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Great public course. Greens are in fantastic condition they are
fast and roll great best i have seen. Fairways are a little dry
but tidy. All in all well worth a day of golf and full credit to
all ground staff for the presantation of the course
Have played Massey park a few times this year as have just moved
to the area. It is the best public course I've played. Although a
bit short for some par 4s (250-300m) it still offers enough
The greens and bunkers are fantastic. Greens fast and true. As
good as the SEQld resort courses (of which I have played most).
The bunker countering is great, however with mediocre sand. They
have obviously spent a bit of money around the greens.
Can only rate 3 stars due to lack of length.
i just want to know what the course looks like at the moment as i
want to play on the weekend, do not want to play if it is in bad
A cheap and cheerful local in reasonable nick, nothing more
Our group decided to try out Massey Park on a beautiful Sunday
afternoon. Thankfully and surprisingly it wasn’t too busy
and we were able to pay and play immediately after arrival.
First impressions were good. But soon wittled away as we walked
down the fairway which was in very poor condition. The grass
needed cutting and there were holes everywhere. Sadly this was
true of all of the fairways. There were even a couple which had a
lot of rocks. Bunkers were well placed, as with most public
courses the amount of sand in each was inconsistent. The greens
were nice but a bit slow and could also have been cut down a bit.
The course layout was as well set up as it could be given the
limited space to work with. But I would agree with a previous
comment about the lack of distance markers on the fairways.
Overall we found it to be pretty average. One positive were the
staff, all of them were both friendly and helpful.
I played this course a day afer 100mm or so of rain and was very
impressed. Some bunkers were full of water and there were plenty
of ponds on the fairways, however in general it was in good
shape. One problem was the lack of signage, there was the odd
sign on the tee but more of a problem was the absence of 150 and
or 100 markers, add this to getting lost twice did make it a
little frustrating. All in all not to shaby.
Massey Park is a good liitle course not far out of the CBD. Some
very picturesque holes deep in the harbour in the concord area.
Front nine is tougher than the back nine with a tough par 5 and a
tough par 3.
Back nine is where you can be aggresive with some short par
4’s and some straight 3’s.
Greens are not especially quik but play true.
Overall good course for all ranges.
since scott saddler came along this course has just gone ahead in
leaps and bounds. i played this course only a year ago and it was
as described in an earlier comment "a goat track" but
with the introduction of new tees and the seaisle grass this is
soon becominga diamond in the crown of golf in sydney. WELL DONE
I play here regularly, but I wont be going back for a while.
Currently the greens are suffering from a disease, the same one
you'll find at Marrickville and Barnwell Park.
Unplayable, thats all there is to say.
Hopefully they will sort the problem out soon.
Last Saturday was the first time i played the course so went in
without expectations. I like the layout of the holes and is very
scenic along the water but the fairways and greens are a
disgrace, not to mention 3 of the holes were temporary's.
Fine, i understand they have a some disease in the grass, but
before you relieve patrons of their hard earned $26 for a
round(which i think is ridiculously high anyway) atleast warn
them if given the oppourtunity. I rang to ensure i could get on
which they advised i could but was not told at all of the state
of the greens. I may not have gone if advised so but i would have
considered the course in the future, however their blatant deceit
has now lost them atleast 4 players for eternity.
as a life time member i would like to update the progress of our
there is no doubt the course has been in its worst condition in
its 50 year history.massey is a council run course and with a
combination of the drought,high staff turn over and lack of
resources from council the course in last 18 months has fallen
into a shamble.both members and the public have every right to be
in the last couple of months we have aquired a new head green
keeper and a blank cheque book from council massey is slowly
transforming back to the good old days.currently four tees and
greens are being totally replaced and with a combination of new
equipment and funds we are hoping the course will return to the
good old days.
also just to let people know that the club house is under going a
half million dollar refurbishment so next time you are here,come
up for a cold beer after a round.
1st,2nd,3rd,4th,9th tees on the front nine are in later stages of
being rebuilt or nearly ready to go.
on the back the 10th,11th,16th tees have had the same work.
alot of general work,as in tree removal ,lopping,bunker edges and
bunker replacement are well under way.
the above average rainfall thru late july early august have given
the course a great tinge of green.
the fairways are looking heaps better with much better lies most
of the time
the course has a way to go but come the spring with a good core
of the greens
massey should be looking smick.
in conclusion dont come back till the new tees are up and going
there is currently alot of temporary tees in play and the course
is playing way short.
but get down here in late sep ,early october and it will open
your eyes to the work being done.
the club house is half way thriugh the renovations and is coming
so bookmassey in for a round or two later in the year.
its the best the course has looked in years.
today was the first time all regular 18 tees and greens were in
alot of all the good work goes to the new head greenkeeper who
has done a brillant job to get massey back to its old best
club house rennos are nearly complete with a new awesome locker
the course is looking great.
all the new tees and greens have now thatched and the grounds
crew are working hard to make sure massey is looking top notch
time to come back folks and enjoy the new massey it is brillant
Nice little course which is is in really good condition at the
moment, and is green, even in drought times. Greens are good and
of generous size, although can be spongy and inconsistant. Great
mid week for a round and play is quick.
Massey park is pretty little course. This course is very
straight. With a par of 65 'i think' it is generally what
most people are after. This course is great for beginers. The
greens are medium but some arnt a true reading. The fairways are
kept in a good nick all year round.
Some of the par 4s are on the short side and if you have a driver
it's tempting. If you are straight with your driver you will
Try to play during the week as this course is popular on
weekends. The greenfeas on the weekend are a bit of a sting to
Massey park is a good alround course.
Massey park is an average golf course, well maintained and a lot
of room, playing next to the water is always a good setting.
However, the unfortunate sewerage lake that runs through the
middle of about 5 holes is very disappointing. But with nice
greens the course is good for a sunday morning social.
This course is always enjoyable to play. it is relatively flat,
but the fairways are narrow and require accuracy. If you can keep
the tee shot straight, your day will be easier!!
The 12th hole was out of play for some reason, but apart from
that, the course was in pretty good condition.
We played on a Sunday morning and the only problem was that a
social club had apparently booked for 12 people and 24 turned
up!!! We still made it around in 4 1/2 hours.
What a great public course. The length is reasonable and most
holes are pretty flat so the walk isnt too hard. The course looks
great at the moment with lush fairways and smooth greens.
Maintenance does a great job here including keeping the bunkers
light and fluffy. It might not challenge the single digit
handicapper but for everyone else this relaxed course is
recommended...well worth the money.
I found the overall setup of the course to be quite good. It had
a very good view and fantastic design. The down sides are, there
were not enough signage to tell first time users where the next
holes are and had to resort to asking fellow golfers. Another
thing for a Sunday hit, was that social competitors were still
teeing off at 11:30am, when the Public time starts at 11:00am.
Other then that, had a great time.
Overall, not a sensational course but offers enough of a
challenge for the novice golfer. What it teaches the beginner is
course management. Go for the driver, or lay it up,
choices-choices! Most holes are straight and flat, and usually
flanked by other straight and flat holes (so hitting away from
your fairway is not always disastrous!). Look out for 5th-a Par 5
hole supposed to look like - Drive (water to your left) / Layup
(over stormwater drain) / Chip (onto a green guarded by bunkers).
Seems so much easier to pull off in your head!!
Also the 17th-Par 3 asks a bit much. Smallest target area, hugged
by bunkers. Birdies rarer than hens teeth.
Love the guys in the Pro-shop.
Don't love the course fees. 9 holes, midweek after 5pm
(daylight saving time) should not cost $20
Quite a good short course (Par 66 4566m from the back tees).
Hazards include water (3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th), sand on nearly every
green, and wind.
Exciting first nine, but quite an easy stroll for the back nine.
A good course for the social and beginner golfers, but the
advanced golfer, perhaps nearby Concord GC will suit you.
Only downside is the fees. $26 for 18 holes on a weekday is
asking too much for a smallish council owned golf course. With
that extra money, they should have entrenched the stormwater
drain that runs across the 10th, 18th and 1st, to make it a
little more challenging.
Having just played "royal" Massey, The course is in
extremely poor condition,which is sad as was once a little jewel
in the inner west... a drive down the middle of the fairway is
more often then not rewarded with a deadpan lie...the 10th
fairway is the worst, all that is missing are the animals
grazing. Weather alone cannot be blamed some of the fairways are
mowed others are not,some of the tee boxes resemble a road...much
better value elsewhere...avoid!
Fairways are extremely poor with dirt patches along most fairways
and some fairways showing rocks. Soils are thinly covered and the
lie of the ball is a lottery. There are better odds on a race
track. Greens can be slow and very fast on the brown greens [due
to lack of watering]. Although, the grass around the greens are
well trimmed, making chipping onto these greens quite easy. The
Tees are shocking, 5th, 6th,9th, 11th,16th, &17th especially
the 9th where if you find a blade of grass, you might as well buy
yourself a lottery ticket. I've been a member here for 20
years and I have never seen this course in a worse condition.
Playing here is not fun, you go so that you can get away form
your Mrs or kids, but you'd better off staying home. Avoid at
all costs so that the council realises there is a problem, when
they work out they are not pulling in the moolah. Otherwise they
will still not do anything about it.
Massey at the momment is in terrible condition...no grass on the
tees, rock hard fairways, bad greens. Greeen fees $25!, waste of
time and money. The council needs to spend a @!#$* load of money
to get this course back to its old self.
Awful!! This is as constructive with my criticism as I can be.
How the members enjoy their golf is beyond me. What was a
reasonable and enjoyable short public course has deteriorated
into a shambles. No grass on greens, particularly 9th and 16th,
is a disgrace. There are some greens and tee areas that are ok.
The fairways are generally in a poor state, but some of the blame
for this can be attributed to the lack of rain and water
restrictions. Unfortunately, a course in such disrepair does not
make for an enjoyable game of golf.
This place is a mess. Something needs to be done as you cant
charge people to play on this cow paddock. A shame as this course
has some real potential. Will not play again.
Not a bad course for a midweek knock if you find yourself not
working... No need to book, just rock up and play..
The first 4 holes are pretty ordinary with the 2nd and 3rd tucked
away in a corner next to the Bushells factory.. The rest are
fairly straight and a little uninteresting.. Although there's
the par 5 (5th I think) that provides more of a challenge with
the stream in driving distance.
All in all, a well kept, tidy course.. The greens are
surprisingly good for a course of this standard and the bistro is
pretty good as well !
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