Avondale is a stunning Upper North Shore golf club with a well
maintained and challenging course, despite your initial
perception that it looks quite straight forward. The greens are
lightning quick and true, and you get excellent value for your
shot making as a result of the top quality fairways, but if you
find yourself zig-zagging all over the course, you will have a
very tough day as the course is well integrated into the
surrounding bushland. A great part of a round is that a few holes
in, you don’t even feel as though you are in Sydney because
of the surrounding bushland and you feel somewhat isolated from
the outside world. Probably a good thing if you are having a bad
day and you want to voice your frustrations! On the flipside, on
a hot summer’s day, this mean the last handful of holes can
be very demanding, so bring plenty of fluids.
The 10th is a cracker of a hole and definitely worth the
Definitely worth a round if you ever get the chance.
If you ever get the chance to play Avondale, take it. This truly
is Sydney’s best kept golfing secret. The course looks very
easy at first but you soon find its quite challenging. I had a
terrible game but the beauty of the course and the friendly
members still made it a very enjoyable day.
PLayed here on a golf day, very hot like what Gwynne said mind
you i was in a cart so it made it better for me. i will say that
it frustrated me when you try and place your shot in the fairway
to set up for the next shot and the ball just runs right down the
other side of the fairway. Course in fantastic condition which
can be rewarding for for good shots while also kill you with good
shots. Would play again but at the same time very pricey.
I am lucky enough to have my aunty and uncle as members. I must
say, this course is presented exceptionally well. The moment you
enter the car park and see the clubhouse, you know your in a
different world. Everyone hole was manicured to perfection, from
tee to green, with the fairways being the best I have ever played
Some resort courses I have played such as The Vintage, Pacific
Dunes and Horizons may have more interesting layouts, but
Avondale GC beats them by a country mile in regards to the
condition of the course. I can definitely see the club investing
the members fees back into the course. Get a game here if at all
Played this course with the Jack Newton Foundation in January
2001. Was a scorcher and being in scrubland it seemed to make it
even hotter. Favourite hole is the 10th The Chasm. I actually
played this hole well as well. Not a good course to be chasing
after your ball on a hot day as from memory there wasn't much
shade except near the clubhouse. Being from the southwest it was
a whole new world of seclusion so i'd jump at the chance to
play there again. There is complete isolation from the outside
I was just reading the previous reviewer and he must have had a
real bad day to be disappointed in this course, I was in awe at
how the course was presented and will put it down as one of my
best experiences of golf in the sydney area, I would say if
anyone gets invited to play there take it with both hands and I
hope you enjoy the day as much as I did.
A pleasure to play. Can be very hot in summer, especially in the
long socks you have to wear, but early morning here is a treat.
The 2nd time around is probably more enjoyable once you figure
out the layout of some of the holes and a couple of blind shots.
Excellent course. You need to drive well, approach well &
putt well here.
Always a pleasure, especially early in the morning.
One of Sydney's best.
Avondale is a lovely 18 hole members only course on Sydneys North
Shore. I have been lucky enough to play here on a number of
occasions through a friend.
Avondale winds through Sydney bushland near Pymble. The fairways
are always lovely and the greens generally pretty slick and true.
The recent refreshes to the course have improved some of the more
average holes, particularly the 1st hole which has had it's
difficult to hold green removed and a slight dogleg added.
With little Johnny Howard one of it's members, find a member
and get out there. Lovely course.
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