Commonwealth Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Commonwealth Golf Club Est. 1915

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Commonwealth Golf Club: This very attractive layout, one of several on Melbourne's golf course-laden "sandbelt", has almost garden-like qualities, such is the variety of trees and bushes, large and small. The park-like credentials are further enhanced with a small and very natural lake coming into play on the 3rd and 16th holes, as well as plaques which provide the names of many of the tree types around the course ("eucalyptus citriodora", the lemon scented gum tree being one of our favourites). With many other towering species to marvel at, and abundant exotic birds residing therein, it may be difficult to concentrate fully on the golf. However, a very good layout, excellent greens and bunkering and good-width flattish fairways should keep your game moving along very nicely. Most of the trouble and hazards are clear enough to see from the tee. Commonwealth is not just a delightful walk in the park, as a golf course it has everything one needs.

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Making Contact

Commonwealth Golf Club
Glennie Ave, South Oakleigh,
Melbourne, Victoria 3167
Australia
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Office   +61 (0)3 9575 0444
Pro Shop   +61 (0)3 9575 0444
Fax

  +61 (0)3 9570 2587

Email   golf@commonwealthgolf.com.au
Website   www.commonwealthgolf.com.au
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Golf Pro
 
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Several contributors have evolved the course design, including Club Professional Sam Bennett (1921), Charles Lane (Club Capt 1923-33), Sloan Morpeth (Club Secretary 1930-62) and Kevin Hartley (1992).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6380 5454
Par 73 74
SSS or Slope 74 72 74
 
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How2Get There?

20 km SE of Melbourne CBD
From the centre of Melbourne travel south-east on the M1 (Monash Freeway). After approx 12 km take the Warrigal Road exit (Hwy 15) and head south. After 5 km turn left into Glennie Ave. After o.2 km golf entrance is in front of you.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: interstate visitors A$170; overseas visitors A$220. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Commonwealth is a private club, which welcomes overseas and interstate visitors.  Must book in advance and have a letter of introduction from home club.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Commonwealth's origins can be traced back to 1915, when a group of 11 golf enthusiasts formed the Murrumbeena Golf Club. The name was changed to Waverley Golf Club before a new constitution established the club as the Commonwealth Golf Club in 1920 and a new location was selected, just south of the Metropolitan Golf Club. Since those early days, Commonwealth has hosted a number of top national and regional tournaments, including the Australian Open championship in 1967.

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Published Ranking
2016 Australian Golf Digest rating: 22nd best course of the 1,500 courses in Australia.
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Location

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Latitude: (-37.929800)
Longitude: (145.086037)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The Buckingham International 4-star
1130 Nepean Highway, Highett, Melbourne, Victoria 3190
+61 (0)3 9555 0011
www.buckingham.bestwestern.com.au



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Golf within 10 km Royal Melbourne (East & West courses); Victoria; Woodlands; Kingston Heath; Spring Valley; Yarra Yarra; Commonwealth; Metropolitan; Huntingdale.
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Golf within 30 km Peninsula (North & South courses); Long Island.
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The Brighton Savoy 4-star
150, The Esplanade, Brighton, Victoria 3186
+61 (0)3 9592 8233
www.brightonsavoy.com.au

Occupying a wonderful bay-frontage position in the very pleasant Melbourne residential area of Brighton, the Brighton Savoy's sea-facing rooms offer great views onto Port Phillip Bay. Relax in the hotel's Spa and Sauna, dine in its 5-star restaurant or cross the road onto one of Melbourne's best beaches. Perfectly located for access to the fabulous array of Melbourne sandbelt golf courses.

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Golf within 10 km Royal Melbourne (East & West courses); Victoria; Yarra Yarra; Commonwealth; Metropolitan; Huntingdale.
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Golf within 30 km Kingston Heath; Spring Valley; Woodlands;
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