Date: August 20, 2016
Author: Mike Clayton

Hole 10 – Royal Sydney Golf Club – Par 4

The 10th tee is high above the fairway but that is the only thing to suggest any undulation change at the first hole on the course that heads NORTH and back toward the clubhouse.

A lone fairway bunkers sits down the right side of the fairway yet somewhat curiously the green is also protected by bunkers on the right. With the best line of approach from the left why would anybody want to challenge the fairway bunker? It will catch poor drives to the right and that poses an interesting question for those interested in golf architecture. Should bunkers be designed to catch poor shots or shots that are almost very good?

The 10th is not a difficult hole unless it is right back into the wind but the next hole is probably the most difficult at Royal Sydney.