Sydney is perfect for a golfing getaway, with its fresh air, sunshine and beautiful courses. And you don’t need to journey too far from the city centre to tee off. In tranquil settings you’ll also enjoy spectacular views, from the sublime coast to the city skyline to the majestic Hawkesbury River.
How about a fly-and-play trip? Helicopter golf tours combine unforgettable aerial views of Sydney Harbour with a round of golf at courses in stunning locations on Sydney’s doorstep, such as the Hunter Valley wine region. There are also tailored tours with LuxGolf and Platinum Pro Golf Tours.
Sydney has an enviable range of golf courses and golf clubs. The nearest public golf course to the city centre is Moore Park Golf, an 18-hole course in Moore Park. Here, you’ll also find the Sydney Golf Academy and a 60-bay, all-weather driving range just minutes from the central business district.
For more scenic views of gleaming skyscrapers, the Eastlake Golf Club is set among the picturesque Botany Wetlands, near Sydney Airport. The three neighbouring courses are the Australian Golf Club, the Lakes Golf Club and the Bonnie Doon Golf Club, one of the oldest in Australia - founded in 1897.
Bondi Beach is not the only famous landmark in Bondi. The Bondi Golf and Diggers Club’s challenging nine-hole course has breathtaking views of the world-famous beach and the sparkling blue sea. You might even spot migrating humpback whales leaping out of the water between May and November.
On the coastline around La Perouse and north of nearby Cape Banks are four splendid golf courses – the NSW Golf Club, which allows visitors on weekdays only, St Michael’s Golf Club, The Coast Golf Club and the Randwick Golf Club. All four golf clubs have superb views and enticing restaurants.
On the Northern Beaches is Long Reef Golf Club. Golfing great Peter Thomson has described Long Reef as 'the best site of any golf course in Sydney'. It's not hard to see why, with marvellous views. Nearby, the nine-hole Palm Beach Golf Course sits between the sparkling Pittwater and Palm Beach.
The Riverside Oaks Golf Resort by the Hawkesbury River is about 60 minutes’ drive northwest of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Two fine golf courses are here, Bungool and Gangurru. In the pretty rural hinterland near Camden, southwest of Sydney, is the Lakeside Golf Club Camden’s course.