Review – Whittlesea Country Club Golf Course

Address: Humevale Road, Humevale.
Number of holes:18
19th Holes: Yes on the weekend & Club days.
Motorised Carts: Yes
Cost: 18 — $22 (weekend)


Whittlesea is a very nice course & is in great nick at the moment. The fairways are lush & the greens are flat & true. Last year towards the end of summer it became very dry & hard under foot, but we were in the middle of a draught. All the reservoirs & lakes look full with hopefully enough water to keep the greens & fairways in great shape over summer.

The first is a good hole to begin on, at 335 metres is not an overly long par 4. The tee box is slightly elevated which adds a little extra distance to your drive. Your second shot will back up a slight rise to the green.

The second is short par 3 at 147 from the back markers, the visitors tee is generally 10 to 20 meters in from of that. The front of the green is protected by a small pond, with a larger pond to the left of the green. The green itself is quite a large target to hit so even average golfers such as myself have a good chance to land one on the dance floor.

My favourite hole on the front 9 is the par 5 4th. At 488 meters it’s not the longest hole on the course, but the water on the left is very much in play. The temptation is there to try & drive over the water, or you can play safe & put it down the right hand fairway. I would think there a bucket load of balls in this body of water, I know I’ve put my fair share in there . Once on the fairway you have approximately 230 meters from the bend to the green.

Now I have a bad habit of putting balls in water that is not even close to being in play & I’ve done just that on the par 4 5th. The pond on the left of the tee is no where near where you want to put your drive but never the less I have sent a couple of balls to their water grave on this hole. Once your on the fairway you have a dogleg right up the hill to a two tier green. It makes for a tough putt if you are on the wrong level.

The back 9 starts off with a tricky par 4. The fairway is downhill from the tee & the dogleg is about 150 metres. From the dogleg the fairways slopes quite severely to the left. The green is about 150 from the dogleg, so the best way to play this hole is lay-up to the dogleg then take a mid iron to the green.

The 11th is a long par 5. At 525 metres it is the longest hole on the course. A good drive will take you to the turn & from there it is still 2 shots to the green.

The 12th is a tough hole if you are playing from the members tee, but from the visitors it is a short par 4.

The 16th & 17th are a hard way to come home. Back to back par 5’s

To finish your round your are confronted with a 183 metre par 3 at the 18th. A tough way to finish your round & could bugger up your card if your not careful.

In closing I really enjoy playing out at Whittlesea & would strongly recommend it to anyone.

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