New South Wales Golf Club

New South Wales Golf Club details

18 Holes
PAR 72
6227 M
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That it recovered its reputation was a matter of importance to golf in Australia because it is such a significant course and as conditions improved the club became the most sought after membership in Sydney. It is the closest we have to the brand of golf made famous by the links at Pebble Beach and for those who love raw golf where the chances of fighting a battering wind are high, it is the greatest thrill in Australia.

The New South Wales Golf Club is a private members only golf club does not offer 7 day a week public access times. Subject to special events, they do, however, allow limited public access during weekdays only. No weekend times are available unless invited by a member. Bookings are essential.

33 Reviews
Played NSW in a Vardon event on the 14th Feb and had an enjoyable day. Course was in fantastic condition and the first thing you notice from the clubhouse is the 360 degree view of surrounding Botany Bay, the CBD and the Tasman Sea. Another interesting feature is the use of the square tee boxes, somewhat similar to most American courses. The practice facilities are first class with 2 putting greens and chipping green and full 260m practice range. Once out on the golf course, its you and NSW in all of its beauty. Once you pass the 3rd green, the course starts to open up to the links style game required to be successful at NSW. The 5th is possibly the most photographed par 5 in the country, plunging downhill to the green, the 6th is the most stunning par 3 in the country and the par 4 7th is one of the most difficult 390m holes in the country. Most of the back 9 is superb, starting at the 10th playing towards the south with a heavily bunkered green. The 11th, a stunning downhill par 3 with panoramic views. The par 5 12th with a hill to carry at 235m to give yourself a realistic chance at reaching the green in two. The 13th, dogleg left par 4 with an infinity green with the backdrop of Port Phillip Head. the 14th across the chasm playing alongside the beach. The 15th, one of the toughest driving holes in the country. The 16th a brutal 410m dogleg par 4 followed by the 155m par 3 17th, which is one of the most difficult par 3s in the country if played into the wind. This holes gave up a load of big numbers during the vardon event. Lastly, the par 5 18th with the huge hill to the left of the green to seat the thousands of spectators at the Aussie Open. All in all, if I were to give one tip, if you're not confident with Driver, don't hit it.
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Great track, managed to get on early morning so did not have the full extent of the wind until later in the back 9. Love how the course plays 2 different ways through the front and back, mixes up the scenery. Would rate it just ahead of NSWGC due to the fact it favoured my golfing style.
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This course was designed by Alister MacKenzie who co designed Augusta National and Royal Melbourne.NSW is a good old fashioned Links golf course,you could be in Scotland playing in the British Open,it is in pristine condition and should only be attempted to be played by the serious golfer.The welcome you receive on arrival is heart warming the Professional desribed the course as "the beauty and the beast" and that says it all.I am sure every day you play it the course will be different,it showed its teeth when we played with winds well in excess of 45 MPH,we saw even the loacl members taking their carts back to the clubhouse mid round !The signature hole is the par 3 6th,take a walk over the small foot bridge and see where the Pros play from.This is a serious golf course for serious golfers,it was $190 per person with carts on top so only to be played if your a serious aficionado of golf.
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NSW is one of those course you know will struggle from time to time at but you dont care cause it is the most natural & prefect place to play. You cant always get what you want so i was happy with a very stiff southerly & rain that was just waiting for a change of the wind which glady did not happen. When the wind does blow you know that it will be constant from the one direction & you can get a feel for it. The fairways were perfect & with not much rough which made sense so good shots that were affected by the wind & just off the fairway made it fair. If you did get rally wayward there would be no point so if you hit a good shot you would not be punished. The greens which did run very true had alot of unrepaired pitch marks on them & the bunkers which had the natural sand in them were in a poor state but these are easily fixed when you have a club this big & pro active when it comes to the course. Holes 5-7 are the perfect 3 holes for pars of 5,3 & 4, they are so well placed & MacKenzie really did have a good eye for laying out a course. 14 is the classic short par 4 & 15 has one of the best blind drives in golf & when you pull out a good drive on these two it surely cannot get any better. It can be a long walk & it will take it out of you especially if you are being battered by a very strong wind. There are 3 massive rises on the par 5's & you have to walk up them to see your target. This is golf at its best & it seems mad that there has only been one Australian Open there but with the location the lack of infastructure you can see why. Maybe it is the ultimate hidden gem in Australian golf as it is so secluded & if you were a member that is how you would want it. Now to play on a calm sunny day.
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Anyone rating this course less than a 5 must be spending plenty of time at Augusta. The course layout, conditioning, and scenery are as good as is gets. I had the fortune to have the course to myself early on a Tuesday morning with calm weather - perfect to enjoy the course at my pace and take in the scenery but not get held up either, and as a added bonus I snuck onto the championship tee for the 6th :) It wasn't as daunting as I had imagined (may be a different story in high winds) but definitely a good test of accuracy and distance with plenty of scrubs to eat up wayward shots. Greens were firm and true. Pro shop and club staff were friendly and they also gave a little gift pack which was nice. Green fees are a lot to cough up but still definitely a course for the golf bucket list!
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If you score well on this course, you know you've done it for real. You can't get away with anything on this course, a miss will become a double in a heartbeat. The natural setting is unbelievably beautiful - there's something about hitting a good shot in surrounds like these that makes it all the more memorable. The best course in Sydney, without doubt.
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Golf Course Details
Anzac Parade, Sydney,
Sydney, Australia
Proshop: 0293112573
General: 0296614455