THE COURSE

MGC is a demanding course which requires accurate tee shots and is great for developing the golfers’ short game.

Welcome To Our Course

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Hole: 1
Men Par:3
Women Par:4
Distance:221m
Out of Bounds to the right. This is a straight forward hole. Short of the green is the best place to be, to chip and putt for your par.

 

 

Hole: 2
Men Par: 3
Women Par:4
Distance:213m
Out of Bounds to the right, masked by trees. Once again short of the green is the best place to be, to chip and putt for your par.

 

 

Hole: 3
Men and Women Par: 3
Distance:145m
Large undulating green. Make sure you take enough club to clear the front bunker. Keep an eye on the wind as it swirls around and affects your shot


Hole: 4 Men and Women Par: 4 Distance:253m Best to be a little left off the centre to give you the best angle to attack any pin position. Two tier green so it is important to put your ball on the same level as the pin. Bunker left of green.

 

 

 

 

 

Hole: 5
Men and Women Par: 3
Distance: 183m
Out of bounds to the left. Difficult hole to judge your club selection. Ball will release down the hill onto the green. Best chance for a chip and putt is short or to the right of the green. Drop zone in practice area.

 

 

Hole: 6
Men and Women Par: 4
Distance:265m
Straight forward par 4 with small bunker 180mtrs from tee and small green protected by bunker in front. Trouble over the green.
Rear of green – Out Of Bounds in Cooks river.   Garden area is compulsory GUR and MUST be dropped in DROP ZONE (right of green).
Pathway is an Immovable Obstruction – relief is provided at nearest point of relief no nearer the hole, (note, this may be on the edge of the pathway towards Cooks river, OR play from pathway so be careful).

 

 

Hole: 7
Men and Women Par: 3
Distance: 168m
Good par 3 with bunker left and well short right of the green. Any ball coming to rest in Garden or Roadway MUST be dropped without penalty in nearest DROP ZONES left or right of garden. 

 

 

Hole: 8
Men and Women Par: 3
Distance: 172m
Difficult par 3. Take one more club from the tee and hit your ball straight up the fairway. Beware of trees to the right and Rubbish dump (GUR) on the left. 

 

 

Hole: 9
Men and Women Par:3
Distance: 164m
A lateral water hazard with an environmentally sensitive area. Relief must be taken under Rule 26 with one stroke penalty should the ball drop into the hazard.

 

 

Hole: 10
Men and Women Par: 4
Distance: 328m
Out of bounds to the left (Cooks River). Straight forward hole. Two tier green so your club selection for your second shot can vary depending on pin position.

 

 

Hole: 11
Men and Women Par: 3
Distance: 137m
Shortish par 3 protected by bunkers left and right so keep the ball straight. Out Of Bounds left and back of green (no relief from boundary fencing).

 

 

Hole: 12
Men and Women Par: 3
Distance: 167m
Mid length Par 3. Elevated green, so you may need an extra club from the tee. Ball will run up onto the green in dry conditions.

 

 

Hole: 13
Men and Women Par: 3
Distance: 172m
Tough par 3 with sloping green protected by bunkers. Out Of Bounds left of fairway and at rear of green beyond black and white posts.
Don’t take on the river. Easiest chip is short of the green.

 

 

Hole: 14
Men and Women Par: 4
Distance: 260m
Play down the middle of the fairway. Avoid the right as the trees await and residential houses on the left.


Hole: 15
Men and Women Par: 3
Distance: 149m
Out of bounds left and over the green. Ball will run up onto the green. If playing in the wind take two clubs more.


Hole: 16
Men and Women Par: 4
Distance: 263m
This Par 4 rewards a straight tee shot, Out Of Bounds left hand side and trees right. Pump House on left of fairway is an Immovable Obstruction. Nearest point – not line of sight. Tough second shot to get close to pin with Out Of Bounds rear of green and bunker on right.

 

 

Hole: 17
Men and Women Par: 4
Distance: 290m
Signature hole on the course. Difficult driving hole. Beyond the right side of the fairway is OOB. A lateral water hazard bordering the 9th fairway on the left make the drive even more critical.

 

 

Hole: 18
Men and Women Par: 3
Distance: 122m
Short finishing hole but a beauty, wind can play a big factor.
Ball hit across BLUE LINE (Garden area to back and right of green or balls running through to paved areas) MUST be dropped without penalty in the DROP ZONE to the right near the club house. Any ball not found will be a lost ball. Any ball coming to rest on Clubhouse or Greenkeepers Compounds are Out Of Bounds. Protective screens are Immovable Obstructions.

LOCAL RULES
HOLE DESCRIPTIONS

The following hole-by-hole rule descriptions are designed to help members and visitors with common rulings unique to each hole at Marrickville Golf Sporting and Community Club.
Hole 1
Metres 221 | Par 3 Men – Index 2| Par 4 Women – Index 18

Straight forward hole from tee to green
Out of bounds (OOB) right hand side of hole. Practice Nets to the left are an Immovable Obstruction – Rule 24-2b relief to be taken at nearest point from position of ball (not line of sight). A ball hitting the overhead power cable MUST be replayed. Drain located short & right of green in rough Immovable Obstruction – Rule 24-2b

Hole 2
Metres 213 | Par 3 Men – Index 1 | Par 4 Women – Index 17

Straight forward hole from tee to green
OOB right hand side of hole. Drain located short & right of green in rough Immovable Obstruction – Rule 24-2b

Hole 3
Metres 145 | Par 3 Men – Index 11 | Par 3 Women – Index 8

Straight forward short par 3 with undulating green.
Practice Green and Bunker are an integral part of the course (relief MUST be taken from practice green rule 25-3 nearest point of relief).

Hole 4
Metres 253 | Par 4 Men – Index 17| Par 4 Womens – Index 5

​Blind shot to fairly straight par 4 to top of hill and short pitch to undulating green
Woodchip area on right hand side of Fairway and Green is ruled an integral part of the course and ball must be played as it lies. Rear of green:- OOB past the fence– Rule 27-1b, GUR in Garden Area course side of fence– Rule 25-1b . Relief from supporting struts as Immovable obstruction – Rule 24-2b
Hole 5
Metres 183 | Par 3 Men – Index 7 | Par 3 Women – Index 9

Downhill par 3 with out of bounds left, better short than long
Woodchip area on left hand side of Fairway is ruled an integral part of the course and ball must be played as it lies.
Rear of green – Roadway and Car Park is ruled as an Immovable Obstruction – no penalty, ball MUST be dropped in DROP ZONE near practice tee area. A ball hitting the overhead power cable – MUST be replayed.
Hole 6
Metres 265 | Par 4 Men – Index 14 | Par 4 Women – Index 3Straight forward par 4 with small bunker 180mtrs from tee and small green protected by bunker in front. Trouble over the green.
Rear of green – OOB in Cooks river, Garden area is compulsory GUR and MUST be dropped in DROP ZONE (right of green).
Pathway is an Immovable Obstruction – relief is provided at nearest point of relief no nearer the hole, (note, this may be on the edge of the pathway towards Cooks river, OR play from pathway so be careful).
Hole 7

Metres 168 | Par 3 Men – Index 9 | Par 3 Women – Index 10

Good par 3 with bunker left and short right of the green
Any ball coming to rest in Garden or Roadway MUST be dropped without penalty in nearest DROP ZONES left or right of garden. Ball not found is a lost ball (Rule 27-1c). Parked Cars (left of green) ruled as Temporary Immovable Obstructions, line of sight relief no nearer the hole (cars parked at own risk).
Hole 8

Metres 172 | Par 3 Men – Index 6 | Par 3 Women – Index 7

Blind tee shot to straight par 3 with trouble long and left
​Left hand “Rubbish Area” is ruled GUR – Rule 25-1b.
Hole 9

Metres 164 | Par 3 Men – Index 10 | Par 3 Women – Index 14

Elevated Tee to long narrow green
Lateral Water Hazard short of green – Environmental area and penalty relief must be taken–Rule 26-1a /local rule Part B 2a. Note; players cannot play from this area. OOB on right hand side or possible lost ball (Rule 27-1b or Lost ball 27-1c)

Hole 10

Metres 328mtrs | Par 4 Men – Index 5 | Par 4 Women – Index 2

Straight forward par 4 with grass bunker left of green
Left hand side (Cooks River) OOB
Hole 11
Metres 137 | Par 3 Men – Index 15 | Par 4 Women – Index 13

Short par 3 protected by bunkers left and right
OOB left and back of green – Rule 27-1b. (no relief from boundary fencing).
Hole 12
Metres 167 | Par 3 Men – Index 8 |Par 3 Women – Index 12Mid length par three with elevated green may need extra club
Hole 13
Metres 172 | Par 3 Men – Index 4 | Par 3 Women – Index 4

Tough par 3 with sloping green and protected by bunkers.
OOB left of fairway. Drain to right hand side of fairway is GUR – Rule 24-2b. OOB at rear of green beyond black and white posts– Rule 27-1b. Cart path beside 14th Tee is GUR.Hole 14

Metres 260 | Par 4 Men – Index 18 |Par 4 Women – Index 11

Dog leg right par 4, avoid trees on right and play to left hand side of fairway for best shot into the green.
​Stone wall in front of Houses and Units is OOB – Rule 27-1b
Hole 15
Metres 149mtrs | Par 3 Men – Index 13 | Par 3 Women – Index 16Straight forward par 3
OOB left for Houses and Roadway – Rule 27-1bHole 16
Metres 263 | Par 4 Men – Index 12 | Par 4 Women – Index 6Par 4 requires a straight tee shot, OOB left hand side and trees right. OOB rear of green and bunker on right.
The Pump House on left hand side of the fairway is an Immovable Obstruction. Nearest point of relief (not line of sight) Rule 24-2bHole 17
​Metres 290 | Par 4 Men – Index 3 | Par 4 Women – Index 1

Extremely difficult hole requiring an accurate tee shot to a slight dogleg fairway.
Right hand side of fairway is OOB as marked – Rule 27-1b. Provisional Ball should be played if in doubt. Left hand side of fairway Lateral Water Hazard – See 9th Hole – (Rule 26-1 /local rule Part B 2a)Hole 18

Metres 122 | Par 3 Men – Index 16 | Par 3 Women – Index 15

Short but tricky par 3, wind can play a big factor.
Ball hit across BLUE LINE (i.e. Garden area to back and right of green OR balls running through to paved areas) MUST be dropped without penalty in the DROP ZONE to the right near the club house.
​Any ball not found will be a lost ball. – Rule 27-1c. Any ball coming to rest on Clubhouse or Greenkeepers Compounds are OOB– Rule 27-1b. Protective screens are Immovable Obstructions – Rule 2

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GA HANDICAPPING

 

Discretionary GAHS Regulations

Handicapping of Graded Competitions

The MGS&CC Match Committee (MC) decided that Graded Competitions will be determined by a Player’s “Golf Australia (GA)” handicap.  This decision was based on the recommendation by Golf Australia found in the Golf Australia Handicapping System (GAHS) at Section 6, Point (K), Sub-Point 2, as stipulated below:

 

(K) The club may check periodically and consult with other clubs, its Member Association, or GA, on matters including, but not limited to:

– The determination of handicap competition grades at the club (given that it is considered preferable by the club to split players into separate handicap grades for handicap competition purposes). To enable comparisons and consistency from club to club and from one set of tees to another set of tees, it is recommended that handicap competition grades be determined on the basis of GA Handicaps.

 

Note:  Due to the low GAHS SLOPE Rating of MGS&CC courses (Men & Women) it is possible for both “B” & “C” Grade
players being issued with a lower i.e. A or B Grade adjusted “Daily Handicap (DH).” This is to be disregarded in Grade Events such as Medal days