Wine & High Country
Jubilee Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 72
6013 M
5 Reviews
Time for unbiased reviewJubilee golf club measures 6013m Par 72 with four par 3s ranging from 145-204m, ten par 4s ranging from 293-414m and four par 5s ranging from 439-503m. Course has a mixture of Santa Ana couch, natural couch grass and winter ryegrass fairways and teebeds. The 15-20m long small-medium sized bentgrass greens are a little patchy in areas but the club's 2 greenkeepers here ensures there is good roll with predominately ryegrass green surrounds in winter and predominately Santa Ana couch grass green surrounds in the warmer months. In terms of hazards, there a yellow-staked small pond 15m short right of the 161m-13th green and a large storage dam far left of the 5th & 6th fairways with only 5 bunkered holes and a disappointing total of 7 bunkers on the course. A feature of country layouts is a lack of general hazards, and Jubilee is no exception. Overall, Jubilee is probably the more challenging of the 2 layouts in Wangaratta with the front nine played north of the clubhouse and the slightly more undulating back nine being played along the southern side of the clubhouse. Highlights include: the 316m slight bend left 2nd (index 6) which plays uphill and is the most bunkered hole on the course with 2 fairway bunkers on the dogleg corner left 80m and 100m short of the green guarded by a bunker short left; the 350m slight bend right and uphill 10th (index 2) which has the smallest (10m long x10m wide) green on the course with a 2-tier slope and a ridge across it; and the 503m slight bend right 11th (index 7) with its fairway sloping to left and a 20m long bunkerless green. The layout rivals Wodonga as one of the better courses in north-eastern Victoria, however, apart from the 151m slightly uphill 4th (index 16) the par 3s (at 4, 8, 13 & 17) play gently downhill to the green and, like the rest of the course, are not well bunkered, with the par 3 pick being the 13th. The par 5s at 5 & 11 play very similar to each other and the 439m-9th is far too short, so the pick of the par 5s would the 503m-11th. The best attributes at Jubilee are its views of the adjacent 25km long Warby Range which peaks just over 500m above sea level near the town of Glenrowan and the views of Mount Buffalo from the 9th teebed. Course elevation ranges from 200m above sea level along 17 & 18 to approximately 240m above sea level at the 11th green. Apart from the 293m straight 16th (index 17) all flags are not visible from the tee mound. With holes having a slight bend to them and the gentle undulations and slopes of the fairway, Jubilee could be much more challenging if they added to the course's 7 bunkers. The club was established in 1935 and the course moved to its current location in 1963. Course access is off Wangandary Road about 10km west of the city centre. Played here 12th August 2012 with $20 green fees 7 days a week. Jubilee is one of TWO golf courses within the city of around 20000 people, the other being Wangaratta which is slightly shorter but much more bunkered than Jubilee. Both courses play fairly similar to each other, with Jubilee being slightly more challenging, but equally well-conditioned to Wangaratta.
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If you're going to play this course once then play it twice. It's one for the thinkers. I play here every time I'm in the area. Greens and fairways are superb. A comment made previously about the lack of rough was fair but has been fixed. Your slightly errant drive will now hold up in the rough to give you a fair approach to the green. But don't go wider. I love the Par 5's (439, 475, 485, and 503m). Three are reachable but only if you position your drive correctly which makes them shorter than their tee-green distance. Draws or fades are required off the tee. Actually the 503m is also reachable if you smash it far enough. Certainly not me! As for the Par 3's, the short downhill 145m 8th looks inviting but don't miss it left, right or long. And 'as if' you're going to lay up short. The 4th at 160-odd is beautifully Australian and the green slopes more than you reckon. In fact it's nasty. The 200m 17th has OOB all the way down the right hand side but fair. How to ruin a great round!!
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I cut my golfing teeth by playing this course as a kid. Once (20 years ago) a dry arid landscape in summer, boggy water soaked mess in winter, Jubille has turned itself into one of the best courses in the State for anyone who doesn't want to pay huge dollars to play on fairways that are equal to any of the courses along the Murray. The greatest tip I was ever given is that all the greens slope towards the Wangaratta township. This tip still applies today despite some of the green being re-designed over the last 10 years or so. My favorite hole would be the 6th, nothing better than cracking a drive across the edge of the dam and hoping as the ball falls out of sight that you find some fairway for a solid 8 or 9 iron in. Toughest hole on the course would have to be the 10th, just walking up the hole as you play it is a challenge in itself, it has a constant up hill gradient that seems to never end. Everytme I stand on the 16th tee (295 mtr Par 4)it somehow sucks me in to the thought that I can drive the hole, there's something about the way the fairway is shaped that makes you think it plays shorter than it really is. I have been pin high once (from a front tee maker) but in the trees on the left handside of the green (still only made 4). I will continue to take this hole on until the day I stop playing the game itself.
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if you are serious about your game of golf then don,t let this course go by. the fairways are equal to any including the famed metropolitan in melbourne, the greens can be a jigsaw puzzle without some local knowledge, the only down side is the lack of rough which can run a wayward tee shot in amongst the tree lined fairways. there are only 6 bunkers on the entire course but missing a green will test your chipping on game, a well stocked pro shop and views over the ovens valley will make your visit enjoyable.
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A tight testing little track.

Make sure your nerves are in good shape before tackling what must be some of the fastest and challenging greens in country victoria. The 10th and 11th are both stern tests of the flat stick.

It also takes good shotmaking to keep out of touble on many of the fairways. Some slope quite severely and require careful placement and an ability to work the ball off the tee.

In winter the outlook from the 6th tee over the snow capped mountains is spectacular.

All in all a joy to play when at it's best.

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Golf Course Details
Wangandary Road, Wangaratta
Wine & High Country, VIC 3677, Australia
Proshop: 0357253258
General: 0357253214