Melbourne is one of the world's great golf destinations. It has a range of magnificent courses to suit amateurs and professionals within easy reach of the city center. An early round on a Melbourne Sandbelt course can be followed by lunch at a top-class restaurant, and an afternoon round at a different course, with plenty of time to catch some theater, or explore Melbourne's great bar scene that night.
The Melbourne Sandbelt region
Melbourne's famous Sandbelt region boasts a fabulous group of golf courses that epitomize the golden age of golf architecture. These highly ranked layouts are built on land in the southeast suburbs ideal for golf and conveniently located within a short distance of each other. A rich vein of sandy loam subsoil in the region provides the rare opportunity to construct incredible green complexes defended by bunkers with quite heavy lips, while the fairways are covered with a base grass of couch noted for its firmness and year-round vibrancy. The temperate climate around Melbourne is perfect for producing bent grass putting surfaces.
These courses have played host to the President's Cup three times, and will do so again in 2028. For travel offers that include flights, accommodation and pre-booked rounds at Melbourne's best courses, check out the packages listed below. You can also book through the clubs themselves via the following link www.thesandbelt.com/cms/plan-your-trip.
Stay a little longer and play on world-class courses such as The Moonah Links and National Golf Club courses on the Mornington Peninsula, where mountain views and bushwalk trails look out across vineyards and villages, and beautiful wide beaches.
Royal Melbourne (East and West), Kingston Heath, Metropolitan, Victoria, Commonwealth, Huntingdale, Yarra Yarra and Peninsula Kingswood (North and South) are all championship venues masterminded by acclaimed architects.