free templates joomla

The Course

 

Hole 1 | Hole 2 | Hole 3 | Hole 4 | Hole 5 | Hole 6 | Hole 7 | Hole 8 | Hole 9 | Hole 10 | Hole 11 | Hole 12 | Hole 13 | Hole 14 | Hole 15 | Hole 16 | Hole 17 | Hole 18


Hole 1

First Hole

Par 4

“Gully” - Named after the gully that runs across and down the right side of the fairway.

An appealing way to begin your round with a generously wide and forgiving fairway. A gully hazard to your right at driving length attracts many wayward shots. An easy walk downhill over a small gully followed by a slightly uphill approach to the green.

Men 389 mts Index 3
Ladies
347 mts
Index 2


Hole 2

Second Hole

Par 4

“Plateau” - The second green gives the appearance of a plateau from the golfers 2nd shot.

A dog-leg to the left with two well positioned bunkers on the left hand side to catch the unwary long hitters. Enjoy a fine view up to the elevated green where the Warby Ranges provide a dramatic backdrop to the course. A bunker on the left, and a swale on the right front protect the green.

Men 303 mts Index 6
Ladies 261 mts Index 12



Top

Hole 3

Third Hole

Par 4

“Hell Bent” - The course designer, Dick Pendlebury wanted this hole to be much longer with less of a dog leg. The boundary fence meant that he was forced to have a very sharp dog leg.

A slightly uphill short Par 4 with a sharp dogleg right that invites the long hitters to take on the trees. Those taking the more customary route will require a long hit to the corner. If short however, a lofted shot over the tree tops or a well executed fade will be needed to hit a smallish green that drops away at the back.

Men 303 mts Index 10
Ladies 266 mts Index 8





Hole 4



Fourth Hole

Par 3

“Lone Pine” - named after the pine tree above the green in recognition of Lone Pine at Gallipoli.

A short and picturesque Par 3 that requires an accurate tee shot through a narrow fairway to a challenging green. The fairway and the green both slope to the left and are surrounded by natural bush.

Men 151 mts Index 16
Ladies 137 mts Index 16




Top

Hole 5



Fifth Hole

Par 5

“Yallock” - Aboriginal word for water. Dick was very keen to have a number of aboriginal names.

One of the highest fairways on the course providing great views towards the distant Great Dividing Range where snow can be seen in winter. The undulating fairway presents two gentle dog-legs that lead to an elevated two tiered green that is protected by a bunker front right. Wayward golfers need to consider their second shot to avoid the 24 ML dam on the left of the fairway. It is commonplace to observe a variety of wildlife on this fairway, including kangaroos, wallabies and the odd goanna
Men 475 mts Index 8
Ladies 409 mts Index 4





Hole 6



Sixth Hole

Par 4

“Panorama” - the most spectacular view on the course. Proposed site for the clubhouse after the original club house was burnt down. The second proposed site was just below drive length before the fairway swings to the left around the dam. Dick also wanted to retain the gully in front of the green and make it into a "Scottish burn" which would also run across the ninth and first fairways.

From the elevated men’s tee become exhilarated by some of the best views in the North Eastern Victoria. Take in the plains of the Ovens Valley and inspiring sights of Mt Feathertop and Mt Bogong in the distance.

If sufficiently stimulated by the views, ambitious hitters may avoid the dog-leg by taking on the dam and trees (at their peril). For non risk takers a good drive to the corner will set up a mid iron to the green. Take care with your approach to this front sloping green as there is another small water hazard to the left and a dip in front of the green that collects short shots.

Men
414 mts
Index 4
Ladies
325 mts
Index 14




Top

Hole 7



Seventh Hole

Par 4

“Dinjara” - Aboriginal word for west. This is the only hole played due west but it is protected from the evening sun by the hills.

Comparatively easy Par 4 with an uphill walk. A good driving hole with a right-hand dog-leg to an elevated green that is protected by a bunker front right. Approach shots landing short of the green will roll back to the fairway.


Men 304 mts Index 12

Ladies 279 mts Index 10





Hole 8



Hole 8

Par 3

“Lowanna” - an aboriginal girls name meaning beautiful. Dick thought this was a lovely short hole with a magnificent vista. He also wished to place a number of small pot bunkers around the hole so it had a link with the most famous short hole in the world, the 8th at Troon Golf Club (Scotland) - the Postage Stamp - 112 metres.

Shortest Par 3 on the course with a terrific view. A short iron tee shot to the green must first negotiate a narrow tree line access. The green is surrounded with mounds in front and a bunker to the right. Over clubbing will result in a steep chip shot to get back on.


Mens 145 mts Index 18

Ladies 122 mts Index 18




Top

Hole 9



Hole 9

Par 5

“Buffalo” - the view from the tee perfectly frames Mt Buffalo.

A relatively short Par 5 starting with an elevated tee set back in bush land. Negotiate a narrow driving opening and enjoy the reward of landing on an expansive fairway. Take in views of Mount Buffalo as you continue down a fairway that widens considerably before a dog-leg to the right. Those capable of making the corner will set up the hole for an easy par 5. From the corner it is 170 meters over the gully up to the green. Be prepared for your great shot to the green to be appreciated by those enjoying cool drink or two on the clubhouse veranda.

Mens 439 mts Index 14

Ladies 420 mts Index 6





Hole 10



Hole 10

Par 4

“Warby” - the climb up the slope to the Warby Ovens National Park. One of the reasons the clubhouse proposal above the 6th was rejected because this hole would have been a poor finishing hole with golfers teeing off into the sun.

The challenging uphill nature of this Par 4 requires most golfers to choose 1 club longer to reach the green in two. An elevated 3 tiered green, protected by a left front swale and a bunker to the right is perfectly framed by the rugged backdrop of Warby’s.


Mens
350mts
Index 2

Ladies
288 mts
Index 1




Top

Hole 11



Hole 11

Par 5

“Blackboy” - as a result of the large number of grass trees (once referred to as blackboys) growing beside the fairway.

A short walk from the 10th green takes you to the highest men’s tee on the course. The 11th fairway follows the Warby range along an undulating fairway that features many native grass trees. Both drive and fairway shots need to target right of center to make allowance for the natural slope away from the range. An uphill approach to a two tiered green tucked below the ranges.


Mens
503 mts
Index 7

Ladies
387 mts
Index 5





Hole 12



Hole 12

Par 4

“Boomerang” - a perfect boomerang shape.

As the name suggests this longish Par 4 is a left hand dog-leg. From the tee position, once cleared from natural scrub it requires a good drive to reach the corner and open up the fairway to attack the green. Whilst there is no bunker to negotiate, a well positioned grass swale front right has a habit of collecting wayward balls.


Mens 393 mts Index 1

Ladies
327 mts
Index 3




Top

Hole 13



Hole 13

Par 3

“Water hole” - beautiful short hole. Dick's ability to have four very different par three holes is a feature of his design.

An elevated tee provides a commanding view of your target area. An accurate tee shot is required to avoid a strategically placed water hazard to the right front of the green.


Mens 161 mts Index 15

Ladies 139 mts Index 17




*****

Hole 14



Hole 14

Par 4

“Peaks” - hole which frames Mt Warby and other peaks in the Warby Ovens National Park.

A gentle uphill walk along a sloping fairway reveals a terrific view of the Warby Range granitic rock formation. The best position for your drive is slightly left of centre to give an ideal approach shot. Grass trees feature on the left as the fairway narrows to an elevated and tricky green that slopes from back to front.


Mens 330 mts Index 9

Ladies 303 mts Index 9




Top

Hole 15



Hole 15

Par 5

“Zig Zag” - a thinking golf hole - as danger looms with every shot.

The men’s tee is set back in the bush and rewards a good drive with a generous landing area. The second shot on this double dog-leg fairway however requires more consideration as a choice exists between playing a shorter safety shot or a riskier fairway wood that could either set up a birdie or follow the natural incline into the trees. Keep an eye out for our resident koala in the large gum to the right of the green.


Mens 485 mts Index 13

Ladies 389 mts Index 7





Hole 16



Hole 16

Par 4

“Hollow” - a short par 4 into a hollow. Short par 4 holes are a feature of most leading Australian sand belt courses.

A relatively short par 4, heads uphill towards the Warby Ranges. A narrow opening to a small left to right sloping green nestled in the surrounding bush land. Care should be taken not to over club as the rear of the green is protected by dense bush.


Mens 293 mts Index 17

Ladies 268 mts Index 15




Top

Hole 17



Hole 17

Par 3

“The Road” - named after the most famous par 4 in golf. The road hole at St Andrews which is also the 17th hole.

The degree of difficulty of this longish par 3 is compounded by a narrow fairway and the OOB fence along the adjacent road.


Mens
204 mts
Index 5

Ladies
170 mts
Index 11





Hole 18



Hole 18

Par 4

“Amaroo” - Aboriginal word meaning beautiful place. Dick felt the word represented the end of a beautiful day.

A lovely wide fairway all the way to the green awaits those with flagging energy. A mild left to right dog-leg for men whose drive will need to carry 150mts over a dry gully to make the cut grass. The approach to the green is down hill.


Mens 358 mts Index 11

Ladies 297 mts Index 13




Top