Melbourne houses a fabulous group of highly ranked championship golf courses conveniently located within a short distance of each other.  These highly ranked layouts are built on land in the southeast suburbs ideal for golf. The temperate climate around Melbourne is perfect for producing bent grass putting surfaces. Royal Melbourne Golf Club is one of those championship golf courses and rated as Australia’s number one.

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Royal Melbourne Golf Club:

Among the top 10 golf courses in Melbourne comes the name of Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Located in Black Rock, Victoria, a suburb southeast of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne is a 36-hole golf course.

This golf course was founded 129 years ago in 1891 and is one of the oldest golf courses in Melbourne. Royal Melbourne consists of two courses – the West Course and the East Course. Dr. Alister MacKenzie designed the West Course, and Alex Russell designed the East Course.

Clubhouse Royal Melbourne Golf Club

The East Course is less popular than its world-famous sister course, but it has been held in very high regard since its establishment. It was recently named no. 1 in Australia and no. 3 in the world by Golf Digest. The East course also made its position in the top 20 by the same Golf Digest ranking. Needless to say, if you live down under and love golf, playing in this amazing golf course is a must for any golfers bucket list.

Course View of Royal Melbourne
Course View of Royal Melbourne


  • Recognized as one of the leading golf clubs in Australia with two top-ranked golf courses.
  • Hosted numerous national and international tournaments.
  • The West course consistently ranks on the top 10 golf course list in the world.
  • Hosted the Presidents Cup in November 2011 and December 2019.
  • It was the site of the Women’s Australian Open in February 2012.
  • It comes with world-class facilities for its members.
Golf Digest Ranking:No. 1 in Australia & No. 3 in the World
Proximity:25-minutes drive from Melbourne CBD

+61 (03) 9599 0500
Address:Cheltenham Road, Black Rock, Victoria, 3193


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