NSW Golf Club is located just 20 minutes south of Sydney’s CBD on the northern headland of historic Botany Bay. It is a links style course set amongst the sandy hills and valleys that lead to the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline. Its undeniable quality lies, in part, in the genius of its routing, laid out by Alister MacKenzie in 1926 and completed by Eric Apperly. It is at times heroic with some of the most photographed coastline holes in all of Australia. On a calm day it can be quirky, playable and fun, but if the wind is blowing, New South Wales bears its teeth and can be brutally challenging. Whatever the conditions, the course is always a shot maker’s delight and finishes in glorious fashion with a Par 5 littered with pot bunkers whose lengthy, rolling green is overlooked by the splendid clubhouse. The combination of exemplary layout, conditioning and natural topography with a huge enjoyment factor makes New South Wales Golf Club a true bucket list course.