Royal Melbourne's East course is always going to live in the shadow of it's big brother the West course, there are great holes here in my opinion, mostly at the beginning and end of the round.
Course was is good shape when I played there, greens running very true like you would expect them to on the sandbelt.
Shot values score well here as do all the sandbelt course, the contours of this course are still of a very high standard.
The resistance to scoring here at the east course is indeed fair and not to difficult, the fairways are wide enough, bunkers are in good condition to hit out of. Not that much elevation change at the east course but the routing is strong.
The memorability at the east course is high as well, with great bunkering and green complexes meeting the golfer.
Overall I enjoyed my day here immensely !!!!!!!!