Sydney
St Michael's Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 72
5876 M
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To play on St Michael’s golf course is a great experience. It is one of Sydney’s finest tests of golf. The majority of the course is covered by natural bush on both sides of its fairways. The Ocean breezes can also have a very big influence on your game, and therefore accurate straight driving is essential.

The relaxed atmosphere both while taking in the beautiful ocean views on the course and in the club house will satisfy all visitors. It is a wonderful course, carved from a wilderness that will forever be a part of its charm and testing qualities.

33 Reviews
kimusubi007
Howling wind when i played which made it a difficult test. As it was the first time here it was difficult to know where to hit the ball as there are quite a few blind tee shots. Some nice holes that reminded me of Newcastle, like the 2nd, 4th, 11th and 14th and 15th. The new bent grass fairways are good however they need to finish the job by replacing the grass around the greens and the actual greens themselves. Most of the greens are relatively flat and could do with a refurbishment and adding a few more swales. Really down to earth and friendly membership who are just normal golf lovers without the pompous crap you can get at some more expensive clubs. I think it is a good course, however wouldn't rate it as highly as it is currently placed in the digest top 100. If they did a master plan similar to what Bonniedoon are doing at the moment this course could be in the top 20 in Aus, shame they don't feel the need... so much unrealised potential..
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wayright
Having joined St Micks. as a member last year I can tell anyone interested that I am extremely happy with my decision. The course is a gem with a beautiful outlook across the pacific. You could imagine yourself hours out of the city when in fact your 30 mins from the CBD. This compares favourably with other eastern suburb courses such as Eastlakes and Bonnie Doon where the sound and sight of road traffic is never too far away. The membership have been very welcoming and are a down to earth bunch who love their golf. The course itself is undergoing a steady transformation back to a more links style with the reseeding to couch grass. As other commenters have noted this is done in a iterative manner of a couple of fairways a year keeping the environmental impact down and the course open for play. A new maintainence complex is also underway this year and a strategic plan for rebuilding all 18 greens in the pipeline. In my view the members dues are going into the right areas to keep the course improving on a steady trajectory in the years to come. The golf itself is top notch, the course can play a multitude of ways mainly depending on what the wind is up to. You won't find many courses out there with a set of tougher par threes on offer. Each one long and challenging. A great mix of par fours both long and short. The par fives are where you could potentially pick holes, especially the sixth which at index 18 is probably the weakest hole on the course, but made more interesting when played off the back stick. In summary I recommend St. Micks to anyone. People can make up their own mind but for my money it's one of the best courses in Sydney if not the country. Looking forward to many more years good golf out there in the wind and sunshine!
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largent74
Well put JackP....I played here for the first time a few weeks ago and loved it.Pro shop staff were super friendly despite my rock n roll appearance which can be a problem at some courses.This course is a real true test of golf and wish me luck for the comp tomorrow.
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seandon
Played St Michaels Yesterday 6th March 2011, and could not fault the couse at all, only problem was we got no help from pro shop when there was 30 people waiting to tee off from 3 groups & people trying to jump ahead, stuff would not help for $77 a round you would think they would help atleast the view was good when we had to waite. will play again but maybe not on a Sunday.
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jackp
As a member I find it difficult that the previous review, was under the impression they could play our Sunday competition without being a Member. If they found staff spoke to them with attitude should they not send a remark to the General Manager or at least Golf Shop Professional, rather then post such negativity for all and sundry to read. As for the golf course, the 2 and only 2 fairways that were like dirt roads were under renovations, turning the kikuyu weed, so prominent in many Sydney golf courses, into couch fairways. St. Michael's uses a program that seeds and returns great results within a year, rather than the entire hole out of play, when the option of turfing is chosen. As for the old guy near 2nd tee selling balls, should we as a public access course under the same lease as the very seemingly private NSW Golf Club, requiring us to allow public access, meaning no fence can be built around the course, kick off an idigenous person of the area La Perouse just trying to earn a few dollars or embrace this man who has been selling balls for over 20 years. As with most sincere people in the world if you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all, to go on the world stage and post a review such as the previous person, one might think they might have had more than just their first game of golf at the course but more like a grudge to fulfill. With honesty St. Michael's is worth playing and for most months of the year plays in very good condition and as my guests always say, it should be more prominent amongst the top echelon of golf courses.
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sjp1182
St Michael's was a most disappointing golfing experience. I echo the thoughts of the previous person to review this course. Booked a round for 2 in what I was told was the Sunday open comp, only to be informed on arrival by the pro shop staff that we were not in the comp and had to play a social round. I have always said that you can judge a club on the demeanour of the pro shop, and after that interaction alone, I will not be back in a hurry. Not playing in the comp was disappointing, but not the end of the world, as we decided to play match play from the back markers (at $77 for a "social round", we wanted to play as much of the course as we could). At the first tee, we couldn't figure out if we were hitting to a fairway or a dirt bike track. Moving to the second, we were slowed right down by a guy selling used golf balls on the side of the road. We were a group of two stuck behind a group of 4 Asian guys trying to negotiate a "great deal" on used distance balls. After a 10 minute wait they finally got moving only to hit them straight into the bush and slow play even more. The first tee was not the only fairway resembling a dirt bike track, the 9th fairway was also unplayable. After 9 holes we decided to grab a bite to eat and let the group ahead put some distance on to speed up our round, but that was all in vain. The course condition improved slightly on the back 9, however both my playing partner and I found ourselves hitting green side chip shots off gravel. Placing the condition of the course aside, this course is a great test of golf. With the wind blowing, the course can play very long or very short. I can clearly see why St Michael's has such a great major Pennant team, to be a low marker around this course you will need to be straight and be able to hit every shot with precision, otherwise you will be punished severely. Before playing, I had high expectations and left very disappointed in the whole experience. Considering the reviews on this forum and other comments from my fellow club golfers, the course was supposedly top notch. I did notice that current membership is closed at the moment & with a joining fee of $8,800 for full membership and yearly subs of $2,448 the members must have rocks in their head for paying this amount.
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Jennifer Street, Little Bay
Sydney, NSW 2036, Australia
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