Boomerang Farm Golf Course
I had been told that Boomerang Farm just outside Mudgeeraba was worth a visit. Not much else was available to me from my sources so I came with an open mind. At $20 for nine holes walking I thought this was possibly near the top of the range. My first thought was to wonder if it will be worth it. I stopped into the Pro Shop without a booking and was slotted in straight away and charged $10. Good start for sure. I didn’t want to query it in case the price went up so I headed to the first tee after a few putts on the practice green.
I imagine this was a flat course and it is for as far as the eye can see from the first tee. A simple Par 3 to start followed by a testing Par 4 with an uphill approach to the green. I was going to say 2nd shot but it might be your third. At this stage my immediate thoughts are that this is a pretty course with wide expansive hitting areas until I realised most of it is rough and the fairway is actually narrower than most. The rough is a friendly length and I had no problem finding the errant drive or two. There is water down the left on this one as well.
After this there are several holes with steep climbs or descents. So much for my imagined flat course.There are three par 3’s with steep drops to the green, one a short 100 metres or less depending on the tee being used while the other extreme is one of around 200 metres… a good hit to a blind, small green.
Your 9 holes finishes with a strong Par 4 off the forward tee and go back and up about 10 metres and it becomes a par 5 second time round.
This tee shot is intimidating through the avenue of trees on both sides with the narrow gap in the distance to negotiate with the second shot.
This image illustrates perfectly how tight the fairways can be, considering in this case that you will likely be coming in from 200 metres or more away from the green
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The greens were quite small and mainly flat. The fringes were kept short allowing you to putt from off the green. I chipped a few times and found the bounce and roll consistent on all of the greens.
There are a few steep climbs so if you are not up to that then hire a cart for a more enjoyable round.
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I give this course the thumbs up for challenge, for fairness, for condition and variety of holes. I would recommend it to most player levels…good practice for the lower handicap players and not too penalising for the wayward amongst us. I liked that you could find the ball easily in the rough which must help the pace of play. They have a 2 hour maximum rule for 9 holes…fair enough too.