The Course

Golf Course

Our 9-hole golf course is superbly maintained with a range of complex holes that are sure to test your skills.

Whether you’re a Geelong rookie or a seasoned veteran, check out our hole-by-hole course guide. Let us give you the inside scoop on the best way to play each hole.

Hole
Distance
Par
1
281m
4

Hole 1

Hole 1

Overview

The 1st hole is proudly sponsored by Maxwell Collins.

A delightful opening hole with the green in full view, set on a ridge a few metres lower than the tee and 281m away. The tree-lined fairway gently undulates between the tee and green that you may not see the ball come to rest if it lands in a hollow. The ideal tee shot should be 210m to 225m, and finish slightly right and short of the first bunker, resulting in an uphill lob-wedge from a level stance to the centre of the green. Any tee shots drawing to left of centre will likely funnel further left and result in a much more demanding approach shot over the greenside trap.

Suggested Path

You should finish slightly right and short of the first bunker, resulting in an uphill lob-wedge from a level stance to the centre of the green.

Tip 1

Although it’s the smallest green on the course it has subtle undulations and will offer a single break putt from most locations on the putting surface to the flag.

Tip 2

The tree lined fairway gently undulates between the tee and green such that you may not see the ball come to rest if it lands in a hallow.

Tip 3

The ideal tee shot should be 210m to 225m and finish slightly right and short of the first bunker, resulting in an uphill lob-wedge from a level stance to the centre of the green.

2
159m
3

Hole 2

Hole 2

Overview

The 2nd hole is proudly sponsored by Sphinx Entertainment Centre.

A solid uphill par 3 with the green elevated some 4m above the tees. A well-defined ridge from front left to rear right across the putting surface makes finding the rear pin placement quite testing, especially given the large bunker immediately behind the green. An up and down from this trap will be quite a challenge no matter where the pin is placed. The forward third of the green slopes toward the line of play and is an easier target with 143m to the front edge however imaginative putting will be required from here whenever the flag is placed towards the back.

Suggested Path

Imaginative putting will be required from here whenever the flag is placed towards the back.

Tip 1

The green elevated some 4m above the tees.

Tip 2

Finding the rear pin placement quite testing, especially given the large bunker immediately behind the green.

Tip 3

The forward third of the green slopes toward the line of play and is an easier target with 143m to the front edge.

3
282m
4

Hole 3

Hole 3

Overview

The 3rd hole is proudly sponsored by King George Fish and Grill.

This tree lined short Par 4 plays marginally uphill to a putting surface hidden behind a buttress of five bunkers with only the flag visible. The first trap is 216m from the tee on the left and from that point the fairway continues to narrow making a lay-up shot of 185m to 215m a very sensible option to leave a pitch length that suits your game. A pitch carrying the green side traps will find a very gently undulating surface that promotes well played shots towards the centre and right. Finishing within a few metres of the pin of the day should present a straight forward birdie putt.

Suggested Path

From the first trap the fairway continues to narrow making a lay-up shot of 185m to 215m a very sensible option.

Tip 1

The putting surface is hidden behind a buttress of five bunkers with only the flag visible.

Tip 2

The first trap is 216m from the tee on the left.

Tip 3

A pitch carrying the green side traps will find a very gently undulating surface that promotes well played shots towards the centre and right.

4
450m
5

Hole 4

Hole 4

Overview

The 4th hole is proudly sponsored by Lord of the Isles.

Our longest hole is one of few to bring water into play. Although a short Par 5, players will be well advised to take the safe, three shot route to the cup by laying up just shy of the small pond at 217m out from the tee and before the closely mown fairway becomes light rough. A good option from this spot is to play a 180m carry to the ideal location from which to approach the green. This shot has some risk but trying to land and stay on the green with a long second shot is fraught with problems, two deep traps guard the front edge and if carried the likelihood of finishing in the bunker or hollow beyond the green is great.

Suggested Path

A good option from this spot is to play a 180m carry to the ideal location from which to approach the green.

Tip 1

Take the safe three shot route to the cup by laying up just shy of the small pond at 217m.

Tip 2

Our longest hole is one of few to bring water into play.

Tip 3

Two deep traps guard the front edge and if carried the likelihood of finishing in the bunker.

5
120m
3

Hole 5

Hole 5

Overview

The 5th hole is proudly sponsored by Mist Heating and Cooling.

The shortest hole on course is a “postcard” hole that has a very simple message, “Avoid the bunker at all costs”. At 120m it’s only a wedge or nine iron for most members to a generous size target. The left third of the green obviously provides the safer option for finding the putting surface however when the pin is not on that side there are a number of testing pin locations that will call for a very deft putting stroke. In particular the spot tight behind the bunker needs an exact carry of the longest point of the trap, alternatively carrying the left third of this deep pot can potentially result in the ball feeding down the slope to the prized flag location.

Suggested Path

When the pin is not on the left side there are a number of testing pin locations that will call for a very deft putting stroke.

Tip 1

Avoid the bunker at all costs. At 120m it’s only a wedge or nine iron for most members to a generous size target.

Tip 2

The left third of the green obviously provides the safer option for finding the putting surface.

Tip 3

Carrying the left third of the deep pot can potentially result in the ball feeding down the slope to that prized flag location.

6
129m
3

Hole 6

Hole 6

Overview

The 6th hole is proudly sponsored by Little Constructions.

A picturesque hole with an elevated green that drops away on all sides and has sandy pots guarding each of the three defined pin positions. A forward lower terrace is protected by the two shorter traps, there is a small platform for a flag on the right third of the green between the right side bunkers and rear left quadrant of is an elevated plateau with sand beaconing both to the left and rear. As with the other one shot holes recovery from off the putting surface requires considerable visualisation and short game skills.

Suggested Path

There is a small platform for a flag on the right third of the green between the right side bunkers and the rear left quadrant of is an elevated plateau with sand beaconing both to the left and rear.

Tip 1

Has an elevated green that drops away on all sides and has sandy pots guarding each of the three defined pin positions.

Tip 2

A forward lower terrace is protected by the two shorter traps.

Tip 3

Recovery from off the putting surface requires considerable visualisation and short game skills.

7
256m
4

Hole 7

Hole 7

Overview

The 7th hole is proudly sponsored by Bootcamp Geelong.

This is a very unique, short par 4 and whilst it would be drivable for many it has a small green with a rocky swale in front, a large wetland to the left, a prominent bunker on the right and a small pond short and to the right. All of which should encourage a more conservative style of play involving a tee shot on 175m to 190m, thus staying within the wider part of the fairway yet reaching a similar elevation to the putting ground. A crisply struck pitch only travelling 70m to 80m towards the right half of this small target will have a great chance of rolling on the subtle contour towards the flag.

Suggested Path

A crisply struck pitch only travelling 70m to 80m towards the right half of this small target will have a great chance of rolling on the subtle contour towards the flag.

Tip 1

Whilst it would be driveable for many it has a small green with a rocky swale in front.

Tip 2

This hole has a large wetland to the left, a prominent bunker on the right and a small pond short and to the right.

Tip 3

Tip one and two should encourage a more conservative style of play involving a tee shot of 175m to 190m.

8
166m
3

Hole 8

Hole 8

Overview

The 8th hole is proudly sponsored by Frameline.

The longest Par 3 on course only plays 2m downhill although it feels much more and gives the impression that the green continues to fall away. Given bunkers on the front, right of the green, the ground slopes leading onto the putting surface and a tall eucalyptus tree to the front left an exacting high tee shot needs to land a couple of metres onto the close mown surface in order to come to rest in the centre of this large green and have access to all pin positions. There are no sharp slopes or terraces here but larger rolling profiles that add complexity to reading the amount of break.

Suggested Path

A tall eucalyptus tree to the front left an exacting high tee shot needs to land a couple of metres onto the close mown surface in order to come rest in the centre of this large green and have access to all pin positions.

Tip 1

This course only plays 2m downhill although it feels much more and gives the impression that the green contuse to fall away.

Tip 2

Given bunkers on the front, right of the green, the ground slopes leading onto the putting surface.

Tip 3

There are no sharp slopes or terraces here but larger rolling profiles that add complexity.

9
245m
4

Hole 9

Hole 9

Overview

The 9th hole is proudly sponsored by Aurum Accounting.

At just 245m from the back plates this ‘sporty’ Par 4 presents the prospect of birdie or better to end an enjoyable round, especially for the longer hitters. Carrying the green however has its risks and running through to the hollow behind or bunker to the right will require a precise recovery shot to a downhill pin location. Players wanting to protect a score would be well advised to play a 200m to 220m shot to the right side of the fairway. This small terrace 10 m to 20 m short of the green provides a view to most of the putting surface and a fairly level stance from which a well-played lob shot should provide a good birdie chance to finish.

Suggested Path

Playing from an elevated tee across a valley to a fairway landing zone at a similar elevation requires a 220m shot to clear a grass hollow on the left edge of the fairway and no more than 235m to avoid reaching the bunker on the outside of this slight dog.

Tip 1

Carrying the green has its risks and running through to the hollow behind or bunker.

Tip 2

For a safe shot, play a 200m to 220m shot to the right side of the fairway.

Tip 3

Realistically through any shots finding the fairway up to 100m out will be well suited to a “bump and run” type approach shot.