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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

    John Wade / Sandy Jamieson

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: 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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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.

Green fees

Overseas visitor fee, 18-holes: A$220.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

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

2020 Australian Golf Digest rating: 30th best course in Australia.


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