CLUB OF THE MONTH: BLACK BULL GOLF CLUB
YARRAWONGA• VICTORIA The Murray River region is home to the best value golf in Australia. There’s a quality mix of traditional and resort-style courses and standing alongside the best of them is the newest kid on the block.
Brendan James travels to the newest course on the Murray River and explains why it’s already one of the Top-50 Best Value Courses in Australia.
The Murray River is a holidaymaker’s playground with an ideal year round climate, natural beauty, historical sites, great food and wine. There has, for many years, been an abundance of riches for the travelling golfer with more than two dozen courses dotted along the great river between Albury and Mildura.
The newest of these layouts, Black Bull, opened its first holes in 2010 with the remainder coming into play two years ago. In just seven years it has risen to become one of the most highly regarded courses along the majestic river.
Black Bull is quite dierent to all its neighbouring courses.
Most notably it is located south of the Murray on the Victorian side of the border – making it the first river course built since Wodonga Country Club opened for play in 1983 – long after poker machines had cease to fuel the development of the big Murray river clubs like Yarrawonga & Mulwala, Cobram-Barooga, Rich River and Murray Downs. All, of course, are found just north of the border in NSW.
On course, Black Bull oers relatively wide fairways, big greens, expansive bunkering and subtle mounding. There have been trees planted across the property, but mostly form a
The sun sets across Lake Mulwala and the 18th green at Black Bull.