Metropolitan Golf Club


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Metropolitan Golf Club Est. 1901

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Metropolitan Golf Club: Quietly located in South Oakleigh on Melbourne's famous sandbelt, the flattish terrain here at Metropolitan is home to one of Australia's finest and most exacting championship golf courses. For many golfers this is one of the best and most definitive in the sandbelt genre. Many bushes as well as trees large and small adorn this excellent layout, giving you one strong and challenging tree-lined hole after another. If you enjoy the test presented by shots from sand, you'll love playing at Metropolitan. Around the large and fast greens there is no escaping the threat the bunkering poses. Many of these deep and expansive sand traps are cut right up to (and sometimes into) the edges of the putting surfaces, often flanking the green on both sides. Maintenance standards at this top-quality Melbourne golf club are as you might expect, excellent throughout. Metropolitan is not however a lone gem; just across its eastern boundary fence is the also superb Huntingdale Golf Club.

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Making Contact

Metropolitan Golf Club
Golf Rd,
South Oakleigh, Victoria 3167
Australia
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Office   +61 (0)3 9579 3122
Pro Shop   +61 (0)3 9570 3774
Fax

  +61 (0)3 9570 1703

Email   info@metropolitangolf.com.au
Website   www.metropolitangolf.com.au
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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: Original design by J.B. MacKenzie (1908). Later improvements by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1926). Dick Wilson (USA) designed new holes in 1960 when a few original holes were absorbed by a school building project.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6558 6144 5437
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74 72 73
 
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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 3 km turn left onto North Road. After o.4 km turn right into Golf Road. After 200 metres golf entrance is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Contact club for green fee details. Rates about average for a quality course around Melbourne. Credit cards accepted (not Amex).
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Who can play and When?
Metropolitan is a private club. Outside visitor play is restricted. Overseas and interstate visitors should contact the Club in writing (or e-mail) to determine playing possibilities, which are generally available on Mon (am), Thurs (am) and Fri.  Introduction letter/card from home club is required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire on medical grounds (medical certificate required).

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Metropolitan's origins date back to 1891 and are shared with Melbourne GC (which later became Royal Melbourne). When many Melbourne GC members moved further south from Malvern to establish a new course, those who remained adopted the name Caulfield GC. A further split in 1908 saw several Caulfield members move to a new location in South Oakleigh, taking the name Metropolitan GC. | Many top level tournaments have been hosted at Metropolitan including several Australian Open and Australian PGA championships (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Metropolitan). | Metropolitan's logo symbolises a huge, red flowering gum tree, which stands beside the clubhouse.

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Published Ranking
2016 Australian Golf Digest rating: 13th best course of the 1,500 courses in Australia.
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Location

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Latitude: (-37.911662)
Longitude: (145.090342)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

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.

Golf at this hotel No
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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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Novotel St Kilda 
The Esplanade, St Kilda, Melbourne
+61 (0)3 9525 5522
www.accorhotels.com.au



Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km No
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Golf within 30 km Huntingdale; Metropolitan; Royal Melbourne (East & West courses); Victoria; Woodlands; Kingston Heath; Spring Valley; Yarra Yarra; Commonwealth.
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