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roxby downs is not a bad little course. the front nine is very
good with a nice layout, lots of doglegs and even a couple of
blind tee shots. you can’t play in summer. the weather is
too hot and the flies are insane. you also get to hit off a grass
mat if you are on the fairway. the back nine is awful, bordering
on unplayable. i understand that we are in the desert but i feel
that they took things too far with 18 holes. i’d rather
have 9 good holes then have 9 average holes and 9 terrible holes.
if you are going through the area you should stop and play the
front nine. its quite good.
Grass green's north or west of Adelaide in South Australia
are a pleasant suprise. There are so few that you can count them
on your fingers. The course like the town, sits amongst the red
sand dunes. The front nine holes are better than the back nine.
The front nine has grass teeing area's and grass greens.
There is large patches of grass on the fairways that you will
make with an average drive but don't expect much run in the
sand if you hit one short. Because of the sand you get preferred
lie or you can hit off a mat. The back nine holes have less grass
and on several holes you hit off artificial grass. There is one
sand scrape on the 15th but apart from that you are putting on
grass. The fairways have less grass than the front nine but
considering where you are, it's not too bad. The course is
best played from Autumn through Spring. In summer the heat and
the flies will drive you mad. The members are friendly and the
clubhouse is simple, but a good spot for a beer after the game.
Don't expect to find your ball if it goes in the rough. The
wattle, saltbush and sand will camoflage your ball nicely. There
is also a local rule for ball stealing crows - didn't believe
it till I saw it. For an Australian golf course it is rough but
considering where you are, it's a top little course.
Worthwhile bringing your clubs if your passing through.
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