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Q: Where Are Australia's Best Clubhouses?


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#31 voss

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 08:50 PM

I've always enjoyed the Latrobe clubhouse.


Haven't been over to Latrobe for maybe 6 or 7 years . It was not very appealing in those days but for memory they were talking about a reno.... has this been the case ??

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 05:53 PM

I'm a car park golfer myself.  :)

 

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 09:38 AM

I would be happy in a greenkeepers shed if it served nice cold beer after the game with mates. In my opinion the grandness of a clubhouse doesn't make it a great clubhouse.

 

 

One of the best I've been in was Lexton Golf Club (probably no one have heard of it).  Old drafty building with a massive open fire to warm up by on a winters afternoon, locals running the bar the lady golfers had put on veggie soup and no one wants to leave. Haven't seen anything like it in metropolitan areas that compare.


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 11:28 AM

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 11:41 AM

The view from the deck at Ocean Shores is pretty crap, not a spot anyone would like to enjoy a beer after a round.

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 05:37 PM

I would be happy in a greenkeepers shed if it served nice cold beer after the game with mates. In my opinion the grandness of a clubhouse doesn't make it a great clubhouse.

 

 

One of the best I've been in was Lexton Golf Club (probably no one have heard of it).  Old drafty building with a massive open fire to warm up by on a winters afternoon, locals running the bar the lady golfers had put on veggie soup and no one wants to leave. Haven't seen anything like it in metropolitan areas that compare.

Gosnells many years ago erected a marquee while they were renovating their clubhouse and I believe it was the best income their bar sales had ever seen.


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Posted 03 May 2018 - 12:25 PM

A common denominator flowing through ‘what makes a good clubhouse?’ seems to be atmosphere and ‘warmth’. We recently had a weekend at Dormie House at Moss Vale golf course in the Southern Highlands of NSW. What a pleasant surprise this place was. Really good club where the GM personally came up and introduced himself to our group and had a chat. His daughter was helping him with the raffles and looked after our tickets when we had to go next door for dinner. Bar and wait staff couldn’t have been friendlier.
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Posted 03 May 2018 - 12:52 PM

A common denominator flowing through ‘what makes a good clubhouse?’ seems to be atmosphere and ‘warmth’. We recently had a weekend at Dormie House at Moss Vale golf course in the Southern Highlands of NSW. What a pleasant surprise this place was. Really good club where the GM personally came up and introduced himself to our group and had a chat. His daughter was helping him with the raffles and looked after our tickets when we had to go next door for dinner. Bar and wait staff couldn’t have been friendlier.

Similar experience some years back @ Duntryleague, enhances the visit.


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Posted 03 May 2018 - 02:02 PM

I have spent time in the clubhouse and facilities at Royal Sydney and it's quite an amazing place - thick with history. Probably my pick, but yes the criteria for a good CH can vary depending on what you consider the important things are.


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 03:34 PM

This is actually a great thread to read...

 

For my two cents, Royal Sydney, not as stuffy as many may expect, mostly just people with old mates or younger parents with their well behaved kids


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 08:55 AM

Yarra Yarra and Commonwealth are probably the most impressive ones I've seen

Yarra Yarra for sure! The Australian is pretty cool with the American Style Grille in the Men's locker room, but its getting a bit old now. 

 

Royal Sydney is amazing, but in a totally different league to a 'normal golf club' 



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Posted 28 July 2018 - 05:45 PM

Yarra Yarra for sure! The Australian is pretty cool with the American Style Grille in the Men's locker room, but its getting a bit old now. 

 

Royal Sydney is amazing, but in a totally different league to a 'normal golf club' 

 

Ah yes, Royal Sydney, home of the Eastern Suburbs latte-sipping set with their chinless wonders. Mostly they don't 'do golf', only brunch/lunch and the occasional dinner.

 

The clubhouse was certainly good decades ago, and as the Club's coffers filled, they haven't shied away from continued improvements. But, a more pretentious bunch you wouldn't find in a long day's march, or at least that has been my experience over almost 40 years. 


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 02:47 PM

Went to a Function at Eastern Golf Club last night. Very nice facilities.

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 11:06 AM

Peninsula is going to be a ripper when it’s finished

Totally agree ; will be outstanding.



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Posted 31 July 2018 - 02:14 PM

Peninsula is going to be a ripper when it’s finished

I would hope it is for the price, but so far it doesn't look like good value. The only parts open are the pro shop (deccent) and the lockers rooms which look pretty cheap, and the finishes don't seem up to standard I'd expect for the price






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