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Great little course for a social round. Played on a Monday and
booked through iseekgolf. What they didn't say on iseekgolf was
that the Club charged the 9 hole price for 18 holes on a Monday,
so the discount for booking on line cost more that fronting up at
the club. That said the course condition was excellent with both
fairways and greens in good order.
Great friendly course. Some holes are a bit challenging with some
tight greens, but overall had a pleasant time. Outgoing and
courteous staff. Played with a local group that were kind enough
to let me play along. This is a course which will hone you short
game and fine tune your long irons. There are a couple of holes
that you are able to pull out your 3 wood and let it rip. I'll be
A well maintained 9 hole course. Fast greens, a good course to
play your Irons, Fairways and Greens were in very good
conditions, $25 for 18 hole's is good value. Nice Clubhouse and
friendly staff. Overall very good value for money
Played here Monday 20/3/06 and played off blue championship
markers, and it measured 2046m Par 32 with 3 Par 3s measures
95/115/215m and SIX Par 4s ranging from 260-410m. This course is
in excellent condition, from the flat teebeds, to the Kikuyu
grass fairways, to the greens, to the great bunkering and to its
facilities. I have played all 9 holes courses in Sydney recently,
and Balgowlah along with Woollahra are by far the best, in terms
of quality, condition and challenge.
A lot has changed in the bunkering, with quite good bunkering to
protect the small greens on ALL holes, as I recall. The best
holes I feel is the 215m 3rd, with bunkers greenside and water
left and over the back, accuracy is paramount. The longest hole
is 411m 6th hole, with its shared 5th fairway is about 40m wide
for about 160m. Holes 4/5/6 are all par 4s of different lengths,
so you donít hit the same club. The 300m 7th hole is narrow
and has a blind tee shot over the hill from the elevated T. The
par 4s offer the best challenges, while all 3 par 3s are totally
different in club selection and challenge. A great mix of holes,
on land bounded by residential development and a major arterial
road (but a good layout ensures you are only affected by noise on
1 hole - the 4th tee).
Great little clubhouse overlooking the course, with great playing
conditions and practice facilities. I have no doubt I will be
back to play here on this very well maintained course. Weekday
green fees are $18 for 9 holes and $28 for weekend 9 holes.
1st time at this great little course.
The fairways here are very well maintained and the greens were
also in top condition.
The 5th and 6th are a bit scary (as mentioned below) but the
shared faiwary is the size of a footy field and the wind was down
so luckily I didnt have any problems there today.
The Club also has suprisingly good practice facilities for a
All in all I'd definately rate this course as one of sydneys
better 9 Holers.
Next time i only have half a day to play, I will be back here for
Cost : $18.00 for 9 Holes
Time : aprox 1.5hrs (pair, 9 holes)
i played here on a great day with a few mates. but this course
really didnt tickle my fancy. with alot of boring holes: e.g the
front 9!!!(btw only a nine hole course)
but would i play there again. probably but i wouldnt reccomend
it. but nice pro and well maintained.
Balgowlah is a fun 9-hole course, just over the Spit Bridge from
the city on Sydney's Northern Beaches.
The 1st is a friendly downhill par-4 which though tight at one
point is pretty makeable. This is followed by two par-3's,
the 2nd requiring no more than a pitching wedge, and the 3rd with
water down the entire left side.
The 4th is a short par-4 with a tight green lined with trees. The
slicer will invariably end up on the wrong side of these trees
requiring a high lob over the top to get onto the green in two.
As the other reviewer on this page mentions, you need nerves of
steel to play the 5th and 6th holes which share a fairway but
play in opposite directions. An unfortunate slice on either one
of the holes can occasionally find oncoming players.
The elevated member tee on the 7th is worth a sneaky look as it
affords good views over the previous holes, and is the only way
to see how far over the rise the green is. Then a short uphill
par-3 8th and finally the dogleg left par-4 9th back to the
A fun course to play, good for sharpening up your short game as
you only get the chance to take the driver out on two holes.
Very well maintained, and I've never found it too busy. Well
worth a visit.
A well kept nine hole public course at the Start of Sydney's
northern beaches. Greens and fairways are generally good. There
are a number of holes where you feel a little bit scared as there
are other golfers teeing off in your direction due to a lack of
trees lining some fairways. Good practice green and nice views
from the clubhouse make this an enjoyable way to spend a Sunday
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