The southern hemisphere is currently in full summer, the best time to play golf. Are you curious about Melbourne, Australia, as a golf destination, are you on your way here at some point, or do you happen to be in the area at the moment? If the answer is yes to at least one of the questions, check out the top five courses in Melbourne and the surrounding area according to our users.
With Golf GameBook, it’s easy to write a course review. It’s a convenient way to share your golfing experiences with fellow players. If you are curious about any of the courses, you can save them to your Bucket List in the app. When will you start ticking off the list? The listing is based on the number of stars the course received in relation to the number of reviews.
NOTE! Only courses with at least 35 reviews were included in the listing.
1. The Dunes Golf Links, The Dunes Course
Rye, Australia | 4.7 stars | 42 reviews | Website
In the first place, we have The Dunes Course. The course captures the essence of a true links course. It succeeds 100% with the combination of being challenging enough for the experienced golfer without being a nightmare for the beginner. The clubhouse also houses a restaurant with a wide range of food and snacks. Overnight accommodation is also available. Pilates classes specifically for golfers are organized regularly.
Almost 280 rounds have been played here with Golf GameBook during 2022. Our users give the condition of the course a near-top rating of 4.8/5. The club facilities are also highly rated and get 4.7/5 points from our users. The service and value for money are ranked 4.6/5 by our users.
“Fantastic course. Some blind spots, but highly recommend.”
2. St Andrews Beach Golf Club
St Andrews Beach, Australia | 4.4 stars | 46 reviews | Website
The course in second place is situated just over an hour’s drive outside Melbourne, on the southwest coast. The course is a links course, and it’s located in Mornington Peninsula, close to its surfing beaches. Holiday homes are available to rent adjacent to the course and the clubhouse. In 2022, more than 370 rounds were played here with Golf GameBook.
The condition of the course receives almost full marks, 4.7/5, from our users. The service is ranked 4.6/5, and the value for money is 4.4/5. Club facilities score the lowest with 4.0/5 points. The clubhouse offers food, a pro shop, putting green, and renting equipment here is also possible.
“Possibly the best course on the Mornington Peninsula. Amazing value. Cheap & cheerful clubhouse, wide fairways, and challenging approaches. A gem.”
3. Growling Frog Golf Club
Melbourne, Australia | 4.2 stars | 40 reviews | Website
Located about an hour north of Melbourne, this next course is surrounded by the Australian bush and wetlands. Here you can encounter kangaroos and enjoy stunning views of The Great Dividing Range during the round. Sustainability is essential here. The course has a fully recycled watering system, and the course’s design respects nature and follows the natural forms of its surroundings.
The club facilities and service here are rated 4.3/5 by our users. The clubhouse has a restaurant where food and drinks can be enjoyed before or after the round. Value for money scores 4.2/5 points, and the condition of the course is 4.1/5 points. Golf GameBook was used during roughly 300 rounds in 2022.
4. Waterford Valley Golf
Knoxfield, Australia | 4.1 stars | 47 reviews | Website
Waterford Valley Golf comes in fourth place. This course near Melbourne has a flexible design and offers challenges for all golfers. It is well suited to both the more experienced golfer and the beginner. 750 rounds were played here with Golf GameBook in 2022.
According to our users, you get value for money here, 4.2/5. The course is in good condition, 4.1/5, and the service here is also good, 4.1/5. The club facilities house a pro shop and a cafe where lunch is served. The facilities are rated 4/5 by our users.
5. Yarra Bend Golf Club
Fairfield, Australia | 3.9 stars | 53 reviews | Website
The course ranked fifth is located in the Yarra Bend National Park in Fairfield. It is located only 15 minutes outside the center of Melbourne. Beautiful views dominate the golf round. During the game, you get glimpses of Melbourne’s city skyline and the beautiful Yarra River. Additional services include coaching, high-end simulator technology, and two 18-hole mini-golf courses.
Users give the service a score of 4.2/5. The club facilities and value for money receive the same points from users, 4.0/5. The condition of the course is rated 3.8/5 by users. During 2022 Golf GameBook was used here during almost 360 rounds.