Leura Golf course challenges the golfing skills of the better player as well as providing a course playable for the beginner.
Spectacular scenery and the world famous 14th Hole are only some of the assets of the course. Beautifully manicured greens add to the enjoyment of the round.
1st Hole – 273 m – Par 4
A challenging start. Uphill hole with Out Of Bounds on the left with a sloping fairway from left to right. Best to hit an iron to the bottom of the hill. Approach shot club selection is critical. Aim for the back of the green, the ball will roll back down onto the green.
2nd Hole – 125 m – Par 3
Three tiered green. Find the right club and a birdie is in the offing.
3rd Hole – 441 m – Par 5
A short par 5, long hitters can reach in two if accurate. Drive to centre left of fairway. The green angles left to right going away from the golfer. There are bunkers protecting the front and middle of the two tiered green. The smart play is to lay up to the left hand side of the fairway then pitch and putt for a birdie.
4th Hole – 495 m – Par 5
Straightaway par 5. The last 130m is uphill with Out Of Bounds fence behind the green. Play the “Scottish Pitch” and take the OOB out of play.
5th Hole – 195 m – Par 3
Tough hole with a narrow green. Best to land short of the green leaving you an easy chip and putt for your par.
6th Hole – 381 m – Par 5
A short, uphill hole which plays longer than its 381m. Longer hitters can reach the green in two. Aim your tee shot centre left of fairway, as the ball will then feed back. Approach shot to a small severely sloping back to front green with Out Of Bounds at the back of the green. The smart play is to take 1 club less, land the ball short and run it in.
7th Hole – 131 m – Par 3
Index 18, downhill par 3 to a flat green. A good chance at birdie.
8th Hole – 285 m – Par 4
Accuracy is the key to this hole. A blind tee shot to dog leg right. Aim left with a fade. The green has bunkers either side and a precise approach is required to get your par.
9th Hole – 162 m – Par 3
Straight tee shot to heart of green. The green slopes back to front.