Review – Wattle Park

Address: 1012 Riversdale Road, Surrey Hills
Number of Holes: 9
19th Hole: No
Motorized Carts: Maybe, best to check.
Cost: 9 — $11.50 / 18 — $18.00 (weekday)

We were asked to visit this course by John (our friend from France), & I’m glad we did. Wattle Park is a lovely 9 hole course in the middle suburbia.

Wattle Park is not the longest course you will encounter in Melbourne but that doesn’t mean that it is easy. There are 5 par 3’s, 3 par 4’s & only the 1 par 5.

The 3rd & the 6 are both 215 metres long but the 3rd is a long par 3 & the 6th is a short par 4 making things even out in the end I guess.

Wattle Park is a course that if you play straight you will find it an easy course to conquer. There is only one set of tees making the back 9 exactly the same as the front. This could make the course a bit monotonous if you were to play 18 holes on a regular basis.

A couple of holes of note would be the par 5 2nd. From the tee you have a magnificent view of the city. The hole it’s self is the only par 5 on the course. There is a slight dogleg to the left at the end & the hole is mostly downhill. If you play down the centre you could quite easily birdie this hole.

The other hole of note is the par 4 5th. From the tee you are elevated over a deep gully with a creek running at the bottom. It’s one of those holes that can get into your head & make you play a bad shot. If you think too much about the gully you’ll probably end up at the bottom of it like Neil did.

The fairways were in pretty good nick & the greens, although a little patchy in places, were also in pretty good condition. There is a large number of Rosellas & Parakeets flying throughout the course making for a great couple of hours golf.

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