The Yarra Yarra Golf Club

567 Warrigal Rd, PO Box 153,

Bentleigh East, nr Melbourne, Victoria 3165

  • Office

    +61 (0)3 9575 0575
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)3 9575 0595
  • Fax

    +61 (0)3 9575 0585
  • Golf pro

    Andrew Bertram (AAA PGA Head Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Original design at current location by Alex Russell (1929).

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How to get 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 5.5 km golf entrance is on your right.

The Yarra Yarra Golf Club

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

Est. 1898

The Yarra Yarra Golf Club: Located in the heart of Melbourne's fabulous "sandbelt" golf region, Yarra Yarra is one of the area's oldest and most prestigious golf clubs. From the late 1920s, when the club moved to its current home in Bentleigh East, Alex Russell's layout has been challenging and delighting golfers, be they top-class professionals or aspiring amateurs.

The round here gets off to a testing start, with the longest of Yarra Yarra's par-3s demanding an accurately played long iron or wood to hit the stoutly bunker-defended green.

Plenty of bushes and trees, large and small, give excellent definition to each hole, while a plethora of substantive saucer-shaped bunkering lies in wait along the good-width fairways and around the large and fast greens.

The front-nine of this excellent parkland layout, comprises three loops of holes that radiate out and back from the impressive clubhouse, which stands on the highest point of the course. The back-nine possesses slightly less elevation change, but still reflects the top-quality presentation and natural feel of one of Melbourne's best sandbelt courses.

List of courses: Around Melbourne


Who can play and when?

Yarra Yarra is a private club. Outside visitor play is restricted. Overseas and interstate visitors should contact the Club to determine playing possibilities, which are generally available on Mon, Tues, Weds (pm), Thurs (am) and Fri.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap and letter of introduction required.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Yarra Yarra is an aboriginal word meaning "flowing, flowing". Refurbished in 2007, the Yarra Yarra clubhouse, like the golf course, dates back to 1929.

Yarra Yarra GC has hosted many top national and regional tournaments, including the Australian Women's Open and Australian PGA championship (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Yarra Yarra).

Published ranking

Australia's 27th best course (Australian Golf Digest, 2022/23).


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