Avondale Golf Club is a Group One course on Sydney’s Upper North Shore. It is just minutes from the Pacific Highway and the Pymble retail precinct.
Spread over 200 acres of land adjoining the Pymble Ladies College, Avondale is a private members club.
The Club has no roads on its borders. Its proximity to the city only given away by glimpses of the Macquarie University campus.
Also a Certified Audubon Sanctuary, the course environs are maintained with the aim of conserving natural ecosystems, wildlife and habitat.
Originally designed by Eric Apperly and opened in 1926, Avondale Golf Club has evolved over the years. Renowned architect Ross Watson, with assistance from Craig Parry, is responsible for the most recent changes.
Avondale offers plenty of variety and elevation changes making placement off the tee crucial.
Traversing land south west of the clubhouse, the front nine rolls out with a few holes running side-by-side, while the back nine wraps around the heritage listed clubhouse and towards the north.
The course’s best stretch of holes are probably the 14th to 18th. Ranging from a genuine two shot risk/reward par five to the challenge of the drivable par four 17th, they demand your best golf.
The 18th at Avondale Golf Club could be Sydney’s best finishing hole. Requiring a well struck drive to the crest of ridge, then a mid to long iron to a well bunkered green, a par here is always a great way to end a round.
As a private members course, public access is restricted and only available via one of the following options:
- Guests of an Avondale member
- Reciprocal member
- Participant in a Corporate Golf Day.