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    Going to RACV Creswick this weekend, never played it before

    Anyone played it?
    Good?
    Bad??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxic View Post
    Going to RACV Creswick this weekend, never played it before

    Anyone played it?
    Good?
    Bad??
    not this weekend, no. I know it’s renowned as one of the worst “Proper” courses in oz.
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    The quality is reflected in Robert Allenby asking for his co-designer designation to be removed.

    In reality its a nice setting but the course is quite perplexing, as i remember it. Forced, short layups off tees followed by much longer second shots. Tooo many doglegs where the fairways camber in the "wrong" direction. The conditions when i visited (10 years ago?) were also very poor....but that could be different now i guess.

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    Thanks lads

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    Now that the expectations are set, are you still playing it, Toxic?

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    It’s awful, go to Trentham instead

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    Ballarat GC is also a better option; a reasonable Peter Thompson course. Ive never played Trentham but the photos look pretty impressive for a country track.
    good, different

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    I played it last year and it had rained a fair bit before hand but I found it interesting, lots of different looks, greens were ok. Not sure of the fees but if it's play or not play, certainly get after it.





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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyP View Post
    Now that the expectations are set, are you still playing it, Toxic?
    You bet Love a challenge

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    Sunday is
    Beaufort and Trentham at this stage

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    Trentham is a great track. A couple of back nine par 4’s are up there in my list of favourite holes! A tight dogleg right par 4 with a skyline green and a long dogleg left with a hazard in the right!

    Forget Creswick. There was a review about it on another forum which was one of the funniest reads in golf! One photo showed a 6’ long tee on a par 4 Demanding a wood.......with 4’ high grass in front of the tee! It was like a bad dream that golfers get!
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    Quote Originally Posted by petethepilot View Post
    Trentham is a great track. A couple of back nine par 4’s are up there in my list of favourite holes! A tight dogleg right par 4 with a skyline green and a long dogleg left with a hazard in the right! Forget Creswick. There was a review about it on another forum which was one of the funniest reads in golf! One photo showed a 6’ long tee on a par 4 Demanding a wood.......with 4’ high grass in front of the tee! It was like a bad dream that golfers get!
    I'll take some pictures 🤣🤣

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    Actually really liked both Creswick and Trentham

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    What did u like about them?
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    beauty is in the eye of the beholder
    good, different

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    the collective.
    Eye is singular (as you quoted) - very appropriate.

    'Just close one eye ........', so said the designer of Creswick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benje View Post
    the collective.
    Eye is singular (as you quoted) - very appropriate.

    'Just close one eye ........', so said the designer of Creswick
    Not sure it was Jack Newton who designed Forest Resort....
    good, different

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecollective View Post
    Not sure it was Jack Newton who designed Forest Resort....
    Neither is he.
    Forum needs more banter.

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    Last edited by thecollective; 19th October 2020 at 11:55 AM. Reason: yeah, nah
    good, different

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    Quote Originally Posted by petethepilot View Post
    What did u like about them?
    I actually liked the layout, used basically every club in the bag.Lots of positional tee shots required Greens a tad furry as they'd had buckets of rain this week.Trentham Sunday- tight, short, in pristine condition Will play both again

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    Quote Originally Posted by sms316 View Post
    Neither is he.
    Oh dear!

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    TC

    in a promotional piece, the suggestion was that Creswick reminds golfers of Augusta, but they need to close one eye. Apparently. I thought you might have heard the quote.

    Apologies for being cryptic.

    Benje

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    Another crystal maze from Benje, all good pal


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    good, different


 

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