After being closed for more than a decade, the Geelong Golf Club has re-opened with a new look. The previous 18 hole course has been replaced with a nine-hole layout within a residential estate. The new course has a more contemporary working model enabling shorter playing times with a less physically demanding experience.
It is a fun and strategic design, and while not overly long, it is a continual test of the golfers' game. The Graham Papworth designed course has Santa Ana Couch fairways, bent grass greens and includes four par threes, four par fours and a par five.
The designer's primary objective was to plan a good golf course that would offer an enjoyable challenge to all standards of golfer and at the same time create a premium asset within the estate for future homeowners. The resulting nine-hole golf course is a par 33 of 2150 metres in length, which should have a regular playing time of about 90 minutes.
The course has a superb practice area with five target greens spread across two split fairways. There are two chipping greens and a large practice putting area.
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