Throughout the winter many golf enthusiasts in the Melbourne region may become frustrated as their favourite courses become almost unpayable. Members and visitors to Sandhurst Club will find both courses remain in excellent condition throughout the season, offering fantastic winter golf opportunities. Located in Melbourne’s Sandbelt region, Sandhurst is home to the Australian PGA, and two championship courses, the North Course and Champions Course, as well as practice areas and extensive leisure facilities.
The experienced and dedicated grounds team at Sandhurst work tirelessly to “winter-proof” both courses, making them a joy to play whatever the weather. The Champions Course is a sand-capped course, allowing for a firmer, less absorbent playing surface, meaning that even in the harshest conditions players will be able to enjoy a great round of golf.
The North Course has had extensive drainage works installed, including some additional drainage for the lowest points of the course recently, which again helps keep the course playable even after heavy rain. The excellent drainage on both courses also means that, unlike many clubs in the area, at Sandhurst players are able to continue to use carts throughout the winter, with just two days during last year’s winter season seeing restricted use.
Across both courses, bent-grass greens preserve the speed of the greens, and the fast draining bunker matrix reduces the chance of standing water forming even in the sand traps. These improvements combine to allow fast flowing play, even on the dampest of days.
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