Trentham Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 70
5268 M
23 Reviews
Played here on the weekend.  Middle of winter. -2 degrees.  Beautiful tree line course, with many holes asking you to think about the tee shot. The double green par threes are excellent, short and very challenging.  Once the frost melted the greens were excellent.  The course handled the rain very well.  Coming back for sure.
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Played here in late October, the course was in excellent condition. It is not a long course, but it is set up quite well as many hole had to have a bit of deliberation about them before playing a shot. Most of the greens are tree lined and vary in width from 50-70 metres, some are a little tighter, some a little wider.

Overall a good experience.

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Went to this course on the back of the 4 star rating during XMAS period of 2015 and was bitterly disappointed with the state of the fairways. The fairways on all 18 holes were dried up and parched with no suitable lies to hit a golf shot on except  from off the rough where there were thicker clumps of dried up grass to hit off.  The greens and tee boxes were however watered and green.  Be wary of the "course conditions" on the trentham website as it doesn't reflect the reality of the golf course. Wasted an hour and a half drive from Melbourne to play on this course.
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A note on the green sizes listed in Q-Tip's review: All 18 Hartley-designed greens at Trentham are 400-450 m2 in area. They range from 20-25m wide to 20-30m deep. Hartley's plan for the 6th green (5m grid) is here: and gives a size of approximately 22m x 30m. The index at Trentham will also be changing significantly from 1st January 2013. For instance, the short par-5 17th goes from index 9 to index 18, while the par-3 2nd goes from index 10 to index 5 due to the extended length off the blue tee.
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Established in 1937, the course had sand scrapes until 1963 and has its greens re-designed from the mid 1990s. In 2012 all greens have been re-constructed and re-designed with a few new longer tees at 2 & 14 now in play. Trentham now measures 5277m Par 70 with four par 3s ranging from 112-167m, twelve par 4s ranging from 253-390m and two short par 5s ranging from 425-455m. Course has lush common couch grass fairways has a mixture of couch and rye grass rough amongst the medium sized tree-lined fairway layout. The teebeds consist of cool/warm season rye grass. There are 20m long medium-sized bent & poa grass greens which are smooth and have great speed and roll. In terms of hazards, there are 4 unbunkered holes (at 4, 7, 11 & 14) with a total of 27 bunkers on the course. The Stony Creek ponds and its storage dam forms the eastern boundary and are in play on the back nine holes 12, 13, 15 & 16. FRONT NINE holes worthy of mention include: the 167m 2nd (index 10) with a green slightly below the tee with 2 bunkers; the 145m 5th (index 17) to the 25m long x 12m wide green which slightly below the tee with 2 bunkers right; and the 390m straight 6th (index 1) with a small crest 200m off the tee to play over to a 15m wide x 10m long green with 2 bunkers and OOB fence 5m over the back edge of the green. The front nine has tall pine trees lining the fairways with pine straw in the rough under the tree line and is slightly more bunkered than the back nine, whilst, the back nine has mostly eucalypts and gum trees lining the fairway but has the more challenging and scenic holes on the course. BACK NINE holes worthy of mention include: the signature 315m straight 12th (index 7) with red-staked storage dam and rough along the entire rightside to a green with 2 bunkers; the 115m 13th (index 18) with a green slightly below the tee with a red-staked pond 20m short right with 3 bunkers guarding the green; the 128m 15th (index 13) with another green slightly below the tee with 2 ponds short and back left with 2 rear bunkers guarding the green; and the 363m slight bend left 16th (index 2) with OOB right off the tee and red-staked Stony Creek rough through the fairway on the right to a green with a bunker short right. The par 3s (at 2, 5, 13 & 15) all play gently downhill from tee to green but vary in length and, like the rest of the course, are reasonably bunkered. The courses best attributes are its par 3s. The par 5s (at 9 & 17) play straight with the greens obscured from view off the tee and both are well bunkered but are fairly weak and short. The pick of the Par 5s is the bunkering around the 17th green. I agree with the 2004 review in that many of the back nine holes are too straight and short to challenge the more accomplished golfer. Played here 25/10/2012 with $25 green fees 7 days a week. Course access is from Falls Road about 1km north of the town centre. Given I played here prior to their club championships the course was in great condition from tee to green. In fact, the storage dam along the 12th hole is the only source of irrigation for the tees and green, there is no fairway watering, so during the summer months the fairways can dry up. The best time to play the course is between September-November. Trentham is one of THREE 18-hole grass green layouts (others being Forest Resort Creswick & Hepburn Springs) within the Victorian Central Highlands' local government area of Hepburn which has around 15000 people. Given it is approximately 680-700m above sea level, the course can get chilly and receive the occasional snowfall during the winter months. Trentham has around 2000 people in and around town and is located on the northern side of town. Check out their website There is no proshop but the course has pretty good practice facilities including a short iron practice fairway, chipping green and putting green. Overall, Trentham is one of better conditioned Par 70 layouts in the Goldfields/Central Highlands of Victoria and is more challenging than the other Par 70 layout at Kyneton and the other Par 66 layouts at Woodend and Hepburn. I'd recommend a round here to anyone...
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Wow what a course. I see why they refer to it as "Royal Trentham" Played for the first time today, will definitely be back. The fairways are immaculate, the gardens are beautiful, the trees encroach on the fairways (reminds me of Augusta - not that I've played there, just what I've seen on tele). I'd suggest heading out in the afternoon if you're planning on green fees play as was very busy on Sunday morning & I think play on Saturday not available unless in the comp.
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Golf Course Details
Daylesford Road, Trentham
Goldfields, VIC 3458, Australia
Proshop: 0354241046
General: 0354241240