Bonnie Doon Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 71
5906 M


One of Australia’s most influential golf clubs began with an assembly of ‘golf mad cranks’ at the home of Marrickville Doctor Charles Adam Patrick in 1897.

Now, more than a century later, it is a club with a host of traditions, the third-oldest in Sydney, and unique in that it has existed at three different sites.

Bonnie's Doon 18-hole layout is currently in the fourth and final stage of redevelopment by design firm Ogilvy Clayton Cocking Mead.

The club is optimally located, just 10 minutes' drive from Sydney's Domestic Airport and only 20 minutes from the centre of Sydney's CBD.

25 Reviews
Played this morning for the first time.The first thing that stood out was a complete lack if signage. Once on the course you are in for a treat. The bunkering is superb, with grassy surrounds that are visually pleasing. Most of the hard holes are played into the prevailing southerly ,which blew prodigiously. Special note for the 14th which today,with this breeze has to be the longest hole in Australia. At some stage the green mounding may have to be addressed as even after a week of rain they were very fast.Staff were very friendly and lunch was delicious.Definitely back again.
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Very interesting and enjoying experience playing this track on a pretty empty sunny afternoon. The biggest changes from my perspective are the 8th - formerly a very boring shortish par 4 now a visual feast from the tee that challenges you to hit driver into a smallish landing area and rewards you with a short pitch into a receptive green. 9 is interesting too, for me not worth going for but I was happy to hit 2 iron 4 iron wedge and make my par that way. 12, 13, 14 ,15 are almost all completely different experiences to the old course and 14 in particular is an awesome hole. This reno is a great change to what was formerly a challenging but visually bland golf course. It is now pretty awesome and exciting test of golf. I'm a new fan.
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So stage 2 development has been completed now and WOW, some great holes. Who would of thought Bonnie Doon could be so good? The Ogilvy Clayton Cocking Mead redevelopment has turned a middle teir course to one that people want to play and enjoy for the true enjoyment of golf. The new holes, No. 11, mid length par 3 with some tough pins on the high right side of the green, partcularly into the prevailing south westerly. The 16th, an amazing golf hole which just fills you with the excitment of going for the green over some enormous dune / bunkers to a tooth pick narrow green. The new 8th uphill divided fairway with a tumbling / bowl like green, just don't put it in the bunker short right of the dance floor..... you might get lost in there! Some challenging an ultimately FUN golf holes... Keep going with the development and sure to be the top 3 in sydney! More fun than royal sydney, more options than new south wales, better grass than The lakes and freindly welcoming members unlike to aussie! Get a round in here, before it becomes too exclusive (because with a course this quality it will be when it's finished).
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@Colinginger - With regards to the signage from holes 10 onwards, these holes are currently being played out of order due to Stage 2 works that have been in progress since July '13. We're expecting Stage 2 to be open for play in April. Hence the minimal signage at present. Hopefully you can get back to the course to experience the new Ogilvy Clayton work and we progress closer again to 18 brand new holes.
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Bit disappointed with it to be honest, heard good reviews. The course itself is I'm good nick. The green's are a bit firm, didn't need to use a pitch mark at all. Up until the 10th was having a good time, but from there till the 14th it loses it's way. There are no tee box markers so you have no idea what tee you are on. There are few distance markers and some sprinkler heads are marked incorrectly. Had one member zoom up in a cart when partner was swinging on the second. Had anothe member cut in on the 10th saying he got lost but had been a member for 15 years!! Righto. It's a shame as some holes are great and then completely let down by just the small details that are soo easy to fix.
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Played this course a few weeks back - in great condition and well worth a visit. Get on it.
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Banks Avenue, Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2035, Australia
Proshop: 0293445835