Royal Melbourne Golf Club – West Course Review

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Royal Melbourne is one of the foundational clubs in golf. Founded in 1891, it is Australia’s oldest continually existing golf club and due in part to that history, it’s the one club that every American visiting Australia wants to see. My visit to Australia was in September, which is on the early side of the country’s golf season. We played 36 … Read More

Royal Melbourne Golf Club – East Course Review

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My mid-September round on Royal Melbourne’s East Course was the second 18 of the day. The weather was cold, grey, and slightly misty as you’ll see in the photos, but the clouds opened for a dramatic sunset on the 17th and 18th holes. The anticipation builds as you drive up to Royal Melbourne. Large square-cut hedges border each side of … Read More

Kingston Heath Golf Club Review

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Of my six rounds in Australia, I was able to play two rounds with my father who made the trip for a conference. The first round together was at Metropolitan Golf Club, and the second was our round at Kingston Heath. As with Metropolitan, the round was arranged by, and played with, generous Australian friends who treated us like family. … Read More

Metropolitan Golf Club Review

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Our round at Metropolitan Golf Club was my first taste of Australian Sandbelt golf. I flew with my dad from the Carolinas all the way to Melbourne, and although we only had six days for the trip, every moment was packed with golf. The first 18-hole round of the trip was at Metropolitan, and in a piece I wrote for … Read More