Blackheath Golf Club sits alongside the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park, about 70 km west of Sydney.
The condition of Blackheath is top notch. Although there is a natural variation in course conditions during the colder winter months, visitors will still find fairways and greens which would make many courses around Sydney envious. One popular Aussie Golf magazine even calls Blackheath the ‘Best Course in the mountains‘.
The parkland setting houses plenty of native fauna; and the beds of azaleas and rhododendrons are stunning in the warmer months.
Blackheath is on an undulating footprint, and elevation changes make a few holes play longer than the scorecard says.
Key holes at Blackheath Golf Club include:
- The 15th: a short par four with Out of Bounds right, sand to the left and a small stream in front of the green.
- The 17th: Blackheath’s signature hole. Just 120m, it requires a water carry all the way to the green. Neat garden beds beyond the putting surface make this a real picture-postcard hole.
- The 18th: A 345m par four. The tee is set back forcing players to hit a blind shot over a dam to a severely sloping fairway.