Concord Golf Club is one of Sydney's most prestigious golf clubs. Established in 1899, the Club has hosted a number of championship golf tournaments including the Australian PGA, NSW Open and ANZ Championship.
The Australian PGA came to Concord in 1991 when the winner was Wayne Grady. In 1992 it was won by Craig Parry and in 1993 by Ian Baker-Finch. In recent years Peter Londard won the 2001 ANZ Championship at Concord and commented positively on the condition and quality of the golf course.
A ready water supply through the construction of three dams provide provide a good water supply for the greens and fairways. At some time or another all of the holes have been reconstructed and in 1996 the decision was taken to appoint a golf course architect, Ross Watson, to re-design the course.
His recommendations were accepted by the committee and subsequently $1,400,000 was approved by Members to proceed with the complete reconstruction of all the greens, bunkers and fairways and the reshaping of the dam on the 15th tee. This was started in 1996 and successfully completed leading to newer, better playing conditions and a better golf course which has seen our Australian golf course rating rise into the early 30's .
The Clubhouse offers a warm classic ambience, with timber features and Club traditional and historical decor and furnishings. Major renovations were complete in 2001 at a cost of $2.5 million.
The Club is located in close proximity to Homebush, the Olympic site, and as such is a convenient drive from the City.
Concord Golf Course Renovations
High-profile course architect Tom Doak and his team from the Renaissance Golf Design company has just completed a major project involving the modernising and upgrade of the 18-hole Concord layout.
Concord was be the first major redesign project Doak and his team have “tackled” in New South Wales.
The upgrade works were led by Renaissance’s senior design associate Brian Slawnik while Doak himself oversaw the shaping of all 18 greens at critical times during the construction process.
Concord has long figured in the top-rated courses in New South Wales in the biannual rankings, no doubt club members will be hoping this can edge it closer to the top of that tree.