Hole Profile: North Course 15th – Wee Dram

Sandhurst Golf Melbourne North Course

With two 18-hole championship courses, Sandhurst Club offers golfers in the Melbourne area an excellent option for great day out, where they can test themselves against either the North Course or the Champions Course, as well as take full advantage of Sandhurst’s fantastic facilities.

Located on the traditional links inspired North Course, hole 15, Wee Dram, is one of two par 3 holes on the back 9. Arguably the most challenging par 3 on the course, golfers tee off over water which should be cleared easily, although as any player will attest water does have an unnatural attraction to golf balls. An elevated double tiered green is flanked by bunkers on the right, inviting players to aim for the left. However, those who over compensate and fail to land on the putting surface will face a challenging chip on to the green.

The difficulty of the putt will often depend on the pin position and a long uphill putt is not out the question on this hole. A good tee shot will allow for the chance of a birdie; however, par is more likely, and shouldn’t disappoint.

Moving into the last few holes, it is important not to drop a shot on the 15th, sandwiched between slightly easier holes, where the chances of picking up a birdie are better. Many golfers don’t give Wee Dram the focus it deserves and can go on to regret doing so at the end of the round.