Pymble Golf Club

Pymble Golf Club

Course Overview

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6103
Architect: Dan Soutar
Design Year: 1926
Top 100: Not ranked
Pymble Golf Club is a private golf course. Guests must be accompanied by a member. Limited opportunities exist for interstate and overseas golfers to play Pymble Golf Club through GOLFSelect. Contact GOLFSelect for more information.

Pymble Golf Club, located in the heart of Sydney 's beautiful North Shore residential district, is regarded as one of the finest inland courses in Australia .

Designed by Dan Soutar in 1926, this very picturesque golf course measures over 6100 metres. Surrounded by magnificent homes, the course meanders through creek filled gullies and over heavily treed hills providing a golf experience of perhaps unequalled beauty and challenge.

The planting of over 2000 trees and shrubs in the 1950s, was also a key part in the development of enhancing the surroundings of the golf course - the benefits of which are clearly visible nowadays ! The course is also famous for its black swans and the many geese that frequent the 16th hole dam area. In addition rainbow lorrikeets, eastern and crimson rosellas, king parrots, kookaburras, magpies, plovers and many other varieties are common.

Pymble Golf Club is one of Sydney's premiere private clubs and has been ranked as high as 87 in Australia.

Address and Contact Details

Pymble Golf Club
Cowan Road
St Ives, New South Wales, 2075
Tel: 02-9144-2884
Pro: 02-9144-3519
Fax: 02-9144-3311

Location Map

Course Location Map  Driving Directions

Course Wallpaper Images

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Course Playing Tips

Hole 1, Par 5 (506 m)
Your drive should land on the right side of this sloping fairway and if long enough you will have a good angle for your shot into the green. You can either carry it all the way to the two tiered green or run the ball onto the green from the right and between the bunkers. You can also play safe and lay up before a short pitch onto the green.

Hole 2, Par 5 (506 m)
This hole is one of the toughest par 5's in Sydney. The hole meanders up a steady incline with little run on the fairway. A solid drive required, the second shot should be placed right of centre fairway for the best approach to the two tiered green. There is a deep bunker short left of the green and this should be avoided.

Hole 3, Par 3 (190 m)
This hole runs down hill to a generally flat green. A good tee shot should always be rewarded by a par or birdie. A long iron or fairway wood off the tee here. Favour the left side of the green although there is a bunker left and right, with a severe slope away from the green on the right hand side.

Hole 4, Par 4 (416 m)
This is a tough down hill par 4 requiring a long straight tee shot and a well judged second. A solid drive down the left hand side is needed as the fairway slopes to the right. Best position to attack the green is centre to right side of fairway. Don't overclub the approach shot as you will have trouble making par from the side or back of green.

Hole 5, Par 4 (373 m)
This is a very challenging hole rated as our most difficult A dog leg right par 4 which plays longer than its rated length. Aim straight tee shot at the Turpentine or fade it if you can for the best approach shot. Long iron or fairway wood will be required to get home. Make sure you take an extra club as a shot played to the front third of the green may roll back off.

Hole 6, Par 4 (316 m)
This is straight up hill and playes longer than its lenght would indicate. Accurate placement of drive is a must. Favour the left side of fairway as balls tend to run off the right into the tree line. The left hand side is the ideal approach into the green. Take one club more than you think into the green as again, anything short may run back off the front.

Hole 7, Par 5 (445 m)
This is a good birdie chance with many players able to get home in two. A good drive down the right centre will set you up for a chance at the green. If you go for it you will be well rewarded but a mishit will lead to a difficult recovery shot. The conserative player will lay up before a short iron third shot into the green.

Hole 8, Par 3 (169 m)
Favour the right side of the green with a mid to long iron. Look for wind direction, the hole plays much longer into a North Easterly. The green has two tiers and when the pin is at the back it is a much tougher proposition, A bail out area short right is not a bad miss, from which it is relatively easy to get up and down. Anything left is a most difficult recovery.

Hole 9, Par 4 (386 m)
This hole is one of our toughest featuring a tee shot which goes over a rise and down a hill before ascending back up a steep incline to a well bunkered green. Plan your drive to land right of centre of this sloping fairway to have the best approach to the green. A well hit long iron or fairway wood will be required to get home particularly in a North Easterly. The greenslopes front to back and a shot hit a little short of the green centre will invariably roll back off the green. Putting from behind the pin can be treacherous requiring great touch. A most challeanging hole.

Hole 10, Par 4 (403 m)
Another tough hole where a long straight drive can be well rewarded. This hole dog legs slightly to the right. For the best approach shot a good drive should be left of centre fairway avoiding the fairway bunkers. Then the hole meanders slightly downhill which makes the second shot play a little shorter than the distance would indicate. Aim for the front half of the green as anything back is very a very difficult recovery shot.

Hole 11, Par 3 (139 m)
Straight away par 3. Look for wind direction, the hole plays longer into a slight breeze, shorter with the North Easterly. Avoid the very deepbunkers on the right at all costs as only the good bunker player can hope to get it close from there

Hole 12, Par 5 (438 m)
A shortish par 5 which is slightly uphill with the longer hitters able to get home in two. Slight dog leg right. A straight drive is useful, a fade preferable. Second shot must be placed on the left hand side for the best approach when the pin is cut right. The green is split into two sections, left tier is lower than the right. If you hit to the wrong tier you will have a most interesting putting challenge ahead of you.

Hole 13, Par 4 (307 m)
This short par 4 looks camparitively easy, however a misplaced shot will result in a tough recovery. Three wood or long iron preferable off the tee. This leaves only a short iron into the green. Favour right to centre green for this shot but don't be long and certainly not left. Once on the green you will have a straight forward putt on a relatively flat green.

Hole 14, Par 5 (476 m)
This is another shortish par 5 featuring a strong risk / reward strategy. Dog leg right. A solid drive in the middle will give you a chance to get home in two but miss the green anywhere right or long and purgatory awaits. A fairway bunker 25 metres short and left of the green is to be avoided. Safe play - lay up short for an easy pitch. Putting can be tricky on a well contoured green.

Hole 15, Par 3 (178 m)
Accessing the pin position is critical on this hole. A difficult par 3, requires a long iron or fairway wood. Best shot is a fade aimed at the left centre of the green. Alternatively, lay up short for an easy pitch and your par. There are bunkers left and right and a steep back left and long from which a pitch and putt is possible.

Hole 16, Par 4 (357 m)
This is our feature hole featuring two water carries. The hole is a dog leg right over the dam with bunkers and a huge bluegum tree on the corner to be avoided. If you can carry the bunkers your second will be a straight forward shortish iron, but in laying up, a much more challenging shot awaits. The green is guarded by a rocky creek in front with strong bunkering left right and at the rear. Take on the creek if you think you are good enough or lay up for your bogy - the choice is yours.

Hole 17, Par 4 (358 m)
The last of our tough par 4's. Dog leg right. Position your drive to the centre of the fairway as your second shot can be blocked by trees left and right. The second shot is slightly uphill to a long narrow green guarded by bunkers left and right. Make sure you take an extra club as anything short can roll back off the green. Once on the green it is fairly flat and straight forward putting awaits. Favour centre left when aiming at the green.

Hole 18, Par 3 (147 m)
The final hole is a challenging par 3 featuring a two tier green guarded by bunkers in the front and rear. Check the pin position and attempt to finish on the same tier as the flag as being on the wrong tier invariably results in a three putt. There is a bail out area right but there no easy chip and putt if the pin is back left.

Course Dress Regulations


On the Course - All shirts must have collars and be worn tucked into trousers unless designed specifically to be worn outside. Tailored shorts are permitted but are to be worn with long golf socks or calf length predominantly white short socks. 'Cargo' style shorts, denim jeans of any colour, track suits, or the types of jeans bearing brand names or other similar motifs are not permitted on the Course or within the Clubhouse. Regulation golf shoes must be worn on the Course. Sandals, jogging shoes and tennis type shoes are not regarded as suitable. Metal spikes are not permitted.

In the Clubhouse - Suitable golfing attire may be worn in the Members' bar lounge and billiard room. The wearing of golfing shoes with spikes is not permissible in the billiard room. A jacket and tie must be worn at all times in the upstairs lounges and dining room unless other dress standards are specified. Shorts and jeans are not permitted in these areas.

The wearing of shoes which may damage the main foyer entrance area is not permitted at any time.

These dress requirements apply to all Club areas, eg. a visit to put your name on a time sheet, a visit to the Pro Shop, a call into the Office, use of golf practice areas, etc.


On the Course - Tailored slacks, tailored shorts (length just above the knee) and divided skirts are permissible. Other shorts, mini-skirts, 'cargo' pants, denim jeans/skirts of any colour and beach-type garments are not permissible. Shirts can be worn with or without collars but if worn without collars they must have a banded neck line..

In the Clubhouse - Golfing attire is permissible at all times in the downstairs bar. In the upper sections of the Clubhouse on competition days, Ladies may also wear suitable golfing attire. In the absence of the General Manager, the Women's President and Captain have been directed by the Board to ensure that these standards are maintained.

General Restrictions

* Shirts not tucked in are to have a band or be a tailored garment designed to be worn outside.

In summary, the following are not permitted in the Clubhouse or on the Course:

  • Denim - trousers, shirts or coats;
  • Shirts without rollover collar;
  • Clothing with bold advertising motifs;
  • Sport/athletic type shorts;
  • Short tennis/basketball socks with shorts;
  • Shirts worn outside of trousers/shorts unless designed for that purpose;
  • Jogging/tennis style shoes; Shoes with metal spikes.
  • Track suits.
  • Shoes which may cause damage are not permitted in the foyer and upper level of the Clubhouse.
  • Cargo type shorts (long, baggy with large pockets).
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