Stonecutters Ridge hosting the NSW Open

5th hole at Stonecutters Ridge

When we originally decided to build at Stonecutters Ridge, we were promised that one day, this golf course would be a contender for major tournaments. The course didn’t even open for at least a year after moving in, but this promise has eventuated.

The 2014 NSW Open forms part of the PGA Tour of Australasia and will be played at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club, near Blacktown, from 13-16 November. Entry to the course is FREE.

With the historic NSW Open to be held at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club next month, organizers have received tremendous support from local and
national businesses keen to anchor the event in the Greater Western Sydney heartland. Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) have shown tremendous support of golf across Australia through their association with both Golf NSW and separately with the PGA of Australia.

Radio 2GB will again be lending their powerful support of the event through their large listening audience, and are valuable media partners of the tournament. To be able to reach over 600,000 different people each week across a broadcast area that stretches north to Budgewoi, west to Katoomba and south-west to Picton, it is acknowledged as the No.1 station for all listeners aged 30 and over.

In addition to Radio 2GB, the NSW Open has also secured Sky Radio as another media partner. Their popular breakfast program “Big Sports
Breakfast” will be broadcast ‘live’ from Stonecutters Ridge on the mornings of the first round (Thursday 13th November) and of the final round (16th November).

The press release in its entirety can be read here.

The Stonecutters Ridge Golf Course has matured significantly since it opened. While the club itself continues to experience growing pains since moving from Ashlar, the ongoing maintenance of the course is exceptional and a day on the course here is great day out. The NSW Open will no doubt be a successful event that should see the NSW Open find a home here for years to come.

Stonecutters Ridge Community Centre Grand Opening

Stonecutters Ridge is growing quickly and the golf course will be open for play in just a few weeks! As the area starts to mature and come into its own, the community is invited to the official opening of Stonecutters Ridge Neighbourhood Centre on Saturday, 4 August 2012 from 11am to 3pm with a jam packed day of FREE entertainment and family activities.

Bring the entire family along to see what Stonecutters Ridge Neighbourhood Centre has to offer. The day will feature face painting; an animal farm; a jumping castle and a FREE BBQ from 12noon to 2.30pm.

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Stonecutters Ridge Golf Course Opening in July

River of mud at Stonecutters RidgeYou’d have to be living under a rock to not know how bad the weather has been in Sydney this summer. Rain, and lots of it. So far, in 2012 we’ve had 34 days of rain – and it’s not even March! While our garden looks good (and 3 week old turf looks like it has been there for 3 months), it has caused headaches for the construction happening at the Stonecutters Ridge Golf Course and clubhouse. What was supposed to be an April 2012 opening has now been pushed back to July – at the earliest.

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Meet Bryce

BryceOn October 2nd, 2011 at exactly 12pm (and weighing a hefty 4.62kg), Megan and I welcomed Bryce into this crazy world. Instantly, we were in love. Born at Norwest Private Hospital in Sydney, we spent a few days recuperating before coming home and settling in to a house that really feels like a home now. Jake, our Labrador, is adjusting well to this new family member, trying to bring him a toy every time he starts to cry. Thoughtful, but not the most sanitary of settling techniques.

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A Cold morning

Frozen Tundra. Frost covers the golf course.

Frozen Tundra. Frost covers the golf course.

Western Sydney gets its fair share of cold morning, and regardless of whether you’re a cold weather fan or not, the accompanying frost makes for great views. We woke up this morning to what I believe was the coldest morning of the year thus far, and our coldest since moving in at Stonecutters Ridge.

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