About the Club
One of Australia’s leading public golf entertainment complexes, easy accessibility and convenience are merely two of Moore Park Golf’s drawcards. In addition to its par 70, 18-hole championship course, the club also hosts one of the largest driving ranges in the Southern Hemisphere, a historic golf house and is home to the Sydney Golf Academy.
Steeped in history, the site on which Moore Park Golf Course now lies was once part of the ‘homelands’ of the Dhurag-speaking Eora indigenous Australian tribe. In 1866, the Mayor of Sydney, Charles Moore, created Moore Park by setting aside 378 acres of the Common for recreational use. The park became a focus of entertainment activities with the Royal Agricultural show, the Zoological gardens and the first course of the prestigious Australian Golf Club all established on the site.
Brothers Duncan and Charlie McMillian, who had immigrated from Scotland, founded Moore Park as a Golf Club in 1913. Their ultimate goal; to introduce the game of golf to the ‘common’ man and become the first public access golf course in New South Wales. Under the guidance of designer and golfing professional Carnegie Clark, the course was developed and opened to the public in May of 1913 as Moore Park Municipal Golf Links.
In 1991, Moore Park Golf Club, in collaboration with the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust, undertook a full reconstruction Clark’s original 18-hole course. With Ken McKay at the helm, Moore Park’s reconstruction included alteration to bunkers, tees and course drainage. In addition to the course upgrades, the onsite facilities were expanded to include a 60 bay, three-tiered all weather driving range practice facility. The new facilities opened to the public in 1996.
With its inner city location (just 10 minutes form the CBD) Moore Park Golf is chipping distance from some of Sydney’s most famous landmarks.
Natural contours and sharp changes in elevation are the foundation of Moore Park Golf’s challenging layout. Meandering through pristine parkland the fairways are flanked with towering trees and manicured gardens. The close proximity to the city and spectacular CBD almost appear a mirage given the peace and tranquillity of the inner city golf escape.
Moore Park Golf’s wide rolling fairways punctured by trees and gardens offer golfers a superb test of golf. Although the par 70, 5791 metre layout lacks water hazards, the routings challenging doglegs, steep undulation and tiered greens offer a variety and challenge for golfers of all abilities.