New South Wales Golf Club

5+ (5 gold): one of our top-rated 5-star courses, worhty of 5½ stars.
   New South Wales Golf Club Est. 1928

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New South Wales Golf Club: Known locally as "La Perouse", it is often asked why this superb and very scenic links layout is not rated even higher in the various listings of Australia's top courses ... perhaps even No.1. Suffice to say, this Alister MacKenzie design is a dazzling jewel amongst Australia's golfing gems and a must play course if you are visiting Sydney.

Everything you'd expect from a world-class links course is here. There's plenty of undulation, exquisite revetted bunkering, excellent well-paced greens, slippery run-off slopes around the putting surfaces, and spectacular sea views. A few of the landing areas from the tee will feel a bit tight, with small bushes lining some holes. A few blind shots will also be needed, however most of the time you can hit driver from the tee, with any hazards clearly laid out before you.

MOST MEMORABLE HOLE: With a view of the S.S. Minmi shipwreck and the entrance to Botany Bay, the world famous par-3 6th hole is accessed across a small bridge, which connects you to a tee-box on the small rocky peninsula of Cape Banks. Your tee shot must cross a small inlet of Little Bay and fly the rocky shoreline to find the safety of the elevated and well-bunker defended green. If this hole was located in the USA, it would certainly feature in any and every listing of the world's best golf holes.

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Making Contact

New South Wales Golf Club
Henry Head Rd, Botany Bay Natl Park,
La Perouse, New South Wales 2036
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Office   +61 (0)2 9661 4455
Pro Shop   +61 (0)2 9311 2573

  +61 (0)2 9311 3792

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Golf Pro
Bill Exten (Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
Designer: Original design by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1928). Later revisions by Eric Apperly (1937 & 1951); Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge (1985); Jack Newton, Graeme Grant & John Spencer (1993); Greg Norman & Bob Harrison (2000).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6232 5954 5542
Par 72 72 75
SSS or Slope 74 72 75
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How2Get There?

1.5 km S of Phillip Bay / 16 km S of Sydney Harbour Bridge.
From the Sydney Harbour Bridge area, travel south on Hwy 1 for approx 10 km. Leave Hwy 1 (Southern Cross Drive) at Wentworth Ave exit, and follow direction La Perouse / Maroubra. After 2.3 km turn right into Bunnerong Road direction La Perouse (Rte 70). After 5 km turn left into Botany Bay National Park direction NSW Golf Club. After 1 km golf entrance is in front of you.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Overseas visitor fee, 18-holes: A$450; Aus and NZ affiliated golfers A$225. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on Mon (pm), Thurs (pm) and Fri (am).  Must book in advance. Maximum permitted handicap: men 27, women 36.
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Other Information
Non-metal spikes preferred. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available (book in advance).

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

New South Wales has hosted many top national and regional tournaments, including the Australian PGA championship on several occasions (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >New South Wales).

New South Wales Golf Club is located in La Perouse, and surrounded by the northern headland section of Kamay Botany Bay National Park. The area takes its name from Comte Jean Francois de Galaup Laperouse. As you'll find out in the nearby La Perouse Museum, this French nobleman was sent by Louis XVI of France to check what the British were up to in Botany Bay. He and his two ships were last sighted at this point.

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Published Ranking
2018 Australian Golf Digest rating: 5th best course of the 1,500 courses in Australia.
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Latitude: (-33.991089)
Longitude: (151.240116)
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Holiday Inn Sydney Airport 4-star
Bourke Rd & O'Riordan St., Mascot, NSW 2020
+61 (0)2 9330 0600

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km The Lakes; Bonnie Doon; The Australian
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Golf within 30 km New South Wales; St Michael's; The Coast; Royal Sydney; Concord
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Hotel InterContinental Sydney Double Bay 5-star
33 Cross St, Double Bay, Sydney, NSW 2028.
+61 (0)2 8388 8388

Located in the picturesque bayside village of Sydney's Double Bay, this InterContinental hotel offers luxurious and private accommodation. The village atmosphere around the hotel is home to boutique shopping, restaurants and cafes, with the beach just a minute's walk from the hotel. Sydney CBD is just 4km away.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Royal Sydney; The Australian; The Lakes; Bonnie Doon.
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Golf within 30 km New South Wales; St Michael's; The Coast; Concord.
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