Melbourne is without a doubt Australia’s spiritual home of golf and should be the main destination for any serious golfer visiting Australia. The Sandbelt is 30 minutes drive from the city centre and has been described as the finest grouping of courses anywhere in the world. The Sandbelt has 5 of the top 10 ranked courses in Australia. Royal Melbourne is Australia’s foremost golf club. For more than 100 years the club has been at the pinnacle of the game in this country, both the west & east courses are the most celebrated in the Southern Hemisphere.
Royal Melbourne Golf Club:
Founded in 1891, Royal Melbourne is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious golf club. Its West and East courses are respectively ranked number 1 and 6 in Australia. The West course is a course to rival the best in the world. The clubs initial routing was altered by the great golf course architect, Alister Mackenzie in 1926. (no cart)
Kingston Heath Golf Club:
Kingston Heath is one of Australia’s premier golf clubs. located in the world-renowned sandbelt region in the south east suburbs of Melbourne, it is almost universally regarded as the second best course in the country and is ranked 27th in the world. Its superb conditioning is the envy of many a rival club. (no cart)
The Metropolitan Golf Club:
Throughout its rich history Metropolitan has challenged the best players in the world. In total the Club has hosted seven Australian Opens, five Australian PGAs, the 2001 World Match Play Championship, and the 2009 Women’s Australian Open. In more recent times, the Club has hosted the 2014 Australian Masters, the 2016 Australian Amateur Championship (for the sixth time) and in November 2018, hosted the World Cup of Golf for the first time.
Victoria Golf Club:
The Victoria Golf Club was founded in 1903 by Mr. Bill Meader and was initially located at Fishermans Bend in Port Melbourne. Mr. Meader was instrumental in the Club’s formation and his original chair is still displayed in the foyer as a testament to his contribution. The Club moved to its current location in 1927 and the new course was designed by Oscar Damman and Bill Meader with the assistance from the doyen of course architects, Dr. Alister Mackenzie.
Situated in the heart of Melbourne’s rolling Sandbelt country, in the beachside suburb of Cheltenham, it offers a golfing experience on par with the world’s best. The beautifully landscaped course measures 6,278 metres (6,905 yards) and is designed to challenge both the amateur and professional golfer. The course is one of the Sandbelt’s tougher courses, with lightning-fast greens and some of the best bunkering in Australia.