The name Elanora comes from the Aboriginal word meaning “home by the water” and the Country Club certainly satisfies this geographical description as is located on a hill overlooking Narrabeen Lagoon and the Tasman Sea.
Situated close to the Ku-ring-gai Chase and Garigal National Parks, Elanora is laid out within the residential suburb of Elanora Heights on land originally purchased by members of Royal Sydney Golf Club back in the early 1920s.
Fairways have been carved through classic bushland terrain, offering majestic views of nearby Northern Beaches and for golfers who are keen to spot specimens of native wildlife, there are plenty of bandicoots, lizards, possums and wallabies to be seen.
Played this course recently and it was an absolute beauty of a course.
Elanora is very private course on Sydney's northern beaches, with great views from it's highest point on this very hilly course down to the ocean and surrounding national park and towards Narrabean beach.
Great design amongst the natural bushland, wonderful flora and fauna make sure it sits perfectly in tune, rolling immaculate fairways, great bunkers with fluffy white Augusta like/ looking sand, tough (average sized) greens to read, even though its Winter.
Once all their upgrades / clearings are complete, their next ranking will be higher.
Elanora is a hidden gem in Sydney - a private members course which is maintained to an extremely high standard. Although not long, it presents its own challenges when the greens are prepared to their slickest speed. Wonderful views over the ocean from high up on the escarpment above Narrabeen Lake - when the westerlies blow, the course comes alive. The more normal gentle sou-easters make it a pleasant though slightly hilly walk with fantastic flora and fauna in abundance. Good practice facilities. Whenever you get the chance to play with a member, do not pass it up.