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Printable Course Guide

Front nine

Back nine

Trentham Course Guide Hole 1

A straight-forward starting hole, with a little challenging length. The fairway is generously wide, but some trees on the left will block an approach hit too far up the left side. The slightly elevated green is only protected by a small bunker on the right hand side. It is hard to recover from an approach that goes over the back.

Blue

Metres

353

Par

4

Index

4

Red

Metres

290

Par

4

Index

9

Trentham Course Guide Hole 10

A nicely-angled drive will take the out-of-bounds along the fence out of play. There is also out-of-bounds to the left near the carpark as you approach the green. The picturesque, elevated green slopes to the front, protected by smallish bunkers left and right. As usual, don't go long.

Blue

Metres

338

Par

4

Index

5

Red

Metres

333

Par

4

Index

1

Trentham Course Guide Hole 2

The tee is protected by the line of pine trees down the left side, and this can make judging the wind effect difficult. You must take enough club to clear the front bunker. Shots missing right or over the back make up and down difficult, a pot bunker or the pines can collect balls hit to the left.

Blue

Metres

167

Par

3

Index

10

Red

Metres

147

Par

3

Index

15

Trentham Course Guide Hole 11

Not a long par-4, and downhill, but a mound across the front of the green makes it hard to run the ball on. The green is an 'upturned saucer' and the safe play is always to its middle. There is a steep slope at the back of the green with a path and the lake behind, so don't go long. A very daunting approach shot when the pin is cut right at the back..

Blue

Metres

280

Par

4

Index

16

Red

Metres

280

Par

4

Index

13

Trentham Course Guide Hole 3

Aim for a position towards the right side of the fairway, as the large pine tree near the green will block shots that cut the corner too much and are too far left. In summer it is easy to go through the dogleg. Do not go long with your approach as recovery will be difficult.

Blue

Metres

319

Par

4

Index

12

Red

Metres

257

Par

4

Index

12

Trentham Course Guide Hole 12

The lake on the right will punish a slice, but the right side of the fairway is best for the approach. A slight dog-leg places some trees in front of a ball hit too left. The green generally slopes toward the creek and two bunkers will trap wayward approach shots. The hole is much more attractive since the lake was opened up for view by tree clearance.

Blue

Metres

315

Par

4

Index

7

Red

Metres

310

Par

4

Index

8

Trentham Course Guide Hole 4

A straight hole, but there is a narrow gap between the large pines to negotiate off the tee. Straight up the middle of the fairway is best! The green is quite hard and balls often run through to the back, so allow for this in your approach. The green has many borrows and slopes, making it a challenge to read putts.

Blue

Metres

297

Par

4

Index

14

Red

Metres

295

Par

4

Index

4

 
Trentham Course Guide Hole 13

Trentham's  own 'Postage Stamp', downhill from an elevated tee. Low shots hit too hard can run across the green into the rear catching bunkers but many golfers utilise the slope on the left to run their ball down and on to the green. Otherwise, hit a high short iron with a lot of spin into the heart of the green.

Blue

Metres

112

Par

3

Index

18

Red

Metres

115

Par

3

Index

18

Trentham Course Guide Hole 5

This hole tends to play either into the wind or with it, so correct club choice is important. Two bunkers protect the green on the right, with a grassy swale between. The long green can be two clubs difference between front and back. As with most greens, recovering par is difficult for a ball missing the green other than short.

Blue

Metres

145

Par

3

Index

17

Red

Metres

142

Par

3

Index

16

 
Trentham Course Guide Hole 14

Not long, but surprisingly tough. Trees along the right-hand side effectively narrow the fairway to the left side only. The right side of the dogleg is not the place to be ... you will be blocked by trees, especially if the pin is cut on the right side of the green. The very left side of the fairway is the only clear approach. The green has a narrow approach through some trees and a steep slope behind. The green slopes a lot on the left side, the right side is deceptively flat.

Blue

Metres

313

Par

4

Index

3

Red

Metres

295

Par

4

Index

5

Trentham Course Guide Hole 6

The longest par-4 on the course for men, the hole is just straight. The top of the hill is about 195m from the tee and there is some camber on the fairway. So the ideal line is simply straight down the middle, but trees close to the tee on either side make it a difficult tee shot. The new green is bunkered left and right, and out-of-bounds is not far behind, so don't go long.

Blue

Metres

390

Par

4

Index

1

Red

Metres

375

Par

5

Index

14

 
Trentham Course Guide Hole 15

A par-3 with strategy! The options are a high shot over the trees, a low shot under the canopy or splitting the middle between the two huge trees. A hard, low shot under the trees without much spin will release into the rear bunkers. The green also has a swale at the front to catch shots that are short. A perplexing hole.

Blue

Metres

128

Par

3

Index

13

Red

Metres

130

Par

3

Index

17

Trentham Course Guide Hole 7

A good hole for faders, but don't slice too much as the large pine and eucalypts further up on the right will block your approach. Power hitters can try going for the green over the top. For most the best strategy will be an iron off the tee to the middle of the fairway about 80-100m from the green. It is not easy to judge pin position on the elevated green. A large swale left and right of the green will test your up-and-down capability.

Blue

Metres

253

Par

4

Index

15

Red

Metres

255

Par

4

Index

10

 
Trentham Course Guide Hole 16

One of the hardest but most pleasant holes on the course, with a tight fairway and out of bounds along the creek on the right. A short drive along the left side will make your second shot very hard and from there you are best laying up towards the willow. The right hand side of the fairway will give you a better look at the green providing your drive is long enough, however in summer, your ball may run down into the hazard. Around the corner, a lateral water hazard runs the length of the fairway on the right. The green is relatively generous, but going over the back is not a good option.

Blue

Metres

363

Par

4

Index

2

Red

Metres

295

Par

4

Index

7

Trentham Course Guide Hole 8

This hole requires a straight tee shot down the left side, past the pine tree at the 150m mark. Large eucalypts penalise a drive too much to the right side and an approach shot from the right needs to carry the bunker. Out of bounds is directly behind the green.

Blue

Metres

319

Par

4

Index

8

Red

Metres

317

Par

4

Index

3

 
Trentham Course Guide Hole 17

A good birdie chance if you can drive over the hill. The best line is up the right hand side, just left of the large pine tree on the hill. Shots up the left can feed off into the rough due to the slope past the hill. For shorter hitters, the flat before the hill may be a better option than an awkward stance on the hill itself. From there, most will be more than content with a fairway wood that carries the drain, or a lay-up short of the drain for a pitch in. There is a lot of slope in the middle of the green. When the pin is at the front, try not to go too far past the hole to avoid a long downhill putt.

Blue

Metres

425

Par

5

Index

9

Red

Metres

425

Par

5

Index

2

Trentham Course Guide Hole 9

A testing tee shot off the blue tee, with out of bounds on the right and a large pine on the left. The red tee avoids much of this trouble. The ideal is a tee shot to the left-middle of the fairway, then your second shot towards the right-middle of the fairway to avoid a line of small trees further up on the left. The green has some interesting slopes, two subtle levels and there is real danger going over the back.

Blue

Metres

455

Par

5

Index

6

Red

Metres

368

Par

5

Index

6

 
Trentham Course Guide Hole 18

A picturesque finish that rewards the straight hitter. A good drive finishing on the right side over the mounds will take the bunker on the front left of the green out of play. A well-hit mid- to short-iron approach will leave your ball on a long green that slopes towards the lake. There may be up to two clubs difference between a front and rear pin.

Blue

Metres

305

Par

4

Index

11

Red

Metres

296

Par

4

Index

11