Victoria

The Garden State of Victoria, extending to just over 90,000 square miles, is the smallest state in the mainland of Australia though its five and a half million inhabitants make it the most densely populated. Melbourne, the state capital and largest city, is where all the top sporting action takes place; from Melbourne Park (venue for the Australian Open Tennis) to Flemington Racecourse (where the Melbourne Cup is run).

Since 2010, Golf Victoria has represented male and female golfers who are members of almost 400 clubs in the state following the amalgamation of the Victorian Golf Association (formed in 1902) and the Victorian Ladies Golf Union (founded in 1906). The governing body organises dozens of competitions every year for men, women, senior and junior golfers.

The crème de la crème of Australian courses are found in Victoria and many of them are located on the famous Melbourne sandbelt where old favourites from the 1920s and 1930s like Royal Melbourne (West) and (East), Kingston Heath and Commonwealth vie for the top positions in the national rankings with more contemporary tracks on the Mornington Peninsula like Greg Norman’s National (Moonah) and Tom Doak’s St Andrews Beach.

Our Victoria Best In State Rankings were last updated in November 2016. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Victoria

Royal Melbourne (West)

1st Victoria - Best in Area

The West course at Royal Melbourne Golf Club is generally acknowledged as the best course in Australia and the finest design of Dr Alister MacKenzie.

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Description: The West course at Royal Melbourne Golf Club is generally acknowledged as the best course in Australia and the finest design of Dr Alister MacKenzie. Rating: 5.6666666666667 out of 6

Kingston Heath

2nd Victoria - Best in Area

Kingston Heath Golf Club pushes Royal Melbourne – and in some opinions exceeds it – as the premier course in Australian golf.

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Description: Kingston Heath Golf Club pushes Royal Melbourne – and in some opinions exceeds it – as the premier course in Australian golf. Rating: 5.6923076923077 out of 6

Victoria Golf Club - Australia

3rd Victoria - Best in Area

There is clearly something about Victoria Golf Club that renders it even better than the sum of its very impressive parts.

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Description: There is clearly something about Victoria Golf Club that renders it even better than the sum of its very impressive parts. Rating: 6 out of 6

National (Moonah)

4th Victoria - Best in Area

The Mornington Peninsula could easily be one long stretch of golf holes and it must have been a challenge for the architects to decide on their routing plan.

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Description: The Mornington Peninsula could easily be one long stretch of golf holes and it must have been a challenge for the architects to decide on their routing plan. Rating: 5.6666666666667 out of 6

Royal Melbourne (East)

5th Victoria - Best in Area

While it does not quite offer the grand theatre of the West, Royal Melbourne's East is still a fantastic golfing experience and holds its own versus all other courses in the Melbourne area.

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Description: While it does not quite offer the grand theatre of the West, Royal Melbourne's East is still a fantastic golfing experience and holds its own versus all other courses in the Melbourne area. Rating: 4.5 out of 6

Metropolitan

6th Victoria - Best in Area

Seven Australian Opens, five Australian PGAs and ten other professional tournaments have been hosted at the Metropolitan Golf Club.

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Description: Seven Australian Opens, five Australian PGAs and ten other professional tournaments have been hosted at the Metropolitan Golf Club. Rating: 5.625 out of 6

St Andrews Beach

7th Victoria - Best in Area

St Andrews Beach was Tom Doak’s first Australian mainland ensemble and it opened for play in 2004 to a considerably loud fanfare of trumpets.

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Description: St Andrews Beach was Tom Doak’s first Australian mainland ensemble and it opened for play in 2004 to a considerably loud fanfare of trumpets. Rating: 5.3333333333333 out of 6

Woodlands Golf Club

8th Victoria - Best in Area

Although not as well known internationally as Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath or Victoria, nearby Woodlands Golf Club is one of the great charms of the Sandbelt courses.

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Description: Although not as well known internationally as Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath or Victoria, nearby Woodlands Golf Club is one of the great charms of the Sandbelt courses. Rating: 4.5 out of 6

National (Old)

9th Victoria - Best in Area

The Old was naturally the first course to be laid out here at the National Golf Club and it was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr.

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Description: The Old was naturally the first course to be laid out here at the National Golf Club and it was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr. Rating: 5.3333333333333 out of 6

Dunes Golf Links

10th Victoria - Best in Area

The accent is very much on novelty and variation at the Dunes Golf Links, so the golfer will be asked to perform many direction changes, cope with side hill lies and fire to hill top greens.

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Description: The accent is very much on novelty and variation at the Dunes Golf Links, so the golfer will be asked to perform many direction changes, cope with side hill lies and fire to hill top greens. Rating: 5 out of 6