Yarrambat has great green for a public course. especially being
out of Melbourne somewhat. The fairways suffer a bit in the dry
condtions but are greening up nicely at the momment. The one
thing that seems to get you is the open space of the fairways
from the tee. Compared to other courses it looks like you are
hitting out into a paddock its so wide in parts, but a good tee
shot is still a must on most holes. AS previously stated it is
excellent value for money and also very scenic. Would reccomend
this course to all players.
Three essential features about this course: (1) it is fantastic
value for money (2) it is a must for overseas visitors as it
provides beautiful views of Melbourne and surrounds and a close
experience with resident kangaroos (3) for mid handicap golfers
it provides a rewarding challenge with big course layout but open
and forgiving fairways. This truly is one of the hidden gems of
golfing in Victoria. Within an hours drive of Melbourne it is
accessible and at $25 a round extremely affordable. The drought
has made play tough on probably 3 holes, but the other 15 are in
suprisingly good condition. If you are a little errant or erratic
on the tee then this course is spread over vast acreage with not
too many trees, so it can be very forgiving unless you are really
offline. I have taken several overseas guests there and they have
all marvelled at the kangaroos that inhabit the course –
early morning tee-off giving the best views. It is quite a long
course and spread over vast acreage so there are plenty of
opportunities to hedge your bets and play for bogey or risk the
water or forest in a bid for par – a very satisfying
challenge for the 15-25 handicap golfer – highly
recommended and very friendly locals and staff. And if you long
for the good old days of rabbit plague – there are around
1000 bunnies living between the 7th and 9th holes—count
them I’m not lying !!!
This course provides enough challenges, and sometimes will leave
you wishing you had of picked another path.
it has some great holes of the best is the 16th par 3 which you
have heard about in all the other reviews but it is just superb,
with the dam at the front of the green, and 3 bunkers placed
around the green, the only safe place to land is on the green.
The 15th par 5 is a great hole as well, provided that you keep
your drive straight, you can just let it rip, and then a 3-5 iron
can get you on, or just short of the green, setting up a
realistic birdie opportunity, or better.
Take note other public courses who massively overcharge (i.e.
Kingston Links), this course is fantastic value for money.
Very good layout and suberb greens. Obviously the drought has
made the fairways pretty tough to play-on (difficult to get your
club under the ball), but this will change in the wetter months
Certainly worth the drive and the very reasonable green
Good work Yarrambat!!!
Yarrambat provides an unbelievable challenge for the low
handicapper. Each hole is different and will get you thinking.
Good driving ability will help you obtain a good score.
The par 3 16th is possibly the best hole I have played, A
mid/long to a downhill green, depending on which tees you are
playing from. Green is surrounded by bunkers and a lake at the
front. Make sure you hit that ball nice!
The members tees are way back there! Fantastic experience to be
able to play from them.
Greens are very tricky, and speeds change every time you go back.
Definitely worth the drive, and the price (student prices are
This Course was a pleasure to play. I'm not the most advanced
golfer, but in my eyes this course is relatively easy to drive.
eg. not much in the way of bushes to lose balls, the rough is cut
rather short, and they're usually pretty wide, open fairways.
The tough part of this couse was the putting! Greens were quick
and had quite a bit of movement. All in all though a good
challenge. The par 3 16 over the water in front of the green was
Yarrambat Golf course is a well designed course. The fairways are
soft and you can get under your ball quite easily. Greens are in
fantastic condition too. Good holes are the Par 3 8th and the Par
3 16th is a beauty: Tee off from the top of a hill and hit down a
slope to the green with water infront of green. Overall the
course is very good and a must play
I believe that Yarrambat Park golf course is one of the best
public access courses in Melbourne and I'm sure you'd
I rated this course awesome due to it's top quality greens
and cushion fairways; because of it challenging holes and amazing
scenery. Once I counted 63 kangaroos hop across the fairway of
the par four 13th and that's not uncommon.
My favourite holes are the par five 2nd - a dog leg right. With
trees on either side. long hitters could hit for the green on
their second, if they don't hit the bunker to the right of
the green. They could then hit the green in two and make their
eagle or birdie putt. If you're a shorter hitter then the
best thing to do is lay up in between the two dams on either side
of the fairway and then a simple shot with a 9 iron or pitching
wedge can get you on the green.
I also like the par three 16th with a dam infront of the green
and three bunkers around it. This hole needs a very accurate shot
off the tee to hit the green and get your birdie or par putt.
A challenging course for the competitive and a great surrounding
for a social round.
This course appears to have been under new management since mid
2004 and the benefits are starting to show. Greens are in better
nick, fairways are well maintained and little things (e.g.
drinking fountains) now all work. The people in the pro shop are
interested in knowing what the users think of the course.
Even in wet conditions the course is playable. My only negative
is that some of the bunkers are fairly barren.
The abundant wildlife makes for a pleasant outing and if
you're accurate off the tees you get great value for your
My favourite hole? The 17th, 400mts upslope. A par here is always
Yarrambat Park is situated about 30kms north east of Melbourne in
the Plenty Valley. I believe it was designed by Tony Cashmore
(famous for 13th Beach & The Dunes) For a public course I
believe this is of a very good standard. Couch fairways, good
greens, bunkers and water carriage holes which you would not
normally find on public courses. At 6085 metres off the tips it
has a bit of length compared to other public courses. Pick of the
holes are the 16th 178 metre par 3 with a dam and 3 bunkers
around the green. Also the 18th 370 metre odd par 4 with creek
and dam about 150 metres from the green. Plenty of kangaroos and
wildlife around the course as well a well stocked pro shop with
clubhouse with bar and restaurant looking over the 18th green.
With a little bit of improvement I think this course can crack
the top 50 public access courses of Victoria. Only negative is
that on weekends your bound to have a round which takes you 4
1/2hours but for $23.00 you can't go wrong.
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