Played there today. Glen Waverley Golf Course was actually the
1st course I've played at and even though I've played at many
different courses since, it still holds sentimental value. The
condition of the course was probably the best that its ever been.
There is good grass coverage on most of the fairways, whilst the
greens were in good shape though most of the greens are the front
9 needed a mow (the greens were extremely slow). Its a good
course for beginners or those in need of a tune-up or confidence
boast. I would rate this course prob 11-12/20. Its worth a visit
once or twice a year.
As with a lot of Melbourne courses at the moment, is struggling
for grass coverage in a lot of places. Enjoyable layout and given
some more water, would be worth a return visit.
one of melbournes better public golf track, Lots of water on
course to drought proof. Does get a little boggy in the winter
months but better than most around
Greener than most public courses in Melbourne but still only in
average condition. Greens are very nice although a lot of duck
droppings in the first nine holes which makes for very
interesting putting :) Overall an easy challenge with nice wide
fairways and simple bunkering.
Played it on the weekend. Wasnt overly impressed with it. Has a
huge practice green which was great. Loved one of the par 5s
which has a fairway so wide you could really open up and swing
free and not worry too much about where it landed, only issue was
the green which was a temp one in the middle of the fairway which
was exactly that, fairway.
Very short holes but some well placed trees can put the big
hitters in trouble when trying to cut straight to the
green… of which i found every single one.
Greens were well kept though and its a rather scenic course.
GW is a pretty flat course which i dont mind playing! I come ere
abit and just play the front 9 during the weekdays which i enjoy
to play as it has some length to it with the par 4’s
averaging 350+ metres in length. The back 9 is alot shorter
except for the 10th Hole par 3 at 190 metres. Overall its not
that difficult suiting beginners and the average golfer with the
wide fairways but most golfers will find something to like about
playing ere. Also the green fees is very affordable aswell!
A group of 4 of us have been playing here over the summer and
must say that the course has held up well with the water
The staff all seem well trained and even sold 1 of our group a
set of clubs which were all lie angled and shaft tested before he
could take them away,and as a result he is now winning the
stubbies at the end of the game….dammit.
I had a lesson from the Pro,Phil Wright which was an experience
the likes of which Id never had before,he is the only Leadbetter
Instructor in Aust,and he filmed my swing,we had a look at it on
the computer,and a few days later he had produced a DVD for me to
keep with the changes and drills on it…..beleive me its new
and Ive had many lessons and this was the best $70 I’ve
The management run a number of courses in Melb,and my mates and I
now have a regular booking at GW,and are rapt with the fact that
we get a well watered course,efficient staff service,and a golf
pro who is spot on with latest swing techniques.
Well done GW
I've been playing Glen Waverley once or twice a week for the
past couple of months now.
Every Sunday, you can be guaranteed a nice long wait between
holes, an absence of etiquette, and increasing frustration..
The course itself is excellent - not the most challenging I have
ever played, and indeed the back 9 is one of the easiest I've
seen. I often manage to drive the 16th green with a tail wind,
and my playing partner manages most greens in 2. Most greens and
fairways are in great condition, regularly maintained and
watered. There's a temporary green on the 5th and this has
shortened the hole by almost 100m, but the new green certainly
looks a corker!
What lets Glen Waverley down is its staff and management - the
pro seems to be off the mark, the pro shop staff spend more time
on the phone than serving paying customers, and more often than
not pre-booked pairs are forced to play together whilst mates of
the staff playing solo can walk straight on.
Membership of the club is available but seems not to have any
benefits - green fees must still be paid, there are no discounts,
and no priority tee times.
Overall, I'm fairly disappointed with the regular extended
wait times (30 minutes between 9 and 10 anyone?) and will be
looking for a new weekend course. Glen Waverley is great for a
quick round before work, but steer clear on the weekend if you
Well the conditions `were' ok a month ago but last weekend
was a bit of a disgrace. The fairways and many of the greens are
so water logged that it makes for more frustrating than
challenging play in the wet.
There are many areas of GUR, it was amusing (or depressing?) to
find areas of grass that were wobbly to touch and was like a
The green on the 9th is so muddy that there is a 3 m diameter
temporary `green' on the fairway.
The back 9 is a bit better but still soggy.
I wont play there again after it's been raining.
oh.. they also charge a $6 weekend booking fee on top of their
$18.50 18 hole green fee. so it still works out to be $20 if
booking for four.
If you are looking for a course that will suit styles from
beginner to intermediate, then this is the course for you.
Some intersting little par 4's, a couple you can drive if you
have the wind, mixed with some tricky greens & a couple of
well laid out par 5's makes for a very enjoyable round.
A very popular course so make sure you book in advance. Good on
course facilities with friendly staff to help you out.
On the downside, it can get a bit wet & soggy during the
winter months, due to the clay base.
Other than that, make sure you try this little gem out, I'm
sure you will enjoy.
I like the design of this course but the condition of the greens
at the moment leave a bit to be desired. The sprinkler heads that
are about 15 cm in diameter and sunk into the fairways are rather
annoying although they are of course considered immovable
Course suffers (like most courses at the moment) with drought.
Particularly the back nine but the benefit is you get heaps of
run if you hit it down the middle. Not particularly hard to play
distance wise. In an attempt to "harden" the course
there is heaps of grass on the greens and they are somewhat
slower than what we are used to. It provides some challenge. What
I will say is that the sand in the bunkers is the best I have
played in on a public course in Melbourne. Credit to staff for
that, makes up for the poor service in the well stocked clubhouse
although you can buy beer there. Bring your own ice. My stubby
I must have played 500 rounds at this course while I was growing
up. An easy place to play with only 1 par 5 and 5 par 3's,
the 10th by far the hardest at around 180 meters. Most of the
holes are very short par 4's but the 4th and 5th are 2 very
testing. The 4th is a long straight par 4 and the tee aims you
into the rough on the right hand side, the green is long and
skinny and 2 putts here is not a given on any day. The 5th is
probably the best hole on the course. The tee shot demands a
right to left shot setting up a mid to short iron to a severly
sloping green from back to front. The green is elevated and any
shot left, right or long is near impossible to get up and down.
The 18th is a par 3 and makes a great place to sit and enjoy a
beer as the rest of your social group finishes the round. Not the
type of course you would drive more than an hour to play but well
worth it for teh begginner and social groups. Be warned though,
it is a public course and as such rounds can be quite slow unless
you get off early doors.
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