New South Wales
The New South Wales Golf Club is a links-style golf course designed by Alister MacKenzie in December 1926. It consists of 18 holes, two of which are beside the Tasman Sea and Botany Bay. The course is situated in La Perouse, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney, and regularly rates in the top 50 golf courses in the world.
NSW is a wonderful combination of undulating fairways, beautiful scenic vistas and a spectacular Clubhouse which is a magnificent combination of traditional architecture and five star comfort. Shortly after its 1928 opening, an edition of ‘Golf in Australia’ magazine described New South Wales as needing ‘only the improving hand of time to become the acme of perfection’. The hand of time has indeed improved this masterpiece and though it is unlikely any course is the absolute ‘acme of perfection’, New South Wales Golf Club gets about as close as any in Australia.
The course and club are steeped in history. It is a well known historical fact that Captain Cook and his crew found their first drinking water in a natural spring below where the18th tee is located today. In short, this is more than just a golf course – it is an unforgettable experience of nature. To play golf at NSW Golf Club is to play golf how the game was intended to be played – at the complete mercy of Mother Nature and the golfer’s ability.
his inspiring layout is bounded by water on three sides and has many of the characteristics of true links golf. Magnificently wild and exposed, the entire course offers tremendous views and a series of stunning holes built around, over and through the hills and valleys that lead toward the coastline. The course has undulating fairways and small greens which call for great skill in shot making when the sea breezes blow. It has been written that golf had its origins on unique seascapes similar to this one, where the wind is a dominating factor and the direction from which it blows making any of the eighteen holes comparatively easy or extremely difficult.