In need of a facelift :: Royal Canberra 14th

I was recently asked to take part in adding my opinion to the article, “In need of a Facelift – Aussie architects nominate one hole they want to redesign” as seen on the Planet Golf website.

The 14th hole at Royal Canberra is a good hole played over interesting land and with a green that rewards those who drive long and close to the fairway bunkers on the left.

The original designer, Commander John Harris, however drew a hole (one that was never built) that played from a tee far on the right and with a tee shot over the diagonal line of the edge of the lake (see right). There is a wide expanse of ground to the right running all the way to the lake (not currently any influence on the hole) and an opportunity to make that into fairway and build the amazing hole Harris drew.

The Harris hole would be one of the very best in the country.

To read the entire article click here.


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