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#1 BuggeraCup


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Posted 07 January 2009 - 02:18 AM

I'm heading down to Coffs Harbour over Australia Day weekend with the family and a couple of mates. Primarily we are going to have a hit at Bonville which I have wanted to do for years but we are also looking for a place to have a hit (hopefully in a comp) on the saturday. Options are either Coffs or Sawtell. I've read through the course reveiws but the results wern't conclusive. Does anyone with experience on the courses have a recommendation as to which one to play in addition to Bonville? (I play off 9 and mate plays off 15) Cheers Murph

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 02:50 AM

coffs harbour first, nambucca heads second, sawtell third coffs has 27 holes and one of the 9s ( i think its 1-9) is a good deal better than the other two, but still a better course. Nambucca isn't very long as its on an island and their space is limited, but the greens there are pure and the members are great

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 03:37 AM

Coffs wins easy....27 holes always in good condition although sawtell is still a nice track.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 04:07 AM

Definitely Coffs.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 10:03 PM

Play at Coffs but stay in Sawtell.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:15 AM

>Play at Coffs but stay in Sawtell. 2nd that, especially this time of year..

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:59 AM

I grew up playing at Coffs, and my Dad is still a member there. I've also played a lot of golf at Sawtell. Coffs is the better test of golf, but Sawtell - a shortish course - still tests your game, though you might find yourself hitting short clubs into a lot of par 4s. Coffs are in the process of changing around a few things on the front nine (making 5 a par 4 and turning 2 into a par 5 as far as I know), but it should be in good nick, and the greens can get fast. Tough in the wind.... Sawtell's a pretty friendly crowd. I've always enjoyed drinking a pint or two in the clubhouse - after the round of course. Trysil

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:19 AM

Heading down to Coffs in about 3 weeks to play Bonville, looking to play either Coffs or Sawtell (or both if they're worth it!). Can anyone give me an update on these courses or any recommendations?

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:35 AM

Both Tracks are in good condition but Coffs is a far better course that Sawty. As mentioned in the thread earlier, get a game at Nambucca if you can, its only 30 minutes south of Coffs and its a cracker.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

I once met a nice bird in the spa at the Boambee By Resort.....

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:26 AM

Bellingen also has a course but is not great, the town is worth a look and a side trip. Amazing part of the world.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:52 AM

In order... Play Sawtell, then Coffs, then Big (Bonville) - definitely won't be disappointed! For an easy, casual round in your t-shirt and thongs, have a stroll around Bellingen followed by a bevvie or two from the bar. A lovely, small town, country track!

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