The Lakes Golf Club

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   The Lakes Golf Club Est. 1928

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The Lakes Golf Club: Water hazards, as the club's name implies, are a major feature of this layout. The par-4 1st hole brings you into contact with the first lake (hopefully not too closely !). There is then a respite from "lakeside" golf as the course crosses under Southern Cross Drive to the par-5 2nd hole and enters a pleasant, tree-lined, gently undulating environment. Although traffic noise from the highway is noticeable at first, it shouldn't get in the way of you enjoying one of Sydney's best known golf clubs and most challenging layouts. The tree-lined fairways of the front nine, give way to lake-lined fairways on the flatter but very testing back-nine. Beyond the fairways, much of the back-nine is dominated by a large lake with various inlets and plenty of marshland hugging the holes. Accuracy rather than length will often pay dividends around these lakeside holes, unless you want to donate a ball or two to the multitude of birdlife that inhabit the lakes. Throughout, the excellent and large greens (very large at times) will give your putter a good work-out, while your sand-wedge may not be needed quite so much, with many holes not overly bunkered.

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Making Contact

The Lakes Golf Club
Crnr King St & Vernon Ave,
Eastlakes, New South Wales 2018
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Office   +61 (0)2 9669 1311
Pro Shop   +61 (0)2 9669 3544

  +61 (0)2 9669 6206

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Golf Pro
Wayne Spruce (AAA PGA Head 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: Lakeside and residential.
Designer: Original layout by Eric Apperly & Tom Howard (1928). Substantial redesign by Bruce Devlin & Robert von Hagge (1967) when the course was split in two by the Mascot Freeway. Later improvements by Jack Newton, Graeme Grant & John Spencer (1995) and Peter Thomson, Mike Wolveridge & Ross Perrett (2000).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6458 6180 5394
Par 73 73 74
SSS or Slope 75 73 74
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How2Get There?

1 km E of Mascot / 7 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 Mascot. After o.7 km turn right into Sutherland Street. After o.3 km turn right into King Street. After 1.7 km, go under motorway bridge, and golf entrance is in front of you.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Contact club for green fee details. Rates well above average for a quality course around Sydney. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
The Lakes is a private club. Outside visitor play is restricted. AGU affiliated, overseas and interstate visitors should contact the Club to determine playing possibilities, which are generally available on Mon & Thur. 
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

The Lakes has hosted many top national and regional tournaments including the Australian Open, Australian PGA, Johnnie Walker Classic, Greg Norman Holden Classic and the ANZ Players Championship (see Tournaments section - by Venue). On the other side of the lakes you will notice the Eastlake Golf Club, once part of the 36-holes that made up The Lakes Golf Club, but set-up in 1959 as a separate public golf course in its own right.

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Published Ranking
2016 Australian Golf Digest rating: 16th best course of the 1,500 courses in Australia.
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Latitude: (-33.932365)
Longitude: (151.212299)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in

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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