Eden Gardens Country Club – a superb 18 hole Championship golf course.
Eden Gardens Country Club is one of the Sapphire Coasts real hidden gems, in fact it was described recently by one golf scribe as the Augusta National of the Far South Coast.
While it’s not the longest course in the area, there are plenty of doglegs which require precision hitting and careful course management. Like the short 6th hole – a dogleg par 4 of just 296m rated the easiest on the course. It demands a precise layup to the centre of the dogleg, followed by a crisp short iron played to work with the slope left of the green and avoid the bunker front right.
This course is designed by John Spencer and the back nine is hillier and more challenging than the gentler front nine with doglegs, creek crossings and water carries. The greens on both nines are a real test of putting ability with excellent surfaces and plenty of undulation.
Look forward to seeing you for your next game of golf at Eden Gardens Country Club. Social play is available every day and for that golfer wanting a competition game there is a Medley Stableford competition on every Tuesday, Ladies day is every Wednesday and the weekend competition for both Men and Ladies is on a Saturday.
The 12th rates as the toughest hole and is a 390m par 4 that hugs a creek from tee to green. Playing well away for the hazard simply lengthens the hole.
The 13th is a steeply uphill hole with a cluster of three bunkers that will challenge the strongest of hitters from the tee. The landing area beside these traps is narrow, so another option is to layup and take a longer club to the green.
Downhill par 5s are always great fun, and golfers will love the challenge of the 15th, where a huge gum beyond the curving fairway beckons the drive. Again at 17 there’s a chance to launch the ball from an elevated tee safely down the left side of the fairway and set up a thrilling water carry to reach this 444m par 5 in two. The cautious player can keep their second shot wide and dry and pitch it close for a birdie putt.
Men have the option of 2 courses. The Blue Course is a Par 71, 5734 meters and has a slope rating of 129, the White Course is 260 meters shorter with a slope rating of 122. Eden Gardens is a relatively tougher course for the ladies measuring 5277 meters and has a slope rating of 130.
Eden Gardens Country Club is home to Sapphire Coast Golf School, run by PGA AAA rated Professionals Lissa Newling and Loraine Lambert (former winner of the French Open).
While there is no questioning the quality of the golf course, the tuition and advice you will get from Lissa and Loraine while you’re at the school will make your playing experience more enjoyable. Lissa and Loraine also have a fully stocked Pro Shop and are both Certified Club Fitters.
“ The great thing about our Golf Schools and Instruction is we have easy access to the Golf Course; we like to see you take the new techniques you’ve learnt from the Driving Range to the Golf Course to improve your scores,” says Lissa, who along with Loraine can tailor a package to suit your needs.
Eden is only a 20 minute drive south of Merimbula, and is easily accessible from Sydney and Melbourne and Canberra is just a three hour drive.
With plenty of space, fresh air and freedom, Eden Gardens Country Club is one of the best kept golfing secrets in Australia,
•Eighteen hole, lush, picturesque, par 71 golf course
•Putting / Chipping Greens
•Hire carts and equipment
•Fully stocked Professional’s shop
•Well stocked Club house bar
•Delicious Chinese-Australian Bistro
•Relaxing beer garden
The Eden Gardens Country Club is the ideal golfing location for your next weekend away or holiday.
Eden Gardens Country Club on the highway 6496 1054.