CLIPNOTES by Ben Bateson (ousgg)
Please remember that Clipnote reviews are the opinion of one person and do not constitute an 'Official' Links Corner review of the course.
Real, parkland course
Latrobe really know how to cram holes into a small space! This is an
incredibly compact little course, which benefits because of the intimate
atmosphere and the sense of location which derives from being able to
see the holes youíve just played. Itís allegedly Australian, although you
wouldnít know that from the standard-fare hole design and the expansive
With the exception of the novelty value of looking back up the fairway youíve just played, thereís little eye candy here. Nothing to take
your breath away. Nothing to make you admire the delicate reconstruction. Just a bunch of bizarrely random planting and some
unconvincing bunkers. Not for me, Iím afraid.
Latrobe is pleasing enough to play round. You wonít feel intimidated or threatened at any point, and a couple of tee shots will demand
some good shaping, but generally the player is not made to feel heís working particularly hard for his par. A no-brainer, perfectly suited
for the Aussies.
Like a lot of its era, this is over-easy. The elevation changes are pretty but donít add a lot of difficulty. The bunkers are an insult, and
the greens do not provide anything like enough challenge. Youíll be hungry for Eagles on the Par 5s, and most likely will score one or
two as well.
This is pretty ludicrous for a Microsoft course. The planting is dire Ė random and seemingly inconsequential. Shapes are hard-edged
and textures are stretched and unconvincing. The bunkers and water features look plugged-in and nothing like natural. An insult to the
||Thereís no particular reason to play this course. Let it occupy a few minutes of your
time if youíre feeling brainless, but donít feel that you must
|This Microsoft course is available for purchase from RegNow.