Glenmore Heritage Valley: golf course review

Nestled right at the base of the Blue Mountains, about an hour drive west of Sydney is the Glenmore Heritage Valley golf course. This relatively unknown golf course is a little gem.

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Redeveloped in 1993, the Glenmore Heritage Valley golf course occupies the lowlands of the homestead clubhouse which sits atop the central hill.

It has done so since it was originally built as a residence for the land owners back in 1824 and you can certainly feel the history that the club has managed to maintain ever since.

If you’re looking for a course to get a social group together this is the perfect spot. The place feels like a country course albeit with some pretty slick greens depending on what time of the year you play.

Don’t let it put you off, it’s a great little layout with plenty to think about off the tee. It is often in very good condition and with plenty of small water hazards around it will keep you guessing off the tee.

Two punishing par-5’s on the front nine will require three good shots and both holes can ruin a good start if you get a little wide.

The par-3 ninth is a 150-metre carry across water which can make or break your front nine. The 11th, 12th and 14th all feature some great greens tucked in behind small bodies of water which call for some concentration on approach.

Glenmore2The 18th hole is an uphill par-3 finish that can be difficult to negotiate on your first time around. It may be good for those watching from behind the green but doesn’t do much for those on the tee who have no idea where their ball finishes.

The course features 27 holes but the first 18 are the ones you need to play. Priced at under $50 for a round on the weekend it’s excellent value and grabbing a drink and some food in the homestead clubhouse has a real charm to it.

Set on some very interesting terrain, Glenmore Heritage Valley would benefit from the removal of a few trees but it’s a great little golf course that still few golfers have heard of.

One really does feel like you are a long way from any city at Glenmore Heritage Valley. If you can’t relax and enjoy golf out here, you never will.

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