The Victoria Golf Club

Park Rd,

Cheltenham, Victoria 3192

  • Office

    +61 (0)3 9584 1733
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)3 9583 1170
  • Fax

    +61 (0)3 9583 7557
  • Golf pro

    Andrew Cooper (PGA, Teaching Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open sandbelt course. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Existing course laid out by William Meader (Founder) & Oscar Damman (Club Captain) when Club moved to Cheltenham (1923). Bunkering improvements by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1926). Further improvements by Michael Clayton (2001).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6278
6174
5419
Par
72
72
74
SSS or slope
74
73
74

Location

Latitude:

-37.964551

Longitude:

145.046171

How to get there:

22 km SE of Melbourne CBD

From the centre of Melbourne travel south-east on the Nepean Highway (Hwy 3). After approx 18 km turn right into Park Road (opposite Centre Dandedong Rd and o.7 km after the Southland Westfield Shopping centre). After 1 km entrance is on your left.

The Victoria Golf Club

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1903

The Victoria Golf Club: Falling into the enchanted world of Victoria Golf Club will surely provide some of the most memorable moments of any golfing trip to the Melbourne area. This course is one of Australia's best, and the clubhouse surely one of the country's smartest.

The golf course here is fabulous by any definition. The gently undulating terrain has been adorned with trees of numerous varieties. The bunkers are unforgettably huge (and golf-ball magnetic). They are often cut right up to the edge of the greens ... and then some. There's a spring in the fairways, and the greens themselves are usually lightning fast ... a minimal amount of grass is cut to its very roots! The layout brings together all these ingredients into one excellent hole after another - the only thing missing (you'll be glad to here) are any water hazards.

Like other courses on the Melbourne sandbelt, a couple of roads run alongside parts of the course perimeter, but any traffic noise simply melts away as you fall under Victoria's spellbinding charms.

Stay&Play at Victoria GC: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Around Melbourne

Visitors

Who can play and when?

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

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details. International/interstate visitor fee comparable with other private high-end Melbourne courses.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Caddies available (if booked in advance).

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Victoria has hosted many top national and regional tournaments including the Australian Open and Australian PGA championships (see Tournaments section - by Venue).

Victoria GC is the home club of two very distinguished Australian golfers - Peter Thomson (5 times British Open champion) and Doug Bachli, winner of the British Amateur Open championship in 1954 (see Tournaments section). In 1954/55 both the Claret Jug and the Open Amateur Championship trophies adorned the mantelpiece in the Victoria GC bar.

Published ranking

Australia's 9th best course (Australian Golf Digest, 2022/23).
World's 96th best course (GOLF Magazine, 2023/24) and 86th best public access course (Golf World, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • The Victoria Golf Club

    Park Road, Cheltenham, Victoria 3192

    +61 (0)3 9584 1733

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    The Victoria Golf Club offers the golfer more than world class golf. The Clubhouse has 15 spacious and comfortably appointed rooms, each with full ensuite facilities, for residential accommodation. Each room offers views of the grounds and the course. Victoria’s stately, three storey, fully air conditioned clubhouse exudes comfort and a welcoming, congenial atmosphere. Victoria GC is excellently located at the heart of the Melbourne "sandbelt" golf courses, with Royal Melbourne just next door, and many other famous name courses in close proximity.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Victoria GC

    • Golf within 10 km:

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

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Peninsula (North & South courses); Long Island; Ranfurlie.

  • The Buckingham International4-star

    1130 Nepean Highway, Highett, Melbourne, Victoria 3190

    +61 (0)3 9555 0011

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    This Best Western Plus boutique motel is located in the Melbourne suburb of Highett, a short distance from Southland Shopping Centre and Highett Railway Station. It offers easy access to Melbournes City Center, the Bayside beaches (just three km away) and many of the famed Melbourne sandbelt golf courses.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

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

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Peninsula Kingswood (North & South courses); The National (Long Island course).

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Tournaments

Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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Who's Who

Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.

Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

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