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“My responsibility when designing a golf course is to ensure it complements the stunning natural surrounds, and at Eastern, to showcase the native flora and fauna that Australia is renowned for. Yarra Valley’s Eastern Golf Club is a truly special place where members can enjoy teeing off with kangaroos while taking in the spectacular views of the surrounding Christmas Hills and Dividing Ranges. This course delivers a natural golf experience and I am proud to be a part of it.” – Greg Norman, Greg Norman Golf Course Design

Explore the Course – South Course

Hole 3 Par 4 (418 metres)

One of the most spectacular, and difficult holes, awaits at the Par 4, 3rd hole. A downhill tee shot to a wide fairway sets up one of the most daunting shots on the course – a 200 metre carry over water to a difficult green. The smart play for most is to lay up out to the right, away from the water, and make par that way; although that can be ‘easier said than done’.

Hole 4 – Par 4 (357 metres)

This hole is a favourite. The tee shot plays uphill adjacent to the 3rd hole with a big bunker splitting the fairway. Lose your tee shot right and you face a much more difficult second shot to a green that sits on an angle to you. The best line into the green is from the left; two bunkers long left and short right to the green can make Par difficult.

Hole  9 – Par 5 (495 metres)

The front nine finishes with a downhill Par 5 with Eastern’s magnificent Clubhouse as the back drop. A powerful drive off the tee gives you a real chance at getting the ball close to the green in two shots. The second shot is also played downhill with more room out to the right as it seems but beware – the green is a difficult one to hold and very fast from above the hole. A good Par 5 where birdie is a real chance.

Hole 13 – Par 3 (176 metres)

Standing on the 13th tee for the first time can be somewhat daunting. A shot of around 170 metres is required to circumvent the huge beach bunker which will catch any ball that is short and left of the target. The pin position can change the look of the hole completely, and par will always be a good score here.  At first glance, short right looks to be okay, but it is far better having enough club to get on, or past the pin, and out to the right to avoid a big score.

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