QLD's Top 10 Courses
Posted 23 June 2016 - 02:57 PM
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There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
Posted 23 June 2016 - 04:13 PM
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Posted 30 June 2016 - 05:46 PM
I've only played it the once. It's a very good course but to be honest it's hard to focus in your first round that much on the course itself as the views and the setting are so incredible.
But there are plenty of interesting and hallengung holes. Ones that come to mind are a par 4 from the top of the hill with a number of tee options laid out before you, and a par 3 over a huge gully to what amounts to an island green but in an island of bush.
The driving areas are reasonably generous but once you're off them the ball is most likely gone. They mark them all as hazards though so you don't have to worry about endless provisionals.
I'd summarise by saying that it is a very good course and may be great but I'd have to play it a few times - which is an expensive proposition.
But there can be no doubt that the experience is great.
Think you nailed that summary pretty well. The views definitely distract from the few average holes on the course.
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Posted 21 July 2016 - 03:09 PM
Visited the Gold Coast just recently and had a chance to play some of the golf courses that you banana benders rave about. Played the courses in the following order.
1. Royal Pines
2. The Glades
3. Hope Island
5. The Grand
I would put my preferences in the same order as I have listed them although 4 and 5 could be swapped. Both were pretty good. The resort courses (1-4) are basically flat tracks and that for me, makes for a not so interesting course. Consequently, I can't recall any memorable holes on any of those courses. However apart from Royal Pines, the courses were in very good shape and the greens were all good. Bunker sand at the glades wasn't to my liking, being very soft and fine, it isn't really suited to a public course. They are difficult to rake and the heavy traffic just left them in a mess. I do like the wide fairways and sparing use of fairway bunkers. Water hazards were generally not a problem for the average golfer and added to the attractive layout of the course. I can't say that I would bother making a trip to play any of those courses again.
Playing The Grand was a great experience. Located in the native forests in the hills, it has a natural beauty that appeals to my sense of nature. It is a very undulating course with wide fairways and several creeks running through the course. With very few members being active golfers, the course is able to be kept in top condition. I would say that it is very similar in style to Bonville but not quite as spectacular. Being a private course, its not easy to get a game there but I would jump at any opportunity to play it again.
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Posted 21 July 2016 - 03:28 PM
Posted 21 July 2016 - 05:35 PM
So do you mean you'd rank them in reverse order?
Yep, you got it. The courses got better every day. Perhaps one should have kept going!
Posted 21 July 2016 - 09:16 PM
I think RP is much better since the revamp. Much more interesting greens and surrounds.
You should probable have played Robina Woods.
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READ EM AND WEEP
Posted 21 July 2016 - 09:36 PM
If you like changes in elevation and undulations Robina Woods / Palmer Golf Coast is for you
Posted 22 July 2016 - 12:13 AM
I guess there is always next time. Always good to have something to look forward to
Posted 21 September 2016 - 07:49 PM
My belated addition to this one comes from a limited number of Qld courses played as a Victorian........but here goes.....
Palmer Resort Coolum
Palmer Sea Reef
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Posted 21 September 2016 - 08:14 PM
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