The Club features two superb golf courses; the Championship Course and the Centenary Course. To date, the Championship Course has hosted 15 Australian Opens and one Women’s Australian Open. The 2016 Emirates Australian Open, held from 17th to 20th November 2016, was won by Jordan Spieth.
The Championship Course has been accurately described as follows, ‘it has always been an ‘old-fashioned’, traditional, heavily bunkered, tough test of golf, especially in any wind. There are no gimmicks, no tricks, chasms or watery caverns’. Its undulating fairways and treacherous bunkers ensure that the Championship Course is a challenge, even for the most avid golfer. The Championship Course has undergone many changes over the years, the most recent being a rebuilding of the greens which was completed in 2003.
Royal Sydney also offers a short 9 hole course called the Centenary Course. It was completely rebuilt to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Club in 1997. The course was designed to utilise every golf club in the bag for the competent golfer with undulating terrain, featuring tight fairways and small contoured greens. Water comes into play on six of the nine holes, presenting a further challenge for the golfer.