Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club boasts a world-class, 18-hole golf course designed by professional golfer and entrepreneur Greg Norman, the first of its kind in Australia. The course is bordered by Eastern Creek lake and pristine bushland, and is divided into three distinct landscaping themes that their website describes as "intimidating bunkers, challenging greens and impressive water features, which are the hallmarks of a Greg Norman designed course". It also boasts a brasserie on site that provides amazing views to the rolling manicured greens and serves crowd-pleasing food that we decide to sample one beautiful, Spring day.
The brasserie sits within the clubhouse complex, a building constructed in modern architecture designed to complement the resort-style new estate, Stonecutters Ridge, in the heart of Western Sydney. The new estate itself boasts the coveted Urban Development Institute of Australia Excellence Award and it has been opened since 2012. The clubhouse has a function room that caters for weddings (with a 180 guest capacity), corporate functions, school formals and high teas.
We have been wanting to try the clubhouse brasserie for some time now, and we are lucky to be able to try it out on a gorgeous sunny day that showcase the beautiful surrounds. The brasserie is bright and clean, and immediately as you walk in you are greeted by the spectacular views through the massive glass windows. There are outdoor and indoor seating areas and also a private balcony where you can enjoy your meal or a drink with mates. As a group of six people, we opt for the balcony, glad that it is mostly empty, except for a handful of guests in wedding attire from the wedding next door.
Cinnamon roasted sweet potato, cream cheese and grilled capsicum filo pastry
Their lunch menu contains sure-fire crowd pleasers such as antipasti, burgers, fish and chips, schnitzels, sandwiches, wraps, pies, salads, kids' meals and tea and coffee. Desserts include home-made cakes, ice creams, crepes and sticky date pudding. The dinner menu includes steaks, ribs, pastas, Asian food, a variety of seafood and some vegetarian options. They also serve gourmet breakfasts on Sundays from 9am to 11am. The food is reasonably-priced starting at $5 for entrees. The menu book complements the fresh and light look of the building and brasserie, with lots of colourful floral motifs in its pages, which I think is cute as a little bit of prettiness doesn't hurt (especially when the décor inside is very minimal).
I settle for the cinnamon-roasted sweet potato, cream cheese and grilled capsicum filo pastry with garden salad. It is light and flaky and the cinnamon and cheese flavours are quite subtle. It's the perfect light meal if you're looking for something fresh with a lot of vegetables. My companions ordered fish and chips, steak sandwich, catch of the day, chicken schnitzel, and ham, cheese and tomato sandwich. Everyone is happy with their meal sizes and quality of the food, although one in our group finds the chicken schnitzel a little dry, but no matter, because the others in the group are happy to eat it for her. We all devour our meal, but not before taking happy snaps of the food, the view and the obligatory selfies. We highly recommend this place as the perfect venue for relaxed get-togethers with friends, family and loved ones.
According to the website it's the first golf course designed by Greg Norman and designed to rank among the best 100 golf courses in Australia. Also it is the centrepiece of an award winning new housing Estate that is the first of its kind here