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 February 2019. Click the link to read the story.