No one likes walking onto the first tee after a long period away from the course, only to slice it two fairways over in front of your boss or the boys. Practice is essential to keeping your swing perfect, and what better way to do it than at one of Sydney’s Top 10 golf driving ranges.
From those driving ranges just a stone’s throw from Sydney’s CBD to a handful on the Northern Beaches and others out west, there’s always a Sydney driving range close by for casual weekend warriors or weeknight enthusiasts alike. You can stop searching for the “best driving range near me,” because we’ve sifted through the pile to select our top 10, in no particular order.
If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron. – Lee Trevino
Top driving ranges in Sydney for 2020:
We’re starting with Moore Park Golf Driving Range for one simple reason – its proximity to the CBD is about as good as you’ll get in Sydney. Better yet, from 4 pm to 11 pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, visitors will receive a free upgrade to the next bucket size up. They’ve also got reserved driving range bays for large groups – perfect for an early knock off with the guys from work.
- Address: Cnr Anzac Pde & Cleveland St, Moore Park
- Contact: 02 9663 1064
- Opening Hours: Mon 10am to 10:30pm, Tues-Sun 6am to 10:30pm
‘The Ridge’ as it is commonly known offers one of the finest public golf courses and driving range combinations in NSW. Specifically for the range, customers are looking at 52 floodlit bays over two tiers including a lineup of seven target greens and a purpose-built coaching studio. For Sutherland Shire residents, the Barden Ridge driving range is the pick of the bunch.
- Address: Recreation Drive, Barden Ridge
- Contact: 02 9541 4960
- Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 6:30am to 9pm, Sat-Sun, 6:30am to 8pm
Touting a premium Srixon range of balls, Pittwater Golf Driving Range specialises in short game improvement facilities including putting greens, bunkers and chipping areas. The main segment is 40 bays strong with 3 dedicated teaching bays.
- Address: 1500 Pittwater Road, Warriewood
- Contact: 02 9913 7991
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 8am to 9pm
As Sydney’s largest indoor driving range clocking in at 1200-square-metres, Precision Golf has so many activities on offer to ensure you’ll never be bored in Chatswood. Nine driving range bays use TrackMan 4 radar technology to log your swings, and there are two bunkers as well as a putting green to fine-tune your short game. You can even play over 40 golf courses on the full indoor golf simulators or finally get some kit sized up properly at the state-of-the-art club fitting room.
- Address: Unit 2/29 Gibbes Street, Chatswood
- Contact: (02) 9417 7704
- Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am to 10pm, Sat-Sun, 8am to 6pm
One of the leading golf facilities in Australia and spread across two levels, Thornleigh Golf Driving Range just north of Pennant Hills is orientated East-West so that you’ll always have the sun behind you when you’re enjoying an afternoon hit. Thornleigh Golf is commonly regarded as Sydney’s best driving range with 20 of the bays boasting auto-tee technology.
- Address: Brickpit Park, 142-178 Pennant Hills Road, Thornleigh
- Contact: 02 9875 5445
- Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 9:30pm, Sat 8am to 9pm, Sun 8am to 8:30pm
Given it’s incredibly close proximity to the airport, the 300-metre golf driving range at Tempe is a favourite of both locals and interstate travellers alike, with 20 shaded bays and some plane-watching to match.
- Address: 22 Holbeach Ave, Tempe
- Contact: 02 9559 1162
- Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am to 9pm, Sat-Sun, 8am to 8pm
Self-titled “the sweet spot between work and play”, Golf In The City helps you improve your game at one of their five world-class golf simulators right in the heart of the CBD. Choose from 80 internationally recognised golf courses, compete with colleagues and then enjoy a few frothies afterwards at their bar and lounge.
- Address: 8 Spring St, Sydney
- Contact: (02) 8964 9972
- Opening Hours: Mon 11:30am to 6pm, Tues-Fri, 11am to late, Sat bookings only, Sun closed
Attached to the well-respected St Michael’s Golf Course, Cullen’s Golf Driving Range is one of the most picturesque ranges in NSW, bordering Botany Bay National Park with the deep blue Pacific Ocean just beyond. Surprisingly, it’s actually quite affordable, with a large bucket clocking in at just $17. Unfortunately, this isn’t one for a post-work wind down as it shuts at 4:30 pm daily.
- Address: 2 Jennifer St, Little Bay
- Contact: (02) 9694 1599
- Opening Hours: 8:30am to 4pm
Backed up against a beautiful stretch of bushland in a unique little pocket of Terrey Hills, Golf Paradise can accommodate 58 players at once in a two-level sheltered complex.
- Address: 1A/1B Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills
- Contact: (02) 9450 2155
- Opening Hours: 9am to 9:45pm
Adjacent to George’s River Golf Course is a small group of just 15 covered driving range bays from which to practice your swing before heading out for a day on the course.
- Address: 255 Henry Lawson Dr, Georges Hall
- Contact: (02) 9724-1615
- Opening Hours: “Dawn till dusk”