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#1 Brianwh

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:51 AM

There's a group of 8 of of us planning a week's golf on the Murray in April next year. None of us have been there before and so would be grateful if people familiar with the Murray courses could offer advice. In particular is this a good time of the year? Which is the best base - we would rather stay in one place but stay 'n play rates might make it cheaper to move once or twice? Which are the best courses?

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 06:09 AM

My biased opinion is base yourself in Yarrawonga/Mulwala. Basically 30 minutes to Tocumwal, Cobram-Barooga and other country town courses that you can play. Any time of the year is usually pretty good, weather & conditions wise but April is a good choice. Don't go there on public holidays unless you pre book becasue every man and his dogs go there then.....try mid week if you can. Best courses - Yarawonga and Boarder Golf (54 holes), Tocumwal (36 holes) Cobram-Barooga (36 holes). Plenty of others nearby and just as good.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:37 PM

Thanks for this advice Francie. Have been trawling the internet a bit but it is hard to find info based on personal experience. Mid-week is not a problem as we are all retired. Plan is to fly to Melbourne (from NSW North Coast) and then hire a small bus. Some in the group have already suggested Yarrawonga as the base and even canvassed the idea of playing mainly there if the two courses are good enough. Would it be too cold if we left it a bit later, say May or even June? Thanks again

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:39 PM

Sorry - should have added to my post above. Would love any other opinions - biased or otherwise!

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 04:04 AM

Brian the courses at Yarrawonga are quality layouts and you have 45 holes. You could certainly park the bus in the car park and just leave it there ! Meals are fine and the courtesy buses cover the area so you can enjoy a few drinks at the differant social venues.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 05:02 AM

Isn't Yararwonga only 45 holes comprising two quality layouts (lake & murray) plus the shorter executive nine hole course. That said its good golfing all the same.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 05:11 AM

Isn’t Yararwonga only 45 holes comprising two quality layouts (lake & murray) plus the shorter executive nine hole course.

That said its good golfing all the same.

Sorry............Hawkers is correct ............it is 45 holes; I got my numbers around the wrong way. I knew that but I'll put it down to a typing error. Brian, May or June will be fine.........some days start out very cold, (no cloud cover) but fine up to lovely days. Obviously I can't predict the weather but as long as we don't have a really wet year like this year it should be a good time to go as they say they get more sunshine than Qld.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:17 AM

Winter days are mostly great at the Murray, dry cloudless days fantastic once the sun gets a bit of an edge.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 11:41 PM

But it can go sub zero overnight and stay there for a 7am tee time. Personally I think Murray downs is head and shoulders above anything else on the Murray. But it's a fair drive to anywhere else from there other than barham.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 02:00 AM

Thanks for these comments. Will follow up on staying at Yarrawonga and make a later decision as to whether we will go to other courses. At this stage considering dates in late April. Any other comments most welcome. Thanks

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 02:28 AM

I think Yarrawonga is a good base. As has already been mentioned you have easy access to Yarrawonga, Tocumwal and Cobram which are all quality tracks. Plus Cowora is 'only' about 45 mins away which is meant to be a nice 36 hole layout. I should say that I have found Cobram to be a bit cheaper for accomodation but not as much fun off course in terms of places to get a decent feed and a few drinks. If you get the opportunity you should consider having a hit at Sheperton, although its a bit over an hour away from Yarrawonga, it is a really beautiful course As for best time, I think April or May would be good, before the dead of winter. Not too cold and you might be able eek a few more minutes day light out of each day... A week of golf anywhere is bound to be good though

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 07:44 AM

Another for Yarra, I've been going for 12 years at that time of the year. Great golf, good club & meals & staff. Grab the bus to Yarra & enjoy the pubs each night. I'll be back there in April 2012.........if you want to travel Cobram Old is good, Toc either course & Corowa is great also. Enjoy

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 05:13 AM

Book early Brian, its not easy getting in to Yarrawonga. I have tried to book a few dates up to Christmas and have had no luck....Mike..

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 06:04 PM

Thanks everyone for these insights. Will check back on this thread from time to time in the hope that anyone who plays and/or stays in the area might give a quick update on their experience Thanks again

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 02:19 AM

Each year a group of my mates go for a week long trip up to a golf resort on the Murray, in fact we are heading to Rich River tomorrow morning. We have been to Rich River(twice now), Corowa and Murray Downs (twice). For me Murray Downs is the stand out of those 3, the accommodation is great, the club has good facilities with decent meals and the golf course is head and shoulders above Corowa and Rich River. We all agreed that Corowa was the worst of the 3, accommodation was average, the club always closed really early and the course was in good condition but was a bit boring. We are heading back to Rich River this year for a shortened trip, since we were there 4-5 years ago they have renovated the club area and the 2 courses there are pretty good. The only problem for Murray Downs is that it's not really close to other courses if you want to play at multiple places during your trip.




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