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“Of 'Course' you'll like it!”
Review of Lakes Golf Club

Lakes Golf Club
Toukley, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Of 'Course' you'll like it!”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

The (Emirates) Australian Open is here again. I love this annual pilgrimage to the game of golf, although I'm not now a golfer? Yeah it's the golf, buts its more; the venue/course is fantastic(espicially after the rain) and obvious hard work of experts(green thumbs), lots of money spent to make this premier event run smooth, friends make the day(I wouldn't go by myself but obviously there are golfnuts who do), blue skies, 'I like to watch' & sometimes it's the golf!
Things to make it easier: buy tickets online, get a limo door to door(yeah it's only once per year), read some history of the club/course, either take lots of money or don't drink... take lots of money! Follow big name groups(obvious), hang over the barrier at a tee(smile for the camera), then camp at a green and let 'em come to you. GO during the working week on either Thursday or Friday unless you want to compete with a 'bag overloaded with balls' *attempt at golf humour!

Visited December 2012
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English first
SYD-LON-MUC
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164 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Nice course, New Clubhouse, Good challenge”
Reviewed January 9, 2011

Played here a number of times and each time it doesn't get any easier.
A very nice course and certainly one for any golfer to play.
The new Clubhouse (recently upgraded over the past few years) is very very nice and the food average to good. Not great but what you would expect from a Championship Course.
The course drains well, the green play true and the lakes love golf balls so play smart.
The front 9 is somewhat hilly but the back much much flatter.
The golf shop stocks all the usual so if you forget anything (or lose to many balls) then they'll have you covered. Like any Golf (Pro) Shop they are pricier then say online shopping.
Grab a half way drink at the Spike Bar. Unlike some courses the course plays out and then back in to the Clubhouse. The front nine also spreads across to the otherside of the motorway (M5) but you would be none the wiser.
A very very good club but giving 4 stars as not sure what would set this club apart from the likes of The Australian, Terrey Hills, Monash etc.
Tip: take a few extra balls and soft spikes.

Visited January 2011
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