Tee-off at Sydney's Top 10 Golf Courses. Membership Not Required
Is your swing a little stiff? Does your form have a fairway to go? Fear not. With such spectacular golf courses at your fingertips, improving your skills is par for the course. From Little Bay to Bondi to Long Reef, Sydney’s best golf clubs are scattered throughout the city, meaning a relaxing tee is never a long drive away. With stunning gardens, refined clubhouses and remarkable scenery, we’ve compiled the clubs that score a hole in one.
Spend a weekend or two making your way through these courses so that the next time you’re out for a hit with friends you won’t be needing the rub of the green to come out on top.
One of Northern Beaches’ most stunning features is the dramatic headland of Long Reef. Luckily for golf enthusiasts, the headland is reserved for you alone. An idyllic place to spend long summer afternoons, the Long Reef Golf Club is cherished by locals and international visitors alike. Commanding spectacular views in every direction, the beachfront location can make for challenging wind conditions, yet, with superb drainage Long Reef is always open for play.
Green fees start at $32 for 9 Holes
Anzac Avenue, Collaroy
Built almost 100 years ago, the par 70 golf course is a stunning green space just 5 minutes from the Sydney CBD. The rolling fairways and views of the city skyline make Moore Park a great choice for a twilight hit with mates. Also, boasting a substantial 60 bay driving range and chipping and putting greens, it’s easy to head over and work on your swing - a bucket of 220 balls start from $36.
Green fees start at $48 for 18 Holes
Corner of Anzac Parade and Cleveland Street, Moore Park
Founded in 1935, the Bondi Golf Club offers views across iconic Bondi Beach, working the striking coastal scenery into the course. Ocean breezes and native flora give the nine-hole course a ruggedly refined ambience. The Diggers Club is a glorious place for drink and meal after a taxing round with friends - the bistro offering every pub classic.
Green fees start at $15 for 9 Holes
5 Military Road, North Bondi
A golfer’s dream, The Coast Golf Club is tidily nestled into the enclave of Little Bay. Sydney’s southernmost City Beach, Little Bay is also home to the prestigious New South Wales Golf Club. With all the trappings and none of the pomp of its exclusive neighbour, the well-kept greens and refurbished heritage clubhouse of this par 70 course will have you swinging by every weekend.
Green fees start at $35 for 18 Holes
1 Coast Hospital Road, Little Bay
Right next-door to The Coast Golf Club, St Michael’s is consistently ranked among the country’s leading courses; with a challenging course, gorgeous ocean views and only half an hour from the CBD, St Michael’s is one of Australia’s few environmentally aware golf links. Programs protecting native flora and fauna and carbon reduction show. The pristine 18-hole course reflects the efforts being made to preserve the area’s natural beauty. St Michael’s Golf Course is also home to the Cullen’s Driving Range, open every day until 4.30pm and will only set you back $10 for a bucket of balls.
Green fees start at $88 for 18 Holes
Jennifer Street, Little Bay
Situated in the tree-lined suburbs of the Lower North Shore, the Northbridge Golf Club overlooks the tranquil waters of Middle Harbour providing the 18-hole, par 63 course with an unparalleled backdrop. Abundant birdlife and the popular Harbourview Dining attracts visitors from all over Sydney…who could turn down a daily $15 rump special?
Green fees start at $23 for 9 Holes
Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge
For a round of golf without the fanfare, Castle Cove Golf Club is just the place. Only 4 kilometres from Chatswood, the 9-hole course offers 14 tees and a challenging round to complete in under four hours. Sculpted bunkers and manicured greens make it fantastic value for money within the suburban bliss of Sydney’s North Shore.
Green fees start at $24 for 9 Holes
68 Deepwater Road, Castle Cove
The beachside location of this par 72 course is a delight for amateurs and pros alike; beautiful parklands make way for a challenging finish to the 18-hole course. The picturesque location often plays host to weddings and parties while also drawing in guests for a tempting lunch offering throughout the week.
Green fees start at $29.50 for 18 Holes
Golf Avenue, Mona Vale
Straddling the dramatic Barrenjoey peninsula with the Headland to the north, it’s hard to find a more exclusive golfing location in the state. The laid-back club is home to a 9-hole course, with the calm waters of Pittwater to the west and the Pacific to the east. While relatively flat, the dunes and tricky south-east corner keep punters on their toes. Golfers can round out the day with a drink and meal from Beach Road Dining with modern Australian fare available week-though.
Green fees start at $22 for 9 Holes
2 Beach Road, Palm Beach
For those looking for a break from tricky ocean winds, Western Sydney’s premier golf course is a popular destination for all levels of golfers. Stonecutters Ridge is a par 72 course designed by the infamous Greg Norman, sits among a rolling topography and the surrounding bushland of Eastern Creek. With daunting bunkers, challenging greens and water features, the course boasts all the hallmarks of designs by Greg Norman.
Green fees start at $50 for 18 Holes
86 Stonecutters Drive, Colebee