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SYDNEY: The Home of Five Rings and 216 Great Holes.
Riverside Oaks Golf Club

If you have a day to spare from the intense competition for Olympic medals, inquire about hiring a car and heading to the outskirts of the metropolitan area to either Riverside Oaks or Camden Lakeside Golf Clubs.

Riverside Oaks is about 90 minutes drive north west of

the city centre on the banks of the Hawkesbury River. This pay-for-play course has hosted several Australian PGA and Tournament Players Championships and has undergone several redesigns during the past 10 years.

Holes 14 to 18, are arguably the toughest closing five holes in Sydney, perhaps Australia. Of these, the par-4 15th is the most brutal. Water hugs the left of the fairway and green and at 423-yards, plenty of distance and pinpoint accuracy are needed to even entertain the thought of making par.

Water plays a major part on every hole of the back nine and where there's water…there are kangaroos. The local kangaroo population at Riverside Oaks numbers about 50 and they are golfer friendly. In fact, they don't mind having their photograph taken and will often show off by bounding off across the fairway into the Aussie bush.