The rejuvenation of Goldfields West has gathered pace the past year. This layout is well worth the drive into the country for a weekend game. A timeless Bob Grimsdell design with a variety of fun holes. The par 4s are among the strongest, and three stand out. The second, uphill tenth and the 18th are particularly long at 450 metres off the back tees, playing more like par 5s for most golfers when there is no run. The par-3 sixth over a water hazard is a gem deserving of its “signature hole” status. The par-3 13th is another excellent hole from an elevated tee box to a slightly elevated green. Scoring opportunities come on the par 5s where a good tee shot in the right position on the fairway may set up an eagle look. Tee shot landing areas are frequently narrow, with fairways guarded by mature trees. “Risk-and-reward” is a key theme on the shorter holes but the margin for error is often reduced. The clubhouse and pro shop have received plenty of TLC. Good to see Goldfields headed back in the right direction.