Brisbane Golf Club dates from 1896 and is the third oldest club in Australia.
Originally established at Chelmer, the club relocated to Yeerongpillly in 1904.
The new course was designed by Carnegie Clark and was tweaked somewhat by Dr Alistair McKenzie in 1926. The good doctor's major influence was the sandbelt style bunkering he suggested adding...
In 2007 Ross Watson was appointed to oversee renovations intended to bring Brisbane GC into the modern era.
Watson was directed by the club to preserve the original layout, but has radically improved the look and playability of the course.
Sandbelt style bunkering is again a feature, and with water playing a part in a number of holes a game at Brisbane is full of interest.
The greens have also been converted to a USA strain of Champion Ultra Dwarf- so the club has wonderful putting surfaces...
Over the years Brisbane GC has hosted 19 Queenland Opens, with more to come in the next few years.
The changes implemented by Watson have added interest and strategy to a round at Brisbane.
The classic look of the bunkering is also a feature.
Notable holes include:
- hole 4, a very pretty mid length par 3
- hole 5, a strong par 4 defined by the second shot across the edge of a lake.
- hole 8, a short par 4 with water lurking across the fairway and beside the green (see picture above)
- hole 12, a twisting, heaving par 5 with water in front of the green
- hole 13, another strong water challenged par 3
- hole 17, a bold par 4 with water carry tee shot and imposing bunkering protecting the right side of the fairway
Brisbane is a joy to play, and should be on the itinerary for any golfing exploits in Brisbane..
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