ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open

ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open

Feb 12-16

Victoria, Australia

ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open Course Info

ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open

The Victoria Golf Club

Victoria, Australia


Par: 72

Yardage: 6479

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

Course Grasses

  • Hole 1

    The opening hole may be a very short par 4 by modern standards but a birdie is no certainty. The green is tightly guarded and requires an accurate tee shot to find the putting surface. Some will risk it in search of reward, others will lay up and hope to pitch close.

  • Hole 2

    The bunker on the left creates another decision for players off the tee: either try to carry the right fairway trap with a driver or lay up short of the left fairway bunker. A tricky green with a ridge running through the middle will create many problems.

  • Hole 3

    One of the tougher holes, with a well-placed fairway bunker making for a difficult tee shot. A more aggressive line down the right will leave a better angle of approach into a steeply sloped green from back to front.

  • Hole 4

    A strong little par 3 which is magnificently bunkered. Only requires a short iron off the tee but the narrow front of the green will require players to be precise. Those who are will breathe a heavy sigh of relief. Those who find the sand will face a tricky up-and-down.

  • Hole 5

    The key here is to avoid the fairway bunker and other trouble on the right-hand side. A well-placed drive down the middle will create a good opportunity for birdie

  • Hole 6

    The key here is to avoid the fairway bunker and other trouble on the right-hand side. A well-placed drive down the middle will create a good opportunity for birdie

  • Hole 7

    The key here is to avoid the fairway bunker and other trouble on the right-hand side. A well-placed drive down the middle will create a good opportunity for birdie

  • Hole 8

    The key here is to avoid the fairway bunker and other trouble on the right-hand side. A well-placed drive down the middle will create a good opportunity for birdie

  • Hole 9

    The tee shot is demanding with bunkers down the left and a bush on the right to be avoided. With the prevailing breeze assisting, stronger players can reach the green in two but it’s a genuine three-shot hole into the breeze. A really good par 5 to round off the front nine.

  • Hole 10

    This hole will be played some 40 metres longer than normal and the tee shot will cross over the first. This means players will be coming in with a longer iron to one of Victoria’s smallest greens. Previously a good birdie opportunity, but it will see its share of fives this week.

  • Hole 11

    A wonderful looking hole with a slight dog-leg and plenty of trouble down the right side. A tee shot played close to the left fairway bunkers will leave the best angle for the approach. The green is very fast back to front so players leave the ball above the hole at their peril.

  • Hole 12

    The placement of the tee shot is crucial here on one of Victoria’s widest fairways. Three-wood or long iron close to the corner will leave a medium iron to the green. A hole which can produce lots of birdies but also plenty of bogeys and worse.

  • Hole 13

    A great par 4 with out of bounds on the right while a tee shot too far left can block out the second shot to the green. The second shot is often played from a downhill lie and the green slopes off both front and right, requiring an extremely precise mid-iron shot.

  • Hole 14

    A short uphill par 3 with the green well above the tee, making club selection extremely important and difficult. Deep bunkers frame the green on both sides and to the rear, leaving a really tough up-and-down should the tee-shot miss the mark.

  • Hole 15

    One of the excellent short par 4s seldom seen in today’s designs. The green is reachable from the tee but most players will prefer to hit a long iron to leave a pitch into Victoria’s smallest target. For such a short hole, it will certainly see its share of bogeys.

  • Hole 16

    The toughest of the par 3s, slightly uphill. Over the back of the green will cause extreme difficulty. This will be a pivotal hole in the outcome of the championship and demands the most precise club selection from a protected tee where the wind can be tricky to predict.

  • Hole 17

    The longest of the four par 5s, with all but the longest hitters no chance of getting home in two. Trouble awaits left and right from the tee and a very challenging green awaits, requiring an accurate approach even with a short iron.

  • Hole 18

    An accurate drive is required here because finding the fairway sets up a great chance of birdie or even eagle, making this a most exciting finishing hole. The green is very fast from front to back, presenting an exacting challenge when the championship is on the line.

Tournament Results

ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open

Winner

Karrie Webb

71 - 69 - 68 - 68 = 276 (-12)

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