Sandhurst Club (Champions Course)

Sandhurst Club (Champions Course)

Course Overview

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6240
Architect: Thompson & Perrett
Design Year: 2007
Top 100: Not ranked
Sandhurst Club (Champions Course) is a private golf course. Guests must be accompanied by a member. Limited opportunities exist for interstate and overseas golfers to play Sandhurst Club (Champions Course) through GOLFSelect. Contact GOLFSelect for more information.

In an innovative first for golf course architecture in this country, Thomson & Perrett designed the Champions Course in a dedication to past champions of the Professional Golfers’ Association of Australia.

Holes on the sandbelt styled Champions Course feature a plaque near each tee as a tribute to the relevant skills and attributes of the past champion, after whom each hole has been dedicated.

Some of the most notable features of the Champions Course at Sandhurst Club are the gentle sandbelt style fairway contours, coupled with the open fronts to greens, and substantially tree lined fairways, in contrast to the more “hurdle style” experience of the North Course.

Address and Contact Details

Sandhurst Club (Champions Course)
75 Sandhurst Blvd
Sandhurst, Victoria, 3977
Tel: 03-8787-7011
Pro: 03-8787-7022
Fax: 03-8787-7033

Location Map

Course Location Map  Driving Directions

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Course Playing Tips

Hole 1, Par 4 (337 m)
A short little opener to get the round started, this hole favours an easy mid to long iron off the tee into a generous fairway area. A large remnant Red Gum left of the tees and three large bunkers left of the fairway guide the golfer to the right into an ideal position to play a short lofted iron into the green.

Hole 2, Par 4 (303 m)
The shortest par 4 on the Champions Course, the second features water all the way down the left side of the hole, with bunkers left and right that lie waiting for an ill directed tee shot. The best ploy is to play a long iron or three wood, depending upon the wind direction, short of the bunkers, leaving a short to mid iron into an elevated green.

Hole 3, Par 5 (469 m)
At 469 meters off the back tee, this hole will require great strategy to avoid the fairway bunkers. For the longer hitters who are trying to get home in two, a tee shot over the left hand bunkers will required a shot to fly some 250 meters, whilst the second shot from the fairway is played into a generous landing area about 100 metres from the green.

Hole 4, Par 4 (297 m)
A classic little par 4, the forth looks easy off the tee with only a bit of water carry and two lone bunkers right of the fairway some 270 meters away. The shot in however will depend largely on the skill of the golfer who can place their tee shot as close the two bunkers on the right as they can without going in.

Hole 5, Par 5 (455 m)
Like the third hole, the fifth hole challenges the golfer to hit it long and straight. The second shot presents the golfer with an immediate decision to either lay up short of the cross bunkers and therefore leave a longer shot in, or try to power their way with a three wood over the left hand bunkers rewarding them with an easy open shot into the green. A real risk and reward par 5.

Hole 6, Par 3 (160 m)
Possibly the prettiest hole on the Champions Course, the sixth hole is set amongst a cluster of ancient remnant Red Gums. This 160 meter par 3 over water will play a variety of different ways depending upon the wind.

Hole 7, Par 4 (328 m)
A straightaway par 4, what you see is what you get. A tee shot short of the bunkers, which lie in waiting some 220-240 metres off the back tee, will present the player with a mid iron into the green.

Hole 8, Par 3 (173 m)
A strong par three by anyones standards, the tee shot is played from a slightly elevated tee over a bunkered sandy wasteland into an elevated green guarded by humps and hollows ready to deflect any errant golf ball. A three here is a great score.

Hole 9, Par 4 (392 m)
Completing the front nine with the clubhouse in view, the ninth is the hardest par 4, and possibly the toughest on the course. A carefully guided tee shot aiming for the left hand side of the clubhouse is required to obtain the best line in for the second shot. Play for a five and get your four is the motto for this long par 4!

Hole 10, Par 5 (484 m)
Three well-played shots is the answer to this long par 5 back up the hill. This hole offers a golfing experience not available to any course in the region and is akin to the dramatic landforms found only on the Peninsula. From the fairway level, the adjoining residential area rises vertically some 5 to 6 meters, giving both golfer and resident a unique feeling.

Hole 11, Par 3 (131 m)
The shortest hole on the Champions Course, the 11th plays only 140 meters from the back tee and will require only a short iron into the green. The green is surrounded by a sea of bunkers ready to catch an errant tee shot, while the green itself is long and narrow akin to the famous 10th hole at Kingston Heath.

Hole 12, Par 5 (428 m)
The second of the par 5's on the back nine, the twelfth hole fires it way between to remnant red gums which flank the hole left and then right. The second shot asks the golfer to either have a go at the green in two, or lay up short and to the right of the second set of fairway bunkers.

Hole 13, Par 4 (378 m)

Hole 14, Par 4 (337 m)

Hole 15, Par 4 (354 m)
A strong dogleg left par 4, this hole requires length and accuracy off the tee. A tee shot between the two will give the golfer a mid iron into the green that is guarded by two bunkers short and right, and one protecting the middle left. A par here is a good score.

Hole 16, Par 3 (136 m)
If the pin is tucked anywhere on the right side, the golfer must play a precise shot of length and accuracy to meet the target. A more considered shot to the front left of the green would ensure a two-putt par is guaranteed.

Hole 17, Par 4 (306 m)
Discouraging the bigger hitters to carry the bunkers on the left, there is a follow up bunker just short of the green ready to catch an overly aggressive tee shot. The more prudent way to tame this hole, is to play a 3 wood out to the right, from where a skilfully controlled short iron can be played into the table toped green.

Hole 18, Par 4 (397 m)
A fitting end to the Champions Course, this final hole is the longest of the Par 4's it will surely test even the most skilful players. A spectacular view of the development framed by the distant views of the Dandenong's beyond lies ahead from the tees. A collection of bunkers 230 / 275 metres from the back tee await for anything going right, while one bunker at 260 meter protects the left side. A real grandstand finish.

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