GOLF AT NOVOTEL FOREST RESORT CRESWICK
The Forest Resort Golf Course was designed by internationally-renowned golf course architect, Tony Cashmore. This magnificent vision of such a legendary course designer resulted in a course of forest framed greens, fairways set in cathedral-like passages, sweeping slopes and cooling creek systems invoking the unique Forest experience near Ballarat and Daylesford, Victoria.
This beautiful 6.2km course incorporates natural vegetation in a bushland setting with 15 picturesque lagoons to add to the challenge of the game and beauty of the environment.
The international-class course is of championship length from the back tees, running 6300 metres with each nine having two par-5 holes and two par-3 holes. The course design has allowed for the natural flow of land to determine the course routing wherever possible using all available ground elements – ridges, swales, spurs and trees to create golf course holes with individuality, visual beauty and strategic flexibility. In addition, amid the scenic beauty of the course surroundings are a generous practice fairway and other training areas.
In designing the course, the emphasis was environmental sustainability with the use of native/drought tolerant indigenous grasses and minimal chemical use. The course is watered with recycled treated water, thereby causing no strain on the environment and local water supply. This makes for a more challenging course and means that native animals will remain in this habitat.
From the novice to the professional the chance to play on a world-class golf course is a rare opportunity for many but at Forest Resort, a Par 72, 6300 metre golf journey awaits as part of the everyday lifestyle.