Eagle Ridge…now an even better place to play!
Whilst many golfers have been in winter mode and not generally venturing out as much onto the fairways, or for those lucky ones who have been on tour to warmer climates, our golf course team have been working hard to improve the playability and general enjoyment of the golf course.
Making the 15th more forgiving
No one likes straying into heavy scrub off the tee and the fun tends to fall away when you can barely find a way into where your ball has ventured. Whilst we all know it’s the balls fault that it ended up there! This was indeed the case from the tee at the 15th hole. It’s bad enough to have the boundary line on the left-hand side along the natural wetland area, but to also have the right-hand side ball graveyard that grew from a small flax plantation into a major hazard was just too much! Indeed, contrary to our goal at Eagle Ridge of being a challenging but fun place to play golf.
Something had to be done! (See before and after shots). So now if by some slim chance your ball heads slightly off course from the 15th tee you will generally be able to find it, hit it and move on. Whilst we think we’ve done a good job, we realise there is more to do along that side proceeding towards the green and these areas will also be improved in time, but the main landing zones are now definitely more ball friendly… and that has to be a good thing.
Pulling the plug on our bunkers
We are blessed with our little patch of paradise to have a far-reaching sand base to work with but mother nature has a way of fighting back. With the natural wetland area along our 15th and 16th fairways comes a low-lying water table that in the height of any wet winter can flood some low lying bunkers. We will soon be raising 2 of these bunkers to hopefully keep our feet and ball dry and we’ll see how this works over the next winter period. This is another small improvement that will be completed by the end of November in our ongoing efforts to help you enjoy your total Eagle Ridge golf experience and maybe help you knock a couple off your handicap.
Take our new stairway to Paradise
Another project that we have just completed is the construction of a viewing deck near the new back tee of the 2nd hole. Take the steps to the brand new 2nd blue tee area, now expanded for many more tee options along with a great open outlook. The new landscaped deck area showcases our golf course, clubhouse and lakes in the foreground with the hinterland and Arthurs Seat as the backdrop. Ahh the serenity!
So to all our golfers, come see and enjoy these improvements to our Golf Course, Eagle Ridge… the place to play!
That's a wrap! 2017 Peter Stickley Advocacy Legends Pro Am.
What another successful Legends Pro Am at Eagle Ridge! It is always an honour to host some of the notorious senior golfers, including Ian Baker-Finch, Peter Senior and Tim Elliot just to name a few.
This event would not continue to be so successful each year without our major sponsor Peter Stickley Vendor Advocacy. For the third year in a row, Peter Stickley led the event with such presence. Thank you Peter for your belief in the Pro Am and the quality these legends provide to all participants and the game. An opportunity to also thank Mornington Holden and Peninsula Honda for the significant contribution; we are more than grateful for their involvement.
The morning field enjoyed perfect conditions with Ashley Beriman winning the individual event.
These conditions continued for the afternoon field before a strong wind came through adding to what is already a challenging but quality course. This however did not affect NSW Steven Aisbett who solely finished on top of the leaderboard with a fine 68, closely followed by Michael Harwood, Steven Conran and Brad Burns on 69.
After the days play, professionals praised the success of the Legends tour event as well as the fantastic course and conditions from the day. “I enjoyed myself immensely and the course was in wonderful condition. All in all a very well-run event once again. I really enjoy the 2 Pros to 3 Amateurs format and hope you continue with this in the future, 50 pros and 75 Ams, one shotgun start is perfect” – Ian Baker-Finch
Finishing the day is our famed 'nearest the pin shootout' across to the island green from the clubhouse that creates such hilarity between the golf professionals. Who was to take this award from Mike Harwood who has held his hand firmly on the trophy 2 years in a row? Coming up trumps this year was QLD Paul Dalgleish!
We look forward to hosting the Legends Pro Am tour again in 2018! Continue to stay up to date with us for more details on this event early next year.
2016 Peter Stickley Advocacy Legends Pro Am Wrap Up
Our 2016 Legends Pro Am was held on Tuesday 8 March, and was another successful event. It was again an honour to host some of the marquee senior golfers, including Ian Baker-Finch, Mike Harwood and Terry Price.
Naturally days such as these are not able to be undertaken without great support from our sponsors. Our major sponsor, Peter Stickley from Peter Stickley Vendor Advocacy provided fantastic leadership both with financial assistance and with his ever present guardianship of the overall event, for the second year in a row. Thank you Peter for your continuing belief in the quality of day that the “golf professional old timers” can provide all participants. Mornington Holden also took a lead role this year and we are more than grateful for their involvement.
The morning field enjoyed perfect conditions with the leading professional, Gregory Carroll carding a 3 under 69.
With many Queensland golf professionals playing in the afternoon field it only seemed right that we provided typical climatic conditions to suit – hot and humid. One player suited to these conditions was Rodger Davis, with the final result of him also scoring a fine 69.
After the days play, Rodger praised the Legends tour event as well as the course and conditions from the day. Two other players also returned the very sound score of 69 to make for a four way tie at the top of the leaders board – Tim Elliott and David Hando.
One of the great distractions to the after golf festivities is our nearest the pin shootout across to the island green from the clubhouse. This provides much mirth among the (still) very competitive senior golf professionals.
So who should come up trumps with a shot, not in but so so close, was Mike Harwood. He has now taken the award away two years in a row!
We look forward to hosting the Legends Pro Am tour again in 2017, so stay tuned early next year for more details...
Junior Golf on the Rise
Eagle Ridge Golf Course was delighted to host the Victorian Primary School Qualifying (Mornington Peninsula region) on Friday 6 May, 2016 as part of the Golf Victoria Junior development program.
30 talented participants ranging from ages 6-12 took to the course producing some fantastic results! The top 10 boys and top 3 girls from this day qualify to the Regional Final in November 2016. Congratulations to all participants and those qualified, the rising future of golf looks bright! The kids were on cloud ‘19’ finishing the day with a competitive shootout on the 19th green.
Junior Golf does not stop there, Eagle Ridge have exciting programs coming up! As Term 2 is coming to an end, join us for the popular Mygolf Clinics during School Holidays and Term 3.
An exciting partnership with Eagle Ridge Golf Club and Rosebud Primary School will work closely together over the coming months, increasing awareness and participation to junior golf.