Young Golf Club is picturesque and well conditioned layout overlooking the town known as the “Cherry Capital of Australia.”
About a four hour drive from Sydney, Young is often described as the Jewel of the South West. The the tree-lined layout is fully irrigated and boasts Kikuyu fairways and bent grass greens.
Even in the driest conditions, Young is a delight to play.
Young Golf Club is a public course, and relatively easy to get a game most days of the week.
Designed by the legendary Carnegie Clark, Young Golf Club is not overly long at 5618 metres. Undulating fairways combined with the lushness of the kikuyu can make it play a little tougher than it feels.
The well-maintained greens are on the smallish side and slope from back to front. Local advice is to stay below the hole, especially when the greens are quick.
Young isn’t heavily bunkered, and although there are a few water hazards dotted around the course, most aren’t in play.
Some of the course highlights include:
- The 8th: A long par four with out-of-bounds along the right hand side.
- The Back to back par three 16th & 17th holes: A solid mid to long iron is to the two tiered green on the 16th, while the slightly shorter 17th plays uphill and over water to a green with a well placed bunker on the right hand side.
- The 18th: A long uphill par four with bunkers left and right of the green ready to trap an errant approach.
Young Golf Club has a well stocked pro shop open Wednesday, Friday Saturday and Sunday, while the comfortable clubhouse is just the place to chill post-round.