Riverside Oaks Golf Resort 'Bungool Course'

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Our new 'Bungool' Course at Riverside Oaks Golf Resort opened for play in October 2014. Located less than an hour north-west of Sydney, the new course will be Riverside Oaks' second 18 hole course, and is set on a beautiful site with spectacular riverfront views of the Hawkesbury River.


The site has many natural advantages which made it possible to develop an outstanding golf course for a comparatively very low cost. During construction, our focus was on the golfing features of the course (ie. greens, bunkers, tees). The fields where the holes were built were covered with a natural couch grass, meaning extensive planting during construction was not necessary.


The emphasis was on refining and finessing the natural shapes to produce beautiful and strategically-interesting holes. Even greater emphasis was placed on the shapes of greens surfaces and the immediate surrounds of the greens. These have been developed to favour different types of shots - both running shots and through-the-air - and to favour approach shots to particular pin spots from the particular angles on the fairways.


The landscape where the course lies is spectacular in places and has a certain ruggedness to it. This suggested a style for bunkers which is still oriented to attractive patterns of shape in the bunker faces - but without pristine edges or finishes. The bunkers have a certain wildness which fits the overall appearance of the course.


In a recent article for Planet Golf, Darius Oliver has described the course as "...what may become the best new course to open in Sydney for 20 years."










Golf Course Architecture

'Bungool course at Riverside Oaks Resort opens for play'

by Sean Dudley, 17 November 2014




Golf Australia Magazine

"Riverside Oaks Golf Resort - Bungool Course"

by Steve Keipert, October 2014




Society of Australian Golf Course Architects (SAGCA) - Golf Architecture Journal

"New Bungool Course"

by Bob Harrison, 2013




Planet Golf

"Putting the River in Riverside Oaks"

by Darius Oliver, 15 March 2013