Glen Erin Golf Club
The course at Glen Erin Golf Club harkens back to the earliest days of golf with a links-style layout inspired by traditional courses in Ireland. Though it opened in 2003, the course pays homage to yesteryear with rolling fairways, oversize greens, and deep pot bunkers. Native fescues ensnare wayward shots that venture outside the first cut of rough, forcing players to chop through dense grasses with scythe clubs just to get the ball back onto shorter grass. The back nine is bookended by par-5s on holes 10 and 18, each more than 575 yards in length and unreachable in two strokes for all but the longest hitters or golfers who have wired their golf ball with hummingbird wings.
The golf course rolls through a natural valley, making beautiful rolling uphill and downhill golf holes.
The front nine is a more coastal Irish experience, with an open layout of bunkers and fescue grass lining almost every hole. Wind is always a factor on this nine. The back nine is a more inland Irish style, with holes cut out of the native forestry that covers half of the property. Most greens are three-tiered and vastly bigger than anything in the area, making ball placement with respect to the pin very important.