Moruya Golf Club
Moruya Golf Club is an 18-hole championship layout located near Batemans Bay in the spectacular Eurobodalla coast, four hours south of Sydney.
Moruya is a favourite among travelling golfers and locals alike presenting a picturesque, but challenging golf course. In fact, in 2020 it was ranked among the most fun courses to play in Australia by Golf Digest.
THE STORY BEHIND MORUYA GOLF CLUB
For the most part of its history, Moruya golf club played as a 12-hole course. In 1988, as part of Australia’s bicentennial project, the course was able to expand to the full 18 holes.
The course has flown under the radar only hosting amateur championships, members and visiting golfers. However, in 2021, it will host its biggest event, the 2021 NSW Open regional qualifiers, that could help elevate the club onto the map.
THE MORUYA GOLF COURSE
Moruya Golf Club is a stunning par 71 parkland layout. It features wide fairways, sharp doglegs, strategically placed bunkers and plenty of water.
The fun begins on the first hole. It is a par-5 that plays dead straight with a lot of space on the fairway. There are only two real threats: a creek that cuts the fairway in half and a large bunker that demands a pin-point approach. Still, this is a realistic birdie opportunity and a great way to start your round.
More highlights on the front nine include the picturesque par-3 6th, which plays over a creek to a wide green with bunkers either side, and the par-5 8th, which is a double dogleg offering a risk-and-reward second shot through the trees for big hitters.
The 10th hole is a challenging par-3 to start the back nine with bunkers covering the front, back and both sides of the green. The 15th is the pick of the par-4s and requires a blind tee shot to a fairway that doglegs in front of the water, you will have to follow it up with a tough approach to a narrow green.
THE SIGNATURE HOLE
Moruya Golf Club doesn’t have one signature hole but two. One of the club’s famed features is its unique double green that connects both the finishing holes on each nine.
Unlike most double greens, these two holes run parallel to each other and are separated by a dense grove of trees. Both approach shots are divided by a bunker in front of the green.
To avoid embarrassment, oncoming balls, and a higher score, it is important that you aim for the red flag on the 9th, and the yellow flag on the 18th.
DID YOU KNOW
The granite found in the pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was quarried from Moruya. You can see the same type of granite used in some of the town’s heritage buildings.
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