This is a good track that is undone by the upkeep. Araluen could be one of the best, as course design goes it is up there. The use of the rolling hills is great, the change in elevation presents a challenge. But there is a big however, the however is the state of the course. It just isn't good enough, the lack of maintenance is telling and depending on the day you play their it could be the greens, fairways etc... that isn't up to scratch.
The par four 9th and the par three 16th are the two signature and noteworthy holes. Araluen is a course that adds the extra challenge in not knowing what condition it may be in which is disappointing for somewhere that could potentially be amongst the best.
Date: May 06, 2019