Styles Point Reserve is the location for Lake Macquarie’s first Disc Golf course. It is situated on the site of an old World War 2 RAAF base and holds significant historical value to Australia’s efforts in WW2.
The course was installed in August 2014 with Innova Discatchers as baskets. If you walk around Styles Point reserve you will see their distinctive yellow bands throughout the park.
The public course layout is a short yet interesting course for just about everybody. Par 28.
Tees are marked by pavers in the ground. Some may be missing, but most should be in tact. There are also arrows on each basket, pointing to the next tee.
Rathmines is also where the 2014 National Australian Championships was held in November. Over 80 competitors from around the country attended and played on the extended version of the course, 18 holes.
- Address 2 Overhill Rd, Rathmines NSW 2283
Interesting 10 holes next to lake. Lots of options to create you own tee offs. Quiet locationCons
Incredibly hard to find the correct tees. Bit of a bummer when you throw a disc int the lake.
Challenging lines through mature trees Few other park users to conflict with Expandable for championship 18 Beautiful lake vistas Rated 4.0Cons
Turf tees Limited signage Keep your eyes on the disc flight - grass and water to contend with
Stunning back drop with course playing on the shores of Lake Macquarie. Challenging 10 hole course with variety of throws required. Centrally located parking and amenities makes access to the park easy. Additional tees and basket locations available for Championship level play.Cons
Grass tees, no signage though Newcastle DGC have mentioned that this will be changing in the near future with signs to go in during May/June. Park maintenance is sometimes lax with long grass adding to the challenge of heavy growth along shore.
Plenty of variation for this scenic course that utilises water, trees and elevation well. A relatively quiet park so no issue with pedestrians. Good baskets and some signage.Cons
hasnt reached its full potential yet
Heaps of room to play, some great holes with amazing views, almost feels like a day at the beach whilst you play. Heaps of trees randomly spread around liberally.Cons
Could be a short 18, so much potential. Tees can be hard to find, flat.
Nice tight course - plenty of trees to content with. Useful to have 10 holes as there was someone 'camped' mid-way along one hole (7, I think it was) and clearly not interested in moving! We played in early October and the course was in perfect condition. Not sure why others struggled to find tees - navigation was remarkably easy.Cons
The par 4s were probably only 3s - I pretty easily birdied both of them! Picnickers are frequent.
Pretty location and a nice variety of well marked holes.Cons
The dog that was keen on our discs!