The Venues

The Venues ::

The Lakes Golf Club ” Ranked #15 in Australia & Home of the 2018 Australian Open

Established in 1928, The Lakes Golf Club is one of Sydney’s most prestigious high ranking private golf clubs.  Located only 15 minutes from the CBD, The Lakes borders the Botany Aquifer and Wetlands area, showcasing spectacular views and an abundance of wildlife alongside one of Australia’s great golf courses. The course layout is widely renowned as an outstanding golf challenge with the lakes and wetlands posing beautiful albeit daunting hazards on the course.

The Club is renowned Championship venue, hosting multiple tournaments including the Johnnie Walker Classic, the Greg Norman International, the PGA Championship and the prestigious Australian Open in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

 The course features kikuyu grass fairways and 1020 bent grass greens which are presented in excellent playing condition year-round.  This runs consistent with the club’s long-standing strategy of maintaining the course at championship standards at all times. This eye for perfection remains a primary focus of the board and management of the club.  Barren Sandy Wastes, Water Hazards, ‘wiry’ fescue rough, and undulating greens are the prominent features found at the modern links course that is The Lakes.

How to get there (click here for a map and directions).

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NSW Golf Club “Ranked Top 5 courses in Australia”

The NSW Golf Course, is situated on the northern headland of historic Botany Bay, approximately 20 minutes drive from the CBD. Located in the Sydney suburb of La Perouse, it is flanked by the rugged cliffs of Henry Head and the prominent headland of Cape Banks. Ranked as one of the world’s best courses.

“La Perouse”, as the course is often known, is set amongst scrub covered sand hills and valleys that slope down to the Pacific Ocean at secluded Cruwee Bay. This inspiring layout is bounded by water on three sides and has many of the characteristics of true links golf. Occasionally benign and at the mercy of the “young guns”, this sleeping giant, with its undulating fairways and small greens, calls for great skill in shot making when the sea breezes blow. It has been written that golf had its origins on unique seascapes similar to this one, where the wind is a dominating factor and the direction from which it blows making any of the eighteen holes comparatively easy or extremely difficult.

“It’s one of the great golf courses I’ve seen, really a fun golf course. You could have some real times out here.” Arnold Palmer – 27 Nov, 2004

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Bonnie Doon Golf Club

Founded in 1897, Bonnie Doon is considered one of Sydney’s best golf courses.  It is the city’s third-oldest golf club and one of the oldest in Australia. Located only 15 minutes from the city and five minutes from Sydney’s international airport, the golf course at Bonnie Doon enjoys championship and Group One status. Slick greens, many with pronounced undulations, have long been recognised as among the best putting surfaces in NSW. Elevated tees and greens with sweeping views of the city are key features of the course design, as are the sand hills which bring unique challenges to many of the holes.

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Dockside, Cockle Bay (venue for Gala Charity Dinner)

Dockside is ideally positioned within Cockle Bay Wharf, just a moment’s walk to the Sydney CBD. With sparkling water views stretching over Darling Harbour, Dockside blends function and space with a reputation for culinary excellence and exceptional service. Renowned for holding successful events, Dockside is an outstanding space for weddings, business events, conventions, gala dinners, cocktail parties, conferences, formals and special occasions. Diversity is Dockside’s strength catering for groups of 10 to 1200 people.

Incorporating  Dockside Groups 30 years’ experience and deliciously fabulous hospitality, Dockside’s team of passionate chefs present guests with delectable freshly-plated cuisine served with a fine selection of beverages.

Bathed in natural light with floor to ceiling windows to capture the panoramic views, Dockside offers a level of diversity beyond compare. Wrapped by a large terrace, Dockside is made up of five unique rooms that can be used individually, as a combination or as a whole venue. Dockside has parking facilities at Wilson Parking in Cockle Bay Wharf, offering under cover access just moments from the venue. Wheelchair access available.

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