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#1 Kevin N

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 02:15 PM

hi everyone, im thinking about to join Bonnie Doon Golf Club in Pagewood, Sydney. I've been there and it is a nice course with renovation will be done shortly. Could anyone give me some review about the course, the member at Bonnie Doon, is it crowded to practice and play overthere or not?

 

Thanks so much

 

Kevin

 

PS: i should type Bonnie Doon golf club in the topic title, just missing the word " DOON"

 

Sorry


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 02:32 PM

It appears the "update fairy" has helped you there.    ;)


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 10:00 PM

I reckon Bonnie Doon might be the most underrated course in Sydney. Certainly not at the level of NSW, but definitely in the same ballpark as The Lakes, the Aussie, Royal Syd etc.



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:09 AM

I reckon Bonnie Doon might be the most underrated course in Sydney. Certainly not at the level of NSW, but definitely in the same ballpark as The Lakes, the Aussie, Royal Syd etc.

 

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 08:32 AM

How's the serenity?   (somebody had to say it!!!)

There's just so much of it.


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 12:10 PM

I was a member there way back in the 90's and my father is still a member there, plays once or twice a week.

 

the course has dramatically improved over the years and then made tougher since clayton got his hands on it a few years back.

 

my dad says that its not too difficult to get on, unless you want a specific time on a Saturday morning. If you're wanting to book a group of 4 you need to be aware when the timesheet opens and book it straight away.

 

don't expect to ring up on Friday afternoon and book in a tee time at 8am the next day on Saturday, but if youre open to being flexible then youll be able to get on.


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 02:05 PM

I reckon Bonnie Doon might be the most underrated course in Sydney. Certainly not at the level of NSW, but definitely in the same ballpark as The Lakes, the Aussie, Royal Syd etc.


I haven't played The Lakes since the changes but geez that's a stretch to say Bonnie Doon is in the same ballpark as The Australian and Royal Sydney.
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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:10 PM

Has anyone played the new holes (3 -7) that opened on 1 April? Hoping to get a sense of what they're like

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:01 PM

I played there recently, the course was good, but one may describe it as a bit gimmicky due to the land constraints. It's the age old problem in Sydney, the best courses are few, however, the great second tier courses are almost non existent (granted there are exceptions). 

 

As a members course Bonnie Doon is a challenge, in so much as the greens have more contours than an millipede has legs, creating tough putts from almost anywhere on the green.

 

Overall, I couldn't name another course in proximity, other than St.Michaels that would be any near it as far as standard are concerned.



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:47 PM

I haven't played The Lakes since the changes but geez that's a stretch to say Bonnie Doon is in the same ballpark as The Australian and Royal Sydney.


You took the words out of my mouth. Bonnie Doon isn't anywhere close to being in the same vicinity of the Aussie or Royal Sydney. The practice facility at the Aussie is better than Bonnie Doon! Along with from Metropolitan, the Aussie is one of the most immaculately conditioned courses in the country; in terms of courses I've played.
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 12:04 PM

You took the words out of my mouth. Bonnie Doon isn't anywhere close to being in the same vicinity of the Aussie or Royal Sydney. The practice facility at the Aussie is better than Bonnie Doon! Along with from Metropolitan, the Aussie is one of the most immaculately conditioned courses in the country; in terms of courses I've played.

Royal Sydney is so good that they are going to completely renovate it.

 

Not entirely sure the standard of the practice facility has much bearing on the rating of courses. Conditioning has some relevance. The Australian is great if your idea of great is a difficult USA model course with lakes and unusual imported bunker sand. Not my cup of tea, each to their own I guess.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:03 PM

Royal Sydney is so good that they are going to completely renovate it.
 
Not entirely sure the standard of the practice facility has much bearing on the rating of courses. Conditioning has some relevance. The Australian is great if your idea of great is a difficult USA model course with lakes and unusual imported bunker sand. Not my cup of tea, each to their own I guess.


Yet they continue to host the Australian Open at the Aussie and Royal Sydney......funny that.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:03 PM

Yet they continue to host the Australian Open at the Aussie and Royal Sydney......funny that.

Never a good measure for a great course, tournaments are mostly held where population and sponsorship is and the property allowing for sponsor tents and crowds. 

 

NSW remains a barren wasteland for great courses given the population and number of courses.

 

Bonnie Doon will realize its potential as a very good members course. 



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:56 AM


NSW remains a barren wasteland for great courses given the population and number of courses

Yes - NSW, Bonville, Newcastle, Belmont, Concord, Stonecutters, The Vintage, are all goat tracks.
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Posted 07 May 2017 - 01:40 PM

NSW remains a barren wasteland for great courses given the population and number of courses

Yes - NSW, Bonville, Newcastle, Belmont, Concord, Stonecutters, The Vintage, are all goat tracks.

None of them are great other than NSW.

 

Look south of the border and you will find 20 + courses better than Belmont. Concord, The Vintage and Stonecutters.

 

For the size of the population and number of courses NSW has a lot of average/good courses, nobody said goat tracks.


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