Four new golf holes designed by famed Australian golfer Greg Norman are now open Lakeside Golf Course.
The course, at Lakeside Golf Club Camden, opened the new holes on Tuesday, completing the grand plan for the course, which can now host titles.
Tony Mathew, chief executive of Wests Group Macarthur (which owns the venue), said he was excited for people to try out the new holes.
“We are proud of the beautiful and challenging course we have here at Lakeside and these new holes are a key part of Lakeside’s future growth,” he said.
The club had leased four holes from the neighbouring Sekisui course while the newly-designed holes were being constructed.
The previous holes have now returned to Sekisui as part of their growing development.
Five more holes will be reconfigured at Lakeside’s existing site, and the changes are anticipated to start within the next year, with completion expected within three years.
Lakeside Golf Course superintendent Dean Hopper believes the new course moves the venue in the right direction.
“The changes are a big step towards Lakeside’s completion and the course reaching championship standards,” he said.
The four new holes consist of three par fours and one par five.
The fifth hole is a 415-metre long par four – the longest on the course.
Fairway bunkers are positioned on the lefthand side of a wide fairway, while there are two greenside bunkers.
The green is long and has plenty of landing area – 600sqm.
The sixth hole is the par five. It is 501 metres for the men and 431 metres for the women.
Fairway bunkers off the drive and further down the hole at the second shot present the test.
A green that has a bunker on the left hand side catches over hitters and the green is also long and narrow as it curves to a drop off on the right hand side.
The seventh hole is a 368-metre par four for the men, and a 296-metre par four for the women.
Its narrow teeing shot requires accuracy but the landing area opens to a large fairway.
For golfers wanting to take on these new holes, please contact the Club on 4634 5838.
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