golf_history

History

1950

The first official meeting of Castle Hill Country Club was held on 4th May.

1951

The property known as “Heywood” and the adjoining 214 acres were purchased on 28th February. A temporary 9 hole course was opened on Sunday, 21st October.

1952

The Club was officially opened on Sunday, 31st August. The first Club Professional was appointed, Mr Charlie Cowling.

1956

The first Castle Hill Country Club Spring Cup was held.

1965

Construction commenced on the 18th hole dam.

1968

The NSW PGA Championship was played at Castle Hill for the first time and was won by W E Dunk (Billy).

1969

The NSW PGA Championship was played at Castle Hill and was again won by W E Dunk (Billy).

1970

The NSW PGA Championship was played at Castle Hill for the third year and won for the third time by W E Dunk (Billy).

1975

25 year Club Anniversary.

1977

Castle Hill wins the Eric Apperly Shield.

1983

Past President Jack Kerr’s foresight becomes reality with Castle Hill Country Club’s dam system connected to the water treatment plant on Wright’s Road.

1985

A memorable year for Castle Hill, winning the Eric Apperly Shield, the Metropolitan Pennant and the Senior Masters Pennant. The Australian PGA is held at Castle Hill and won by Greg Norman.

1986

The Australian PGA is held for a second year at Castle Hill and is won by Michael Harwood. David Ecob wins the Australian Amateur Championship.

1987

Castle Hill wins the Eric Apperly Shield.

1990

The new clubhouse is officially opened. Castle Hill wins the Eric Apperly Shield.

1992

The membership accepts the course “Master Plan” developed by Newton, Grant and Spencer.  Castle Hill wins the ladies Silver Pennant.

1993

Castle Hill hosts the Canon Challenge won by Michael Campbell. Castle Hill wins the ladies Bronze II Pennant. Matthew Ecob wins the NSW Amateur Championship.

1994

Castle Hill hosts the Canon Challenge won by Peter Senior. Castle Hill wins the ladies Bronze II Pennant.

1995

Castle Hill wins the ladies No. 2 Grade.

1996

Associate members become full members of the club paying equal fees with the all rights and privileges of male members.

1997

Castle Hill wins the ladies Silver Pennant and Bronze I.

1998

Castle Hill wins the ladies Bronze II Pennant.

1999

Castle Hill wins the Eric Apperly Shield, the Group 2 Pennant and the ladies Silver Pennant. Brendan Jones wins the Australian Amateur Championship.

2000

Castle Hill hosts the Canon Challenge won by Paul Gow.

2001

Castle Hill hosts the Canon Challenge which is won by David Smail (NZ). Castle Hill wins the ladies Silver Pennant and Bronze II.

2003

A great year for ladies golf at Castle Hill with wins in Bronze II Pennant, Bronze I Salver and Bronze III Salver.

2004

Castle Hill wins the Metropolitan Major Pennant and the ladies Silver Pennant.

2005

Castle Hill wins the Senior Masters Pennant, Bronze I Salver and Bronze III Salver.

2006

The 5th green rebuild completes the Course Master Plan which began in 1992.  Castle Hill wins ladies Bronze III.

2007

Castle Hill wins ladies Bronze II.

2009

Castle Hill wins ladies No. 3 Grade and Bronze III.

2010

Castle Hill Country Club’s 60th Anniversary.

2011

60th Anniversary of the first competition round played at the club.

2012

Castle Hill wins ladies No. 2 Grade and Bronze II.

2013

Castle Hill Country Club named as Host Club for 2013 NSW Open, and successfully hosts the Gloria Jean’s Coffees 2013 NSW Open, despite trying weather conditions.  Winning his first Professional title on home soil was Aron Price is the winner, and a new course record is set by Amateur Ben Eccles, with a 10 under par round of 62.  Castle Hill wins ladies Bronze I.

I C Frith & Associates Insurance Brokers Castle Hill Pro Am was awarded the 2013 NSW/ACT City Pro-Am of the Year at the 2013 NSW/ACT PGA Annual Awards

2014

Castle Hill Country Club named “Club of the Year” by Australian Golf Digest