Hole 1 – Par 4 – 326M – Stroke Index (9)

1st Tee

 

The opening hole at Woodend is a challenging starting hole with out of bounds to your right, a narrow tee shot to a fairway that opens up you need to be on your game from your first shot. 

 

 

1st Fairway

 

Your second shot is slightly downhill to a reasonably flat green but don’t go long as the green slopes away and if you venture past the hedge you will be reloading.

 

  1st Green

 

                   

 

Hole 2 – Par 3 – 102M – Stroke Index (17)

 

The second hole is a picturesque and less threatening hole from the tee. 

 

2nd Tee

 

Do not be fooled this 102 metre par three has a two tiered green that will ensure your short games gets a workout. 

 

 

Don’t go long or left as you will have a lot of difficulty finding the cup from here.

 

 

Hole 3 – Par 4 – 347M – Stroke Index (3)

 

One of the longest Par 4’s on the course the third hole is a slight dogleg right with the “out of bounds” fence to your right from the tee.

3rd Fairway

 

With a heavily forested area left you need to be accurate with your tee shot.

 

 

Once you have found the fairway your second shot is straight forward to a green that slightly slopes from left to right.

 

 

Hole 4 – Par 3 – 133M – Stroke Index (11)

 

The fourth hole is uphill to an elevated green that slopes from front to back.

 

 

With the crater like wall behind the hole you can get aggressive at this pin.

 

 

However if you are too long or short the up and down will test everyone’s short game.

 

 

Hole 5 – Par 3 – 173M – Stroke Index (7)

 

What is talked about as Woodend’s toughest hole the fifth is a great test of golf.  

 

5th Green

 

Depending on the wind you will have a long iron uphill to this elevated green.

 

 

With the famous quarry right and out of bounds long you will need to make sure your club selection is spot, don’t be fooled a 4 on this hole is as good as a PAR.


 

Hole 6 – Par 4 – 297M – Stroke Index (15)

 

The sixth hole requires a very tight and narrow tee shot, again with the “out of bounds fence” following you to the right the local livestock will keep you from retrieving your ball.

 

 

 

Once you have managed to hit the fairway an accurate shot to a small elevated green is required with the age old GUM tree causing havoc front right.

 

 

 

This green is always slightly quicker than the rest so be careful with your pace on this hole.

 

 

Hole 7 – Par 4 – 314M – Stroke Index (13)

 

As 6, 7, 8 and 9 run back to front the 7th hole is a straight and reasonably short Par 4. 


7th Fairway

 

Again do not be fooled by the length as this hole has its fair share of defence, the old BALL tree front left collects its share of golf balls throughout the year.

 

 

With the elevated green sloping from left to right your ball is never in the hole.

 

 

Hole 8 – Par 4 – 334M – Stroke Index (1)

 

The hardest hole on our Stroke Index is the 8th which requires an accurate shot to this dogleg right Par 4. 


8th Green

 

With trees lining each side of the fairway position is everything, your approach to this hole needs to be spot on with the green heavily elevated at the front.

 

 

The green containing a backboard at the back of this green you are better to be long than short.

 

 

Hole 9 – Par 4 – 360M – Stroke Index (5)

 

The last hole on the front is the longest hole on the course a Par 4 – 360 metre dogleg left.

 

 

With the widest fairway on the course you must hit it long to ensure for a relatively easy second.

 

 

You will be hitting your second uphill to a green that slopes from back to front so makes sure you have enough club.