Rose Bay, New South Wales 2029
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Original design at this location by Carnegie Clark (1921). Bunkering improvements by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1926). Recent revisions by Thomson Wolveridge & Associates (1980-86) and Ross Watson (2001-03).
Above distances are for the Championship course. Also at RSGC is the 9-hole par-33 Centenary course (1,853 metres).
In Rose Bay, 8 km E of Sydney Harbour Bridge.
From Hyde Park (or the Cahill Expressway) in the centre of Sydney, take William St heading east, direction Vaucluse/Edgecliff. Follow William St (which becomes New South Head Rd) direction Vaucluse. After approx 5 km on New South Head Rd turn right into Kent Rd (just after Rose Bay beach). After 200 m golf entrance is on your left.
The Royal Sydney Golf Club: Exuding all the pomp and character that's reflected in its Royal status, RSGC's Championship course presents a demanding test of golf in very pleasant surroundings. The clubhouse is a fabulously large, almost fortress-like building; the course itself a delight to play and always immaculately presented.
Although housing may have engulfed the hills behind Rose Bay, Royal Sydney has stood the test of time. Through a process of gentle evolution rather than radical redesign, the layout has remained a challenging test for top-level professionals and amateurs alike. The course can still be characterised by one early description of it: "there are no gimmicks, no tricks, chasms or watery caverns on the layout. It's a traditional, old-fashioned, heavily bunkered, tough test of golf, especially in any wind".
On this out-and-back layout, the front-nine follows the boundary fence, with some unintrusive traffic noise occasionally in the background. These early holes contain more undulation than you may at first think, and quickly introduce two of the layout's main defences - a plethora of impressive bunkering and large subtly sloping putting surfaces.
No less interesting than the "outer" front-nine, the "inner" back-nine is slightly less undulating, with small copses of "paperbark" trees providing good definition to the holes. Several times on the back-nine the layout will stretch your driving and approach play, requiring both length and accuracy from tee and fairway. In golfing terms, Royal Sydney is as blue-blooded as they come. A wonderfully crafted and immaculately presented golf course; well worth playing if you possibly can.
Private club, with very restricted outside visitor play. Overseas visitors should contact the club regarding playing possibilities.
Credit cards accepted (not Amex). Contact club for full details. [Last updated: 2018].
Walking permitted at all times.
Royal Sydney is one of eight golf clubs in Australia honoured by exercise of the Sovereign's royal prerogative. Queen Victoria conferred the Royal title on the club in 1897. The eight Australian 'Royals' are (in order of gaining Royal status): Melbourne, Sydney, Queensland, Adelaide, Hobart, Fremantle, Canberra and Perth.
Royal Sydney regularly hosts top national and regional tournaments, including the Australian Open and Australian PGA championships. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Royal Sydney Golf Club.
Accommodation is available in the large clubhouse for members of reciprocal clubs or guests who are sponsored by a member.
2020 Australian Golf Digest rating: 48th best course in Australia.
33 Cross St, Double Bay, Sydney, NSW 2028.
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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.
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11 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay, Sydney, NSW.
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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.
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New South Wales; St Michael's; The Coast; Concord; Pymble; Avondale; Long Reef.
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