Robina Woods Golf Club

Course Data
LocationGold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Yardage6647 yards Par 71
Course Rating72.0
Playing Date 7 Jan. 2006
DesingnerGraham Mash, Ross Watson
Opened1990
CaddyNo
Golf CartYes
Rating
Overall Rating
4.35
Course Layout
4
Difficulty Level
5
Greens Condition
4
Fairways Condition
4
Landscaping & Views
5
 

The course is curved out of the natural woodland with moderate ups & downs. Most fairways are tight and furthermore they look much narrower because of overhanging trees on both sides. The natural lakes, creeks and relatively tight landing areas will make this course really challenging. The course blends in harmony with the surrounding nature.



A view from the clubhouse

A view

A view

 

2nd  Par 4 381 yards

A slight dogleg to the right. The tight fairway is guarded by a pond on the left and trees on the right. To play safe, a fairway wood from the tee will leave a short or middle iron to the narrow green. A creek crosses the fairway 290 yards off the tee and then runs along the left of the green.


2nd green seen from behind

2nd Par 4 381 yards (2)

2nd Par 4 381 yards (1)
 
3rd  Par 5 599 yards
A gentle uphill, demanding hole. It is “S” shaped, starting from a slight dogleg to the right followed by a slight dogleg to the left. You need to hit the solid as well as accurate tee shot and second shot, which will leave you a middle to short iron to the green. The tee shot must be on the left side of the fairway. When it is on the right, trees in front will hamper your second shot.

3rd Par 5 599 yards (3)

3rd Par 5 599 yards (2)

3rd Par 5 599 yards (1)
 
7th  Par 4 406 yards

7th Par 4 406 yards (2)

7th Par 4 406 yards (1)
A dogleg to the left. The landing area off the tee is narrow because of trees right and left on this hole, too. A large bunker guarding on the right front of the green is in play.
 
15th Par 4 422 yards

A dogleg to the left with a pond at the corner. If you hit the tee shot too far right in order to avoid the water, it will leave you with a long second shot to the green. The view of the green and its surroundings is beautiful.


15th Par 4 422 yards (3)

15th Par 4 422 yards (2)

15th Par 4 422 yards (1)
 
16th  Par 5 504 yards

A gentle uphill, that doglegs slightly to the right. The fairway is tight and lined with rolling with tress right and left all the way from the tee to the green. Every shot should be accurate on this hole. The narrow and deep green is protected bunkers and grassy hollows on both sides.


16th Par 5 504 yards (3)

16th Par 5 504 yards (2)

16th Par 5 504 yards (1)
 
17th  Par 4 185 yards

17th Par 4 185 yards
A steep downhill hole. The difference in elevation between the green and the tee makes the club selection difficult. When the pin position is at the back right, the bunker in front comes into play, which makes it a much tougher hole.
 
18th  Par 5 562 yards
An almost straight, wonderful hole. If the tee shot is placed on the left side of the fairway, it will open up a clear view on the second shot. The landing area on the second shot is limited as a lake on the left squeezes your options. The green is slightly elevated and protected by bunkers and a pond on the right.


18th Par 5 562 yards (3)

18th Par 5 562 yards (2)

18th Par 5 562 yards (1)
 
19th hole

It takes 1 hour and 20 minutes from Brisbane Airport and 20 minutes from Surfers Paradise by car. Anyone can play from the longest tees. Yardage sticks are measured in meters.



A big lizard living in the course

During a luch time on a green.

The course was ranked 99th in Australia by GOLFSelect 2006. The other Graham Mash and Ross Watson designed courses in Australia are Terry Hills G&CC (26th of above ranking), The Vines G&CC (Composite course, 27th ), Horizon GR (63rd), Paradise Palms GC (67th) and Robina Woods GC (99th). Ross Watson alone designed Magenta Shores GC (27th in 2012), Pacifc Harbour G&CC (56th in 2012) and Indooroopilly GC.

The designer, Graham Mash, is an Australian PGA member and used to be very successful on the Japanese PGA tour. He has designed about 50 golf courses mainly in Australia and Asia. As far as Asia is concerned, Penang GR, Tropicana G&CC, and Staffield CR and Stera Harbour G&CC are his designs in Malaysia, Fairways & Bluewater RG&C and Royal Northwoods G&CC are in the Philippines, Gading Raya Pading GC is in Indonesia, Silk River CC is in Korea, BFA International Convention Center (博鰲論壇亞州国際会議中心) GC is in China and Mission Valley GC, Kagoshima Gaden GC and Karuizawa 900 C are in Japan.