Golf Tips from The Lakes Golf Academy

Struggling with your game? Our Teaching Professionals have pieced together some tips that will help you with your game.

How to Play the 1st

The 1st at The Lakes is one of the most daunting opening tee shots in the country. With water left and sandy waste to the right, you need to be locked in on your target if you want to get off to a good start.

In this video, our Teaching Professional Charles Kares gives you some advice on how to tackle this very difficult opening hole.

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How to Play the 10th

Just as difficult as the opening hole on the front 9, the 10th hole is equally as difficult an opening hole to the back 9 at The Lakes. With the driving range and Out of Bounds all the way up the left, there is no bailout to the right as the Botany Wetlands await on that side.

In this video, Teaching Professional Charles Kares gives you some advice on what strategy to implement on the hole.

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How to Play the 11th

One of the most famous Par 5’s in Australia, where John Daly infamously walked off the course after hitting every golf ball in his bag into the water, the 11th is very challenging due to its’ length and the prominence of the lake that runs the entire length of the hole.

In this video, Head Teaching Professional Christian Small discusses his best approach to playing the hole.

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How to Play the 13th

The most contentious hole on the course, the 13th is a short par 4 that provides a real risk-reward option for players. Playing less than 300 metres downhill, the green has severe run-offs on either side for the slightly wayward approach shot.

In this video, Head Teaching Professional Christian Small discusses his best approach to playing the hole, and his advice on how to get up-and-down from beside the green.

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How to Play the 14th

The signature hole at The Lakes, the 14th is a hole that can give up eagles, or ruin your scorecard with a double bogey or worse. Reachable in two for the long-hitters and three for the average player, this hole is about how close you want to play to the water before going for the massive undulating green.

In this video, Teaching Professional Charles Kares discusses his best approach to playing the hole, and his advice on how whether you play for the green in two or three shots.

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