Northcote Golf Course

The Course

Northcote Public Golf Course boasts a challenging 9 hole setup. With 12 bunkers there is plenty of variety to keep your short game at peak as well as the beautiful undulating fairways.

The first hole takes you on a steady decent into the hidden away wonder of the course and eventually leads its way up to the challenging steep ascent of the final hole. Further to the course at Northcote Public Golf Course, facilities include a well stocked proshop, large club rooms and practice green.

Course maintenance update:

  • Regular weed spraying takes place between September & February annually.
  • Course staff are working to remove damaged trees caused by recent storms.
  • Members and guest are reminded to carry sand buckets and use at all times. 
  • Repair all plug marks on greens with a pitch repairer.
Northcote 1st tee

1st hole

Men- 287m Par 4
Ladies- 288m Par 4

The first at Northcote is a short opening hole with OOB to the right and a tree lined fairway to the left. You can generally hit a mid to high iron from the tee for placement, then a wedge to a green sloping from back to front. Keeping your approach under the hole is the key. The longer hitters can attempt to drive the green but missing this fairway can cause a big number to start your round.

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2nd hole

Men- 416m Par 4
Ladies- 400m Par 5

The hardest hole on the course. Again with OOB to the right and trees to the left, a straight drive is a must.

For the shorter hitters this par 4 cannot be reached in 2. For those who can, they must avoid bunkers to the left and right of the green. During winter, a 5 on this hole is a good score.
Female players receive an additional shot on this making it a par 5. 

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3rd hole

Men- 167m Par 3
Ladies- 159m Par 3

The first of 2 par 3’s and the hardest. Generally played into the wind, hitting this 2 tiered green can be tough.

Shots left and right generally take par out of the equation. Once on the green you need to make sure you are on the same level as the pin, or 3 putts can follow.

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4th hole

Men- 378m Par 4
Ladies- 305m Par 4

Arguably the hardest hole on the course, the drive requires a hazard carry to the edge of the dogleg.

If you hit it right, get your 7 iron out to chip it back to the fairway. The flat green is covered left and right by bunkers, of which up and down is tough. Many good rounds have turned ugly here.

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5th hole

Men- 289m Par 4
Ladies- 269m Par 4

A long iron/fairway wood is required here. From there, a short iron up heartbreak hill to an elevated green, keeping away from the deep bunker to the right.

This hole is infamous for the many electrical wires that are often hit with the tee shot.

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6th hole

Men- 128m Par 3
Ladies- 119m Par 3

The easiest hole on the course. A downhill par 3 to a large green, is only a short iron, but can be tougher if the wind is strong.

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7th hole

Men- 245m Par 4
Ladies- 235m Par 4

Arguably the hardest hole on the course, the drive requires a hazard carry to the edge of the dogleg.

If you hit it right, get your 7 iron out to chip it back to the fairway. The flat green is covered left and right by bunkers, of which up and down is tough. Many good rounds have turned ugly here.

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8th hole

Men- 466m Par 5
Ladies- 414m Par 5

The only par 5 on the course, this hole is reachable in two outside the winter months. Your drive needs to be played down the right hand side as the fairway cambers right to left.

From here your second needs to be played down the left to avoid pitching over the bunker from a bare lie. Big birdie chance.

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9th hole

Men- 303m Par 4
Ladies- 284m Par 4

The easiest hole on the course. A downhill par 3 to a large green, is only a short iron, but can be tougher if the wind is strong.

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