Stuart, John & I made our way to Yarrambat on for at 9:30 tee time. I love this course it is one of my favorites.
The course itself is in great nick. The fairways & greens are fantastic. Once you get off those it’s starting to look at little rough around the edges but what do you expect in the middle of a draught. We had some fun & games with the greens today, the amount of times the ball landed on the green then rolled off was amazing. John couldn’t buy a putt for love or money until the last two holes. On those he drained a couple of monsters which nearly made up for the dozen or so heart breakers he had earlier, nearly
Stuart won the day with a fantastic back nine of 40, but I was the only one to walk away with a birdie
It started off as a good day, well for some of us. Stan had a little car trouble & couldn’t get there for tee time. He wasn’t the only one who wanted to be there but couldn’t make it. With Monday being a public holiday it made it a little hard for a few to take two days off in a week.
The people who actually made it were, me, Dick, John & Neil. On trhe way to the course Neil uttered those fateful words “There is no way that it could possible rain today” Thankfully it didn’t rain too much. Just for a couple of holes. The sad thing is that Hidden Valley, & the rest of Victoria for that matter, could have done with a lot more rain. Nothing showed this up as much as the 13th hole. To me this is the best hole on the course with a double water carry from the back tee. Here is what the hole used to look like
Now there is practicaly no water left in this lake. It is a shame for Dick & John who haven’t played this course before. All though it dosen’t change the way you play this hole, the lack of water does distract from the asthetics of one of the best holes that I have played.
Other than the 13th you wouldn’t know there is a draught. The fairways are just as lush & the greens as just as green. The course is still in fantastic condition. I had a little trouble trying to find the pace of the greens, some were a little quicker than others, but other than that there were no excuses. Dick was the only one on the day to walk away with a bird, but if I remember rightly everyone else walked away with at least one par. I think I finished with 6, I’m sure Neil will correct me if I’m wrong
Once again I have to thank Justin Hopper at Hidden Valley for looking after us with another fantastic deal. It is always a pleasue to play here at Hidden Valley, the staff are great & the price just can’t be beat. If you haven’t played here I can’t recomened it enough.
Okey Doakey. We are in. I’ve got in touch with Justin out at Hidden Valley & he has booked us in. We have two groups with the first one hitting off at 9 o’clock.If you want to come drop me an email or leave a comment.
Please keep in mind the dress code at Hidden Valley. No denim or tracksuit pants & you must have a collered shirt. Last time we were out there Mick had to buy a pair of pants