Possibly this course has gone overboard with the bunkering. Massive, penal things everywhere. Lots of maintenance to keep them ship shape but I think some of this could be diverted to getting the greens up a bit. Today I played it and the greens ran well but had too many poorly repaired divots on every hole. Which was a shame as the greens are massive with plenty of movement and I'm sure in growing season and another NSW Open just around the corner this course could be an absolute belter.
Tough and quite long at 6444m ( we played it at about 6100m) it is a course where you can't be spraying off the tee. If not a bunker then water or heavy bush or thigh high rough will gobble it up. Not many fairways run adjacent so no luck with that. Greens are very receptive but you must be in the right spot so it takes a few games to get to know them. In the wrong spot then doing very well to 2 putt.
It is comparable to Stonecutters Ridge 20 minutes away. Both are part of developments but at the moment Stonecutters is the better pick to play due to greens conditioning and a bit more forgiving from the tees. Both have nice couch fairways that run well and both have bunkering as a feature. You get the feeling though, here at Twin Creeks, the bunkers are a bit flashy and on a few holes just not required. Pleasing to the eye but should hardly ever come into play.
At $50 for green and comp fee another bargain to be had but not a course for beginners.
Date: June 26, 2020