Located 20 minutes from the Melbourne CBD is some
of the best golfing country in the world and
the Clubs of the famous, Melbourne Sandbelt.
"Melbourne has the most illustrious and unique selection of golf courses of any city in the world, with an amazing cluster of eight vintage layouts in its suburban sand-belt, all dating from the 1920’s or before, many of which were designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie, arguably the most influential course architect of the twentieth century.
These breathtaking courses are all cut from the same cloth. Their rolling fairways are lined with gum and tea trees; the shaggy overgrown rough areas are comparable to Scottish roughs; the par 3’s, when examined as a group, are perhaps the most sensational and distinguished par 3’s that can be found anywhere; and the natural-looking "Melbourne bunkers” are the most beautiful we have ever seen.
Golf in Melbourne is an experience no passionate golfer should miss, the sand-belt has the makings of an utterly superb golfing holiday.”
US Golf Travel
Guide to the World’s Greatest Golf Destinations
"The Sandbelt region of Melbourne is one of my favourite places in the world of golf. Very few cities can offer such wonderful golf courses, and I have travelled the world playing them all.”
1991 British Open Champion
CBS Golf Commentator
"If only Melbourne Australia were not so far from America, the standard of American golf architecture might well be higher.”
US Golf Course Architect
Three of the Melbourne Sandbelt courses were rated in the US Golfer’s Companion top 50 "Greatest Golf Courses of the 20th Century”
Six of the Melbourne Sandbelt courses are rated in the top 20 golf courses in Australia, four are rated in the top 10.
Numerous professional tournaments have been hosted by the Melbourne Sandbelt clubs over the decades, including Australian Opens, Australian Masters, Australian PGA’s, the President’s Cup, World Matchplay Championship and the World (formerly Canada) Cup.
Restricted playing times are available at the Melbourne Sandbelt clubs for members of interstate or overseas golf clubs CLICK HERE to go to the Golflink website for bookings. Click the club logos below to go directly to the website of the Sandbelt Club.