I'm quite the globe trotter, in Sydney for the last few years and a fond writer I'm exploring what the city and its surrounds has best to offer!
Published February 12th 2013
The prestigious golf sport is sometimes too posh to let visitors come in for a single hit, and so I have made a list of my favourite normal-man (non-member) golf courses. All the 19-holes mentioned range from $30 to $100 depending on the day and time, usually cheaper after 3pm.
Golfing is a sport for some, a pleasant walk for others; it is for me a bit of both. Sydney offers some of the best golf clubs in the world and whether or not you are fond of hitting the green, it's worth scrolling around. Just don't forget to give the club a ring to make sure no event is on, otherwise, put on your shirt, polish your clubs and off you go.
If you are a bit rusty and wish to get back in the game slowly but surely, Moore Park Golf Club offers a very well maintained 19 holes, as well as a great shooting range and even a putting practice. And, if you are a beginner wishing to get in the game, Moore Park offers very professional golfing lessons which have made most of my swing. If you don't feel like leaving the city by far, Liverpool Golf Club as the name mentions, in Liverpool, offers great prices and good greens.
A Bit South
The Coast Golf Club , in Little Bay, is one of my favourites. The staff are very friendly and the prices are very competitive, $30 on weekdays and $40 on weekends. The views are absolutely stunning all the way through the 19 holes. In Little Bay, St Michaels Golf course is slightly more prestigious, and a must do too. Both are close to the Ocean, and prone to make you lose a few golf balls.
The Lakes Golf Club, in Eastlakes, not far from Sydney Airport offers a real change of scenery without a big drive. Take a deep breath and here you are, in the middle of the countryside for an instant. Sometimes open to non-members, definitely give them a call before hitting the road.
A Little North, but not far from the CBD, Northbridge Golf Club offers you great Sydney scenic views of the bridge and the yachts. Maybe not the best golf course, but an exceptional scenery to take on your visiting friends.
If you're up for a drive and feel like going to North Sydney and further, Mona Vale golf course is a must. I'd recommend taking advantage of the mid-week prices, but then it's up to your wallet. Not far off, still north, Long Reef Golf club in Collaroy is embracing the reef and playing with your mind. Recommended by many and enjoyed regularly by myself, the course is relatively challenging but a lot of fun.
However, if you are tired of the Ocean, and feel like a change of scenery, go West, and enjoy the inlands at Camden Lake Side Country Club. It is a superb course challenged by a river and a lake, a calming and resourcing experience.