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Avalon function room

Just beyond the Bilgola Bends as you are about to enter the Avalon Village, nestled in behind a strip of nature that separates it from the often busy Barrenjoey Road – you have the Royal Avalon Golf Course.

Not only 9 holes of golf open to the public every day of the year, with no membership required but also one of the best located venues available for hire on the Northern Beaches, or even Sydney!

Recently we have begun a program called “Course for a Cause”. The initiative is designed to help local charities by offering free use of our facilities to raise money and/or awareness for a worthy cause.

Do you have a cause close to your heart?

Nominate your charity to become part of this program by calling 9918 2606 or emailing

If you don’t want to play golf, but are still after a venue for your function, the clubhouse is available for extended hours. So with plenty of parking on sight, the time of day shouldn’t be a problem when promoting your personal cause.

If you don’t have a charity, but are still looking for somewhere to party, the clubhouse can be hired to celebrate all kinds of occasions.

The bar is available and serving some of your favourite beer and wine, or take advantage of our BYO option.

Day time events can always incorporate games to raise some extra money with the practice putting green beside the clubhouse being utilised for competitions or a bit of fun for the kids.

If you are interested in our Course for a Cause initiative OR would just like to hire Avalon Golf Course and clubhouse for a function, please email or call 9918 2606

Golf is based on the geometry of the circle and because every circle obviously has a centre, that centre has to stay reasonably quiet in the golf swing so you can consistently get the golf club head back to the ball.

“The Chair Drill” requires any regular chair or a similar object

Line-up with chair close the right hip (left hip for left handers). When swinging the golf club with correct posture and hip rotation, the chair should not move giving you instant feedback.

By rotating the hip back as shown in the video above you will avoid hitting the chair and should follow through nicely to connect with ball.

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CALL 9913 7991


OR COME SEE US AT 1500 Pittwater Road, Warriewood 2102 NSW Australia

Birdie golf definition


“He finished with a birdie two on the 18th”

You take a deep breath; hands are steady as you make just enough contact on the ball with a strong follow through. You look up to see the ball silently roll across the green. You wait to see it disappear and then you finally hear that great sound of it dropping into the cup. A grin comes across your face because you just made an 8 foot putt. The best part about it, it was for a birdie. Your mates tip their hat to you. One of them sarcastically says

“Lucky shot.”

It’s ok though he is still spewing about his 3 attempts out of the bunker to the left. That is one term Golfers do not want to hear. “Lucky shot.” When you step onto the course you like to be confident that you know what you are doing. This is especially true as you walk back to the cart to slot that Scotty Cameron putter. It will sit patiently until the next hole, when you will need to pick it up to hear “tweet, tweet” again. The ability to be consistent in your golf game comes with hours of practice and dedication. Whether you have the top of the line equipment or just about to use your first set you found on gumtree, the equipment does not matter unless you know how to use it.  

Chicken wing, dead hands, weak wrists, slice, skull. These are all golf terms we do not want to be carrying with us in our golf bag. We have all been there. We practice and try to calm our mind and figure out why we keep slicing to the right. Are you dropping your left shoulder? Maybe it’s not transferring your weight from your right leg to your left. Or is it as simple as your grip is incorrect?

I know for me it was all of the above. I have never claimed to be a good golfer nor will I start to now, however the difference is I have a better understanding of the technicalities of a swing. I have more respect for the game. These corrections did not come from reading magazines, watching YouTube videos or re watching recorded PGA tournaments. It came from finally realizing,

“I have no idea what I am doing, I should take a lesson.”

I needed a coach for Rugby, soccer and baseball. It only makes sense I should have had someone try to teach me to golf. It is funny how I never took the time to approach a coach as I always thought,

“It can’t be that hard to hit a stationary ball with a club.”

I was never so wrong in my life. I have such a high level of respect for those who make the game look easy. The mechanics in a swing alone is enough for a weak minded person to walk away. This game produces an extremely tough athlete. You can spend hours practicing that chip shot but a split second of a break of concentration can cause you to come up short on the “easy” par 3 on the front nine.

“Success in golf depends less on strength of body more on strength of mind and character”- Arnold Palmer

Nothing is more frustrating that not being able to identify why something is not working correctly. If your car was not running ok you would call a mechanic. If you did not feel well and were concerned, you would go see a doctor. If something is off with your golf game, wouldn’t it make sense to see a coach? If you are a player with an impressive handicap or someone who is new to the game, it never hurts to seek out a professional coach. Have an open mind and realize no matter what your level is, there is always an opportunity to learn something new.

The result of a lesson may not be putting on a green jacket, but I tell you what, that beer your mate will be paying for on the 19th hole will taste that much sweeter.

Paul Jennings

Assistant Manager PGC


“A treasure of a place to putt putt, is Pirates Mini Golf in Warriewood. It has two large courses, both themed, one being ‘Caves’ and the other ‘Shipwrecked’, complete with pirate ship to play through.”

Weekend Notes is a website listing “Fun and interesting things to do in your town or city”.

The section of their site dedicated to finding “the best Putt Putt Golf in Sydney” features Pittwater Golf Centre’s 36 holes of Mini Golf as the favourite attraction!

Click here to read the section yourself!

Mini Golf Sydney Northern Beaches Pittwater Best
While a couple of other golf centre’s are included in the feature, we are proud to be the first off the rank and hope to be your first choice for both mini golf and the driving range on the Northern Beaches and for greater Sydney.

Our 36 holes sit only a couple of minutes walk from the bus stop, whether you’re travelling from the north or south by public transport. If you are driving we have plenty of parking on site, and if that happens to be full, there is another couple of hundred spots within a minutes walk of Pittwater Golf Centre.

We also have a cafe and pro shop on site, as well as our golf club fitting friends Cool Clubs.

Call 9913 7991 for more info or see here for trading hours.