played all 3 of them mentioned in the last 3 months.
Growling is much easier than the other 2. Whilst it is usually in excellent condition, winter seemed quite harsh on the frogs fairways. I think it should reach its prime within the next 8 weeks, and I believe green coring is happening in the next week or so.
Mandalay is in brilliant condition. The difficulty of that course relies on how windy it is on the day but overall more of a members course, where knowing the lay of the land is very important in shot selection. It may be a little too difficult of a course for most average golfers, and I know some players that live in that estate, but travel out to Craigieburn for their regular rounds because its a little more friendly.
Eynesbury I wrote a comprehensive view of the course recently on here. Again, fantastic condition. Easy enough for the skilled golfer, savage on those a little less skilled or those who lack distance.
All 3 courses are awesome and having the ability to play them regularly reinforces how fortunate us Melbournians are with our courses.
Others around include Craigieburn, Yarrambat and Bundoora. All 3 courses serve a purpose, Craigieburn is quite easy, great for confidence building, Yarrambat is fun except for the greens, which are inconsistent from hole to hole, Bundoora is great for forcing long straight shots and playing for approach angle off the tee.