Maintaining good course condition
Due to heavy recent rain, players who use ride-on carts are asked to take care when driving on the course. Although the course is in generally good condition despite the wet, there are some softer areas, including surrounds to the greens, that need to be protected. Being careful about your usage of carts on the course will help keep it in good condition.
Golfers are required to:
- Keep carts at least 15 metres away from putting surfaces, and do not park on the slopes or mounds around the greens.
- Park where possible on the path near the next tee before putting on each green.
- Be careful on slopes and do not attempt to drive straight up steep hills (e.g. the approach to the 7th).
- Use cart paths where they are available e.g. down to the 13th and 15th greens.
- Keep carts away from low areas, including those that are GUR.
- Turn carefully on fairways and hills so as not to cause wheel or skid marks.
Usage of carts is a privilege, not a right, and protection of course condition and playing surfaces is paramount. If we all care for the course it will maintain its usually excellent condition, even in the winter months.
Trentham 'top value for quality' under $40
In the latest (June 2014) Golf Australia Magazine, Trentham is included in a list of 80 Australian courses (22 in Victoria) that offer the best value-for-money golfing experience in the country. The criteria for being listed is that the course must be of good quality with a green fee of under $40.
The 15th hole at Trentham (foreground) starts an 'impressive run of four holes back to the clubhouse', according to Golf Australia magazine.
The article, titled Dollar dazzlers: 80 courses you can play for $40 or less, begins by saying "with household budgets often stretched to snapping point, it might make you feel like you can't afford to play as much golf. But, as we reveal here, there are plenty of quality courses throughout Australia offering a great value-for-money golfing experience".
According to the review, "Trentham is a hidden gem that can be easily reached from Melbourne via the Calder Highway. Lush playing surfaces, including the best greens in the region, are flanked by mature native trees, while the topography presents enough variation to offer a superb mix of holes. The short downhill par-3 15th marks the start of an impressive quartet of holes leading back to the clubhouse".
Trentham selected for 2015 Womens Country Tournament
Trentham Golf Club has been selected by Golf Victoria as the venue for the Womens Country Tournament, to be played on 28-29 April 2015. The event is normally attended by about 180 female players over two days.
This year's tournament at Hamilton Golf Club was attended by seven Trentham women members. Vicki Adamson, Trentham Women's President, gave a brief talk at the Hamilton event dinner about Trentham Golf Club and the course.
Afterwards Vicki noted "As we saw from this year's tournament, there needs to be a lot of planning for an event such as this, so we'll be very busy over the next 12 months with organisation and recruiting willing helpers."
Picturesque Trentham 'remarkably presented': Golf Australia magazine
Golf Australia magazine (August 2013) featured an article, written by Golf Australia Editor Brendan James, that follows a golf course trail north-west of Melbourne through Victoria's Goldfields region.
Trentham is one course featured, and is described as having 'lush playing surfaces flanked by tall stands of mature native trees ... creating a superb mix of holes'.
Brendan concluded by saying 'it is remarkable how well the course is presented, an added bonus when you can play in such a picturesque setting'.
Trentham is a 'hidden gem' which provides greater golfing joy than the small green fee may suggest, says Brendan James (photo: Brendan James, Golf Australia magazine).