Baulkham Hills, New South Wales 2153
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Rural countryside and residential.
Original design by Eric Apperly (1951). Significant redesign by Newton, Grant & Spencer (1992).
35 km NW of Sydney Harbour Bridge.
From Sydney Harbour Bridge travel north on follow Hwy 2 direction Epping / Hornsby / Newcastle. After 28 km take exit Baulkham Hills / Windsor and follow the Windsor Road (Rte 40), direction Windsor. After 5 km turn left into Spurway Drive (just after Crowne Plaza Hotel). After 1 km golf entrance is on your right.
Castle Hill Country Club: This excellent 18-hole parkland layout comprises four loops of holes that radiate out, down and then back up again to the impressive modern clubhouse. Although the terrain slopes away from the clubhouse, its not too onerous to walk, and the course itself should not create overly raised stress levels (even if the par-3 2nd does carry the name - Beauty & Terror !).
The good-width fairways are pleasantly tree-lined with a variety of gum trees (eucalyptus) and firs, but rarely do they have you feeling "crowded in" from the tee - this is a course where you can exercise your driver - although its not needed on every par-4 or par-5. Several "in play" water hazards, quite deep greenside bunkering, and the large and slopey greens are likely to present the greatest threats to your scorecard and require some careful course management at times.
The back-nine starts off in a more garden-like and ornamental setting, which also signals that water will play a bigger role as you thread your way through the closing stretches. Overall a very pleasant and busy location for a golf outing in Sydney's north-west suburbs.
Castle Hill is a private club. Outside visitor play is generally restricted to the Open Competition on Mondays.
Recognised 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.
Castle Hill has hosted a number of top national and regional tournaments including the Australian PGA championship in 1986.
Australia's 89th best course (Australian Golf Digest, 2022/23).
1 Columbia Court, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153
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Cnr Windsor & Salisbury Rds, Castle Hill, NSW 2154
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