Murray Downs Golf & Country Club

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Murray Downs Golf & Country Club Est. 1991

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Murray Downs Golf & Country Club: Located on the New South Wales side of the mighty Murray River, and just four kilometres from Swan Hill, which is on the river's Victoria side, Murray Downs is a Stay & Play location with an excellent 18-hole, parkland golf course. This immaculately presented and wonderfully natural course combines a strong layout with the peace and tranquillity of its rural environment. Although "Downs" might conjure up a picture of gently rolling hills, the surrounding rural farmland is about as flat as a pancake. However, Ted Parslow's design for the course included plenty of landscaping, which has created modestly undulating terrain. There are many more trees and "hills" here than you'll see for 20 miles around (and that includes the town of Swan Hill, again at the flatter end of any definition of hilly). At times tree-lined, at others more open, the good-width fairways and excellent, large, sloping greens are well defended by superb bunkering. Water is in play on several holes - beware the "hidden" pond in front of the green at the par-5 4th. Several of the greens occupy a relatively open aspect, with stylish bunkering around them and slick run-offs that will thoroughly exercise your chipping skills. If you enjoy the thrill of sinking long putts, the 70-metre wide green at the par-4 10th provides a golden opportunity. Although you don't play directly alongside the Murray River (you come within 100 metres of it at one point), the overall quality of this course does much to guarantee a thoroughly enjoyable outing.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Making Contact

Murray Downs Golf & Country Club
Murray Downs Drive, Moulamein Rd,
Swan Hill, New South Wales 3585
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Office   +61 (0)3 5033 1422
Pro Shop   +61 (0)3 5033 1427

  +61 (0)3 5033 1423

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Golf Pro
Kristian Keily
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
Designer: Ted Parslow
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6197 6053 5326
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72 72 74
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How2Get There?

340 km N of Melbourne / 4 km E of Swan Hill
From the B400 in Swan Hill, turn right at roundabout and follow direction Moulamein across Murray River bridge. After 2.5 km turn right into Murray Downs Drive, direction Murray Downs Resort. After 2 km golf entrance is in front of you.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: A$35. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

The area around Swan Hill, sitting alongside the Murray River, is best known as a centre for the production of many varieties of fruit and nuts, with wine production also being an important part of the economy. | The Murray River is Australia's largest river, flowing for 2,375 kilometres from the Australian Alps, across Australia's inland plains and forming much of the border between New South Wales and Victoria. It flows into the sea at Lake Alexandrina, 80 km southeast of Adelaide.

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Published Ranking
2016 Australian Golf Digest rating: 81st best course of the 1,500 courses in Australia.
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Latitude: (-35.348718)
Longitude: (143.608464)
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Murray Downs Resort 3-star
Murray Downs Drive, Swan Hill, NSW 3585
+61 (0)3 5033 1966

Golf at this hotel Murray Downs
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Australian Settlers Motor Inn 4-star
354 Campbell Street, Swan Hill 3585
+61 (0)3 5032 9277

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