One of the true tests of golf, especially when the wind is up, which is often. Strategic ball positioning is a must and any misdirected shot is severely penalised. The greens are large and tiered, and only those with sure hands who can keep their nerve will prosper. A dramatically beautiful course with unsurpassed views of the coastline.
Rugged bunkering that is consistent with the natural landform is a key design feature of the Moonah Course. It is a fair but challenging course that has been built in the spirit of how golf was meant to be played. The fairways and greens are exceptionally well maintained and good shots are rewarded with birdie opportunities. Strategic bunkering and hole routings that incorporate the natural sand dunes penalise errant shots.
While there are not the ocean views apparent on the Moonah Course as on the other two courses at the Club, the inspiring ‘Cups’ country scenery is no less dramatic.
Photography by David Scaletti
The Ocean Course has undergone a recent design upgrade led by renowned golf architect Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design. The course will be now known as the Gunnamatta Course, from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘sandhills’. Doak has successfully created an interesting yet challenging course for all abilities with improved routing to take advantage of the ocean backdrop. The Gunnamatta Course layout features superior green complexes, wide fairways and fewer, more appropriately positioned and designed bunkers.