The Home of Five Rings and 216 Great Holes.
New South Wales Golf Club
guess the best way to sum up the layout at the New South
Wales club, comes from Ireland's World Cup golfer Paul McGinley.
McGinley's first look at the course came in 1996 whilst playing
the pro-am for Australian PGA with this writer. The first four
holes led us away from the clubhouse toward the
Halfway along the 5th fairway McGinley stopped and
sucked in the view of the rolling golf terrain as it met with
the ocean, not unlike a Pebble Beach vista. "Wow,"
he said and paused. "I've never seen anything like this."
McGinley saw was waves breaking onto rocks not 20 metres behind
the par-5 5th green and a rusting shipwreck in front
of the 194-yard par-3 6th tee which is perched on a rock
ledge and calls for a tee shot over water to a small green. While
all this beauty is fantastic, it was the quality of the golf course
that impressed McGinley.
Norman is another fan. Norman was recently made a member of the
private club after an investigation of club records discovered they
had a single vacancy left for a professional golfer. It was New
South Wales that Norman chose to take US President Bill Clinton
for a game during a visit two years ago. "I could play this
course everyday," Norman has said.