Central Queensland
Capricorn Resort Golf
18 Holes
PAR 72
6499 M
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Capricorn International Resort is located on the Capricorn coast at Yeppoon.

Formerly home to two international standard golf courses, Capricorn is now home to an 18-hole Championship Course.

Early morning rounds are always played amongst a gallery of native Australian birds (149 species at last count) whereas your afternoon shots must take into account the regular balmy tradewinds.

15 Reviews
freowho
This a fantastice course but I couldn't help thinking how much better it could have been. It is a superb piece of land and the routing of the holes is excellent but the green complexes and bunkering was underwhelming. Most of the bunkers look like they were created with an ice cream scoop and are positioned for toughness rather than strategy and fairness. The 15th is a postcard par 5 that wraps around a lake and narrows into the green making it a great risk and reward hole yet there are 10 ice cream scoops dotted along the water that look tacky and just aren't needed. The hole doesn't need any bunkers to be a great hole. The 11th is their signature hole. It is a par 3 with 90% of the green only reachable by flying the water yet a bunker has been placed in front of the other 10%. Nowhere for a short hitter to run the ball on to the green. It is a great par 3 next to a large lake covered in native vegetation and again the bunker just wasn't needed. There also isn't a lot of variety in length. The half holes are often the most interesting but there are no short par 3's or driveable par 4's and only the longest of hitters would get near the par 5's in 2. Despite my criticisms it is such a wonderful piece of land for golf that I still really enjoyed my game and would definitely play it again. My favourite hole was the par 4 13th where you play an uphill tee shot to one of two plateau's where the hole then drops down to a lake with the green on the other side of the lake.  The hole plays better off the whites where the long hitters have to be more selective with their tee shot. As I said above the 15th is a great par 5 that plays better off the blues as it requires more stratgey for the long hitters. 12 and 4 were also favourites with water crossings that would come into play for long hitters off the tee and short hitters for their second shot but they were small enough to cause trouble without making the hole unplayable for the short hitter. The course must have a struggle on it's hands with a very popular yepoon course not far away and Rockhampton being a very good members course. If they could fill in all the needless bunkers, shorten the course (some of the holes would actually be better at shorter lengths) and provide more teeing options for shorter hitters along the lines of the longleaf tee system they would be getting a lot more people enjoying this course. 
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wedgeman

The Capricorn Resort is situated about 10 minutes north of Yeppoon and since October 2015 has been reduced to one 18 hole championship course with water on over half the course and over 60 bunkers spread throughout. The drive out to the course is kind of spooky with unmaintained empty roads and very little holiday vibe at this dwindling tourist resort. The championship course measures 6598 yards from the white tees and this measurement is strangely complimented by the distance markers measured in metres. The first 5 holes feature 5 of the 7 toughest on the course with the opening hole a long par 5 measuring over 500m and playing even tougher into a strong south-easterly.  The back nine is seeming different than the front with more doglegs and water in play. Highlights include the 155m par 3 11th with an elevated tee and a large dam to clear, the right bending par 4 13th water a lone palm tree at the end of the fairway and the left dogleg par 5 15th with water down the left from tee to green and 15 bunkers to avoid on this hole alone. The overall standard of this course is the best on the Capricorn Coast and the $75 green fee including cart is fairly comparable to most other resort courses. The layout gives golfers a great test and the location means you often can’t hear any other sound with the course surrounded by dense tropical bush. The run down feel at the clubhouse with peeling paint and a tired looking verandah however doesn’t necessarily give an exciting resort feel and the course seems to leave the impression that its best days are in the past.  Be sure to give this place a go if you’re planning a visit to this region because in another 15 years this place like the old course may no longer exist. 

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ja1150
Played the Resort Course (White tees) today with my wife. The weather was perfect and the course nearly perfect. I found it to be an interesting layout with a variety of holes that always kept you on your toes. I really enjoyed the course with my only criticism being that the sand in some bunkers was bottomless making recovery shots a little iffy. While the course was great, I couldn't say the same for the staff whose enthusiasm, interest and assistance was under-whelming. Got the impression they couldn't care less whether we were there or not and for $75.00 per head....you might expect more.
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nicholstones
This is a true championship course in excellent condition. We played on a Saturday morning and got around in 3 1/2 hours with no-one in front of us. The pro shop will only let you play it in a cart, however apart from a very long way between 10th green and 11th tee, it could be walked. The fairways are in excellent condition with a good even coverage of grass. The greens are in perfect condition and roll beautifully, just a little slower than you would expect. There are a few blind shots on the course and lots of doglegs, so you need to play it more than once to understand where to hit it. There are two sets of tees for Men, the Blue tees make it a very long course, par 72, rating 75. The white tees are a good test and unless you hit it very long these are recommended. Still par 72 but rating also 72. The course is very long for women, par 72, rating 74 and a number of the doglegs can't be reached by other than long hitting women, so plays even tougher. The price of $75 (non resort guest), including cart is very reasonable for the course presented. It compares favourably with most Resort courses. One peculiarity is that the card is presented in yards, not metres, so you need to be able to do a conversion or take a rangefinder to know your distances. Well worth a game.
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swuslutram
Played this course twice in mid July 09 and was most impressed. It's quiet, allowing for a comfortable four hour round - the course's condition was immaculate , well groomed and greens at a reasonable speed and very true. It's quite a challenge from either tees but if you're not able to hit it 200m off the tee, you should go to the next set of tees as there are many doglegs. Placement off the tee is critical so if you don't know the course, make sure you take a course guide with you. Great value at $60 for Resort guests. Be sure to try the Resort course as well - while much shorter it's a fun hit.
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ohnotthere

update from my previous post 22 oct 06.

Played the championship course 2 months back and i must say it is one of the nicest and hardest courses i've played in australia. there is nothing bad i can say about this course.

very narrow fairways which required precision drives and the use of long irons as well as woods off the tee makes this course a little tougher as you really have to think about your 2nd shot.

greens are fast and true and definately hold a ball. my PW into the wind from 120m out had it stop and spin off the front of the green (3m on). small as well as large greens.

spectacular views all around the course. some magnificent Par 3 holes surrounded by water and a whopper par 3 at 210m off the black tee.

overall, if your in the area and get a chance to play the Championship course "take it". without a doubt it is the nicest and hardest golf course i have played in australia so far.

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Farmborough Road, Yeppoon
Central Queensland, QLD 4703, Australia
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