Designed by Tony Cashmore (in consultation with Jack Nicklaus) The Henley will be created in the style of a traditional links course, and will prove equally as challenging as the St John course.
The Henley Course will also be vastly different to the beautifully manicured and presented St John course. There will be wildness out there in Henley, broad undulating green fairways set in the fawns and mauves, greys and russets of wild grasses and wetlands.
There will be few trees, rather copses of dark bushland, far from playlines, as backdrops to doglegs and green settings. The bunkers will be wild things as though the giant had twisted up gnarled roots and ripped them from the earth. And yet … there will be gentleness out there, and the joy of playing golf over a generous landscape, a course which will be sturdy, honest, exhilarating, constantly changing.
The first stage of construction will see basic civil engineering that will excavate the lake volumes and rough shape the golf course fairways as well as provide basic drainage. Of course, all of this will be done in accordance with stringent environmental management plans.
The next stage thereafter will involve sand capping, irrigation and fine shaping, which is the artistry involved in interpreting the golf course designer?s intentions. The final stage is for growing in the grasses and landscape.
Tony Cashmore has an outstanding reputation for having designed some of Australia’s top links courses, including The Dunes and the new 13th Beach.
Available exclusively to Members, Corporate Golf Day guests and overnight guests at the The Sebel Lodge Yarra Valley, the Jack Nicklaus Signature St John Course unites challenge with natural beauty. Set in the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley, this delightful parkland course provides an exhilarating day of golf for all skill levels.
With an ACR of 74 off the Gold tee, this beautifully constructed par 72 course challenges at every turn with excellent water features and strategically placed slopes, mounds and traps. This championship golf course is 6670 metres long and features specially designed bunkering to guide players toward the green. Generous landing areas, sculptured fairways, immaculately groomed greens, paved cart paths that weave throughout the course, and meticulous landscaping all add to your playing pleasure.