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SYDNEY: The Home of Five Rings and 216 Great Holes.

Sydney - home to the 2000 Olympics - is Australia's largest city and boasts more than 115 golf courses. BRENDAN JAMES found 11 of the best courses on offer to thrill you and occupy your time between events.

The International Olympic Committee expects more than two million people will travel to Sydney in September for the Games

of the XXVII Olympiad. If you are one of those lucky enough to have a ticket to the Games and golf is more than a passing interest - check your clubs in with your suitcase.

Afterall, you would kick yourself if you didn't have your clubs and you travelled halfway around the world to learn some of Australia's best courses are within a short drive of the Olympic Stadium and the famous shores of Sydney Harbour.

Not to mention, come September – Sydney's driest month – the temperature will hover in the comfortable low to mid 20s (celcius) and, with daylight saving times in operation, it will be daylight to well after 7pm each day. Great golfing days indeed.

There is plenty of golf on offer in Sydney during the Games. So when the medal chase gets too much, do some of your own chasing…of a little white ball around the fairways of Sydney.

AT A GLANCE
 
Green Fees
Need to Know
MOORE PARK GC
Cnr Anzac Pde & Cleveland St, Moore Park, 2033
Tel: 61 2 9663 1064
£12   
Bookings 7 days in advance
BONNIE DOON GC
Banks Ave, Pagewood, 2035 
Tel:    61 2 9349 2101
£95 
Bookings only Monday, Tuesday (PM) and Friday
THE COAST GC
Anzac Pde, Little Bay, 2035
Tel: 61 2 9661 5075
£10
Weekdays best. Bookings advisable
ST MICHAELS GC
Jennifer St,  Little Bay, 2035
Tel: 61 2 9311 0621
£18
Monday, Wednesday and Friday best days. Early bookings advised.
NEW SOUTH WALES GC
Henry Head,  La Perouse, 2036  
Tel: 61 2 9661 4455
£105
Weekdays only. Limited times available.
LONG REEF GC
Anzac Ave, Collaroy, 2097
Tel: 61 2 9971 8188 
 
£11
Weekdays only. Book two weeks in advance.
TERREY HILLS G&CC
116 Booralie Rd,   Terrey Hills, 2084 
Tel: 61 2 9450 0155
   
On application.
Must be a golf club member with a handicap.Bookings well in advance.
CONCORD GC
PO Box 5,  Concord, 2137
Tel: 61 2 9743 6111
On application
Must be a golf club member with a handicap.Bookings well in advance
CARNARVON GC
Nottinghill Rd, Lidcombe, 2141 
Tel: 61 2 9649 6255
£22
Weekdays only. Book at least two weeks in advance.
RIVERSIDE OAKS
O'Briens Rd,  Cattai, 2756
Tel: 61 2 4560 3299 
From £30 (including cart)
Vacancies everyday. Bookings advised.
CAMDEN LAKESIDE
50 Raby Rd, Catherine Field, 2171
Tel: 61 2 9606 5277
 
£35 (including cart)   
Vacancies everyday. Bookings taken well in advance.

As you can see there is plenty of golf on offer in Sydney during the Games. So when the medal chase gets too much, do some of your own chasing…of a little white ball around the fairways of Sydney.