I had reciprocals at Yarra Yara and played it about 5 times. I found the staff friendly and generally the condition of the course was always good. I agree with the comments about the opening par 3, a slightly downhill 200m hole with a flat open green (at least you can birdie it with a good shot:-). The other par 3s are challenging with many bunkers protecting the elevated green, and you usually approach them at an angle as the tees are not lined up as you would expect but at about 20-30 degrees from the line of the green. Some of the par 4s and 5s are good, and then some are average. Again if you are visiting Melbourne and intend playing all the sand belt courses, you should play it, but it is not RM or Metropolitan or Victoria.
Date: April 02, 2016