Snapshots of our Pride and Joy

COURSE TOUR

View into green on 1st hole

Hole 1

Par 5

Dogleg left, longer hitters can go for the green in two, safe option is to lay up and play a percentage shot over creek that runs through the approach zone.

Par 3 2nd hole

Hole 2

Par 3

Seemingly straightforward par 3, don't let the gum tree sheltering right hand side of green catch you off the tee however, it makes for a  much longer hole.  Smart shot in required.

Par 4 3rd hole

Hole 3

Par 4

A tough green to keep a ball close to the pin awaits players on this hole, the golfer who plays second to to under the pin is rewarded on this hole.

View of Mount Ida from 4th green

Hole 4

Par 4

The 4th Hole is rated the most difficult hole on the course for the men.  It requires a good long drive just left of middle which leaves a long iron shot, down hill to a longish green surrounded by 4 mounds.

View of Mount Ida from 5th tee

Hole 5

Par 4

The 5th hole runs parallel to the 4th and is played slightly up hill.  It doglegs to the right after a group of tall gums.  A par here is always welcome.

View into 6th green over fairway-side dam

Hole 6

Par 4

One of the few real birdie chances on the front nine, the sixth is a dogleg right par four of less than 300 meters.  The difficulty comes by way of avoiding two strategically placed ponds, either side of the fairway.
 

A long par 4 up the hill on 7th hole

Hole 7

Par 4 Men, Par 5 Women

Number 7 travels along the northern "Out of Bounds" fence, up hill to a double tier green. Again, a par here always helps the scorecard.

Tricky putting green on 8th hole

Hole 8

Par 3

The eighth hole is the shortest of the par three's at 130 meters for the men and 120 meters for the ladies.  A smallish green is guarded at the front left by sand and with a severe drop-off at the rear, makes this green an important one to be on in regulation.
 

ar 5 9th hole along fenceline

Hole 9

Par 5

This long par five is a feature hole with "Out of Bounds" on the left, a creek in front of the green and bunker guarding the right hand side, this hole has upset many a good round.

A view down the fairway of the 10th hole

Hole 10

Par 5

The 10th hole gives the long hitters another opportunity for a birdie by reaching this green in two.  There is a tight dogleg to be negotiated at the drive and two bunkers at the green but its the best opportunity for a birdie on the back nine.
 

The clubhouse is in sight to pplayers going down the 11th

Hole 11

Par 4

   Number 11 is another tough hole with the premium on driving accuracy.  Your drive must be just right of centre to have a clear shot through two huge gums either side of the fairway.  A good hole to par and is rated number 1 for the women.

the 12th green surrounded by trees

Hole 12

Par 4

The 12th hole is another short par 4 but like most holes on the back nine, the fairway is narrow from where the player must find the smallish green.  The green is undulating which presents its own problems.  This hole can be an easy 3 or painful 7.

Fun par 3 13th, the cotton threaded between the dams

Hole 13

Par 3

    The 13th is probably the feature hole of the entire course. Its a middle iron par 3 over water to a double tier green and bunker.  Strangely, the green tilts away from the fairway so correct reading of this putting surface is a must.

Hole 14

Par 5

   The 14th is the second of the par 5'son the back nine and again, it's a tight squeeze for the drive and second shot.  The green has a mild slope from back to front and a bunker, to be avoided, at the front right.
 

Hole 15

Par 4

   Again, driving accuracy is tested at the 15th hole.  Not a long par 4 but the player must thread a drive through an alley of gums. Miss this fairway and the second shot to a narrow greens becomes a difficult task.
 

Deceptive par 3 16th, runs paralell to the trotting track

Hole 16

Par 3

   The par 3, 16th hole is another middle iron shot to a green surrounded by mounds.  No bunker here but correct club selection off the tee is vital.
 

Easy par 4 17th hole

Hole 17

Par 4

   The long 17th par 4 is a another tough hole where good length off the tee is helpful as the second shot goes to a green where on 50% of the surface is flat.  The remaining portions of the green slope away, leaving anything but a perfect shot to the middle of the green, drifting off down a slope.
 

Hole 18

Par 3

   The final hole is another mid iron par 3 where the green is shared with the 11th hole. With a bunker at the front and another at the rear, only correct club selection will give you a birdie chance here.