The Gold Creek Golf Course
Gold Creek Country and Golf Club strives to be the leading public access golf course in the Canberra region and is open all year round except Christmas Day.
A true 18-hole championship layout with a par-72 rating, the course was designed by well-known and internationally acclaimed Australian golfer and course architect, Bruce Devlin. We celebrated its official opening in 1996 with the hosting of the Australian Seniors PGA Championship.
The course offers a great test for golfers of all abilities and strategy is the most important club you need in your bag when you take on the Gold Creek challenge.
To assist with that challenge, distance markers are provided in the centre of each fairway with pin positions indicated by coloured flags – red (front third), yellow (middle third) and blue (back third).
The following course guide has been prepared by Matthew Millar, our Club Teaching Professional.
When referring to your tee distances, Black, Blue and White are mens tee's and Red and Gold/Pink are ladies tee's.
BLACK TEE 337M WHITE TEE 313M RED TEE 289M
The first hole is a dog leg left, made easier by the old tree falling down that once resided on the corner. The tee shot requires a ball to be positioned 85-110m from the centre of the green. Either dead centre or just right half of the fairway leaves the best angle for your second shot.
Regardless of where the hole is located, the best option is to leave your ball underneath the hole, thus giving an uphill putt. The green slopes from back to front and slightly right to left.
BLACK TEE 365M WHITE TEE 329M RED TEE 295M
A short to medium length par 4 that requires a drive to be positioned in the fairway approximately 100-120m from the centre of the green.
A slightly downhill approach with the green about 4-5m below the fairway. This green is best attacked with a ball that is underneath the hole once again. The prevailing wind is usually assisting from behind and contributes to a generous first bounce forward.
With the green sloping from the centre toward the front, it is essential to leave your ball in the front section for our red and yellow hole locations. The flattest part of the green is the back section, housing a blue pin.
Any ball rolling toward the left side of the green in the front or the centre will roll off the putting surface .
BLACK TEE 537M WHITE TEE 498M RED TEE 475M
This dogleg right par 5 will play as a three shot hole for most people. The tee shot requires a ball to be positioned in the centre of the fairway or even just left of centre. From here I recommend leaving your second shot in the right half of the fairway. The reason for this is twofold, there is a dam on the left awaiting any wayward shots, and the second reason being the third shot to the green.
The third shot to the green is best attacked from the right section of the fairway. There is a yawning bunker on the left of the green that is very difficult to get down in two from! There is an opening at the front of the green that allows the player to run the ball in. There are mounds to the right of the green that can provide a little assistance from time to time.
The green slopes from back to front. Another green that requires a ball to be left under the hole. The middle to back section of the green has the most slope. Big scores are common here!
BLACK TEE 390M WHITE TEE 369M RED TEE 340M
A dogleg par 4 to the left. I believe it is essential to hit this fairway, as there are mounds either side that make for a difficult lie and stance. My target is always a blue roof through the middle of the fairway that can be seen from the tee box.
The green is long but very narrow. It slopes from right to left and from the middle to the front. It is not advisable to miss the green to the right!! The green is protected by a bunker at the front right. The left side of the green is a far better miss.
Putting can be quite difficult here. Sometimes what you see in the back section of the green is not what actually happens. It is best described as subtle!
A challenging hole in any wind direction!
BLACK TEE 181M WHITE TEE 166M RED TEE 145M
This is a downhill par 3 that plays approximately 7m down in elevation. Once again this green is reasonably long and not very wide. It is guarded by a bunker on the right and thick grass mounds to the left!
The prevailing wind would assist you to aim at the left side of the green and shift your ball to the middle of the green. The middle of the green allows for an excellent chance of par.
Not a long par 3 but can be very challenging with a poorly executed tee shot.