June 19, 2021

Bonnie Doon Golf Club

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Bonnie Doon is a private members club.

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Bonnie Doon is a private members club.
Bonnie Doon Golf Club

Bonnie Doon Golf Club is a private club located at Pagewood in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Recently re-designed by Ogilvy Clayton, the course features large, undulating greens and views of the city.

The third oldest club in Sydney, Bonnie Doon began with an assembly of ‘golf mad cranks’ at the home of Dr Charles Adam Patricks in 1897. The first course, known as Marrickville, was just 12 holes set amid the stately homes of Tempe.

Renown for encouraging anyone with an interest in the game, Bonnie Doon’s first members included bookmakers, jockeys and hoteliers. The club also pioneered female membership; Inviting ladies to play as early as 1898.

After moving to Arncliffe in the early 1900’s, the club was renamed Bonnie Doon after the grazing property it acquired. When a large chunk was resumed for the aerodrome at Mascot (later to become Kingsford Smith International Airport), the club again moved, finally ending up at its current location.

Bonnie Doon isn’t particularly long at 5,947 metres, but has enough complexity to tame the modern power player.

To score well at Bonnie Doon you’ll have to think your way around. Position from the tee and accurate approach shots are rewarded. The wind too, will also play its part.

Divided into two sections by Heffron Road, Bonnie Doon has several notable holes, including:

  • The 7th: A short par five which, after a good drive, will force a decision on whether to go for the green in two.
  • The 8th: A reachable par four but with teeth ready to bite hard if you are slightly off line.
  • The 14th: Another short par five which is usually downwind.
  • The 18th: A solid finishing hole form an elevated tee which has a breathtaking view of the city.

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Scorecard: Bonnie Doon Golf Club

Tee: Black: 5964m

Scratch Rating: 73

Slope: 134

Tee: Red: 5183m

Scratch Rating: 75

Slope: 129

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White403294376378399126445259424310439914428415947412130227540325615665
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Red37424933430737210536325341027673941362571534439729326737624165183
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PAR-M544443545374343534443471
PAR-W544453545395343534453675

Scorecard: Bonnie Doon Golf Club

Tee: Black: 5964m
Scratch Rating: 73
Slope: 134
Tee: Red: 5183m
Scratch Rating: 75
Slope: 129
HOLE123456789Out101112131415161718InTotal
Black427331386390432147467268434328241717029316650512031028441726825964
White403294376378399126445259424310439914428415947412130227540325615665
Gold-M3512442402443199830520540324093601141847739811522825932520604469
Red37424933430737210536325341027673941362571534439729326737624165183
Gold-W3512362402443199830520540324013601141847739811522825932520604461
PAR-M544443545374343534443471
PAR-W544453545395343534453675