Camille is a freelance ghost blog and web content writer. She's also a musician and an "Autoimmunee". She loves learning and sharing about how to live life with positive energy and meaning.
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Published July 24th 2012
Before spending a day at Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis, I never would have described Golf as an active sport or a great form of exercise. But maybe that's because I'd never tried Golf before. But besides that, I was definitely in for a nice surprise when we got onto the Golf course and by the end of the day I had a nice burning feeling all over my body of a good work out from all the walking we had done that day.
Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis is a great place to visit for an active and challenging day out. Who knew Golf was this hard? I didn't know, and I was sure excited when I tried to make at least a score of 5 for a par 3 course (great for advanced players and beginners like myself).
They say that Golf is really a man's game. But it is changing, ladies can play too, we just need to be more quiet and concentrate more (I couldn't help grinning while writing that). It's definitely not a game for the impatient, and I am not the most patient person around. But I really enjoyed it and I would definitely do it again.
Hubby having a go - look at his swing
Golf has a reputation for being a little more on the expensive side. It's not like some other sports where you don't need much equipment. With golf you need your own set of clubs and drives for different shots and you also need to have a good bag to lag all this stuff around. But never fear, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis provides all you need for your golfing needs. It's also really great value for money and not expensive to actually play the game. At just $15 for a 9-hole game (per person) or $22 for an 18-hole game, it isn't really an expensive leisure day out. It sounds more than reasonable to me. In fact, if you don't have equipment (like me) it's $8 to hire everything (well most things) including a pull buggy. There is also a shop that sells balls, tees, gloves, and more.
There's a lot of equipment involved as you can see...
The course itself is not massive, but not on any scale small either. It's just right. It's a nice open space amongst some beautiful scenery and it's also next to the botanical gardens. I felt so close to nature and very relaxed. My partner's stepfather who is a golf expert, absolutely raved about the place, he was the one who took us along to have a game. While I'm still improving my skills, it was definitely great fun and rather peaceful if I do say. You're with friends, you're not really talking much, but you're bonding. I guess that's why lots of people call it a man's game, most guys aren't really good at talking about feelings with their friends – most of them even don't. But with Golf, it's a great game to play with your mates and have good 'Boy's Day Out'. For the ladies it can also be fun with your partners, think about it, how romantic he's behind you showing you how to hold your club properly and swing properly, and the chemistry builds. He's happy he's teaching you something that he might be passionate about, and you're just happy he's so close to you. Sounds lovely doesn't it? Well I think so anyway.
My last shot after a few too many goes
I could tell you a lot more about this place, but I really think you should see it for yourself. They also cater to larger groups and the like. You can find out all about it and how to get there by visiting their website. Or if you're using your GPS, the address is: 31 Palm Creek Road Tanawha Qld.
There's also a lot more to do when you're there, like the name, it's not just golf, tennis is available too. I didn't get to check out the tennis courts or anything but I might review them next time. I hope you have an awesome day out on the weekend perhaps? Remember it's not that expensive, and it might be a refreshing change of pace for a weekend activity.