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The countdown is on, with the opening of the Cape Wickham golf course only months away now that the final holes have been finished and the all-important grow-in phase of development is underway. Winter weather prevented the 15th fairway from being completely grassed, but the rest of the course has been and it’s expected that the outstanding fairway will be grassed in October when the weather warms up.
Later this month Adam Scott will attempt to become the first golfer in history to win the Australian Masters Tournament three-times in succession. He will do so at the Metropolitan Golf Club on Melbourne’s famed Sandbelt, a course he once described as up there with Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath as Australia’s best. As with previous major events staged at Metropolitan, the competitors at this years Masters are certain to be pampered by what many regard as the finest fairways and greens in the world. Despite being an obvious highlight of the golf experience, there is more to Metro than just great grass.