The Australian Golf Club

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   The Australian Golf Club Est. 1882

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The Australian Golf Club is home to one of Sydney's most exclusive, prestigious and top-flight layouts. The course is masterfully designed to give your game (and that of tour professionals) a thorough workout in every department ... you can thank Jack Nicklaus's significant course improvements for that.

From the tee boxes, many of them elevated, you get a good look at the hazards ahead and what's needed to avoid them. Trees play their part here, although there are several open stretches of the course, threateningly festooned with stylish bunkering. Water hazards also come dangerously into play on many holes, not least at the terrific par-5 18th.

The generally good-width fairways lead you towards strongly bunker-defended greens. On many occasions only a high lofted shot over the front bunkers will bring you safely onto the putting surface. Miss these flattish, well-paced greens and you'll probably be digging your ball out of a bunker or inch high first-cut.

There are no weak holes on The Australian, each one presents a good test in its own right. A few holes on the back-nine run close to the somewhat noisy Southern Cross Drive (Hwy 1 out of the City), but that shouldn't distract you unduly. Without doubt a course (and clubhouse) in the highest echelons of Australian golf.

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Making Contact

The Australian Golf Club
53 Bannerman Crescent,
Rosebery, nr Sydney, New South Wales 2018
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Office   +61 (0)2 9663 2273
Pro Shop   +61 (0)2 9663 2515

  +61 (0)2 9662 6096

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Golf Pro
Joshua Rindfleish (Head Golf Professional).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Residential setting.
Designer: Original course at this location laid out by Carnegie Clark (1904), with later improvements by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1920s) and Sloane Morpeth (1966), among others. Jack Nicklaus significantly redesigned the course in 1976, with further modifications in 2013.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6610 6175 5487
Par 72 72 75
SSS or Slope 76 73 75
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How2Get There?

7 km S of Sydney Harbour Bridge.
From the Sydney Harbour Bridge area, travel south on Hwy 1 for approx 6 km. Leave Hwy 1 (Southern Cross Drive) at the Botany Road exit, and follow direction Mascot on O'Dea Ave. After o.5 km continue onto Joynton Ave. After o.8 km cross over Epsom Road and follow Rothschild Ave. After o.8 km turn left onto Hayes Road (which becomes Trevilyan Avenue). After o.7 km golf entrance is in front of you.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Overseas & interstate visitor fees: above the average for private high-end Sydney courses. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Private club, with restricted outside visitor play. Overseas, interstate and reciprocal visitors should contact the General Mgr in writing regarding playing possibilities. 
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

The Australian lays strong claim to being the country's oldest golf club. Formed in 1882 it has remained in existence since that time, although golf was not included in the club's activities for seven years (1888-95). Royal Melbourne (founded in 1891) therefore lays claim to being the oldest continuously functioning golf club in Australia.

The Australian regularly hosts top national and regional tournaments, including the Australian Open and Australian PGA championships (see our Tournaments section >by venue >Australian).

On the par-5 5th hole there is a plaque 236 metres from the green celebrating the albatross "two" made by Greg Norman when he hit a 3-wood into the hole during the 1990 Australian Open. The Australian was the Sydney-based home club of former Australian business magnate, Kerry Packer.

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Published Ranking
2018 Australian Golf Digest rating: 14th best course of the 1,500 courses in Australia.
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Latitude: (-33.919114)
Longitude: (151.211773)
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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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Pier One Sydney Harbour Hotel 5-star
11 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay, Sydney, NSW.
+61 (0)2 8298 9999

A member of Marriott's Autograph Collection, Pier One Sydney Harbour offers luxury waterfront accommodation right alongside Sydney Harbour Bridge. You are just steps away from world-famous landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House and the historic Rocks district. Elegant hotel rooms and suites are accompanied by sweeping Sydney Harbour views. The hotel's Gantry Restaurant offers a chic waterfront atmosphere and panoramic Walsh Bay vistas.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Moore Park; 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; Pymble; Avondale; Long Reef.
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