Settler’s Run in Melbourne’s South-East is a Greg Norman project that was chiefly created by Norman's two Australian designers at the time, Bob Harrison and Harley Kruse. The course doesn’t yet have the profile of the firms other creations, nor is it blessed with the great natural terrain of their best projects, but this is a solid layout that good players in particular are sure to enjoy.
Largely arranged across a series of broad slopes, the course has downwind par fives and several mid-length par fours but still feels long and demanding. This is because the bunkers are deep and punishing, the native grasses difficult to escape from and some of the green complexes are fraught with dangerous contours. Aside from the odd uncomfortable area, such as tee shots on the 7th and 15th, there aren’t many sore points at Settler’s Run but neither are there enormous highlights either. Better moments like the side-sloping 3rd, the falling par five 16th and the driveable two-shot 17th are certainly worthy of attention, but mostly this is a course that will appeal because of its consistency.