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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 277
AUSTRALIA’S FINEST HOLES PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRENDAN JAMES ROYAL MELBOURNE GC 391-METRE, PAR-4 6TH HOLE (WEST COURSE) DESIGNED by Alistair MacKenzie, the 6th hole on the West Course is regularly listed among the most difficult holes in world golf. Like any world-class hole, the 6th asks questions of your ability (and nerve) from the outset. A large area of heath and sand lies between the tee and the sharp dogleg right fairway. Players taking an aggressive line over the bunkers need to fly their tee shot long and straight, but not too long so as to run out of fairway and have no second shot into the green. The green is another tough challenge. The smart player will play to keep their approach under the hole as the putting surface slopes steeply from back-to-front and players have been known to take as many as six putts or to putt off the green into a bunker. E
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