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Longreach Golf Club is located about 8km north-west of town on the Cramsie-Muttaburra Road and is one of the longest in the Central West measuring 6144m. The course consists of 18 small postage stamp size oil greens and a fairly open layout with many wide fairways and sparse vegetation. The grass coverage depends on rainfall but generally is patchy at best and only holes 1 and 10 have grassed tee boxes. These tee boxes should be highlighted by well maintained surfaces but have been neglected in recent times and are in poor condition with an uneven, lackluster grass coverage. Every course out west battles with a dry and hot climate but a club of this size should make it a priority to make these holes standout from the rest. Driver is encouraged on most tee shots but no fewer than 65 dirt mounds are spread throughout and can punish even the best hit ball. Interestingly, three of the par 3s sit behind clumps of gidgee trees with the flag virtually hidden from the tee box. The 166m 7th in particular can be challenging with several trees, a dirt mound and an often sideways wind to contend with. The only visible par 3 is the 206m 18th which is a testing finishing hole especially if the breeze is blowing from the west. Notable par 4s include the 309m 2nd with trees to clear off the tee box and the 343m 16th which has the trickiest tee shot on the course. The tee has been moved back deep amongst the gidgee scrub with a small chute to aim through and the Central Western railway line punishing the right-handed slice. The par 5s on the course are all quite lengthy and each have different characteristics. The fairway hazard on the 524m 5th sits 250m from the tee, the green on the 500m 8th is tucked behind a small gathering of trees, the 535m 13th has OOB right and the 484m 17th has OOB right as well as a hazard and large gum tree protecting the small elevated green. The course was the venue for the 2008 Queensland Sand Green Championships and the club boasts around 50 members with the weekly competition teeing off on Sundays from 12 noon. $5 for unlimited holes.
far away from town, not many people play the course. can be very
dry and hot. course full of daisy burrs and flies when i played.
very small sand greens. some good holes and some interest has
been put into the course which makes it more interesting. sand
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