golf Practice Centre full-time to focus more on his coaching and retired from Beresfield Golf Course.

Rick attends seminars regularly to keep up to speed with what’s happening and developing in the golf industry.

***Bit of Trivia…. Rick estimates that in his 40+ years of teaching golf, he has seen well over 1,000,000 shots hit by his students.

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