Goldfields
Bendigo Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 72
6040 M
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The Bendigo Golf & Bowling Club was established in 1901 and is now considered by many to be the premier golf club in the Bendigo Area.

Bendigo Golf Course is situated just 10 minutes north of the Bendigo CBD and offers Men’s 6,040 metre par 72 and Women’s 5,353 metre par 73 layouts that provide an enjoyable challenge for all levels of golfers.

8 Reviews
ja1150
Played the course this week in a seniors' event. It's the first time I'd played the course and I found it to be a really nice layout with plenty of challenges for players of all abilities. The staff and members were extremely welcoming and friendly and I'll have no hesitation in returning. I just hope next time there's been sufficient rain and water to return the course to a condition that would compliment the layout. Presently it's very dry with preferred lies through the green due to the dryness.
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luke2177
Played this course 27th January 2014. The course has a great deal called 'Mad Monday' (I think) where it is $15 to play 18 holes. Good value for money there. I was happy to stumble upon this accidentally! I enjoy the Bendigo golf course layout, it's mostly flat (certainly flatter than other nearby courses such as Neangar Park and Axedale to name a few) but I agree with other comments about the lack of actual "rough" on the course. Essentially, if you miss the fairway you'll be hitting off dirt, sticks and maybe a bit of grass if you're lucky. This is unfortunate, and it's probably due to the drought, so it doesn't make for the ultimate in playing conditions. I even found that in some parts of the fairway (on several holes), the ball had landed on a dirt patch or turf that was being re-laid. This, again, was not ideal but it is probably part of a plan to reinvigorate the fairways at some point. To the credit of the club, the greens are very good. Most holes are lined with trees and as "Q-Tip" mentioned there are bunkers guarding most greens. If it wasn't for a vicious slice I've developed recently, I don't think the trees would be much of an issue due to wide, expansive fairways. But on this day, I struggled with most of my tee shots flying into the bush on the right side of the fairway. Overall, I played a full round for just $15 and this was certainly good value. I wouldn't hurry back and pay the usual fee of $25 for another 18 holes, but it's not like I'd avoid the course altogether, either.
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q-tip
Bendigo measures 6040m Par 72 with three par 3s ranging from 140-185m, twelve par 4s ranging from 282-402m and three par 5s ranging from 450-469m. Bendigo was established in 1901 and underwent expansion to 18 holes and a conversion of its sand scrapes to grass greens during the 1960s. The course now boasts mostly medium-sized bent grass greens with poa in some greens. The fairways and teebeds consist of a mixture of common/Santa Ana couch grass with also some wintergreen rye grass amongst the tree-lined fairway parkland layout. There is also a mixture of wintergreen rye grass and couch grass around the green surrounds. In terms of hazards with the exception of the 140m 17th (index 18) all greens are bunkered with a total of 30 bunkers on the course. There are numerous storage dams on the course, but with the exception of the pond near the 5th green, the water hazards are not in general play. The course has a few ways of securing water for the course: the stormwater runoff from the adjoining streets is captured in the 65ML storage dam located in the northeastern corner of the course boundaries near the 5th tee and effluent water is used to irrigate the fairways. Highlights include: the signature 185m 5th (index 11) with an elevated teebed at the storage dam embankment which is slightly above the green which is guarded by 2 shortside bunkers and a pond 15-20m right of the green; the 337m slight bend right 8th (index 3) with a yellow-staked (dry) creek cutting across the fairway 70m short of one of the smallest greens on the course (10m wide x10m long) which is guarded by 2 bunkers; and the 376m slight bend left 9th (index 9) with a bunker 230m from the tee at the dogleg turn in the middle of the fairway with the railway line along the entire far leftside treeline to a green with a leftside bunker. The layout is fairly heavily tree-lined but the fairways are wide enough to navigate a decent scorethirteen holes (1-6 and 12-18) are played on the clubhouse (or northern side) of Golf Course Road the road and five holes (7-11) are played over the road (towards the racecourse). The 13 holes on the bowling and clubhouse side of the road are freehold whilst the 5 holes on the southern are on the racecourse reserve. The front nine is longer and slightly more bunkered than the back nine. The layout has the 10th tee on the southern side of Golf Course Road. The par 3s (at 5, 12 & 17) are varied in slight elevation and orientation but play progressively easier as you warm into your round. The par 5s (at 6, 13 & 18) are similar in length with the flag not visible from the tee but are generally straight. The best attributes at Bendigo are its gentle dogleg par 4s with most greens not visible from the tee and all par 4 greens are bunkered. I generally agree with the first 2005 reviewer's comments which, apart from the drought comments, are still quite accurate today... Played here 25/09/2012 with $25 green fees 7 days a week. Course access is from Golf Course Road about 6.5km north of Bendigo's CBD near the racecourse. Bendigo is the longest and probably one of the most challenging of the 6 layouts in Greater Bendigo (others being Axedale, Belvoir Park, Eaglehawk, Heathcote & Neangar Park). Bendigo is one of SIX 18-hole grass green courses within the Greater Bendigo area which has around 100000 people.
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hagler
Played Bendigo over the Easter break. A nice little country course - good greens and the fairways have greened up well. Guy at the club said they had been allocated more water and had also bought more. A lot of doglegs and the rough is genuinely rough, so driving accuracy particularly important. Some really nice holes - long par 3 on the front nine is a great hole.
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cdeverist
The course has really had it tough during the drought. There is no rough and the fairways are non existent too!
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clubselectionisessential

I played this course on "Mad Monday" when it cost only $10 for 18 holes so my round was already off to a good start. This is a casual country track. The fairways were poor to be fair but the greens were very good. Add to that there are a high number of dog legs (both left and right) which kept things interesting.

I'd still recommend it for a relaxed hit.

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Goldfields, VIC 3551, Australia
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