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Hole 4: Russell Vale

Par: 3

Distance: 185 metres

This is a difficult hole. It requires a straight shot.

It has a sloping fairway with trees on both sides and a green that does not allow aggressive play.

It also has a bunker on the right side.

Putting from above the hole will test your patience.

overview map of Hole 4

Russell Vale Colliery 1861 - 1864

Russell Vale Colliery was originally opened by Taylor and Walker on land owned by the Osborne family.

Animosity led to a dispute between Taylor and a neighbour, over access rights for the tramways to the jetty's at Bellambi Point.

The mine closed in 1864 due to a depressed coal market, and was later reopened by Thomas Saywell in 1886 as the South Bulli Colliery.

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