Commonwealth Golf Club

Glennie Ave, South Oakleigh,

Melbourne, Victoria 3167

  • Office

    +61 (0)3 9575 0444
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)3 9575 0444
  • Fax

    +61 (0)3 9570 2587
  • Golf pro

    Marcus Hakkinen (Head Teaching Professional) / John Wade.

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined sandbelt course. 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).

SSS or slope






How to get 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.

Commonwealth Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1915

Commonwealth Golf Club is home to one of the top-rated courses on Melbourne's golf-laden "sandbelt". This attractive and renowned layout, possesses almost garden-like qualities, such is the variety of trees and bushes, large and small. But Commonwealth is much more than a delightful walk in the park. From a golfing standpoint, it also has everything one needs for an enjoyably testing round.

Commonwealth's park-like credentials are enhanced by a small and very natural lake coming into play on the 3rd and 16th holes. Meanwhile, helpful plaques provide the names of many of the tree types around the course ("eucalyptus citriodora", the lemon scented gum tree being one of our favourites).

On this excellent layout, most of the layout's trouble and hazards are clear enough to see from the tee. Top-quality greens and bunkering, and good-width flattish fairways should keep your game moving along nicely. However, with many towering tree species to marvel at, and abundant exotic birds residing in them, concentrating fully on your golf may be a test in itself.

List of courses: Around Melbourne


Who can play and when?

Private club, with restricted outside visitor play. Overseas and interstate visitors are welcome to contact the Club to determine playing possibilities.

Must book in advance and have a letter of introduction from home club.

Green fees

International visitor fee, 18-holes: A$450; interstate golfers A$300.

Contact club for full details. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities


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.

Published ranking

Australia's 31st best course (Australian Golf Digest, 2022/23).
World's former 97th best course (GOLF Magazine, 1995; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).


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