Austin Heights Golf Course Overview
Some golf courses require a little “insider knowledge” and Austin Heights Golf & Hotel Resort is one of those. And some golf courses play tougher the first time simply because you’re not familiar with the slopes, metres or the best angles for approaches and this is one of those. If this is your first time teeing it up at the Championship Club good course management will help significantly.
Some golf course designers believe in the philosophy of starting easy and getting progressively more difficult as the course goes along. The 1st nine holes are as good as it gets, peaceful and isolated. You can occasionally glimpse greenery and few lakes with excitement offered from the shortest par 3 at 125 metres along this stretch of holes. A fine mix of long and short holes with challenging greens. World class.
The terrain that Hills course is built on is hilly. Very hilly. The course was designed by Nigel B Douglas who also designed Willow Golf Club Australia, Kota Permai, Seri Selangor, Lake Kenyir and Valencia at Sarawak. The greens at Hills course are difficult enough because the course is built among the hills and it’s our trademark of a 3 tier green. The undulations and contouring that Hills added in make them very challenging indeed.
Another hole to add to the list of unique and great golf holes in the world is the 14th hole has a tree in front of the green in the middle of the fairway. A dog leg hole require a well struck tee shot in the fairway requires you to avoid ball landing right behind the tree or hit over the tree onto a small undulating green guarded by the ravine. At 305 metres, you only have a short iron to the green, so it's a fair shot and genuine fun.