Overview of golf course named The Royal Sydney Golf Club

The Royal Sydney Golf Club

Rose Bay, Australia

Details

Holes

18

Par

72

Built

1897

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Access

Members and their guests

The iconic Royal Sydney club and course is located in Rose Bay, a bedroom community near Sydney Harbour. It is the city's best club, at which only members and guests may play. The majority of the holes are oriented from north to south, for which reason they are exposed to the constantly shifting winds. This ample course reveals unexpected features and quirks that keep players coming back for more. The shots are fair, but the frequently raised greens partially obscure the view from the fairway to the putting surface, and an array of bunkers defends them. It is tempting to drive, but careful positioning is required if the approaches are not to be tricky. The course and the huge "country club" style clubhouse are simply outstanding, as is clear from the fact that the Australian Open has taken place here no less than eleven times.

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Bearwood Lakes Golf Club
Hcp 11 99 courses played
Average
25 October
Our first & not one of our favourite courses on our tour of Australia & NZ. Royal Sydney has a great first hole, making you think that you’re in for a real treat, but thereafter it is just ok. It’s not a bad course, it’s just not that interesting, and we found it a bit ‘self important’ unlike every other club we visited on our 3 month trip. The most fascinating part of the round was when the member we were playing with pushed his trolley straight across the middle of the first green. Apparently it’s ok to do so but at the time it felt quite extraordinary! We played for my favourite price but if anyone paid the quoted international green fee I’m not sure you’d find it value for money.
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Howlong Country Golf Club
Hcp 16 68 courses played
Very good
21 August
Royal Sydney is one of Australia's great sporting complexes with Tennis, bowls, croquet, squash, a fitness centre and swimming pool all available to members! Accommodation is available for guests of members as well, with some fine views to be had. The Championship course is famous for hosting Men's and Women's Australian Open's throughout it's time in the beautiful and leafy surrounds of Rose Bay, one of Sydney's premier suburbs. The day I was to play the course the heavens opened sadly, the course itself held up very well in these conditions, and as it's exceptionally hard to get on here (it took this writer 3 years) you don't pack up and head back to the clubhouse. The course has one of the more interesting opening holes in Australia, a short par 4 that has an elevated tee box and has bunkers everywhere posing a problem straight away, lay up is the best option! Speaking of bunkers the course has significantly reduced it's bunkering from yester year, but it still poses a threat all day and definitely makes the golfer think before their next shot. The course runs fairly up and back with not too much directional change, or elevation, but what it lacks in these departments in more than makes up for in design of the current holes. You can see why major tournaments are held there. Greens are a challenge and having local knowledge on the day certainly helped! The Club is in the midst of a potential change to the course design with the great Gil Hanse reportedly undertaking the redevelop of the Championship course, for myself this could certainly see a rise in the ranking for this mighty course, and I'd certainly enjoy playing here once this change is completed. Tyson.
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