Brookwater Golf Club, located near Brisbane, was designed by Greg Norman and Bob Harrison and opened for play in 2002.
It is a dramatic and challenging course carved out of a steeply undulating bush site.
Norman & Harrison have used great imagination to create some really spectacular holes unlike anything I have seen elsewhere. The playing corridors are extremely tight and framed by tall eucalyptus trees whose stark white trunks dominate proceedings.
This course is not for the faint hearted and will clearly favour the player with a strong ball flight. A number of greens are elevated and protected by imposing sandbelt style bunkering. The bunkers are often huge with high faces prominent- highlighted by the stark white sand. It is a major feature of the course and while it looks terrific the size and number of the bunkers mean that most players will get plenty of use of their sand irons!
Brookwater is a championship course and will challenge any level of golfer.
However, players with slower swings speeds will need to be very cagey and accurate to tack their way around the course successfully.
Notable holes include:
- hole 1- a strong par 4 to open!
- hole 4- a unique snaking par 5 through the gum trees with beautiful bunkering
- hole 6- a pretty par 4 with water protecting the right side of the green
- hole 8- a tight par 5 through a chute in the gum trees...
- hole 11- a short par 4 with green projecting out into a lake
- hole 16- a short par 3 over a pond to a green in it's own little dell
- hole 17- another wonderful winding par 5 with the most glorious green complex (see picture top of page)
Brookwater is a very impressive course, but it is tough!
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