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#1 ACCA

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:10 AM

I will start off with my 3 favorites in no order Yarram. Trentham. and Sheparton. interested in others thoughts cheers.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:24 AM

Wellington and Oberon

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:19 AM

I love Trafalgar. Put it in Melbourne and it'd be packed every weekend. Agree Trentham is a ripper although it gets a lot of press. Not sure I'd call it a 'hidden gem' anymore

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:56 AM

Played traff with Francie great course enjoyed it very much.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:02 AM

Haven't lived down that way in a number of years but in the Gippsland region I always enjoyed Sale and Maffra. In fact, Maffra had some of the best greens I've ever seen on a small, country course (even had an honesty box system). As for QLD and my local area these days, I've always enjoyed Woodforde just to the west of Caboolture. Very good track.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:14 AM

I love Trafalgar.

Put it in Melbourne and it’d be packed every weekend.

Agree Trentham is a ripper although it gets a lot of press. Not sure I’d call it a ‘hidden gem’ anymore

In years gone past I would agree with you DivotMaker and Acca, but the course is not as robust now with the wet weather and they are going through a "re-build" process over the next couple of years. It has suffered a great deal and is not the course (condition) it once was. Still a very scenic course and the greens are great.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

Not so hidden now but not completely mainstream is Curlewis. For the price it's a great course and great value.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

Qld - Bribie island Northern NSW - Murwillumbah WA - Bunbury

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:55 PM

I love Trafalgar.

Put it in Melbourne and it’d be packed every weekend.

Agree Trentham is a ripper although it gets a lot of press. Not sure I’d call it a ‘hidden gem’ anymore

In years gone past I would agree with you DivotMaker and Acca, but the course is not as robust now with the wet weather and they are going through a “re-build” process over the next couple of years.

It has suffered a great deal and is not the course (condition) it once was. Still a very scenic course and the greens are great.

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I last played there in Feb and I was really disappointed with the condition of the fairways, but I was hoping it might've just been a blip... guess not. Sad news that its an ongoing issue because it is a terrific track when its in good nick

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:20 PM

Gisborne beats Trentham everyday of the week outside of the middle of winter

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:20 PM

Gisborne beats Trentham everyday of the week outside of the middle of winter

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:25 PM

Marysville.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:00 PM

Marysville.

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I'm heading there in 3 weeks Shreky....unlimited golf with cart on a voucher. 36 holes would be a good bet.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:02 PM

Gisborne beats Trentham everyday of the week outside of the middle of winter

I disagree....based mainly on the greens at Gisborne the last few times I've been there. And I reckon Trentham is just a nicer looking track.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:06 PM

Yup in that area you have Trentham, Goonawarra , Gisborne . Melton and Bacchus Marsh. All good tracks but Trentham by far the best of the lot and maybe the best all weather course in Victoria but thats just my opinion each to there own. another great course a wee bit down the hume is Kilmore and then broadford also great tracks . keep em coming love all the different ideas...




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