Another quality layout from the design studio of Graham Marsh, Twin Creeks Golf & Country Club is a private member course within a rural residential development that lies in the beautiful Nepean Valley to the west of Sydney.
The most striking aspect of the design here at Twin Creeks is the size and shape of the bunkers – many of them are enormous and they’re everywhere. Standing on the 1st tee, the sight of so much sand on the fairway may be slightly intimidating but golfers are as well to be warned right from the off that they will spend a lot of time raking sand if they stray off line.
The par three 6th hole is one of the best holes on the front nine and it’s a beast from the back markers, played through a chute of trees to a green fronted by a creek. On the inward half, the 15th is a tight par five played through woods and it precedes a tough trio of holes to end the round as they all feature water along the fairway or beside the green.
Twin Creeks opened in 2006 and although it’s a private club, limited corporate tee times are available so it is possible to get a game here without knowing a member.
It may take a while to get to from the city or airport, but this Graham Marsh designed course has a lot to offer if you're willing to travel to play.
It's a fairly challenging course from any colour tee, some tough bunkering is laid out visually from the tee but negating it can occur through accurate hitting onto the decent width the fairways offer.
The golfer here takes in the spectacular surrounds of the Neapean Valley with typical Australian Bushland surrounding this excellent layout, big gums occupy some holes well here.
Good directional change on a fairly flat area, water hazards must be avoided to score well.
Another Top 100 Australian course played.