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#16 madness

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 03:55 PM

If you have listed Eastern as an option maybe look at Yering Meadows. They have been a rabble since moving from Croydon but are now offering a $1365 introductory price for new members. I'm not sure of the conditions but it would give you somewhere to play and 12months to get familiar with the local golfing scene and play some of the other courses before forking out a joining fee. 


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 04:03 PM

Sounds like give heidelberg a second look to me.  the main question there I think is not the crowds - its not that busy, more whether you want to deal with those hills every week or not


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 04:12 PM

If you have listed Eastern as an option maybe look at Yering Meadows. They have been a rabble since moving from Croydon but are now offering a $1365 introductory price for new members. I'm not sure of the conditions but it would give you somewhere to play and 12months to get familiar with the local golfing scene and play some of the other courses before forking out a joining fee. 

 

Hi Madness,

 

Thanks for letting me know. It is right next to Eastern so I am assuming similar link type course? That is a fantastic idea to try out for a year to see if the distance would be a problem. Great suggestion. I will check Yering Meadows out this Saturday when I visit Eastern.


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 06:49 PM

Sounds like give heidelberg a second look to me. the main question there I think is not the crowds - its not that busy, more whether you want to deal with those hills every week or not


Yeah I will give HGC one more try. Greens were amazing. Best green i have seen in any Aussie public course so far.

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 07:56 PM

Eastern has similar option for $125/month @madness.

INTRODUCTORY MEMBERSHIP—SIX MONTH
Membership in this category shall be for a maximum of six months and shall not be renewable.
The introductory membership fee will be credited towards your joining fee should you choose to
convert to either Full, Intermediate or Weekday membership. In this membership category you
will have six day access (excludes Saturday) to the course. This membership category is totally
obligation free. Clubhouse, gymnasium and tennis court access seven days.

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 10:09 PM

Better not tell HGC that you think they're a public course, they mightn't let you in.

 

Jon...

 

ps: Forget Heritage it's going downhill and was in poor condition when we played both courses recently.

Gardiners and the Frog are public tracks, so the speed of play could be a problem depending on what times you want to play your golf.

 

Yering are struggling and have been for afew years now, that's why the cheap offers atm.

 

Eastern will be a solid course in about 5 to 10 years when the trees grow and define the playing lines. I really look forward to revisiting the course in another 5 + years when it has matured.

 

Green Acres spent millions on their clubhouse and the course is still in crappy condition, year round.

 

Kew have spent a bucket load on the course, redesigning greens, bunkers, more and better drainage and I think they are the ones to have gotten the best out of their property for the long term !  


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Posted 31 October 2018 - 03:30 AM

Better not tell HGC that you think they're a public course, they mightn't let you in.

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ps: Forget Heritage it's going downhill and was in poor condition when we played both courses recently.
Gardiners and the Frog are public tracks, so the speed of play could be a problem depending on what times you want to play your golf.

Yering are struggling and have been for afew years now, that's why the cheap offers atm.

Eastern will be a solid course in about 5 to 10 years when the trees grow and define the playing lines. I really look forward to revisiting the course in another 5 + years when it has matured.

Green Acres spent millions on their clubhouse and the course is still in crappy condition, year round.

Kew have spent a bucket load on the course, redesigning greens, bunkers, more and better drainage and I think they are the ones to have gotten the best out of their property for the long term !


Thanks golfguy33. Some good info you provided. So it looks like out of the Yarra Valley courses Eastern golf be the best option long term.

Although Kew did get a lot of my interest in the beginning as they were ranked in the top 100 as well but lost me due to display of some arrogance from their office.

Ok. I will not call HGC public. Lol. I honestly thought they were because anyone can book in to play... Semi private it is :)

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 06:47 AM

Maybe it was just the day I went to HGC was exceptionally busy. We had to hit into the team ahead of us to make them move faster

That always works, I play there a bit as I have mates who are members there.
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Posted 31 October 2018 - 08:48 AM

Better not tell HGC that you think they're a public course, they mightn't let you in.

 

Jon...

 

ps: Forget Heritage it's going downhill and was in poor condition when we played both courses recently.

Gardiners and the Frog are public tracks, so the speed of play could be a problem depending on what times you want to play your golf.

 

 

 

 

I think you'll find that Gardiners are in the same category as Heidelberg....just sayin....


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Posted 31 October 2018 - 09:14 AM

Heading to Eastern after work today to try out their driving range and get a feel driving there. Will update my impression of the club later.

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 06:12 PM

I was notified that Eastern Golf driving range was closed today so went to Rosanna Golf instead to hit 100 balls at their range. Left home at 5:30pm and returned home at 6:45pm. Having dinner while posting this... Going to read my son a story book now... Convenience factor is winning me over...
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 07:50 AM

I am surprised that you had slowness at Berg as honestly the only day that happens is medal day and even then you tend not to get pushed too hard. So either a one off or picked the wrong slot and got stuck behind a particular group that had to have been slow for whatever reason.

 

'Berg greens are the best in terms of speed and even better in winter as they can cut them shorter. I haven't been there since June so not sure on conditioning of rest of course but each year has gotten better and better and the new super should be doing a great job. The hills you get used too after time but keeps you fit and energetic for the young ones! 

 

I only wish i could have still afforded my full membership as I would be there every week but for now will enjoy the odd day here and there when i can play. I would definitely give it another go, maybe pick one of the later times in the day so you can truly enjoy it after dried out greens and fairways :)

 

Overall though for the cost of membership and no joining fee plus the quality of the course and greens it is hard to go past when your looking at the others with their costs (excluding the frog).


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Posted 01 November 2018 - 08:03 AM

I am surprised that you had slowness at Berg as honestly the only day that happens is medal day and even then you tend not to get pushed too hard. So either a one off or picked the wrong slot and got stuck behind a particular group that had to have been slow for whatever reason.

 

'Berg greens are the best in terms of speed and even better in winter as they can cut them shorter. I haven't been there since June so not sure on conditioning of rest of course but each year has gotten better and better and the new super should be doing a great job. The hills you get used too after time but keeps you fit and energetic for the young ones! 

 

I only wish i could have still afforded my full membership as I would be there every week but for now will enjoy the odd day here and there when i can play. I would definitely give it another go, maybe pick one of the later times in the day so you can truly enjoy it after dried out greens and fairways :)

 

Overall though for the cost of membership and no joining fee plus the quality of the course and greens it is hard to go past when your looking at the others with their costs (excluding the frog).

 

 

Thanks Joe79. So many on the forum have asked me to give HGC another go so I will definitely try out again. Heading to Eastern this Saturday and Rosanna this Sunday. Maybe I will try HGC again on Tuesday (Cup day) as I am not much into horses... If I am going to end up choosing a home club based on distance from home I really am convinced that HGC might be a strong contender.


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Posted 01 November 2018 - 10:04 AM

That always works, I play there a bit as I have mates who are members there.
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 06:25 PM

I find the way to get you to move faster is a wedge between the eyes.

or between the cheeks where he won't see it coming.
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