RACV Goldfields Resort (Creswick)
18 Holes
PAR 72
6300 M

Club Tee times

10 Reviews
Played here last week. Agree with other reviews it is a good walk with plenty of hills. A good layout, you have to think off the tee on where to place the ball or you will be in trouble. Not an overly long course, but hills make some holes play longer. Greens had just been cored, so a bit bumpy, but you could still throw the ball up and get some bite. Fairways were ok, some holes were patchy but overall fine.
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If you are planning to drive from Melbourne to only play golf here, then I suggest reconsidering. Played Feb 2015 and it was in very average condition when compared to good public access courses. Especially given the recent favourable weather conditions. Fairways were patchy with some parts dry as a bone and brown while other parts soggy. And this was water from the irrigation system only. So assuming during winter you would give it a wide berth. The layout is good and challenging with some tough holes playing off the blacks. But if you want to play a course like this then you're much better off heading to Beaconhills.
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Played course 23.4.14 great course good layout not to long ,bit steep on front nine but not like olinda gc .Hit three wood of tee to keep on fairways you don't want to in the bush here 3'7 8, great holes on front 16'12,13 on the back .played on dry track so I don't know what it's like in the wet but will be back here next chance I get .Only one complaint greens still recovering from being cored wasn't told about it but they are still interesting to read
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Played there last Sunday 8.6.13...while I quite enjoyed the layout and there are some spectacular views. However we were all very disappointed in the condition of the course. This is a course that clearly does not handle a dump of rain. The greens were nothing short of a disgrace, barely any grass and some were muddy. The condition of the tee on the 17th is the WORST tee I have ever seen. Certainly glad we used scoopon vouchers and only cost $30.00 incl cart and a beer at the end of the round. Might be willing to give it another go in better conditions, but would be waiting until next autumn I think, definitely not in winter. The carts could barely grip and we had at least 20 occasions where the carts tyres just spun and churned the course up further. My 3 friends straight out said that tit was a waste of petrol getting there and they would not go back....all in all was very let down
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The new architecturally-designed Forest Resort Creswick course opened in 2006 and now measures 6019m Par 72 (or 5680m Par 72 off the blue tees) with four par 3s ranging from 145-193m, ten par 4s ranging from 249-418m and four par 5s ranging from 420-484m. All measurements and indexes are off the BLACK championship tees This layout has a mixture of cool & warm season rye grass fairways and teebeds which were a little patchy and bare in places. The course conditioning during my visit was not as good as I expected. The medium-to-large sized are a mixture of 70% penncross bent grass greens and 30% poa grass which are mostly 20-30m long x 10-15m wide but play a little slow. In terms of hazards, all holes are bunkered with a total of 53 bunkers on the course. There are numerous creeks and storage ponds/dams on the course which come into play at 3, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17 & 18. Course has two distinct nines: the front 9 has taller trees lining the fairways giving it a forest or cathedral-like look from the tee to green with holes mostly orientated in an east-west direction and have the highest points on the course; and the back 9 which is a more parkland-styled shorter sized tree-lined layout with holes mostly orientated in an north-south direction. Holes worthy of mention include: the 327m 2nd (index 12) with a teeshot of 200m off the tee to reach the crest with a green in a swale guarded by a bunker short left; the 302m uphill 4th (index 14) which plays straight with a cluster of fairway bunkers on the right off the tee to a green with 2 bunkers; and the 165m 13th (index 15) with an elevated tee above the green which is guarded by 2 bunkers short left and back left with a red-staked pond short right of the green. The par 3s (3, 8, 13 & 17) are the courses best attributes and are well bunkered and varied in length. The front nine Par 3s are played over a gully, whereas the back nine Par 3s are played downhill with sand and water hazards to avoid greenside. The par 5s (at 5, 6, 10 & 16) have well-bunkered greens but the back nine Par 5s are short and weak. The pick of the Par 5s is the 5th. The closing 4 holes are also worthy of mention: the 396m straight 15th (index 5) with OOB left off the tee and a large yellow-staked lake 240m off the tee and runs along the right to the green with 2 rear bunkers; the 420m straight 16th (index 11) is a short Par 5 which plays uphill with a fairway bunker 200-220m off the tee on the left to long green with 3 bunkers; the 145m 17th (index 13) plays downhill to a green above 10-15m below the tee to a 20m long 2-tier right-sloping green with 2 bunkers and a red-staked pond 5m over the back edge of the green; and the 418m straight 18th (index 1) is the longest and most difficult Par 4 on the course which plays slightly uphill to a green with 3 bunkers and red-staked ponds far right rough. Forest Resort Creswick is one of the most bunkered layout in western Victoria and the positioning of the bunkers are well located, even when playing from the back tees. Some memorable and scenic teeshots with challenging Par 3s is what I would take away from Creswick. Course elevation ranges from 460m above sea level to approximately 500m above sea level near the 4th green. Creswick has around 3100 people and the course is located 16km north of the Ballarat CBD. The Forest Resort Creswick is one of the longer and more challenging layouts in the Goldfields/Central Highlands region of Victoria. Forest Resort Creswick is the longest of the THREE 18-hole grass green layouts (others being Hepburn Springs & Trentham) within the Victorian Central Highlands' local government area of Hepburn which has around 15000 people. Played here 24/10/2012 with $49 weekday green fees and $59 weekend green fees. Course access is from off the Midlands Highway about 2km south of the Creswick town centre. The proshop can be contacted on (03) 5345 9628
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Played on 29/01/12 and course condition was pretty good. I thoroughly enjoyed the layout and reminds me a bit of Brookwater (not as good condition though). It is not overly long but is hilly so would recommend getting a cart. It's also very tight so keep it straight (don't pull out driver on every hole like I did!). Definitely worth a visit, even more so if you get a Scoupon deal.
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Golf Course Details
1500 Midland Highway, Creswick
Goldfields, VIC 3363, Australia
Proshop: 03 53459628
General: 03 53459600