Murray River courses, while attractive to tour and fun to play, do tend to follow a certain design script. Black Bull, a Top 100 Courses newcomer in the most recent ranking, broke the rules and moved away from narrow, treelined runways and instead used its lakeside location to cultivate a larger, links-style course where the breezes off Lake Mulwala are an ever-present factor.

Also notable for its trio of ‘Bull Ring’ holes on the front nine, at Black Bull designers Thomson Perrett replicated many of the best attributes of their considerable portfolio of links-like layouts throughout what turned out to be the late Peter Thomson’s final design offering.

Black Bull Golf Club

Black Bull Golf ClubTHE DETAILS

Black Bull Golf Club

Ranking in 2018: 76th (debut)

Where: Silverwoods Boulevard, Yarrawonga VIC 3730

Phone: (03) 5744 0044