A day of golf at one of Melbourne's famous Sandbelt courses

The iconic sandbelt region of Melbourne boasts a fabulous group of golf courses that epitomise the golden age of golf architecture.

These highly ranked layouts are ideally located just a short drive from Melbourne’s central business district 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.

Acacia Luxury Private Tours can arrange the perfect Australian golfing experience with access to Australia’s leading courses, luxury vehicle or helicopter transfers, sightseeing and lunch at leading restaurants.

ROYAL MELBOURNE (Australia #1 World #6)

Recognised as one of the leading golf clubs in Australia with two of the pre-eminent golf courses in the world.
West Course: Length: 6077m, Par 72
Designer: Dr Alister MacKenzie
East Course: Length: 6007 m, Par 71
Designer: Alex Russell

KINGSTON HEATH (Australia #3 World #19)

One of the jewels in the Melbourne Sandbelt, Kingston Heath enjoys an enviable reputation for its superb conditioning all year round.
Course length: 6352m, Par: 72
Designers: Dan Soutar & Alister MacKenzie

VICTORIA (Australia #11 World #94)

Victoria offers a golfing experience on par with the world’s best. The beautifully landscaped course is designed to challenge both the amateur and professional golfer.
Course length: 6278m, Par: 72
Designers: Oscar Damman & Bill Meader, with Dr Alister MacKenzie.
Currently – Ogilvy Clayton Golf Design

METROPOLITAN (Australia #12)

For almost a century Metropolitan Golf Club has been regarded as one of the finest championship courses in Australia.
Course length: 6430m, Par: 72
Designers: J B MacKenzie (original)
Dr Alister MacKenzie, Peter Thomson (previous modifications)
Ogilvy Clayton Golf Design (current)

COMMONWEALTH (Australia #19)

Commonwealth is revered for its challenging driving holes and subtle sloping greens which call for accurate shot making when playing from the fairway.
Course length: 6380m, par: 73
Designers: Sam Bennett, Charles Lane & Sloan Morpeth


The South course is known as one of Australia’s toughest championship courses.
The North has recently come into its own after remodelling.
South course length: 6321m, Par: 72 North course length: 6124m, Par: 72
Designers: Original: Sloan Morpeth
Current: Ogilvy Clayton Golf Design

YARRA YARRA (Australia #34)

Since 1898, Yarra Yarra has been a part of Melbourne’s history. Walk the fairways and corridors and enjoy an experience with the spirits of great amateurs and professionals who have gone before.
Course length: 6102m, Par: 72
Designers: Original: Alex Russell. Current: Dr Martin Hawtree

HUNTINGDALE (Australia #46)

One of Australia’s premier championship golf courses.
Consistently rated as one of the best conditioned courses in the country.
Huntingdale is also the Sandbelt’s youngest.
Course length: 6363m, Par: 72
Designer: C.H. Alison

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  • Access to Melbourne’s famed Sandbelt Golf Courses
  • Cart and club hire
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water

Need to Know

  • Most courses require guests to provide a letter of introduction from their member course
  • Medical certificates may be required

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