Photo courtesy of the Hyatt Regency Coolum

Back in Queensland, on the lovely Sunshine Coast, beautiful one day perfect the next…. now we’re talking! It’s great to be back near home playing in Queensland’s premiere golf event, the Australian PGA. The holiday atmosphere up here is great for a golf tournament. The Hyatt Regency Coolum is such a relaxing place. Most players have bought their families along to stay with them at the resort and enjoy the week.

Now, let’s talk about the changes to the course. From my point of view I’m rather reserved. I’ve never played the course before but anyone could see the character of the new holes hasn’t quite settled in with the character of the other holes yet. Will they over time? I hope so. I played the practice round with Craig Parry and Steve Conran whom are both very familiar with the Coolum layout. The boys happily shared their opinions about the nature of the new holes… Let’s just say they thought the old holes were pretty darn good.

Overall the course is a beautiful layout with many challenging tee shots and approaches. Along with the great layout are the beautifully maintained bermuda greens which are as good as you’ll get in Queensland.

Here’s to a good event.

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