We hope these useful tips and course notes will help you enjoy your round at Greenacres.  Our course is challenging for both the high and low handicap player and no matter what your level, you are sure to have a great time here.  It is one of the best wet weather courses in the district.  Click below on the Guide you wish for each hole.

HOLE 1 – WESTWARD HO (PAR 4)

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Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

A drive down the right side will leave a flat lie.  A medium or short-iron will be left for the approach with the green sloping slightly from right to left.  Avoid the bunker on the right side of the green.

Bogey Guide

An average drive will leave you a mid to long iron into a flat green sloping slightly right to left.
Avoid the bunker on the right side of green

HOLE 2 – ESTUARY (PAR 4)

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Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

A good drive will get you on top of a two-tiered fairway.  This will leave a medium or short-iron approach to a raised green with a water hazard to the right and a drop to the left of the green making it a tricky chip shot.

Bogey Guide

A good drive will leave you approx 150 metres to the green.
The green is raised with a water hazard to the right and a steep drop to the left.
It makes a tricky chip shot.

HOLE 3 – LUCKY DIP (PAR 3)

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Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

Bunkers right and left are deep. Go for the middle of the green.

Bogey Guide

Bunkers right and left. Go for the middle of the green
Better to be short than long.

HOLE 4 – SALT PAN (PAR 4)

Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

Dog-leg left.  A drive to the right side of the fairway will open up the green for the approach and will leave a short-iron to the green.  Watch out for the deep bunker on the left and the water hazard on the right of the green.

Bogey Guide

Dog-leg left. A drive to the right side of the fairway will open up the green for the approach and will leave you with a mid iron. Watch out for the deep bunker to the left and a water hazard on the back right of green.

HOLE 5 – COZY CORNER (PAR 3)

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Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

A must-hit green, very difficult to get up and down if you miss the putting surface.  Three is a good score.

Bogey Guide

A must-hit green long and straight. Very difficult to get up and down if you miss the putting surface, sloping off both left and right.

HOLE 6 – DEAD MAN’S (PAR 4)

Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

A drive over the water down the left side will leave your ball in the middle of the fairway.  A mid-iron will be left to the green.  Anything short will kick into the green-side bunker on the right.

Bogey Guide

A drive down the left side over water will leave your ball in the middle of the fairway. A long iron will get you to the green. Anything short may kick you into the green side bunker to the left.

HOLE 7 – LONG JOHN (PAR 5)

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Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

A drive down the right side will open up the approach for your second shot.  When hitting your second shot never go right.  The green is guarded by a bunker on the right-hand side and be sure to avoid the water hazard all the way down the left.

Bogey Guide

Two good shots down the middle of the fairway will leave you a mid-iron to a sloping green. The green is guarded by a bunker on the right hand side and be sure to avoid the water hazard all the way down the left.

HOLE 8 – ALLANDALE (PAR 4)

Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

Pays to be straight on this one.  Tree-lined all the way and bunkers both sides of the green.

Bogey Guide

Pays to be straight on this one. Tree-lined on both sides and protected by bunkers on both sides.

HOLE 9 – THE GULLY (PAR 4)

Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

Drive down the right side as the left side leaves you no shot.  The approach will leave you a fairway wood or a long-iron.  The green is shared with the 18th hole with bunkers to the left and right.

Bogey Guide

A drive down the right side as the left side leaves you no shot. Not many bogey players will reach this green for two.
The green is shared with the 18th hole with bunkers to the left and right.

HOLE 10 – MATAI (PAR 3)

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Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

This Par 3 usually plays into a prevailing wind and can be anything from a five iron down.

Bogey Guide

This Par 3 usually plays from a 3 wood to a long iron.
A nice flat green with no bunkers.

HOLE 11 – HA HA (PAR 5)

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Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

A wide fairway flanked by a hazard to the left and trees to the right.  Two-tiered green protected by four bunkers, centre, left (2) and right and a hazard to the left.  Reachable in summer with two extremely good shots.

Bogey Guide

A wide fairway with a hazard to the left and trees to the right. Two more good shots will take you to a 2 tiered green, protected by 3 bunkers, centre left and right with a water hazard to the left of the green.

HOLE 12 – BOOMERANG (PAR 4)

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Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

Dog-leg right, aim for the big pine in the distance off the tee.  This will leave a long-iron with bunkers both sides of the green.

Bogey Guide

Dog-leg right, aim for the big pine in the distance off the tee. Be prepared not to hit the green for two.
Bunkers short both sides of the green.

HOLE 13 – HIDEAWAY (PAR 4)

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Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

For the longer hitter, a fairway wood or a long-iron is ideal for this short Par 4.  The elevated green drops off both sides, so the approach from the slight left dog-leg is critical, given the green also slopes left to right and from the back to the front.  A bunker protects the left flank.  This is a birdie, or a double/treble bogey hole for the unwary.

Bogey Guide

You can hit anything from a driver or a rescue from this tee. The elevated green drops off both sides, so the approach is critical given the green also slopes left to right and from the back to the front. A bunker protects the left flank. A very tricky hole and classed as our signature hole.

HOLE 14 – MANUKA (PAR 4)

Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

Right-to-left dog-leg.  Straight down the middle, short-iron to an inviting green, bunkers to the left and right.

Bogey Guide

Right to left dog-leg.  Straight down the middle, mid iron to an inviting green with bunkers left and right.

HOLE 15 – RIDGEWAY (PAR 5)

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Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

A solid drive over the hill will give you a good chance to go for the green in two.  Watch the pin placement as this is a very long green.  Bunker front left.

Bogey Guide

A solid drive will get you to the base of the hill which leaves you a blind second shot down the middle which should leave you a 4 short iron to the green.  A two tier green so watch the pin placement. A bunker front left and a water hazard to the rear if you go too long.

HOLE 16 – PIGGADILLY (PAR 5)

Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

Out of bounds to the left.  Drive over the ridge and two extremely good shots in summer conditions you may reach the green.  Another very long green guarded by bunkers right and back left.

Bogey Guide

Out of bounds all the way from tee to green. Drive to top of ridge leaves you a shot to clear second ridge which leaves you a mid-iron to a very long green guarded by right middle and back left bunkers.

HOLE 17 – WEE WILLY (PAR 3)

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Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

The shortest Par 3 on the Course.  Watch the out of bounds and Greenacres Motel on the left.  The green has a big slope from back to front and is guarded by two side bunkers on the right.

Bogey Guide

The shotest par 3 on the course.  Watch the out of bounds and buildings on the left. The green has a big slope from back to front and is guarded by two side bunkers on the right.

HOLE 18 – JOURNEYS END (PAR 4)

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Tee Distances

Scratch Guide

Great driving hole, aim down the right side and it will end up back in the middle of the fairway.  A short-iron left to the green which is shared by No 9.  There are bunkers on the right and at the back of the green that are protecting the out of bounds.

Bogey Guide

Great driving hole, aim down the right and it will end up back in the middle of the fairway. Out of bounds from tee to green all the way down the left hand side. A fairway wood or long iron to the green which is shared by No 9. There are bunkers on the right and at the back of the green that protect the out of bounds if you are too long.