Bowral Golf Club

Bowral Golf Club – December 2017 We arrived to the golf club without booking as we had looked online and saw that a few tee times were available. It was overcast and was drizzling by the time we arrived.

We headed to the pro shop and met Kevin Kenny (the Secretary Manager) on the path who opened the shop while we waited for Stuart Denholm.

We had a great golf chat with Stuart and learnt a little history of the course. Stuart advised that the course may be short but the greens are small and run off in all directions, so it can be tricky to score here.

The course is over 100 years old and the native and English trees that line the fairways can intimidate the golfer who sprays the ball left and right – I am lucky that my driver goes straight most of the time.

We weren’t really bothered by scoring it was more about who was going to win the match.

I started off well with a good drive and my driver continued to improve as the day went on – until the 15th when something came loose and it got a wee rattle in it which was a little off-putting as I was swinging. I did ask Dave if he had booby trapped it.

Dave was not having a good day when we started and I was playing well enough to win the first 7 holes. We both improved on the back nine however I still managed to win 5 holes as Dave gives me a stroke a hole in match play (we might have to adjust that soon) considering Dave played really well and I still managed a solid win.

The course backs in on itself a few times and I was very glad we had a map to navigate.

It is quite narrow at times and there is water and small burns to negotiate as you try place your ball near the pin without running off the green.

My chipping was good and is a marked improvement from a couple of months ago – my golf coach would be happy.

There are beautiful big gum and willow trees lining the course and as we came around to the 18th tee, we both turned to each other and said that we’d like to play this course again.

In fact we have booked a family golf scramble next week and will be returning with some of my nearest and dearest.

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