Blue Mountains
Springwood Country Club
18 Holes
PAR 69
5347 M
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Springwood Country Club is a golf and social club set in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia just one hours drive west of Sydney. With panoramic views of the city, it takes full advantage of the natural terrain and being only 1000 ft above sea level gets the best of the mountain weather. The club which has been established for almost 100 years will warmly welcome you as a visitor or to become a member to play golf and to enjoy the entertainment provided in the clubhouse.

9 Reviews
scarlett
Springwood is a parkland style course with plenty of elevation changes as you'd expect of a course in the Blue Mountains. It's a members course that is easy to get on as a visitor and for $15 green fees midweek, well worth a hit. As others have said, the 2nd is an interesting par 5 with a significant dog leg for the 2nd shot to negotiate (for the very brave). The other interesting point is that you have to travel far enough down the fairway with your 2nd (layup) shot to have a clear line into the green. There is a large gum tree about 20m front right of the green which acts a little as an 'aerial hazard' blocking shots approaching from too far right of the green. It would also come into play for those looking to bomb their second across the dog-leg. For any but the very brave and very long hitters, its a 3 shot hole. I like the downhill sweeping tee shots as found on 10 and 14 and the fact that because the course is shortish, many of the holes work one way or the other. Unless you shape the ball correctly off the tee the holes can't just be blazed away at. Even though there hasn't been a drop of rain in May, there were some small places on the course that were still quite boggy, but mostly the conditioning was fair. Greens were good; putted quite true and had some subtle borrows. It's a nice enough course and I'll be going back again.
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q-tip
After reading the out-of-date 2005 and 2007 reviewstime for an update. Springwood Country Club was established in 1905 and the clubhouse and full 18 holes has since been at its current site from 1958 and now measures 5202m Par 69 with five par 3s ranging from 116-185m, eleven par 4s ranging from 264-390m and two par 5s ranging from 445-474m. Course has fairly undulating kikuyu grass fairways in a mostly short tree-lined layout. The bent grass greens are mostly small and play quite slow with subtle break. The mix of kikuyu/winter rye grass teebeds are flat but either are excessively overgrown or have bare patches. The layout is not excessively hilly and there are 22 bunkers on the course with 7 bunkerless holes with a few water hazards and internal OOB on the first few front nine holes. Highlights include: the opening 390m straight downhill 1st (index 4) with tall trees and Hawkesbury Road far right to a green with a bunker rightside; the 474m 2nd (index 12) with a red-staked creek along the rightside and OOB further right with tall trees on the left to a gently right-sloping fairway which doglegs 90 degrees right from 375m off the tee with an elevated bunkerless green over the yellow-staked creek; the 116m 6th (index 14) requires a teeshot through tall trees to a narrow and small green with a bunker short right; the 293m slight bend right and slightly uphill 12th (index 13) requiring another teeshot through tall trees with tall trees and OOB Linksview Road further right to a green with 2 bunkers; the 185m slightly uphill 13th (index 1) with 2 bunkers; the 351m slight bend right 14th (index 3) with tall trees far right and a right-sloping fairway with the Springwood cemetery over the back of the bunkerless green; and the most heavily bunkered hole on the course the 320m straight 16th (index 10) with the only fairway bunkers on the course to avoid 220m off the tee and another 2 greenside bunkers short. Overall, there are many short par 4s more suited for the mid-high handicap golfers with not nearly enough water or sand hazards to challenge the more frequent golfers. The course's best attribute are its gentle topographical changes and small greens. The front nine is less bunkered and starts with a few varied and interesting holes but the finishing holes are fairly weak and unchallenging. The back nine is more bunkered and has a few more signature holes worthy of attention. Springwood is on the eastern edge of the sandstone country of the Blue Mountains with about 8500 people and the course has an elevation of around 350-380m above sea level. Springwood is at a lower elevation than any other course in the Blue Mountains so it does not get very cold during the winter and has milder summer temperatures than Penrith. Played here 28/01/2012 with $15 weekday green fees, $30 weekend green fees and $15 twilight green fees after 4pm (AEDT). Springwood is the largest town on the lower Blue Mountains and is 1 hour west of Sydney's CBD. There are better conditioned more challenging courses in Wentworth Falls and Blackheath less than 30 minutes away. Older-styled clubhouse with good course views, and remembering on this website that 1 star indicates "basic golf facilities" and 5 stars denotes "golf at its absolute best", SCC is not amongst the top Blue Mountains courses, but better than Lithgow.
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mountainman
I grew up playing on this course and returned after many many years recently. It has changed very little over the years, but is in great condition. The Second is my favourite with a very sharp right handed dog leg. This used to be a par four which ended where the dog leg is now. It's the best priced of the courses in the Mountains, fifteen dollars a round and is worth visiting.
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parmaster

very nice

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johng

Quite interesting course – although quite short it is very hilly and is a good walk.

Fairly average sort of course, almost every hole is either going up a hill, down a hill, on the side of a hill. Relatively small greens which are in OK condition but not very challenging, fairways are ok.

Friendly pro shop staff and wasn’t very busy – despite being a public holiday when we played. Worth a hit if your out that way.

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joshgately

Terrible. Greens are in very poor nick, used a pitching wedge from 70 mts, put the ball pin high and the ball rolled of the green with back spin to about 40 mts in front of me, they can blame the dry weather but there are other courses in the area in better shape. Very Pricey for current conditions

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Hawkesbury Road, Springwood
Blue Mountains, NSW 2777, Australia
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Proshop: 0247512484
General: 0247511122
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