Eagle Ridge 6th of December

Address: Browns Road, The Cups, Mornington Peninsula

Number of Holes: 18

Carts Available: Yes (with GPS)

19th hole: Yes

From the outset this course is something special. Your fist view of the course when you come in from the car park is gorgeous. Don’t worry, the green you see completely surrounded by water is only a practise putting green.

In the clubhouse you have the option of taking a GPS system with you, whether you are walking or riding. These things are really handy & annoying at the same time. While standing on the tee it can tell you how far away from the green you are but it will also tell you how far you are from the lake, bunker or any other hazard you don’t want to know about.

This course is outstanding!! One of the best courses I have ever played!! Everything about this course was magnificent. The tees, the fairways, the greens & even the bunkers. The fairways were, on most occasions, narrow requiring a good tee shot & the greens were well protected by bunkers & ran true & even.

From the first tee the course makes you go “Wow!!”. The approach to the first green is spectacular & intimidating at the same time.

I can wax lyrical about nealry every hole here but I will concentrate on just a couple.

My favorite hole here at Eagle ridge would have to be the par 5 7th. It is just a brilliant hole. From the tee the hole dog legs to the right but then the green is back to the left. The green is obscured by a grove of trees on the left, pretty much forcing you to lay up down the middle, but don’t hit it too far or you’ll run out of fairway, or too short leaving you a tough chip over the trees. Oh yeah did I mention the group of bunkers in front of the green!! This is one hole you have to play right to get right & I loved every metre of it.

My other favorite hole was the par 3 6th. This is one of┬áthe best par 3’s that I have ever played!!! At 170 from the back tees, it is a testing length hole. The bunkers surruonding the hole also get in your head. What the photo doesn’t show properly is the gully in front of the tee which has a number of small bunkers just waiting for the topped tee shot.

As I mentioned early this has become one of my favorite courses & I can’t wait to get back out here to have another crack.

Check out all the photos of our day out here

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