Royal Melbourne Golf Club

Fast Facts

  • Location: Melbourne Sandbelt, Australia
  • Course Designers: Dr. Alister MacKenzie and Alex Russell
  • Ranking: No. 1 in Australia (Golf Digest’s Top 100 Golf Courses)
  • Area activities: Melbourne city tours, culinary tours, wine tasting, art galleries, Great Ocean Road

Insider Tip

“Acclaimed as a Top 5 Course, Royal Melbourne earns every bit of that distinction on every hole—whether you play the East Course, the West Course, or if you’re really lucky, the Composite Course. You’ll never experience truer greens anywhere.

You’ve no doubt seen this course on TV, as it’s hosted the Presidents Cup, World Cup of Golf, Australian Majors, etc. It’s a thrill to play it yourself—not many outside visitors get the opportunity, as it’s a private course and very difficult to get on. Take your wallet (along with your camera), as the pro shop is stocked with really cool swag.”

Douglas Herbert,
Vice President & Director of International Operations



Royal Melbourne is the crown jewel of Australia’s world-famous Sandbelt region. With its dramatic undulation, fertile sandy soil, and with a natural rugged appearance, Royal Melbourne was a gift from the golfing gods. The East and West courses—consistently ranked among the Top 100 Courses in the World—are just a few miles outside of Melbourne, Australia’s food, wine, and sports capital.

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