Norman-designed Shark Waters coming to Eastern

Golfers won’t complain if the only ‘shark’ in sight is the club’s logo at the newly-named Shark Waters by the Eastern Golf Club in Victoria’s Yarra Valley.

At least that’s the new name given to the Greg Norman-designed nine-hole layout that consists entirely of par threes and is being built to showcase the spectacular beauty of neighbouring wetlands.

Shark Waters - Eastern Golf Club Shark Waters – Eastern Golf Club

It continues the club’s vision to have a course that complements what the club describes as a stunning natural environment and surrounding landscape.

Shark Waters will be up and running before summer later this year and will boast a set of designated tee markers on each hole with the exact routing left largely to the imagination of the individual; giving them the ability to tailor their own challenges and games.

The figure ‘eight’ design flow of the course is expected to offer golfers of all levels a variety of shot shapes, taking into consideration the daily playing conditions.

According to general manager of Shark Waters by the Eastern Golf Club, Ben Telley, the new layout will add to their range of possible golfing experiences.

“This will offer members and guests who have time constraints with a shorter playing option whilst providing an environment that will test even the best golfers,” said Telley.

“The flexibility and freedom of the routing is perfectly suited to all levels of golfer, from juniors and beginners, through to the professionals toning their games.”

The official opening of Shark Waters is expected to coincide with the return of the club’s Friday night ‘Nine and Dine’, which normally runs during Daylight Saving months.

That alone has already had a great reception from “time-poor” members looking for a quick and social game of golf…and a friendly chat afterwards at the 19th hole.

No doubt the Great White Shark, a.k.a Greg Norman’s familiar ’shark’ logo will come under strong consideration for the club’s emblem.