Golf at The Metropolitan Golf Club
Day two brings you to the The Metropolitan Golf Club, which is tucked away quietly in Melbourne's southeast, just 25 minutes from the Central Business District. The Club enjoys a reputation as one of the best-conditioned, most beautiful courses in the country. Pure couch grass fairways with large, fast, bent-grass greens, hand-mown to the edges of greenside bunkers, make for a multi-faceted, challenging course.
The Metropolitan continues to challenge the best players in the world. In total, the Club has hosted seven Australian Opens, five Australian PGAs, ten other professional tournaments, and in 2001 it hosted the Australian Amateur Championship for the fifth time.
Metropolitan Golf Club
Designer: Oscar Damman, William Meader & Alister Mackenzie (1927)
Length: 6278m / Par 72
After hitting that spectacular birdie on the 18th, pack away your clubs and spend the rest of the afternoon exploring Melbourne's hive of laneways, alive with the hustle and bustle of local artists and barkeeps, baristas, chefs and fashion designers. Admire the stencil work, colourful street art and sculptures, and revel in the scent of fresh roasted coffee. Wend your way through the labyrinth to find hidden basement bars, hole-in-the-wall cafes, fashion boutiques, and specialty restaurants.