AM: Golf at Metropolitan Golf Club
Day four of your golfing holiday brings another world-class golfing experience in Melbourne's famous Sandbelt region. Tucked away quietly in Melbourne's south-east, just twenty five minutes from the CBD, the Metropolitan Golf Club enjoys a reputation as one of the best-conditioned and most beautiful courses in the country. Pure couch grass fairways with large, fast bent grass greens that are hand-mown to the edges of the greenside bunkers add greatly to the challenge of the course.
Throughout its rich history, the Metropolitan has challenged the best players in the world. The club has hosted seven Australian Opens, five Australian PGAs, 10 other professional tournaments, and, in 2001, hosted the Australian Amateur Championship for the fifth time.
Metropolitan Golf Club
Designers: J.B. MacKenzie (original), Dr Alister MacKenzie, Peter Thomson (previous modifications), Ogilvy Clayton Golf Design (current)
Length: 6469m / par 72
PM: Golf at Huntingdale Golf Club
After a morning on the Metropolitan greens, spend the afternoon testing out the Huntingdale Golf Club's offerings.
Rising to fame in 1979 with the inaugural hosting of the Australian Masters, Huntingdale has emerged as one of the most recognisable golf courses in Australia. Since 1979, Huntingdale has played host to some of the most famous names in golf, including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Seve Ballesteros, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods.
Huntingdale Golf Club
Designer: C.H. Alison
Length: 6367m / par 72