NSW golf club is better than Royal Melbourne... easily. Excellent clubhouse to start with and the course is very tough but full of quality holes throughout. We played off the back tees and shot some big numbers on a pretty calm day. Started on the 10th so its a slight shame not to play it in the desired order but still a strong hole to begin with followed by a lovely par 3 11th that has fantastic views of the ocean reminiscent of St Andrews a bit. Difficult to pick a true favourite hole but 5 and 6 are world class and the 18th is a majestic par 5 to finish. The greens are slick but receptive and some of the panoramas with the massive tankers passing by are very special. On the down side, a couple of the fairways were not in the best nick and that's about the only thing that stops it getting 6 stars from me.
Date: May 08, 2009