Lakelands Golf Club was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1997.
It was Australia's first signature Jack Nicklaus course.
Nicklaus has designed hundreds of courses all over the world, and his courses just don't let you down.
The standards he has set are uniformly high.
So you know what to expect..
The green and bunker complexes are always strategic and challenge the golfer to think their way around the course.
Lakelands is no exception.
There is very little natural movement in the land here, so the course relies on water hazards and bunkering to define the holes.
And of course the green complexes and bunkering are top class.
Over the years the native vegetation has grown in, further framing the holes.
Despite being a resort course, Lakelands can play long, so whichever tee you play off you will need to bring your 'A' game!
Notable holes include:
- hole 6, a challenging par 3 surrounded by bunkers
- hole 8, a shorter par 4 with water threatening short left of the green, which is aligned right to left and well bunkered
- hole 10, a long strong par 4 with water on the left for the length of the hole
- hole 14, the standout hole! It is a short par 3 over waterfalls and rocks in play short left. Extensive bunkering only adds to the picture. It's a thrill to play and a great looking hole. (see pic top of page)
Lakelands is a beautifully maintained, well designed resort course and should be included in all Gold Coast golfing itineraries.
The Travelling Golfer can tailor a golf trip to suit your group.
For suggested destinations see: Golf Destinations- The Gold Coast
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