Cheltenham, Victoria 3192
18 holes. Tree-lined & open sandbelt course. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Woodland and residential.
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).
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: Falling into the enchanted world of Victoria Golf Club will surely be one 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 anyone's definition. The gently undulating terrain has been adorned with trees of every variety, bunkers that are unforgettably huge (and golf-ball magnetic), springy fairways and greens that are usually lightning fast (especially when the minimal amount of grass is cut to its very roots !). The layout ensures all these ingredients are brought together 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.
Victoria is a private club. Outside visitor play is restricted. Overseas and interstate visitors should contact the Pro Shop to determine playing possibilities.
Credit cards accepted.
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times.
Victoria has hosted many top national and regional tournaments including the Australian Open and Australian PGA championships (see Tournaments section - by Venue). The splendid clubhouse at Victoria provides accommodation for visiting golfers. 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.
World: formerly ranked world's 94th best course (GOLF magazine, 1997; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).
Australia: 9th best course in Australia (Australian Golf Digest, 2020).
Park Road, Cheltenham, Victoria 3192
+61 (0)3 9584 1733Visit website
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 Golf Club 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.
Royal Melbourne (East & West courses); Woodlands; Kingston Heath; Spring Valley; Yarra Yarra; Commonwealth; Metropolitan; Huntingdale.
Peninsula (North & South courses); Long Island; Ranfurlie.
1130 Nepean Highway, Highett, Melbourne, Victoria 3190
+61 (0)3 9555 0011Visit website
Royal Melbourne (East & West courses); Victoria; Woodlands; Kingston Heath; Spring Valley; Yarra Yarra; Commonwealth; Metropolitan; Huntingdale.
Peninsula (North & South courses); Long Island.
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