Review – Yarrambat Public Golf Course

Address: Yan Yean Road, Yarrambat
Number of holes: 18
Motorized carts: Yes
19th Hole: Yes
9 — $15 / 18 — $20 (weekdays); 9 — $16 / 18 — $23 (weekends)


One of the best public course I’ve played. You can’t say too much more than that but I’ll try & do the course justice.

One of the best things about this course is the variety it offers from hole to hole. That & the wild life. Yarrambat Golf Course is home to a large population of Kangaroos which makes it perfect for overseas visitors. The are a number of mobs of kangaroos scattered around the course.

But the main reason we are here is the golf, so lets begin with the front 9.

The par 5 2nd is a tough hole.464 meters from the back makers you can’t see the green from the tee. The hole has a slight dogleg to the right. You need to play straight from about 160 out as the fairway narrows with water on both the left & the right. With about 100 meters to the front of the green the fairway rises in a hill. The green is protected at the front right corner by a small bunker. Once on the green the putts become tough with the green sloping from the back right to the front left.

The par 3 5th is a long par 3 from the back markers. One thing you don’t want to do here is go left. There is quite a steep inbackment down to a group of trees which would tough going to get out of.

The par 4 6th is one of the best holes on the course. The hole offers you two options for your drive. The safer of the two is down the right hand side of the fairway, the problem being your approach from the here has a group of trees at the front right of the green. If you choose to go down the middle you have to contend with a fairway bunker & a group of mogels which would make your approach difficult.

The par 3 8th appears to be a simple little par 3, & it can be if you keep you ball above the hole. The green slopes down to the water at the front left edge, so even if you are above the hole be careful of your putt.

On the back 9 one of my favourite holes is the par 3 16th. It is 170 meters from the back markers. From the tee you look down the hill to the green. The green is protected by bunkers to the left, right, & at the back with a pond with it’s tributaries 10 meters in front. It’s a hole that you have to be accurate with or pay the price.

The 18th is a great hole to finish on. There is water on the left hand side of the fairway which is very much in play. Take in on at your peril, the smart play would be to lay it up for a long second shot, but then who normally plays the smart way.

As I mentioned earlier this is one of my favourite course & would recommend it to anyone no matter your skill level.

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