Australia: around Melbourne Best Golf Courses

Best golf courses around Melbourne

Melbourne boasts a fabulous group of highly ranked golf courses conveniently located in the Sandbelt region within a short distance of each other. The gem of the sand belt is Royal Melbourne designed by the great golf architect, Alister MacKenzie and rated as Australia’s number one. We discovered more world-class courses designed by renowned architects with golf complexes truly spectacular – impressive bunkering, nicely sloping greens, pitching fairways, ocean, countryside, lagoon and marshland views. 

On the Mornington Peninsula, 
within an hour drive from Melbourne, you can play top quality courses that offer coastal views and provide perfect links conditions as well as traditional tree lined classics providing exceptional golfing experiences. 

To make the most out of your golf trip, look up the location of the courses around Melbourne on the map. It will help you with your planning to play the best courses during your holidays. 
On the maps we have indicated golf hotels and Stay & Play resorts with the following symbol Stay & Play Golf Resorts
We also applied a rating to each golf course visited. The rating scale, 5 (highest) to 1 (lowest), attempts to provide an indication of the golfing experience you can expect at each rated course.
Top golf courses near Melbourne

click on the green arrow in the toolbar OF the table below to sortStay & Play Golf Resort.Private course – for members and their invited guests only.Unrated course – not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.2-star: reasonable standard. Good value, especially if better courses not available.3-star: a good course with many fine features.3+ (3-gold): a good course with many fine features. One of our top-rated 3’s.4-star: a must play course - excellent standard.4+ (4-gold): a must play course - excellent standard. One of our top-rated 4’s !5-star: simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.5+ (5-gold): simply the best - golf courses don’t get better than this. One of our top-rated 5’s!
Barwon Heads 5a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneVarious
Cape Schanck 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneJones Jr, Robert Trent
Capital GC, Aus p.gifPrivate clubMelbourneThomson, Peter
Commonwealth 4a.gifOn applicationMelbourneVarious
Cranbourne 3b.gifWkends restrictdMelbourneBerriman, Sam
Dunes, The (Melbourne) 4b.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneCashmore, Tony
Eastern, The (Aus) 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneNorman, Greg
Eynesbury 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneMarsh, Graham
Flinders 0.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneMaxwell, David Myles
Gardiners Run 0.gifVisitors welcomeMelbournePacific Coast Design
Growling Frog 0.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneMarsh, Graham
Healesville 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneClayton, Michael
Heritage (Henley), Aus 4a.gifRsrt guests onlyMelbourneCashmore, Tony
Heritage (St John), Aus 4b.gifRsrt guests onlyMelbourneNicklaus, Jack
Huntingdale 5a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneAlison, Charles
Kingston Heath 5a.gifMon, Thur, FriMelbourneSoutar, Dan
Kingston Links 3a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneCashmore, Tony
Metropolitan, Aus 4b.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneMacKenzie, J.B.
Moonah Links (Legends) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbournePerrett, Ross
Moonah Links (Open) 5a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneThomson, Wolveridge & Perrett
National, The (Long Island) 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneOliver, Gordon
National, The (Moonah) 5b.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneNorman & Harrison
National, The (Ocean) 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneThomson, Wolveridge & Perrett
National, The (Old) 4b.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneJones Jr, Robert Trent
Peninsula Kingswood (North) 5a.gifRsrt guests & O/seasMelbourneMorpeth, Sloan
Peninsula Kingswood (South) 4a.gifRsrt guests & O/seasMelbourneMorpeth, Sloan
Portsea 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneVarious
Ranfurlie 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneClayton, Mike
Riversdale, Aus 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneRussell, Alex
Rosebud 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneUnknown
Royal Melbourne (East) 5a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneRussell, Alex
Royal Melbourne (West) 5b.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneMacKenzie, Dr Alister
Sanctuary Lakes 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneNorman, Greg
Sandhurst, Aus 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneThomson & Perrett
Sands Resort (Aus) 4a.gifRsrt guests, O/seas & I/stateMelbourneAppleby, Stuart
Settlers Run 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneNorman, Greg
Sorrento 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneScott, J.D.
Southern 0.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneBerriman, Sam
Spring Valley 3b.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneMorcom, Vern
St Andrews Beach 4b.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneDoak, Tom
Thirteenth Beach (Beach) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneCashmore, Tony
Thirteenth Beach (Creek) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneFaldo, Nick
Victoria GC, Aus 5a.gifWeekdays onlyMelbourneMeader & Damman
Woodlands GC, Aus 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneBanks, Rowley
Yarra Yarra 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneRussell, Alex
Yering Meadows 0.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneWatson, Ross

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