Blue Mountains
Leura Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 69
5302 M
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Leura Golf Club is set in the midst of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. Enjoy a fabulous 18 holes of golf and then experience the comfort and cuisine of our renowned restaurant Tees & Greens, open for lunch Tuesday to Sunday and dinner Thursdays to Sundays.

Electric golf carts, buggies, clubs and shoes are available for hire.

18 Reviews
mountainman
The last time I played this course was in 2011 and was disappointed. It is now 2013 and I have been back for two Saturdays in a row to play in the comp. I was disappointed back in 2011 and remain disappointed in 2013. The rough has improved and the long grass presently doesn't exist, although this probably has something to do with it being winter and the grass not growing rather than maintenance. The holes one through ten remain boring. Open with no great challenge. From hole eleven the fun starts with a lot more changes in elevation between tee and green and water coming into play. Placement on the last eight holes is crucial. The green are presently extremely hard and fast and it's not uncommon to see a well played high shot into the green act like it has just hit concrete and travel through the green. I played with a friend and two members who regularly played the course and these members struggled with the pace. The greens are tricky with lots of difficult slopes and made all the more difficult by the present pace. The fairways are mostly in good shape and of course you can't change the fantastic vistas from some of the back nine holes. My pick of the holes are the 13th a sharp dog leg left the fairway sloping right to left. Once you get over a crest in the fairway it is all down hill to the green. Ball placement off the tee is crucial and make sure you land on whichever tier of the green the pin is on, otherwise you are well into three putt territory. Too straight and long off the tee and you run into scrub and too left you will roll way down the hill into trouble. I also love the 14th which is another par four dog leg right with a blind tee shot over a crest. You don't get to see the green until you reach the top of a crest. It is then down hill to a small green with a bunker short of the green on the right. It is just a shame the green is so small and boring with the fantastic views of the Jamison Valley as a backdrop. I also love the 16th a par five dog leg right with a blind tee shot over the crest of a hill and a fairway past the crest running down hill and left to right with two dams and thick scrub on the right. The fairway narrows alongside the dams then opens up again as you approach the green. The biggest let down at Leura for me was the members. I have always been warned that they are the most arrogant of all Blue Mountain Courses and I found out this first hand on Saturday. The group behind us sent a guy up in a cart on the third hole to tell us to speed up as the group in front was two holes ahead. This was not the case as on the next hole they were approaching the green as we teed off. Another guy in a group of two had a go at me and said we were going too slow as we got to the 17th tee. I thanked him for his advice but told him that we were happy with our pace. He and his partner had been allowed to play through a couple of groups and catch us on the 17th tee. When we got onto the 17th green a par three we called him and his partner up and they declined. If you are going to play as two on a comp day you need to expect that you are at times going to be waiting. It took us four hours and five minutes to finish a round in the comp and based on keeping a track of rounds at different courses over the last few months this was not excessive. I have finished a round in less time and also finished in a lot more time. My friend and I then had a couple of beers in the club and not a single member approached us to say hello. At the club I'm a member of it's a priority to say hello and have a chat to visitors and make them feel welcome. At Leura you feel like you shouldn't be there.
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pitchputtsmash
Best views in Australia !!!! back nine is a great challenge ! enjoy !
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doublebogeydazzler
Played again on the weekend, WOW, this course just keeps getting better every time i play there. At this time of year the course is looking just beautiful, lots of flowers out in bloom and the fairways look lovely, cant believe its the middle of winter. And the misty mountain views are to die for. Much better than Wenty Falls (which i also played on the same weekend), which was still quite wet and boggy.
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q-tip
Leura was established as a 9-hole course (the current front nine) in 1902 and with the land now owned by Peppers Fairmont resort (but land is leased by the golf club) it has grown into a full-length 18 hole course from 1970. In the 1980s realignment from the new Peppers Fairmont resort was completed on the course and the present clubhouse was opened in 1988. By no means is this layout or its course conditioning exceptional, however, but it has some testing par 3s and a back nine which will challenge all golfers. Now measures 5388m Par 69 with seven par 3s ranging from 125-200m, seven par 4s ranging from 273-397m and four par 5s ranging from 441-500m. Off the back plates, only Wentworth Falls is longer than Leura. The older front nine is largely built on sandstone with shallower soils which is why the winter ryegrass fairways are barer in places. In contrast, the back nine around the resort has a deeper soil profile hence the mostly kikuyu grass fairways with ryegrass rough are quite lush. The teebeds are a mixture of ryegrass and kikuyu. The 20-30m long bentgrass greens are smooth and mostly front-sloping with a tier running across the middle and are well-paced without being too slow. The bunkers here generally do have sizable stones in them but, with a total of 21 bunkers on the course, you aren't likely to find too much sand during your round. There are a few storage ponds at the 12th tee, along the 16th fairway and 17th green. FRONT NINE highlights include: the 195m slightly downhill teeshot 5th (index 7) which is framed by tall pine trees along the leftside to a 20m long front-sloping bunkerless green; and the 397m slight bend right and uphill 6th (index 2) has a smallish 15m long front-sloping green and an OOB fence over the back to avoid for those who did not play a club shorter in the thinner mountain air! The back-to-back par 5s at 3 & 4 also require good positioning off the tee with trees to avoid along the rightside with the 3rd green being quite deep and the most bunkered hole on the front nine with 3 bunkers guarding its front half. BACK NINE highlights include: the 200m slightly downhill teeshot 11th (index 6) with a bunker short left; the 355m slight bend left 13th (index 8) with a left-sloping fairway and OOB along the rightside of the tree-lined fairway to the largest green on the course at over 35m long which is guarded by a bunker 15m short left; then the signature 371m slight bend right 14th (index 1) which requires a blind teeshot 200m to the crest to see the most heavily bunkered aesthetic green on the course with 4 bunkers including 2 short right bunkers. The closing 3 holes also deserve special mention: despite being sparsely bunkered as its varied length, topography and unique water hazards shape what is a challenging finish; the 500m slight dogleg right 16th (index 3) is another blind teeshot over a crest favouring the leftside, as the entire rightside is again Blue Mountains National Park, with the 2nd/3rd shot over a large gully with storage ponds along the entire rightside from 180m out from the bunkerless green with steep banks to thick bush on the rightside of the green; the 171m slightly uphill 17th (index 4) which is the toughest rated par 3 hole on the course with a pond on the leftside and a steep grassy bank rightside of the elevated bunkerless green; and the short 302m slight bend right 18th (index 10) with the flag visible through the trees along the right with OOB on the far left to a green guarded by 2 short left bunkers. Played here on Good Friday 2012 with $33 green fees. Decent clubhouse and facilities with a chipping green with bunkers and a putting green. Course elevation ranges from approximately 900m above sea level at the water hazards along the 16th to 940m above sea level at the 4th & 6th greens. Golfers with lesser ability will find the rough areas tough to get out off, and regardless of where you golf, you cannot any course to have great lies in the rough. Whether or not the financial struggles' of the club are true, there seems to be a lot of mention of the great Jamison Valley views which are visible from 6th green, 14th tee and green and the 15th green. I would not recommend to anyone just to play a course for its views, but as for its golfing challenges, Leura's back nine deserves worthy attention from all golfers. A decent short course with a similar style to Katoomba and Springwood. I still recommend Blackheath and Wentworth Falls as the pick of the courses in the Blue Mountains.
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doublebogeydazzler
Great course. Played one misty morning, the air up in the mountains is fantastic. Well maintained greens and fairways with some great holes and great views, will definetly be coming back. One drawback, some of the bunkers had big rocks in the bunker walls, not sure if this is down to the terrible weather recently or the lack of funds in the club.
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tattedgolfer
Played Leura last week while the girls did the shops in leura. The course was lush and well presented. You can really open your shoulders on the par fours, twice on the long par fives, but you need to be able to hit the ball straight. Surprising views on the back nine which we had to ourselves. Nearly played to handicap. Had a great burger in the clubhouse. Hope to be back soon.
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Sublime Point Road, Leura
Blue Mountains, NSW 2780, Australia
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