Calival Golf Club

18 Holes
PAR 68
4860 M
3 Reviews
Calival(like Dunolly and Korong Vale)is a rather remote,unheralded and unfashionable sandscrape course in Central Vic.,but it is not without interest and well worth a visit if you are in the area. The course measures 4860m.,with 8xpar 3 119-234m,6xpar 4 252-360m. and 4xpar 5 432-480m.Par is 68,ACR 66,green fees $2!The approach to the course is not encouraging-no dedicated clubhouse,a non descript track past the tennis courts and thru trees to a virtually unmarked 1st tee.Dont be put off!As you progress further you will discover an attractive easy walking course,carved from natural bush,well maintained small scrapes with minimal slope,well grassed fairways9altho preferred lies are desirable on what is really only 'paddock grass'),approaches to scrapes which are acceptable - just.Tees are poor but a teepeg alleviates that problem.Fairways are treelined,some narrow,and rough under trees is severe;you need to be accurate at calivalrather than long. Above all the course with its unusual configuration is fun,with a good balance between testing and'easy' holes.A quartet of long par 3s,184-234m.,but another 4 all below 130m.The best are; 3rd 234m.Dogleg left @ 130m and several intervening trees. 8th 184m.Teeshot over creek and between trees. 18th 131mTight between trees and over creek to concealed scrape;choose your club, close your eyes,make a good swing and hope! The par 4s asa group are less demanding;except for the 360m. 12t all are short,altho with 4 doglegs there is a premium on accuracy.The 10th is quirky,only 279m.,dogleg right @ 90m. or go over the trees9which are not short!. The par 5s are quite good,not overlong but all with some degree of turn or dogleg. In sum,the course is acredit to the small team of volunteer curators-and for $2 it must be the best value in Victoria.
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There are 18 black soil scrapes with tree-lined fairways and mostly straight holes. Basic golf facilities here. Course access is from Prairie Road West about 9km east of the Loddon Valley Highway (B260). Access via the Calival Golf & Bowls Club. Closest 18-hole grass green courses are in Bendigo.
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For just $2 you can play Calivil. If you're in the area then drop by for a short game. The front 9 is the better; a bit more grass. The sands are not hard, plenty of sand, but not too heavy. Open Fairways to open up the stance on the par 5's, requires a well weighted loft to land on the arbourous par 3's. Pity about the lack of water and the abundance of salt. Cohuna reminds me much of Calivil.

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Golf Course Details
Prairie Road, Mitiamo
Goulburn and Murray, VIC 3573, Australia
Proshop: 0354365251
General: 0354366396