Camden Lakeside Golf Club

Course Data
Location New South Wales, Australia
Yardage 6999 yards Par 72
Course Rating 74.0
Playing Date 4 May 2006
Designer Peter Thomson (Thomson, Wolveridge & Perret)
Opened 1990
Caddy No
Golf Cart Yes (Can be driven on the fairways)
Rating
Overall Rating
3.65
Course Layout
(Estimated)3
Difficulty Level
(Estimated)4
Greens Condition
4
Fairways Condition
4
Landscaping & Views
4
Attn: I estimated the course layout and difficulty level as if I had played from the longest back tees. In fact I actually played from the front tees.  
 
This is a links course ever though it is located inland on the outskirt of Sydney. It features moderately undulating fairways and numerous bunkers. The course will make you often hit from uneven lies and around 60 bunkers in total make it a very challenging experience.

2nd Par 5 545 yards

A straight hole reachable in 2 for long hitters. The fairway slopes from right to left. The seconds shot is downhill. The green is elevated and built in an elliptical shape across a shallow swale. It faces you at an oblique angle requiring a high and accurate approach as it isn’t deep.


2nd Par 5 545 yards (3)

2nd Par 5 545 yards (2)

2nd Par 5 545 yards (1)
 
4th Par 4 447 yards

A straight, long par 4. Water hazards on both sides come into play off the tee. A creek crosses in front of the green which is elevated and protected by 3 bunkers.

 

4th Par 4 447 yards (3)

4th Par 4 447 yards (2)

4th Par 4 447 yards (1)
 
7th Par 4 431 yards

7th Par 4 431 yards (2)

7th Par 4 431 yards (1)
A slight dogleg to the left. Three pot bunkers on the left and on the right come into play off the tee. You must avoid 2 pot bunkers on the right of the green as they are deep.

 
18th Par 4 442 yards

A dogleg to the left, a demanding hole. You need distance off the tee but the longer your drive is, the narrower the landing area becomes. There is also a big lake on the left of the fairway, so be careful not to hook the ball. The green is slightly elevated.

 

18th Par 4 442 yards (3)

18th Par 4 442 yards (2)

18th Par 4 442 yards (1)
 
19th hole

It is a 1 hour drive from Central Sydney and a 40 minute drive from the airport. Visitors can play. The distance is in meters.

The course was ranked 72nd in Australia by Golf Digest 2006. The works of Peter Thomson (Thomson, Wolveridge & Perret) in Australia include the following: Moonah Links - Open Course (ranked 14th) & Legends Course (ranked 37th), Hope Island GC (ranked 24th), The National GC - Ocean Course (ranked 46th), Alice Springs GC (ranked 62nd), Twin Waters GC (ranked 68th), and Sea Temple G&CC (ranked 94th).

Their works in Asia include the following: Hong Kong GC - Eden Course, Clearwater Bay G&CC (remodelled), Beijing Links CC, Beijing Yaoshang GC, Shanghai Golfking GC, Shanghai Binhai GC, Changsha Quingzhuhu GC in China, Tanah Merah CC - Garden Course in Singapore, Bali Handara Kosaido CC, Lombok Golf Kosaido CC in Indonesia, Kelab Golf Sultan Abdual Aziz Shah (KGSAAS) in Malaysia, Noble Place GR&CC, Rayong Green Valley CC, Royal Chiang Mai GC in Thailand, and Kosaido Thomson, Nanbufuji CC, Zen CC, Thomson National CC, Three Lakes CC in Japan.