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Huntingdale Golf Club

Windsor Ave,

South Oakleigh, Victoria 3167

  • Office

    +61 (0)3 9579 4622
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)3 9570 4133
  • Fax

    +61 (0)3 9579 3280
  • Golf pro

    Steve Hibon (Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined sandbelt course. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    World: formerly ranked world's 79th best course (GOLF magazine, 1989; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).
    Australia: 50th best course in Australia (Australian Golf Digest, 2020).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6363
5409
Par
72
74
SSS or slope
74
74

Location

Latitude:

-37.917325

Longitude:

145.098519

How to get there:

20 km SE of Melbourne CBD

From the centre of Melbourne travel south-east on the M1 (Monash Fwy). After approx 12 km take the Warrigal Rd exit (Hwy 15) and head south. After 3 km turn left onto North Rd. After 1.2 km turn right into Windsor Ave. After o.4 km golf entrance is in front of you.

Huntingdale Golf Club

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

Est. 1896

Huntingdale Golf Club is home to a course that sits with the elite of Melbourne's wonderful collection of "sandbelt" layouts. Underpinning Huntingdale's status as a confirmed favourite with many visiting golfers, are the quality of Hugh Alison's course design and excellence of the (recently rebuilt) clubhouse.

The modestly undulating and mostly tree and bush-lined fairways are stylishly bunkered, while around the greens the bunkering is often prolific. At the par-3 12th the green is literally encircled by sand. Needless to say, Huntingdale demands your bunker play is on song.

The layout's gentle slopes give rise to some nicely elevated tee-boxes and greens, as you'll discover at the excellent back-to-back par-5 6th and 7th holes. The back-nine is perhaps a tad more open than the front, with water in play on a few holes.

The clubhouse facilities include a double-terrace that seems to overhang the 18th green; from your sedentary position on the terrace, you'll enjoy a marvellous view down the entire par-4 18th hole, and onto a couple of other holes besides. A great 19th hole at which to slake one's thirst and perhaps "slate" the golfing artistry (or deficiencies) of others!

Apart from a (not too noisy) perimeter road on one side of the course, Huntingdale presents a wonderful golf oasis. Here the grind of modern day life melts away, to be replaced by the milder challenges of impressive bunkering, tighter than average fairways and cunningly sloping greens.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Private club, with restricted outside visitor play. Overseas and interstate visitors should contact the Head Professional regarding playing possibilities.

Green fees

Overseas & interstate visitor fees: above the average for private high-end Melbourne sandbelt courses.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

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

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The name Huntingdale Golf Club only came into being in 1941 when the club moved to its current location. Prior to that the club's history and membership are closely tied to those of Surrey Hills Golf Club (disbanded in 1914), Box Hill Golf Club and Eastern Golf Club.

Huntingdale has had a long association with the Australian Masters tournament, attracting the best Australian and many top overseas professional golfers (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Huntingdale).

Published ranking

2020 Australian Golf Digest rating: 50th best course in Australia.

Where2Stay

  • The Brighton Savoy4-star

    150, The Esplanade, Brighton, Victoria 3186

    +61 (0)3 9592 8233

    Visit website

    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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Royal Melbourne (East & West courses); Victoria; Yarra Yarra; Commonwealth; Metropolitan; Huntingdale.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Kingston Heath; Spring Valley; Woodlands;

  • Novotel St Kilda

    The Esplanade, St Kilda, Melbourne

    +61 (0)3 9525 5522

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

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

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