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Chelsea Public Golf Course, fondly referred to by locals as
“Royal Edithvale”, is a short course which is
unthreatening but hard to tear apart. A feature of the course is
its small greens which make for some tough par 3’s (6,7,8)
although the par 4’s are too easy for bigger hitters. The
kikuyu fairways provide a nice surface to hit from although
chipping to greens requires precise landing to get avoid having
to chip again.
Given the short distance the course would be ideal for youngsters
looking to learn the game although you might want to keep a close
eye on where other golfers are hitting as the cramped layout has
its dangers. Most holes have trouble on the left so the course
sets up beautifully for slicers but if you play a draw or hook
you might want to throttle back on a few tee shots.
The course provides an interesting challenge for casual golfers
and is a good place for those who play less frequently. More
serious golfers may want to check out some of the surrounding
courses in the area to fully test their game.
A majestic course in the tradition of tpc@sawgrass,beautifully
manicured bermuda f'way's,the course itself contains 450
bunkers and 12 lakes,some would say there are too many hazards I
say just don't hit it in the s#$t,most greens are triple or
quadruple tiered,and have recently been voted the best in the
southern hemisphere.Designed by Pete Dye it is known as his
greatest work to date,off course there is a
bowling,massage therapy,strip club just to name a few.The club is
members only costs around $45,000 which is quite a fair price,
but like the mcc there is a long waiting list approx 16 years,but
this course put's all other courses to shame.A feature is the
par 4 first hole I rate it the hardest starting hole in australia
at 280m with water crossing the f'way three times at around
200m,240m and 260m it demands precise shotmaking as do all the
Mmmm.. OK so the person who wrote the previous review wins.Why
you say? because I made my way down to this course based on this
and was a little confused?? Where did the lake go? and the
bunkers? and the sculptured fairways? Maybe this review got
placed under the wrong course, but in closing a cute family 9
hole course, not one for the serious golfer.
A well groomed course in the tradition of Royal
Melbourne,beautiful couch f'ways gently undulating with many
strategically placed fairway bunkers and mounds,with some
interesting variations in height.
The greens are large and undulating, bent grass at it's
best.This course was recently ranked the no.1 9hole course in the
world,and it has been admired the world over.It has extensive
world class practise facilities,and has on course
accommodation,restaurant,casino and over 30's disco.Signature
hole would be the par 4 9th,with a carry of 250m just to make the
fairway,which slope's left to right towards a cluster of deep
bunkers,approach shot's are hit over tree's to a three
tiered island green overlooked by the enormous
clubhouse,unfortunately the waiting list to get a game stands at
28 months so I suggest you book now for a chance to witness
golfcourse design at it's finest.All in all a
breathtaking,difficult and majestic course.
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