New South Wales Golf Club

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New South Wales Golf Course
Cape Banks in the distance on the edge of the Tasman Sea, with the 6th hole pictured, far right, with coastal heath in the foreground.
Club information
New South Wales Golf Club is located in New South Wales
New South Wales Golf Club
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 33°59′41″S 151°14′38″E / 33.99472°S 151.24389°E / -33.99472; 151.24389Coordinates: 33°59′41″S 151°14′38″E / 33.99472°S 151.24389°E / -33.99472; 151.24389
Location La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Established December 1926 (1926-12)
Type Private
Owned by New South Wales Golf Club
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted Australian Open
Greens Bent
Fairways Couch
Designed by Alister MacKenzie
Par 72
Length 6,245 metres (20,489 ft)
Course rating ACR/USGA 74
Slope rating 135
Course record
  • Amateur: Scott Arnold - 64 (2009)
  • Professional: Elliot Boult - 64 (1994)

The New South Wales Golf Club is a links-style golf course designed by Alister MacKenzie in December 1926.[1] 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.[1]

MacKenzie, on designing the course, stated:[2]

"At Sydney, I made an entirely new course for the New South Wales Golf Club at a place called La Perouse. This presents, I think, more spectacular views than any place I know with the possible exception of the new Cypress Point golf course in California."

— Alister MacKenzie, May 1927

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A panorama taken from the fifth fairway. In the distance is the fifth green, the sixth hole, the seventh tee, and the Tasman Sea. Holes on the back nine are off to the far right.


  1. ^ a b "History of NSW Golf Club". New South Wales Golf Club. Retrieved 24 January 2007. 
  2. ^ "Visitor's welcome guide" (PDF) (PDF). New South Wales Golf Club. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 

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