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#1 12shoc

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:50 AM

Anyone on here at member at Maroochyriver on the Sunshine Coast? Whats the club like? Worth joining.

 

I've been looking for some good practice facilities on the the Coast and the ones at MRGC look very good (including the teaching aids available - GC2, KVest etc)

 

The fact its a flat-ish course makes it attractive as I'd much rather walk 18holes than be "forced" to buggy it due to mountain goat terrain.

 

On face value it looks good but would be interested in getting some firsthand experiences too.


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 09:07 AM

Place is nice to play. Practically a tree here or there, basically out of the way. Greens are challenging, water runs through the course. Wind is the courses defence. Hit it reasonably straight, you will score well.
18th has water down side, then across for the approach shot into 1000 m2 green.
Will get hot in summer, as stated, no shade. Pat and his crew do an amazing job up there.
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Posted 07 October 2018 - 09:46 AM

I asked a mate who lives up that way and knows people at the club and other local clubs.

His comments:

Lakes course.

Varying opinions. Some people really like it. Others really hate the course and the club and the people.

They struggle to retain members.

Still has a lot of unhappiness around the move from in town (old Horton Park Golf Course) and the deal done with developers / council.

Probably doesn't help that it feels pretty sparse still. Trees etc small, not much natural beauty etc. And it's a lot further out of town now.

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 05:04 PM

I liked it a lot - visually chanllenging but more forgiving than it looks. But the greens are tough. It looks good - I like the openness and windswept look. I could play there regularly and be happy that it won't feel easy.
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Posted 15 October 2018 - 11:00 PM

Thanks for replys. The sparseness of the course doesnt phase me too much. Having started playing golf while still in Scotland Im used to playing in the wind. Plus its only a 15min drive from my place in Nambour.

Much prefer fast true greens. Despite my high hcp faster greens suit my dead-weight putting style.

The big draw for me is the teaching and practice facilities.

Will be signing up when I get back from Scotland. Sadly had to make a last minute trip to see my father who has just been diagnosed with a Stage 4 Glioblastoma in the brain. Used to be my golf partner and now never going to pick a club up again. 😞

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 05:28 AM

Sorry to hear about your dad 12shoc - can only imagine how hard that must be

Enjoy your new club - I think it's a good course - I want to go back and play it off the blue tees
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Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:45 AM

Cheers Weetbix. Just glad I could get over to see him.

Looking forward to joining and humiliating myself on the Black Swan Challenge. 1st Monday of every month challenge to play from the Black "Pro"-tees. 😁

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 08:05 AM

Sad news about your dad n old golfing buddy... And. Yes, great you could get over there to see him at this time.

Remember the good times. Try not to focus or remember him in these later years and times.

Maybe? You can take a putter and a ball into the hospital... ??? If he's up to at least watching you, he might get a kick out of it.
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Posted 16 October 2018 - 08:52 AM

Not in hospital yet. Managed to get over in time to watch Euros win Ryder Cup last week and the British Masters this week with him. Has given some good memories all reinforced by good British Ale at a 1/3rd of the price of Aussie beer. 🤣
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