Fleurieu Peninsula
Victor Harbor Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 72
5962 M
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The Victor Harbor Golf Club is one of the most scenic golf clubs in Australia, with panoramic coastal and hinterland views. It is a haven for native birds and animals.

The tee shot on the first hole is one of the most exhilarating in golf. It is a marvellous sight and one which has to be amongst the best anywhere – a breathtaking start to a quality golfing experience.

The Club’s Bar and Bistro facilities provide a relaxing environment in which to enjoy the spectacular views and while away the hours after an enjoyable round of golf.

Victor Harbor Golf Club is not long by today’s standards, but needs straight shot-making in order to score well.

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katw
1st Hole at Victor Harbor Golf Club inducted into the Australian Golf Digest Iconic Golf Holes 2013 Hall of Fame. It's easy to see why this spectacular Hole was inducted, and is the only South Australian Golf Club apart from Royal Adelaide to be included. A must have experience teeing off from the elevated 1st tee. Put this one on the 'bucket list'
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q-tip
Time for an update on one of the best challenges on the Fleurieu PeninsulaVictor Harbor measures 5962m Par 72 off its back plates with four par 3s ranging from 134-192m, ten par 4s ranging from 298-402m and four par 5s ranging from 427-487m. Course has a mixture of winter rye grass and common couch grass fairways and rough with a few fairways such as 6, 8 & 9 consisting of couch grass fairways. The medium-sized 20-30m long penncross bent and poa grass greens are smooth with good speed and roll. The lush green surrounds consist mostly of bent and rye grass with common couch grass being more prominent in the green surrounds in the summer months. The teebeds consist of winter rye grass which are quite lush and in good condition. In terms of hazards, there are up to 4 ponds on the back nine, the Inman River vegetation on the front nine, with an OOB fence along the right of the 2nd hole across the entire layout. Apart from 5, 10, 17 & 18 all holes are bunkered with a total of 33 bunkers on the course now. Highlights include: the opening 402m Par 4 straight 1st (index 5) with an elevated tee about 30m above the fairway below with a fairway bunker left 240m off the tee to a green with a bunker right; the 150m 3rd (index 15) with anything other than short finding one of the 6 bunkers guarding the green; the 464m slight bend right 6th (index 13) with the internal thickly vegetated rough on the left with 6 bunkers short of the green to 80m out of the green on both sides of the fairway; the 381m 8th (index 3) which doglegs 60 degrees right from 220m off the tee with a red-staked (dry) grassy hollow on the right to a green with 2 bunkers and another small red-staked pond 15m right of the green; the 374m 9th (index 1) which doglegs 45 degrees right from 180m off the tee with tall gum trees at the dogleg corner and plays gently uphill from the dogleg corner to the long green guarded by a bunker short left; and the 332m straight 15th (index 14) which requires an iron off the tee as there are 2 red-staked ponds left and right about 210-260m off the tee to a green with a bunker short left. Overall, the front nine is much more challenging, longer and more heavily bunkered with native vegetation and OOB to contend with. The back nine is significantly shorter and lesser bunkered with a disappointing stretch of short par 4s finishing holes with minimal bunkering from holes 15-18. Victor Harbor is the one of the better of the 7 layouts on the Fleurieu Peninsula (others being Fleurieu, Links Lady Bay, McCracken, South Lakes, Willunga & Wirrina Cove). The par 3s (at 3, 7, 10 & 14) are well bunkered with the pick being at the 3rd. The par 5s here are quite well bunkered and are varied in length. The front nine par 4s are quite challenging and varied in length. As mentioned the course uses reclaimed town effluent water to irrigate the course and the wastewater storage tanks can be seen left of the 15th tee. The course has a predominant SE winds whereas in winter the prevailing winds tend to be from the NW to W. The mature gum/eucalypt tree-lined parkland-style layout is quite flat (apart from the 1st tee) with the front nine being played out along a curve in the Inman River with thick vegetation far right of the fairways. Other than some traffic noise on the Ring Road at the 12th green & 13th tee it is a flat and peaceful walk. There are also a scattering of kangaroos on the course, if you like that Course access is from Inman Valley Road on the way out of Victor Harbor to Yankalilla or about 20 minutes from Goolwa. Victor Harbor is one of SEVEN 18-hole grass green courses within the Fleurieu Peninsula area which has around 50000 people. Victor Harbor has around 13000 people and is located about 85km south of the Adelaide CBD. Played here on 2nd October 2012 off the back plates with $35 weekday green fees and $48 weekend green fees. Good practice facilities with excellent clubhouse and restaurant views too. Of the 3 layouts along Encounter Bay (all of which are quite lush and have good course conditioning at the moment) my pick would be Victor Harbor which is more challenging and varied than McCracken or South Lakes.
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the_vicar

Played recently & was pleasantly surprised with condition of the course. Obviously using recyled town water, which enhances the course conditions. Do yourself a favour & have a round on this course. Found locals friendly & encouraged to participate in comp & social aspects.

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Golf Course Details
ADDRESS
Yankalilla Road, Victor Harbor
Fleurieu Peninsula, SA 5211, Australia
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Proshop: 0885521713
General: 0885522030
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