Top 10 Golf Courses – Victoria

Victoria is considered Australia’s golf state. Considering approximately 275, 000 Victorians play golf, it’s not surprising. Victorians are spoilt for choice when it comes to golf courses.


According to Golf Australia, the following 10 golf courses in Victoria are ranked among the Top 100 in Australia.



Kingston Heath Golf Club, Heatherton

Established in 1925, Kingston Heath Golf Club is a very exclusive club with access restricted to members who have the support of local establishments.


Considered one of the best courses in the world, Kingston Heath has hosted The Australian Open and the Australian Match Play Championships seven times. Professional golfer, Tiger Woods described Kingston Heath as an unbelievable course and other professional golfers have rated it as one of the world’s best.


Kingston Heath measures at 6,219 metres with a course par of 72.


Course facilities: Clubhouse, practice facilities and pro shop.



Peninsula Kingswood Country Club – North Course, Frankston

The North Course at the Peninsula Kingswood Country Club has been described as a course with an engaging design that is fun and challenging to play. It is a 6,124-metre course with a par of 72.


The Peninsula Kingswood Country Club is a private members club but there are tee times available for visitors.


Course facilities: Driving range, indoor golf simulator, bunker practice, two chipping green, six putting greens and clubhouse.



Peninsula Kingswood Country Club – South Course, Frankston

The South Course of the Peninsula Country Club is longer, flatter and more open than the North course. The South Course is characterised by its creek lines and dry-stone walls.


The South Course spans 6,321 metres and has a course par of 72.


Course facilities: Driving range, indoor golf simulator, bunker practice, two chipping green, six putting greens and clubhouse.



Royal Melbourne Golf Club – West Course, Black Rock

The West Course at Royal Melbourne Golf Club is considered the best course in Australia and is ranked within the world’s top 10. The course was designed by Scotsman, Dr Alastair MacKenzie, who was specifically bought out to Australia to design it in 1926.


The West Course spans 6, 077 metres, has a course par of 72 and is considered a combination of great design and structure


Royal Melbourne has hosted 16 Australian Opens and hosted the first Presidents Cup held outside of the United States.


Royal Melbourne was founded in 1891 and is the oldest golf club in Australia. It is a private members club with playing rights extended to members of reciprocal clubs.


Course facilities: Clubhouse and pro shop.



Royal Melbourne Golf Club – East Course, Black Rock

Royal Melbourne’s East Course was built in 1931 and while it doesn’t hold the notoriety of the West Course, it is still considered exceptional.


The East course measures 6,007 metres and is a par 71 course.


Course facilities: Clubhouse and pro shop.



Victoria Golf Club, Cheltenham

The golf course at Victoria Golf Club is considered one of the best in Australia. Victoria Golf Club was founded in 1903 and was located at Fisherman’s Bend in Port Melbourne before being relocated to its current location in 1926.


It’s ranked among the top 100 golf courses in the world and has played host to the Australian Men’s Open, the Australian Women’s Open, the Australian PGA and the Australian Masters.


It spans 6,560 metres with a course par of 72.


Course facilities: Clubhouse, pro shop, practice facilities and on-site accommodation.



The National Golf Club – Moonah Course, Cape Schanck

The National Golf Club is Australia’s largest golf club, open only to members and guests of members. The Moonah Course was designed by professional golfer, Greg Norman.


Spanning 6,576 metres with a course par of 72, the Moonah Course is thought of as a traditional course, requiring an old-fashioned approach to golf in order to score well.


Course facilities: Practice facilities, pro shop and clubhouse.



The National Golf Club – Gunnamatta Course, Cape Schanck

The Gunnamatta Course of the National Golf Club was originally known as the Ocean Course. In 2018 it was completely re-designed to complement the Moonah and Old Courses of the club and re-named the Gunnamatta Course.


The Gunnamatta Course is said to provide a fun golfing experience for golfers of all abilities. It has a course par of 71.


Course facilities: Practice facilities, pro shop and clubhouse.



St Andrews Beach Golf Course, Fingal

St Andrew’s Beach Golf Course is the number one public access golf course on the Australian mainland. This course was designed with the environment in mind and attention was given to re-vegetation and ecological awareness.


St Andrews has some of the trickiest greens seen on a golf course and is a strong contender for best course on the Mornington Peninsula. It measures at 6,000 metres and has a course par of 70.


Course facilities: Clubhouse and on-site accommodation.



Metropolitan Golf Club, Oakleigh South

Established in 1906, The Metropolitan Golf Club is one of the finest championship courses in Australia. Regarded for its presentation, the Metropolitan is a private course, open to members and their guests.


Over the years, the Metropolitan has hosted seven Australian Opens, five Australian PGA Championships and the Women’s Australian Open.


Course facilities: Practice facilities, pro shop and clubhouse.



With over 450 golf courses in Victoria, golf enthusiasts are sure to find a course to suit!