Huntingdale is one of the most recognisable golf courses in Australia, and the world. Since 1979, Huntingdale has played host to some of the most famous names in world golf, including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Seve Ballesteros, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy and Tiger Woods. In 2015 Huntingdale celebrated hosting the Australian Masters a record 31 times and is justifiably recognised as ‘Home of the Australian Masters’.
Consistently rated as one of the best golf courses in Australia, Huntingdale greets players with superbly manicured fairways, strategic fairway bunkering and large undulating greens. This combination of features at Huntingdale ensures this course challenges the best professionals and the latest technology. The greens at Huntingdale are true and fast and are generally kept in “Masters” condition throughout the year. Players hitting wayward shots to the far side of the greens can anticipate long undulating putts. The final stretch of holes contain some of the toughest and finest finishing holes in the world.
8th Hole – Par 4
314m Men / 263m Women
Take on the hole with driver and leave yourself a small wedge in, or take the safe route and hit rescue or an iron from the tee. Either way, stick to the right half of the fairway and avoid the fairway bunker. Take careful note of the pin position so as not leave yourself an impossible putt on a very difficult green and whatever you do, do not go in the bunker on the greenside right!
12th Hole – Par 3
161m Men / 124m Women
Aim for the centre of the green on this deeply bunkered par 3 as the green is long and narrow. Club selection can vary from 4 iron to 8 iron depending on tee location and wind direction.
Golfers sand play must be proficient as the green is entirely surrounded by bunkers Making par on this challenging hole will be a satisfying result.
18th Hole – Par 4
410m Men / 325m Women
One of golf’s toughest finishing holes. Excellent fairway bunkering left and deep scrub on the right make this a treacherous driving hole. The expanded approach cross bunker should not cause too much trouble for the Pro’s but it can deceive the club selection for the second shot. Swales and hollows through the back will very much be in play and more demands will be placed on the accuracy of shots to the large undulating green. Anyone who needs a 4 and makes it here deserves to be the Masters Champion.
Par: 72 for men / 74 for women
Slope Rating: 138 for men / 135 for women
Course Length: 6344 for men / 5420 for women