Banks Ave, Pagewood,
nr Sydney, New South Wales 2035
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Rural countryside and residential.
Original design at this location by Lance Giddings & Eric Apperly (1947). Significant redesign by Ross Watson (1995) and more recently by Ogilvy Clayton.
8 km S of Sydney Harbour Bridge.
From the Sydney Harbour Bridge area, travel south on Hwy 1 (Southern Cross Drive) for approx 10 km. Leave Hwy 1 at Wentworth Ave exit, and follow direction Maroubra/La Perouse. After o.8 km metres turn left into Page Rd, then follow Heffron Road. After 1 km turn left into Banks Ave. After o.8 km golf entrance is on your left.
Bonnie Doon Golf Club: "The Doon" golf club (the third oldest in Sydney) had already built up a formidable history when, in 1947, it came to the present Pagewood site. On an open, undulating area of sandy duneland, a new course was constructed that lived up to the club's illustrious past - Bonnie Doon by name and "beautiful dunes" by nature.
Nowadays, urbanisation has encroached up to the course boundaries (and road and aircraft noise may occasionally be noticed), but the course itself still holds its original charm and provides a good all-round test of your golfing skills. Trees are more abundant these days and narrow down quite a few of the fairways. The greens are firm and well-paced, and bunkering is deployed to excellent visual and ball-swallowing effect - as at the very good par-4 9th hole.
The fairways are presented, like the rest of the course, in tip-top condition, matching the quality of the excellent clubhouse. From the more elevated parts of the course, e.g. at the 8th tee, panoramic views encompass the surrounding suburbs and the more distant Sydney centre skyline.
Bonnie Doon is a private club. Outside visitor play is restricted. Overseas and interstate visitors should contact the Club to determine playing possibilities.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire. White socks if shorts worn.
"The Doon" started life as the Marrickville Golf Club but changed to its current name in 1907, coincident with a move to a new location. A further move to the current location occured in 1947. The club has hosted many top Australian tournaments, including the Australian PGA championship in 1973. Bonnie Doon was the home club of highly acclaimed golfer Daniel Gordon Soutar, who won the Australian Open in 1905 and the Australian PGA Championship in 1905, 1906, 1907 and 1910.
Australia's 39th best course (Australian Golf Digest, 2022/23).
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