Skipton Golf Club

9 Holes
PAR 69
5074 M


The course has a good layout with a generous arrangement of pine trees lining each hole. The grass greens are in good condition and are watered from the nearby dams. Fairways are generally layered with a good amount of grass in the picturesque surroundings.

The course relies on an honesty system for players who want to use the course, as the clubhouse in usually unmanned.

5 Reviews
Sensational country course - has a great atmosphere, years of history. Challenges the best of us, yet able to be played by all golfers. At its best in May through to July.
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Very underrated course. Yes it struggles with water and finances etc but don't let that worry you - it is a proper golfers course.

A proper look at every hole and you can see how great the design is. The shaping of the holes and risk and reward opportunities throughout are fantastic.Every hole is great but if I had to choose three:

1/10 Par 4: Great opening hole that can be played many different ways. Hitting driver can be risky with OOB on the left and large water hazard waiting to catch balls down the right but taking the risk and knocking one straight down the middle can turn it into an easy birdie. Personally I take the safer route by hitting a mid iron to the wide fairway and then going from there. A par here on the opening hole is a good start and then depending on how your round is going maybe get more risky when you play as the 10th. The shape of this hole is fantastic - visually a great golf hole.

7/16 (Par 3): A very different par 3 depending on if playing the first or second time around. As the 7th it is a short hole and birdie opportunity that highlights the terrific shaping of the green and mounds. Although short there is plenty of trouble long and left making a difficult up and down. The green itself is great to putt on as has some good defence as not the easiest to read. When you get back around to the 16th tee it is a longer hole that brings into play a large gum tree making a shoot to hit through to the well protected green. A par here on most days is well done.

8/17 Par 4: My favourite driving hole of all (closely followed by 6/15). Great shaping again opening up to a downhill second to a wide but shallow green. Risk and reward again from the tee with a shot left or right likely to make par difficult but have a go with driver anyway and turn into a real birdie chance. Great hole.

Unfortunately, the Skipton Golf Club lost one of its longest standing members this week with the passing of Col Sharpe who was a member for over 50 years. Col was loved by all and a true stalwart of the club, the surrounding area and a steady left handed golfer who was always a great performer in pennant across the region. RIP Col, you will be missed by all.

So in short if you are passing through give Skipton Golf Club a go.

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Great little country course with great hospitality in the club house. Played in a tournament out there and enjoyed it. Greens are small but good considering the course is maintained by one volunteer with limited resources. Lies are always preferred through the green due to lack of water. If you are aware of all this its nice to play with some undulations through out.
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A very basic 9 hole course, played from different, but similar tees for back 9. It surprisingly has grass greens which is unusual for a town this size, but they are very soft & slow. Fairways are just weeds & when I played it, the grass was like being in the rough all day. It hadn't been mowed for quite a while. Can't be too critical though. It is obviously managed on a very small budget. At least they are trying!
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Measures 2648m Par 34 with three par 3s ranging from 117-220m, five par 4s ranging from 293-352m and the 466m Par 5 straight slightly uphill 9th. Course is in poor condition with greens slow and ridden with patchy dirt with teebeds and fairways bumpy with dirt/weedy lies. There are no bunkers on the course. Alternate front/back nine tees are located either on the same teebed or within 40m of each other. No surprises. Holes worthy of mention include: the 293m slight dogleg left 1st with OOB left and a small dam 50m short right of the green, the long 220m Par 3 2nd, the 352m 3rd with OOB fence left of the treeline has a lateral creek hazard across the fairway 100m from the green, the 380m dogleg right 6th/15th is treelined with a 50m wide fairway. The 117m 7th has a sandscrape green currently in play which is in awful condition. Played here 21/11/2010 with $10 green fees. Located on Geelong Road (C143) about 30 minutes southwest of Ballarat via the Glenelg Hwy (B160)for a town of around 500 people it is the only grass green course in the area - apart from Lismore which is equally in poor condition.
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Golf Course Details
Geelong-Portland Road, Skipton
Goldfields, VIC 3361, Australia
General: 0353402054