Tally Valley Golf Club

Tally Valley is a pleasant tree-lined 9 hole course amongst a collection of three courses on the southern end of the Gold Coast near Elanora. It is predominantly flat terrain except for a steep climb up to the 3rdgreen and back down again playing from the elevated 4thtee.

 

The first is a demanding par 4 between the trees and with an out of bounds fence on the left side. The second is a short dog-legged par 4 where position off the tee is everything.

The first hole through the avenue of tall trees

The first hole through the avenue of tall trees

The third is a tester dog-legged left with the opportunity for longer hitters to cut the corner across and water hazard, leaving a shortish iron to a very elevated green. Take the straight route from the tee and you will be left with a long second to reach the perched green. 

 

4 is a long downhill par three, the first of three in a row.

An elevated tee position down to the 4th green just under 200 metres away

An elevated tee position down to the 4th green just under 200 metres away

The 7th is a par 5 which has the second time around version being about 50 metres longer than the first round. A good drive hugging the left side but missing the large tree on the left leaves you with a straight second shot towards the distant green. However, if you drive to the right side your second will be partially blocked by a couple of large trees on the right side.

A slight dog-leg left drive from the first nine tee favours a drive hugging the left side of the fairway

A slight dog-leg left drive from the first nine tee favours a drive hugging the left side of the fairway

8 is a short dog-leg right par 4 and we finish with a medium length par 3.

The approach to the 8th green

The approach to the 8th green

The greens are generally flat and the ball rolls nicely. The rough is not penalising and the fairway width is not too tight. Trees are the main obstacles to avoid. Carts, buggies and clubs are available to hire. It’s a reasonably busy course so I would recommend you book in advance or at least ring ahead on the day for a start time. Seniors and children get discounted green fees.

This was a fair and enjoyable course to play. I think all standards of player can get something out of the round. Food and drinks are available at the clubhouse to cap off the experience.

David Magahy