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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 234
“Every time I go to Western Australia, I have to put Meadow Springs on my itinerary. There are no boring rounds here. It is a great design but it is the sometimes flawless playing surfaces that raise the bar of this layout. The affordable green fee makes it one of the best value rounds of golf in WA." – Joe Thomas. “A highly enjoyable design but the lasting memories here are the awesome putting surfaces. Some of the best greens I have putted on outside of the Melbourne Sandbelt.” – Lucas Andrews. TOP-100 RANKING JUDGES’ COMMENTS: playing this course. The green at the end of the par-4 3rd is testimony to what you can expect at Meadow Springs. The 309-metre hole is a great short two-shotter that certainly rewards accuracy rather than power. Ideally, your tee shot should be a lay up short of the sand trap left of the narrow fairway. This will leave between 100 and 120 metres to the centre of the green, which is very narrow but measures 44 metres from front-to-back and certainly places an emphasis on club selection. One of the biggest bunkers at Meadow Springs lies beside the 5th fairway and stretches nearly 70 metres to the green, complicating what would normally be a straight-forward hole. At 329-metres, this tight, dogleg right par-4 offers little confrontation from the tee except for a lone bunker lying through the end of the fairway. The majority of golfers will hit to the far side of the dogleg, which immediately brings the 'mega-bunker' into play. The green sits diagonally to your approach, but that is not of concern with so much sand lying between you and the flag. The massive Tuart trees, which are native to this coastal region of Western Australia, are a real feature of the Meadow Springs layout with some dating back more than two centuries. Perhaps the biggest selection of Tuarts on the property line the four closing holes. This quartet, starting with the par-5 15th, offers a
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