Positioned in the heart of Laurieton, located on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, approximately 400 kilometers north of Sydney and 30 kilometers south of Port Macquarie, the Laurieton United Services Club was established in 1953 and granted its license in 1955. The genesis of the club stemmed from the camaraderie and unity exhibited by our servicemen and women during the Second World War. The founding members' endeavors to procure a venue in 1953 culminated in the acquisition of an old Union Church from Rolland Plains, facilitated by the Hastings Council. This structure provided the initial timber for the club's construction. Originally established as an RSL (Returned and Services League of Australia) Club, operational control transitioned to Laurieton United Servicemen's Club Ltd, which was officially incorporated in December 1971. Substantial transformations have occurred in the club's appearance, notably over the past decade, with significant renovations undertaken in 1986, 1991, 1997, and 2007, significantly expanding the original clubhouse to its present dimensions. The fundamental purpose of the club remains unchanged since its inception in 1953 – to offer a serene and convivial environment for the enjoyment of members and their guests. The board, management, and staff of the club take great pride in the level of service they deliver, continually striving to uphold the club's reputation as the premier hospitality venue in the region. Historically reliant on the timber and fishing industries, the Laurieton area has transitioned into a prominent tourist destination in recent years. Additionally, it has become a popular retirement haven, witnessing the construction of several retirement accommodation complexes in recent times. The club is overseen by a board comprising seven directors, with a collective staff of 55 serving both clubs. Membership has surpassed 9,800 individuals, encompassing a diverse range of age groups, albeit predominantly aged over 55 years. During the fiscal years spanning 2015 to 2017, LUSC has demonstrated robust financial performance, facilitating ongoing enhancements to its facilities for the benefit of its members and ensuring future financial stability. These improvements have included refurbishments to the club's foyer, bistro, and functions room in 2015/2016, establishment of a new café and renovation of the main bar area in 2016, followed by upgrades to the gaming room in 2018. Moving in to 2024, the Club is currently undergoing major renovations in the foyer, Bistro, RSL memorabilia and adjacent toilets. Concurrently, the club has expanded its property portfolio by acquiring two additional adjoining properties, bolstering its holdings to seven, which include the two car parks opposite the clubhouse.
Situated 500 meters west of the Pacific Highway in Kew, on the mid-north coast of NSW, the idyllic Kew Country Club boasts a serene setting. Its offerings include two synthetic bowling greens alongside an 18-hole golf course characterized by gently undulating Kikuyu fairways and meticulously maintained Penncross Bentgrass greens. Delightful tree-lined fairways adorned with natural water features, notably on the 5th hole where a meandering waterway runs along the left-hand side of the fairway, enhance the scenic beauty of the course. Kew Country Club is an exclusive and prestigious establishment nestled in the heart of a picturesque landscape, renowned for its lush greenery, manicured lawns, and top-notch recreational facilities. Located in a serene suburban area, it offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life while providing a haven for those seeking leisure, sports, and social activities. Designed by Nagle and Cooper, this golf course is home to abundant wildlife, a testament to its harmonious integration with the surrounding environment. Originating over 45 years ago as a modest 9-hole layout, the club's founding members, through their unwavering dedication, transformed it into the splendid 18-hole course it is today. Continuous enhancements have further elevated the club's appeal, resulting in a surge in membership and active participation. In a significant development in 2009, the Kew Country Club merged with the Laurieton United Services Club, consolidating administrative functions at the Laurieton location. This amalgamation not only facilitated improved facilities for Kew Country Club members but also ensured the club's continued status as a locally owned and managed community asset, cherished by its patrons.