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Hole 1: Albert

Par: 3

Distance: 149 metres

The opening hole prepares you for the course.

You'll find over the next seventeen holes that the greens may become a challenge.

This hole has trees on both sides of the fairway with an elevated green. Depending on pin placement, the green will test your putting skills.

overview map of Hole 1

Albert Coal Mine 1849 - 1857

This hole is named after the Albert Coal Mine, which was the Illawarra’s first commercial coal mine. It was opened by James Shoobert on Mount Keira in the Balgownie Seam.

The mine delivered its first coal to Wollongong on 27 August 1849 for loading onto the ship William the Fourth.


Next: Hole 2: Osborne-Wallsend

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