The layout is very “playable” for all level of golfers. It has 4 teeing areas so provides an enjoyable round for beginners or elderly golfers yet when played off the back tees provides a challenge for those looking to test their skills.
In April 2014, Stage Two of course renovations of several new holes was completed and the result has been a huge success. The works took place in accordance with the Wollongong Golf Course Master Plan, created by noted course designer Ross Watson.
The key features of the work were the extension of the opening par-five where a new undulating green has been created at an elevated site beyond and to the left of the original location. The uphill par-four 7th has had the existing green complex set atop a dune redesigned with new bunkering added; and the adjacent short par-three 17th – one of the most iconic holes on the layout– has a new green, re-shaped bunkers and new chipping areas introduced while retaining the same exciting shot values from the tee perched high above.
Finally, teeing areas at the par-five 18th have been extended and new fairway bunkers added, immediately transforming the hole into a more strategic and challenging proposition. The finishing touches to the project include the replacement of non-indigenous plants and flora with species local to the area, in accordance with the club’s Vegetation Management Plan.