Review – Craigieburn Golf Course

Address: Craigieburn Road West, Craigieburn
Number of Holes: 18
19th Hole: Yes
Motorized Carts: Yes

9 — $14 / 18 — $14 (weekday)
9 — $16 / 18 — $22 (weekend)

Craigieburn is quite a interesting course to play. Each hole is different from the last. Also each hole plays different with the wind & the wind does blow out here. The first time I played here the wind was blowing at around 40 kph. Nice for flying a kite but it makes playing golf a little hard.

Craigieburn start off with a nice hole. A 300 metre down the hill par 4, if you get your tee shot right it could be the beginning of a good day. The second tee is a bit blind back up the hill, but relatively straight. From the second green to the third tee is a little confusing for the first timer. There is a small sign on the back of a tree directing you where to go. When we played in 2005 the was a fair bit of construction going on around the middle holes of the front nine. They are putting in or reconfiguring a lake which leaves a bit of dirt piled up on the edge of a few fairways. The par 5 4th is right in the middle of this. With the road down the right hand side & the lake construction down the left hand side you have to get you ball straight.

There is only the one par 5 & one par 3 on the front nine.

Two of the best holes on the course are the par 4 10 & the par 3 18th. The 10th begins from an elevated tee. The fairway slopes to the left & up to the green.

The second is the close hole. The par 3 18th. Again the tee is elevated & the hole is only 120 metres from the back makers, but if the wind is blowing it makes for a great deciding hole.

I quite enjoyed playing Craigieburn, but next time I would prefer it without the wind.

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