Muirfield Golf Club is located at North Rocks, just ten minutes north of the Parramatta CBD. It was originally the Barclay Golf and Country Club when it was founded in 1954. However, the members reached out to the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers for permission to use its name; thus, becoming the Australian Muirfield Golf Club.
A fantastic members course, Muirfield can be a test for golfers of all levels. Measuring 5644m (Par 69) for the men, and 5161m (Par 72) for the women, the well-bunkered holes range in length from short par threes to a couple of reachable par fives.
The course features undulating tree-lined fairways with particularly challenging proposition from the tee. It also features a series of large dams around the course which often come into play. The water combined with the undulations, bunkering and a couple of blind tee shots mean there is enough variety to keep you on your toes.
Muirfield Golf Club Highlights:
- The 5th: A 415m par four dogleg right, the hole requires a mid to long iron second shot to a green guarded by a bunker on the right.
- The 12th: A 420m par four: Hardest hole on the course. Straight and slightly uphill, the tee shot across a pond will leave you with a blind approach to one a small green well protected by a bunker short and left.
- The 16th: A straight par four of 400m, there is a pond running from about 75 metres short land left which runs along the left side of the green. Two Bunkers short of the putting surface make for an interesting second shot.
The well-appointed clubhouse has a restaurant and bar facilities. The Chef’s Clubhouse is open four days a week, from Thursday to Sunday.