Magnificent Macquarie Links Golf Club
Macquarie Links is a PGA award-winning golf course set in a gated community an hour south of Sydney.
It was built to emulate a Scottish Links course with an Australian bush character; featuring native grasslands, mature gum trees and unique outback-style furniture.
THE STORY BEHIND MACQUARIE LINKS
Macquarie Links Golf Club is situated on a 375-acre residential estate in Sydney’s South West. The land was formerly degraded farmland before it was acquired in 1996 by Monarch, a private land developer.
Monarch hired distinguished course designer Robin Nelson, who was responsible for the courses at Mauna Lani Golf Club in Hawaii and Bali National in Indonesia. Nelson combined natural beauty, flexibility and memorability to create Macquarie Links that was opened to play in 2002.
THE MACQUARIE LINKS COURSE
The stunning links layout provides a skillfully crafted and challenging set of holes. Spanning only 6,200 metres the course tests shot making rather than a golfer’s distance.
Laid out across a gently rolling landscape, one attractive aspect is the open and forgiving fairways that are incredibly green and well-manicured.
Another defining feature is the quality of bunkering that makes this course feel like your playing in Scotland. These sand traps are large and strategically placed throughout the course.
THE SIGNATURE HOLE
The par-3 11th is a real cracker. Nicknamed “Billabong“, tee-off from an elevated tee box and force you to carry over a ravine to the green.
DID YOU KNOW
Macquarie Links’ suburb name pays homage to Governor Lachlan Macquarie, the 5th and last autocratic governor of New South Wales in the 18th century.
“Links” cleverly alludes to Macquarie’s birthplace, Scotland and the traditional links golf courses over there.
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