Designed by Peter Thomson, the course at Twin Waters Golf Club is a fairly flat, resort style layout with splashes of water and sand bunkers dotted in and around the wide fairways. After several years of decline, the purchase of the course by Dr Tsutomu Yamaji in 2005 led to a dramatic improvement in its overall presentation.
The 18 holes are routed over natural, gently rolling terrain and even though the course can challenge the best of players, it isn’t overly penal so most golfers can expect to putt out on the last green playing the ball they first teed off with.
The opening hole at Twin Waters is the longest on the card and a relatively tough way to start the round. Holes 2 and 7 are picturesque short holes that catch the eye and they precede the signature hole at the 8th. Here, the green was designed in homage to the “Road Hole” at St Andrews, complete with protective pot bunker.
On the back nine, the 12th is a fine short par four where no fewer than ten bunkers protect par. The par three at the 17th is the most difficult short hole on the course and it’s followed by a par five final hole that just might yield a closing birdie with some aggressive play.In conjunction with Club Pelican, Pacific Harbour and Noosa Springs, Twin Waters offer a discounted green fee rate for those who hold a Sunshine Coast Golf Pass – an excellent investment if ever there was one for visiting golfers.
Hello Sunshine Coast Golf! Plenty of natural Australian bushland and animals line the fairways and beyond at Twin Waters GC.
It's a challenging links style layout with wide generous rolling fairways with man made mounds and typical of it's designer Peter Thompson - pot bunkering.
It's a relatively flat course with not as much water as it's name suggests, the routing is fairly north south running which means it's wind patterns are fairly well the same all the time, this is the only downside to what is otherwise a great little course.
Had a beautiful morning at Twin Waters, with a big thanks going out to Dom and his crew, ground staff were excellent as were all members I bumped into along the way!
Hitting par on the first and birdie on the last helped to net a great round.