THE township of Gisborne, often referred to as “the Village in the Valley”, nestles in the southern slopes of Victoria’s Macedon Ranges. Only 55kms from Melbourne GPO and 40kms from Tullamarine airport, the Macedon Ranges are one of Victoria’s tourism highlights. Located on the fringe of the township but at a higher elevation, Gisborne […]
Lonsdale Links has begun an exciting new chapter of the club’s 99-year history with a completely redeveloped 18-hole course and brand-new clubhouse now open to the public. Formerly known as Lonsdale Golf Club, the club has undergone a transformation, launching new branding and a new website in August. Located in Point Lonsdale on the Bellarine […]
Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is one of Australia’s most popular golfing destinations. Featuring some of the country’s highest-rated courses along with jaw-dropping scenery, golfers are spoiled for choice. Portsea Golf Club Portsea Golf Club consistently ranks in the top 50 golf courses Australia wide and with its new modern clubhouse, hotel and course upgrades, it […]
ESTABLISHED in 1898, the Yarra Yarra Golf Club is proving that a positive, forward-thinking attitude can pay massive dividends in today’s environment, while still retaining the historic, character-filled charm and traditions of a long and treasured past. Designed in 1926 by Alex Russell in partnership with the great golf architect Dr Alister MacKenzie, the world-class […]
A quick 20 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, Kooringal Golf Club is a picturesque and challenging members club, and a perfect candidate for this month’s Club of the Month. While it may be relatively unknown by many golfers, Kooringal Golf Club has a long and cherished history. Originally established as the “Williamstown Golf Club” in […]
Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula is regarded as one of the Australia’s most treasured and exciting locations for golfers. The variety and quality of the many golfing “gems” in the area is unmatched in our country, and at only a one-hour drive from Melbourne, it’s no wonder why many golfers (including the Inside Golf team) consider it […]
LIKE any good golfing anecdote, a golf course can always be improved on – and with a bit of embellishment, get even better with time. So when Mornington Golf Club ‘discovered’ a pocket of uncleared land on one corner of the course, they decided it just might be the perfect opportunity to give the membership […]
One of the premier golf resorts in Victoria, Moonah Links Resort offers two world-class championship golf courses, each boasting superior course conditions which assure year-round playability. The Open Course is a true test of golf. Designed to host the Australian Open, the course is long, challenging and full of risk-reward situations. It is a visually […]
When you think of golf along the spectacular Melbourne Sandbelt, the usual “famous” clubs will immediately spring to mind, with names like Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath and the like taking top billing. Known for their pristine conditioning, strategic layouts and awe-inspiring beauty, the courses in this region represent the very best that Australia has to […]
Regular readers of Inside Golf will have seen Curlewis Golf Club in the news pages lately, as the club has been making many headlines over the last 12 months. The iconic club (regarded as the ‘emerald’ of Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula area) has been turning the Australian golf world on its head following a spate of […]
Members of Melbourne’s Eastern Golf Club have begun a new chapter in their club’s history this month, with the long-awaited “soft” opening of their spectacular, brand-new Greg Norman-designed course in Yering on July 1. The new facility, in Melbourne’s Yarra Valley, is the culmination of a massive seven-year project which followed a member vote in 2008 […]
Situated just off the Hume Highway, 45 minutes north of Melbourne in the town of Beveridge, is the spectacular Club Mandalay Golf Course, one of Victoria’s newest layouts. Recently ranked number 56 in Australia’s Top 100 Golf Courses, the Thomson-Perrett-designed layout takes players on a journey through beautifully landscaped parklands and the new Mandalay residential […]
One of Melbourne’s premier member courses, The Kew Golf Club is nearing completion of a three-year, multi-million-dollar redevelopment which has seen the layout and condition of the golf course vastly improved. Working with course designer Graham Grant, the club’s ambitious redevelopment included the re-design/building of eight new holes (1, 3, 8, 12, 14,15,16,17) and the […]
Widely regarded as “Melbourne’s Friendliest Golf Club”, Rossdale Golf Club is located in the south-eastern suburb of Aspendale. The course sits firmly within the hearts of its members, who adore its open and friendly atmosphere. The bayside course weaves through corridors of pines, eucalyptus and coastal banksias that make finding the fairway more difficult than […]
Just a short drive to the east side of the famed Mornington Peninsula is the lovely and picturesque Flinders Golf Club, an 18-hole seaside beauty built along an amazing stretch of land overlooking Bass Strait. While I’ve played heaps of golf on the Peninsula, Flinders has always held a special place in my heart. Though […]
Long known for its fabulous wineries, culinary delights and picturesque views, Melbourne’s Yarra Valley region is becoming increasingly known for its world-class golf. Already home to top-quality courses like The Heritage, Yering Meadows (formerly Croydon Golf Club) and RACV Healesville, the region has two exciting “New kids on the block”; the upcoming Greg Norman-designed Eastern […]
With origins dating back to 1896, The Eastern Golf Club in Melbourne has a rich and treasured history. From their early days in Mont Albert (with a railway station as their original clubhouse) through their transitional periods that saw their history intertwine with both the Box Hill and Huntingdale Golf Clubs, the club has grown […]
Just a short drive north of Melbourne, The Craigieburn Sporting Club is a great place for a bit of golfing fun.
While Victoria’s best golf courses are generally found in Melbourne’s Sandbelt or along the Mornington Peninsula, a new course in Melbourne’s outer west, Eynesbury, is beginning to turn some heads in the social golfing community. The recent host of the Victorian Social Golf Club Championships (VSGCC), Eynesbury’s course and homestead offer an endearing combination of […]
Great golf in Victoria isn’t limited to the Mornington Peninsula or the Sandbelt. A short trip down the famed Surf Coast offers a variety of challenging and picturesque seaside courses that offer a true test of golf. The Stuart Appleby-designed Sands Torquay is one of these courses. Though still a relatively young course, it has […]
In June 2009, the Croydon Golf Club packed up and moved from their long-time residence at Dorset Road to their shiny new home in the Yarra Valley. Featuring an impressive 27-hole Ross Watson-designed course, a 15 hectare walnut grove and a modern clubhouse with all the amenities, the new facility is certain to grow into one of Melbourne’s premier courses.
Great golf on the Mornington Peninsula isn’t limited to courses like The Dunes and Moonah Links. Just a short drive to the east is the lovely and picturesque Flinders Golf Club, an 18-hole seaside beauty built along an amazing stretch of land overlooking Bass Strait. This month, we examine this historic gem.
Visitors to Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula are spoiled for choice when it comes to golf. With so many world-class courses on offer, mapping out a golfing itinerary for this wonderful part of Victoria is tough. So what course to play? The best part about the Mornington Peninsula’s golf courses is that they’re almost all open to the […]
Nestled on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, St Andrews Beach has been rated as one of Australia’s top courses – achieving the #10 spot by Golf Australia in 2010. Featuring some of the Peninsula’s more challenging holes, this Doak/Clayton gem was originally a members-only course — with shares fetching a reported $55,000 each – before it closed […]
If you’ve ever considered becoming a member of a private or semi-private course, but haven’t yet had the opportunity to play on one of these local gems, then Amstel Golf Club’s Ranfurlie Course in Melbourne’s south-east may be just what you’re looking for. Ranked in “Australia’s best 50 courses” by Golf Australia (2004 and 2006), […]
Melbourne’s south east corridor can add another quality golf course to its ever-expanding resume. With a population explosion throughout this area in the last 10 years — coupled with the recently-completed Eastlink bypass — entrepreneurs and designers alike have taken advantage of the course-friendly land available and some excellent tracks have emerged. Greg Norman’s latest […]
The Growling Frog is easily one of the best public access courses in the surrounds of Melbourne. The layout rewards the aggressive golfer, suggests good course management for solid scoring, and still maintains a liberal smacking of forgiveness for the hack.
The new home of the Australian PGA, Sandhurst Club is a short 30-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD. With two championship golf courses — the well-established North Course and the realtively new Champions Course – as well as a world-class clubhouse and health club (complete with a pool, aerobics room, gymnasium and tennis courts), the facility […]
With two championship golf courses, a brand-new 4.5-star resort and a top-quality clubhouse facility, the 13th Beach Golf Links on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula is a shining star of Victorian golf. Just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne, The Beach Course offers a challenging links style course (voted 7th Best Public course in Australia) while the […]
From the opening par-5 with a huge, intimidating bunker in the driving area to the par-3 16th boasting the southern hemisphere’s biggest putting surface (you have to see it to believe it) the fun factor at Moonah Links The Legends is high at every turn.