The Venues ::
The Lakes Golf Club “Host 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 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.
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
St Michaels Golf Club
St. Michael’s stands among Australia’s best, recently ranked as one of New South Wales top ten golf courses, and holds a national ranking amongst the top fifty. With a location immersed within the Botany Bay National Parkland, adjoining the Pacific Ocean, course designer’s Glancey and Moran(1938) had vision of designing a tough championship links course, without disturbing the natural terrain and beauty of the Little Bay peninsula (par 72).
Today St. Michael’s has evolved as one of Australia’s few environmentally aware golf links by implementing specific programs aimed at protecting our resources, flora and fauna. The objective is to reduce our carbon footprint, protect the endangered species of this region and to be responsible for the way in which we function as a golfing business.
Location: Jennifer Street, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia, 2036