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Hole 16: Black Ball

Par: 5

Distance: 470 metres

The driver comes out once more for this hole.

The fairway is fairly generous with trees on the right and out of bounds on the fence line. Native gardens are placed along the fairway on the left side and again adjacent to the green on the right.

The green is reachable in two for the big hitters, but you have to go over the dam and on to a reasonably large green which has two levels. The dam just keeps collecting balls.

This hole may be more challenging for women.

overview map of Hole 16

Black Ball Colliery 1904 - 1911

Black Ball Colliery was a small mining operation which opened in 1904 in Portions 82 / 83 of The Parish of Woonona, just west of the now-abandoned Pendlebury’s Brick Works.

The coal produced at this mine proved to be of poor quality with high ash content.

Black Ball Colliery closed in May 1911. Evidence from an inspection of the abandoned site some years later suggested the coal mined during the colliery's five-year life was from either the Plunkett Hill or the Tongara Coal Seams. Both of these seams were inherently ‘dirty’.

The total extent of the workings developed was limited to some 64 metres, and the coal produced was suitable only for household use.


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