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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6077 meters
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Course Details

Year Built 1931
Architect Alister MacKenzie (1926) Alex Russell (1926) Mick Morcom (1931)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft Spikes or Metal Spikes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Strict dress code

Reviews

4.5
2 Reviews (2)
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Double wow!

Played as a guest of a long time member, very warm and friendly reception. Practice range closed but they had nets set up for a warm up. A beautiful Mackenzie track with typically gorgeous almost distracting bunkering. Truly a sight to be seen. Of all the fantastic courses I played in Australia this is the one not to be missed. Four months later I am still in awe of this golf course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Texas Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

All that they say is true...

I'll leave the superlatives to the other proper golf writers. All that they write about RMGC west is true. It's a beautiful layout through suburban Melbourne.

I'll point out some of the quirks to the course. I was a 8 handicap at the time and we pretty much played off the back tees - it's interesting to note that for the most part, there is not much more room for RMGC to lengthen ('Tiger' proof their course). I shot a very solid 82 in perfect conditions and only struggled with some of the breaks on the greens. It was an odd day where I would hole 8-12 foot putts for par but miss the 3 foot putts for birdie/par. The greens are the finest and truest rolling I have played on which made my score even more disappointing.

The caddie was friendly but gave pretty poor reads on the greens sadly. On the 18th I also hit what turned out to be a perfect drive over the left hand bunker. His exact words were - "that might be out of bounds". Strange.

The course is surprisingly wide off the tee, so it's the greens and bunkers that protect the course. You've also got to cross public roads to get to continue your round.

When I was there the proper driving range was closed but there were nets to hit long irons into and a short game area where you could hit 100 yard approach shots.

The bar was nice.

Ultimately it was a great experience, I paid around $350 for the experience as an overseas introduction. Having played plenty of golf, this represents fair value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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