Avondale Golf Club

Avondale Golf Club details

18 Holes
PAR 71
5960 M
USER Rating
23 Reviews
Probably the best course in the Upper North Shore of Sydney although unless you know a member or are playing in a corporate event you probably will not be able to sample its charms. Course has suffered a bit this year with regard the quality of the greens although they are stil better than other courses in the area. Most holes on the front nine follow a general up and down routing with a highlight being the par 3 eighth hole. With the exception of the short par 4 seventeenth hole, the stretch from the fourteenth to the eighteenth is a demanding finish to the round.
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played here in a tournament in January 2013. my favourite sydney course. set in such a peaceful native setting you feel as if you are completely removed from the world when you are in fact in the middle of pymble. but the course is supurb in both conditioning and design, it's surfaces flawless, its greens smooth and quick and easy to read. the challenge at avondale is simple. stay straight. it's length is far from punishing but it's bush flanking many holes swallows balls and if you do find it you'll wish you hadn't. the ball tends to nestle in the couch making hit fairways imperative. highlight holes- 1st, easy par four and a gentle beginning though a corridor of gums 10th, known as the chasm, requiring an accurate drive before a very steep slope to a large green. 11th, an uphill par 3 that requires a good shot to the green and crosses the 14th, dog leg par 5 that travels downhill with tactical bunkers before the green deterring an eagle putt for most. 16th, one of the best par fours in sydney, this demanding hole dog legs a long way over undulating turf before reaching the bunkerless green. this hole travels through the most secluded corner of the course and is aesthetically marvelous. 17th, with a wide landing area is an easy hole but it is memorable for the dramatic land and ideally placed green. the bunkering is classic and not in excess, complementing the course. I find no flaws in this gem although it is exclusively private: if you get the chance, grab it.
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There are some good reviews below, I would just like to add to the comments that Avondale is an excellent Sydney course, always kept in fantastic condition. It is a very pretty course, where you can tell they have concentrated on Australian native flora. The couch fairways and bentgrass greens give the course a distinct quality advantage over other courses in the area. The course opens with a "gimme" par 4, followed by a nice par 3. My favourite holes were the par 4 10th called "Chasm" for a reason and the par 5 14th hole which is a long dogleg left requiring a good drive. The 16th is a long, challenging par 4 at 423m, and the final hole is one of the most challenging closing holes in Sydney, a 389m par 4 that plays uphill with the green guarded by a deadly bunker. If you get the chance to play this gem, go for it.
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Played at Avondale in their first open competition in December 2010 and this club is everything that a golf club should be. Avondale is by far the best golf course that I have ever played. The course is in marvellous condition, and given the amount of greenkeepers I saw on the course it is no wonder why it is in such pristine condition. The course is nestled away in the quite bushland, and playing the course you feel like you are in your own little golfing world. With only a few houses visible from the course, and the neighbouring Pymble Ladies College, there are no outside distractions to worry about. You really need to be straight off the tee, with the longest cut of rough very tough to hit out of. I didn't play to my handicap on this occasion, but still had one of the best golfing experiences to date. The $85 comp fee was well worth the money, to play at this course. The buffet lunch that was laid out after the comp was just what the doctor ordered and the quaint clubhouse was the perfect setting to reflect on the beauty of this golf course. If you ever get the chance to play at this course, take it! And for those low markers out there, the annual Avondale Amateur Medal played in January , is a 54 hole stoke play event (18 holes on day 1 then 36 holes on day 2) open to amateur golfers on a handicap of 4.4 or lower.
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Measures 6059m Par 71 with five par 3s ranging from 148-183m, nine par 4s ranging from 303-439m and four par 5s ranging from four par 5s ranging 489-549m. Course is extremely well conditioned as you'd expect. Fairways are lined with tall thick mature trees, but most fairways are quite wide. There are quite a few hills and slopes to overcome, but the topography is not too overly difficult. The fairways are lush Santa Ana couch with true, pacy G2 Bentgrass greens. The rough is not so punishing, however, the ball can settle down in the couch. The course has 65 well-positioned bunkers. My highlights include the stretch of holes 6-11 and holes 15-18: * 170m 4th with OOB left from tee to green with bunker left and right - anything left of the bunker is OOB. * 351m 6th which has a narrower driving area than previous holes with 2 large fairway bunkers right to a green guarded by bunkers back left and short right. * 492m slight dogleg right 7th with 3 large fairway bunkers on the dogleg right corner off the tee to a sloping green to the front right with 2 bunkers. * 163m 8th with a large undulating green with ridges guarded by 4 large bunkers. * 489m sweeping dogleg left 9th with thick bushland left - anything left is pretty much a lost ball - fairways slopes to the left. * 338m dogleg left with OOB left from the tee to green has a large gully 90m short of the green guarded by a bunker short. * 148m 15th with 2 bunkers short and a deep undulating green slightly obscured from the tee with low shrubs and water between the tee and green * 439m par 4 slight dogleg left 16th with thcik bushland left to a bunkerless green - Index 3 - is also the only hole completely bunkerless on the entire course. Avondale also has a spare 133m 11A hole which has long narrow green guared by a bunker right with a lateral water hazard on the left from tee to green. Played here 22/12/2010 in the golf club's only open competition and paid $85 comp fees. I agree with others that the proshop is very friendly and the club is currently looking at ways to entice more members. Still extremely expensive to play here though. Highly recommended as the course is extremely well conditioned.
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Great golf course, good layout, a couple of boring holes but 7th, 12th, 14th and 15th favourites of mine. am a junior member there and is a great golfing environment to grow up playing in. proshop staff are all champs!
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Golf Course Details
Avon Road, Pymble,
Sydney, Australia
Proshop: 0294408656
General: 0294496455