Course guide

Men: A.C.R 71

Hole

Par

Index

Meters

1

5

16

475

2

3

14

129

3

4

2

349

4

4

3

308

5

4

5

363

6

5

12

441

7

4

9

354

8

3

11

183

9

5

7

474

Out

37

 

3076

 
 
 
 

10

4

4

302

11

4

10

343

12

3

18

112

13

4

13

267

14

4

6

344

15

5

17

440

16

4

1

378

17

3

15

155

18

4

8

342

In

35

 

2683

 
 
 
 

Total

72

 

5759

Ladies: A.L.C.R 72

Hole

Par

Index

Meters

1

5

14

410

2

3

17

110

3

4

12

275

4

4

7

260

5

4

3

348

6

5

5

395

7

4

2

344

8

3

10

170

9

5

6

383

Out

37

 

2695

 
 
 
 

10

4

4

287

11

4

11

295

12

3

18

110

13

4

13

264

14

4

1

340

15

5

9

410

16

5

16

372

17

3

15

151

18

4

8

301

In

36

 

2530

 
 
 
 

Total

73

 

5225

 

Hole 1 Par 5 475m (mens) Par 5 410m (ladies)

Straight ahead par 5 hole with the ideal line off the tee being the right edge of the tallest pine tree on the left side of the fairway as you see it from the tee. Longer hitters can get home in 2 shots with a large green protected by a bunker front left. Relatively flat green with only gentle borrows. All the greens on the course will have some borrow away from Mount Buninyong – if you think it is flat, allow for the Mount. The Mount is east of the township and if you stand on the 1st green and look back towards the clubhouse you will see the mountain in the distance to the left of the clubhouse.

 

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Hole 2 – Par 3 129m (M) Par 3 100m (L)

The creek must be negotiated from the tee as it runs across the entire width of the hole. The hazard stops around 30m short of the green so a lofted shot is definitely required. The severely sloping green (back to front) is protected by a bunker short left as well as one right of the green. Any shot over the green faces a treacherous chip onto the green sloping away from you. Correct club selection off the tee is crucial

 

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Hole 3 – Par 4 349m (M) Par 4 275m (L)

A delightful medium length par 4 with a carry over the creek required off the tee onto a fairway that snakes its way to the green. The ideal shot is a gentle draw off the trees on the right side of the fairway. Although the green has no bunkers protecting it, missing this green on any side will require a deft touch to get the ball close. Another green which slopes back to front so leaving an uphill putt will make putting a lot easier.

                                                             

Hole 4 – Par 4 308m (M) Par 4 260m (L)

Do not be fooled by the length of the hole – it is definitely not a driver hole. With the creek crossing the fairway 50m short of the green only the very longest of hitters who can hit a fade should even contemplate reaching for the big dog! The widest part of the fairway is around 130m from the green so plan your tee shot to end in this area. Any shot too far left of centre will most likely have no second shot to the green. Another green sloping back to front and through the back of this green is diabolical. The green is protected by 2 small bunkers right and a deeper bunker short left of the green. Any 2 putt on this green is a good result.

                                                        Crowies

Hole 5 – Par 4 363m (M) Par 4 348m (L)

A straight ahead par 4 with the only real danger off the tee being the OOB on the right. The creek crossing off the tee should not be a problem as it is only 30m off the front of the tee box. The green is protected by a bunker on the right and once again through the back of the green is not the place to be. Relatively flat green so putts can be holed from anywhere.

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Hole 6 – Par 5 441m (M) Par 5 395m (L)

A short par 5 with danger down both sides of the fairway – if you miss the fairway on either side, getting home in 2 is out of the question. Right has an OOB fence and left some of the heaviest scrub on the course. The fun really begins when you get on the green. The most severely sloping green on the course and depending on where the pin is cut, 3 putts can be a good result. Anywhere over the green is disastrous. Only the players with the best short game can get up and down from the back. Your goal is to leave the ball below the pin at all costs. When playing your shot into this green allow an extra ½ a club because the green is set above the fairway.

 Lake Eyewear                                                     Paul Hazlett Painter

Hole 7 – Par 4 354m (M) Par 4 344m (L)

A draw off the tee is definitely an advantage as the hole turns right to left most of the way to about 80m short of the green. Avoid going left off the tee as a forest of gum trees and bracken await you. Too far right and a dam can capture errant drives. A conservative play off the tee making sure you hit the fairway is a wise way to start this hole. The green has 2 levels with a slight rise from the front level to the top. A bunker will catch any shot right of the green and a 4ft drop off the green for shots left or long. Middle of the green is always a smart play.

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Hole 8 – Par 3 183m (M) Par 3 170m (L)

The longest of the par 3’s on the course and this will really test you if played into the northerly. The green is slightly higher than the tee so the target looks tiny. Play for the middle of the large green and avoid the bunker left of the green. A 3 on this hole is a very good result.

                                                         Aussie Farmers

Hole 9 – Par 5 474m (M) Par 5 383m (L)

The longest of the par 5’s with the first half of the hole playing uphill. The further right you can be on the fairway the easier the 2nd shot. The ideal line off the tee is the large gum tree just off the right edge of the fairway past the grassy knoll. This tree is around 240m off the men’s tees so if you are a long hitter just left of this tree is ideal as it will give you the best angle to a green which is out of view. As you get within around 230m of the green you will see a bare branched tree left of the fairway. This tree is level with the back of the green and around 5m left of another tricky green. Two bunkers protect this green both level with the bottom tier of the green – one left and one right. There are 2 distinct levels on this green and unless you are on the same level as the pin you could be here for a while.

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Hole 10 – Par 4 302m (M) par 4 287m (L)

A straight ahead par 4 with very little danger if you hit your drive on the fairway. Left is heavy rough and gum trees and right is worse. The green sits well above where you will play your 2nd shot from with almost none of the green surface visible from down on the fairway. A bunker catches shots right of the green so left of the pin is always a smart play. Take 1 extra club to make sure you get on this deep green which is 22m from front to back – but only half as wide.

                                                      

Hole 11 – Par 4 343m (M) Par 4 295m (L)

Another straight par 4 with spectacular views to the west. The tee is well above the level of the green and very long hitters can have a crack at this green but do not go left under any circumstances as the OOB fence is very close by. There are 2 ways to play your 2nd shot into this green – either high lofted shot to at least the middle of the green so that it stops quickly or land it 5m short of the green (right half only) and let the slope take the ball forward. Once on the green the hard work is done with a true and relatively flat surface to putt on.

  

Hole 12 – Par 3 112m (M) Par 3 110m (L)

Do not be fooled by the length of the shortest par 3 on the course. Any 3 on this hole is well earned. A tricky green which slopes from back to front and right to left. The ideal tee shot will be short and left of the pin but this will bring the bunker and severe drop off the left of this green into play. A hollow short and right of the green will stop any weakly pushed iron.

 

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Hole 13 – Par 4 267m (M) Par 4 264m (L)

A reachable par 4 for the long hitters and a hole where position off the tee is far more important than length. If you can hit a controlled draw with the driver then have a go – otherwise put your ego back in the bag and hit a 170m tee shot leaving you a simple 2nd shot in to another tricky green. This one has 2 distinct slopes on it – front half of the green is uphill and the 2nd half breaks hard left. A bunker short left will catch the pulled shot whilst kikuyu mounds right of the green make chipping onto a slick green a lottery.

 

                                                       Golf City

Hole 14 – Par 4 344m (M) Par 4 340m (L)

One of the few truly blind tee shots on the course where the fairway beginning about 200m from the green is not visible. The perfect line is the gum trees which encroach on the left side of the fairway. Laying back to a distance between 130m and 170m will give you a level lie and the opportunity to get over the gums to hit the green. Get too close to these gums which are only 50m short of the green and keeping your ball on the green is problematic. No bunkers protecting this green with the green dropping off sharply right and long.

 

                                                          Proactive Steraliser

Hole 15 – Par 5 440m (M) Par 5 372m (L)

A hole which will relinquish a birdie to 2 well struck shots and the occasional eagle. The drive must be long enough to get to the corner or your 2nd shot will be a lay up to position. From the men’s tee a drive of around 240m is required and you could be left with as little as an 8 iron for your shot into the green. The trouble on this hole is right of the fairway where a forest of gums and pine trees will ensure you have no chance of getting on the green in two shots. Play onto the adjoining 9th fairway is OOB. The green is protected by one bunker front left but once on the green you will be rewarded with a relatively flat surface which like all the greens on the course will break a little away from Mount Buninyong.

 

Hole 16 – Par 4 378m (M) Par 5 372m (L)

The longest of the par 4’s on the men’s course, which is why it is indexed number one on the card. The 3 catchment dams for the courses irrigation run almost the entire length of this hole – down the left behind the line of gums trees you can see from the tee. A drive down the left half of the fairway is ideal as this keeps the tree branches encroaching on the right edge of the fairway out of play. The green is one of the largest on the course and has two levels with a small rise across the middle of the green. There are no bunkers on this hole as the length and the water more than make up the difficult of this hole.

 

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Hole 17 – Par 3 155m (M) Par 3 151m (L)

The last of the par 3’s and a challenging green to hit because the front right is protected by a bunker whilst shots coming in from the left will not run up the rise onto the green. If you hit the green from the tee you are rewarded with a relatively flat green with very little borrow on it. The difficulty in this hole is hitting the green – take an extra club if playing into the prevailing westerly breeze.

 

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Hole 18 – Par 4 342m (M) Par 4 301m (L)

Heading back to the clubhouse now and the ideal line is at the right edge of the clubhouse with a controlled draw. Anything right of the fairway will leave a difficult shot out of the rough and from amongst many gums and wattles. Two large Cypress trees will catch any shot hit hard left and will make hitting the green with your 2nd very tough. The green has a bunker to its left and a severe drop off the back of the green. The one place not to hit your shot is long through the back of the green. Beware the lone gum alongside the green as the higher branches grow out over the green and have caught many a good looking shot into this green.

 

Kwik Kopy                                                      Mr Rental