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August 2012

Ryde Parramatta Golf Club – “Tough But Fair”

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The July 1949 issue of PGA Monthly was titled “Tough but Fair” – that’s Ryde Parramatta. I must say this was a very appropriate description of what was about to unfold.

I’d played Ryde Parramatta on two occasions before but was particularly looking forward to this outing.

Located on Victoria Rd just north of the geographical heart of Sydney, the 5899 metre, par 71 championship layout is possibly the only course in Sydney with a view of the great Olympic Stadium at Homebush. Read More

Oatlands Golf Club – The Country Course in the City

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It was an early start for Oatlands. Coming from Sydney’s Northern Beaches we had a good hours drive in Sydney’s morning rush hour. But we got there without drama and met our playing partners. Bryce and Jez- a couple of young blokes. Oatland’s has an envied reputation for being the country course in the middle of the city and was once described by Brett Ogle as the best par 70 Golf Course in Australia.. It’s a well loved, beautifully looked after golf course with an honoured history peppered with famous golfers including a young pro named Peter Lonard. Read More

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