The only course design in Australia of Dr Michael Hurdzan, US Golf World’s 1997 Architect of the Year, Tallwoods is laid out over some quite rugged terrain with plenty of elevation changes.
With the elevation also comes the views. There are several places where you can admire the countryside beyond to the the Barrington Coast and Forster/Tuncurry.
Tallwoods is no pushover especially from the black tees. Most will play off the forward tees, and at 5533 metres from the whites, it’s a far more manageable Par 72.
The front nine features a pair of reachable uphill par fives and a drivable par four (the 4th). Also of note is the 8th; water down the right and a fairway which narrows as you approach the green.
The back nine is the tougher of the two loops at Tallwoods. The picturesque par three 11th is probably one of the best short holes around. A considerable water carry and a towering gum with bunkers guarding the left of the green make it a tough the shot.
Other holes of note include:
- The 10th: A dogleg left par four with sand and water catching anything too strong from the tee.
- The 15th: A par five with bunkers to avoid on your second and serious slope to the green’s left, and;
- The 448m par four 18th: A dogleg right with water down the right for your approach.
Tallwoods Country Club also offers Play & Stay packages for visitors with a range of two and four person bungalows on site. For bookings contact Tallwoods by phone 02 6593 3228 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org