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Woodlands Golf Club

White St,

Mordialloc, Victoria 3195

  • Office

    +61 (0)3 9580 3455
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)3 9580 1157
  • Fax

    +61 (0)3 9587 3136
  • Golf pro

    Jason Simmons (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined sandbelt course. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Rowley Banks and J.D. Scott (1913). Professional golfer Sam Bennett completed the 18-holes three years later. Further improvements by Mick Morcom (1928).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6097
5358
Par
72
74
SSS or slope
72
74

Location

Latitude:

-37.999570

Longitude:

145.098104

How to get there:

27 km SE of Melbourne CBD

From the centre of Melbourne travel south-east on the Nepean Highway (Hwy 3). After approx 23 km, at the Parkdale Plaza corner, turn left into White Street. After 1.5 km golf entrance is on your left.

Woodlands Golf Club

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

Est. 1913

Woodlands Golf Club is home to yet another of Melbourne's excellent "sand belt" courses. With many tall trees lining the flattish fairways, getting into the right position off the tee is important, lest you be blocked out by overhanging branches and foliage on your second shot. Launching your assault on the relatively small and often elevated greens should be undertaken carefully; they are usually protected by a posse of deepish bunkers on one side, and steep run-offs on the other.

Some traffic noise from neighbouring roads is unavoidable on the early holes of the front nine, but once you've got into your stride the wonderful layout and golfing challenges of Woodlands will command your full attention. The back-nine feels a little stronger than the front; the environment exudes a more natural feel, with the quality and challenges of the layout building through the closing stretch. Two testing par-5s are included in the last four holes.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends (subject to tee-time availability).

Applications for a visitor tee-time must be made in writing (or e-mail) to the General Mgr. Handicap and Club membership required.

Green fees

Overseas visitor fee, 18-holes: A$210.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

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

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

A schoolteacher and passionate golfer, Mr. G.H. Rogers co-founded Woodlands Golf Club and suggested the site for the course in 1912. A year later the club was established and play commenced. The open woodland on which the course was constructed had been used for grazing and was part of the estate of Count Fonceca, a French nobleman, known as the "Mad Count" for his eccentric behaviour.

Published ranking

2020 Australian Golf Digest rating: 27th best course in Australia.

Where2Stay

  • The Mentone Inn (Comfort Inn)

    200 Nepean Highway, Parkdale, Victoria 3195

    +61 (0)3 9584 4222

    Visit website
    • 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 (North & South courses); Long Island; Ranfurlie.

  • Beaumaris Bay Motel3-star

    31 Bodley Street, Beaumaris, Victoria 3193

    +61 (0)3 9589 6044

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

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

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Metropolitan; Huntingdale; Peninsula (North & South courses); Long Island.

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