The Yarra Yarra Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   The Yarra Yarra Golf Club Est. 1898

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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.

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Making Contact

The Yarra Yarra Golf Club
567 Warrigal Rd, PO Box 153,
Bentleigh East, nr Melbourne, Victoria 3165
Australia
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Office   +61 (0)3 9575 0575
Pro Shop   +61 (0)3 9575 0595
Fax

  +61 (0)3 9575 0585

Email   reception@yarrayarra.com.au
Website   www.yarrayarra.com.au
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Golf Pro
 
Andrew Bertram (AAA PGA Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Original design at current location by Alex Russell (1929).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6104 5353
Par 72 73
SSS or Slope 72 74
 
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How2Get 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.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Contact club for green fee details. Rates about average for a quality course around Melbourne. Credit cards accepted.
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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.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

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

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Published Ranking
2016 Australian Golf Digest rating: 50th best course of the 1,500 courses in Australia.
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Location

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Latitude: (-37.931378)
Longitude: (145.075632)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The Buckingham International 4-star
1130 Nepean Highway, Highett, Melbourne, Victoria 3190
+61 (0)3 9555 0011
www.buckingham.bestwestern.com.au

Best Western The Buckingham International is a 4-star boutique hotel, with 67 rooms, 4 apartments, pool and barbeque, all set in quiet, nicely groomed gardens. Located a short distance from Southland Shopping Centre with cinemas, fashion, beauty and homeware stores. Excellently positioned for visiting Melbourne's sandbelt golf courses.

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Golf within 10 km Royal Melbourne (East & West courses); Victoria; Woodlands; Kingston Heath; Spring Valley; Yarra Yarra; Commonwealth; Metropolitan; Huntingdale.
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Golf within 30 km Peninsula (North & South courses); Long Island.
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The Brighton Savoy 4-star
150, The Esplanade, Brighton, Victoria 3186
+61 (0)3 9592 8233
www.brightonsavoy.com.au

Located in a pleasant suburb of Melbourne, the Brighton Savoy's sea-facing rooms offer great views onto Port Phillip Bay. You can relax in the hotel's spa and sauna, dine in its 5-star restaurant or cross the road onto one of Melbourne's best beaches. Excellently positioned for visiting Melbourne's sandbelt golf courses.

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Golf within 10 km Royal Melbourne (East & West courses); Victoria; Yarra Yarra; Commonwealth; Metropolitan; Huntingdale.
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Golf within 30 km Kingston Heath; Spring Valley; Woodlands;
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