Victoria

Map of Victoria

About

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 2021. 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 one of Doctor Alister MacKenzie's finest designs.

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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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Victoria Golf Club

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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Peninsula Kingswood (North)

4th Victoria - Best in Area

There's fantastic variety on the Peninsula Kingswood North course - good elevation changes, interesting turns and irregular greens and recent renovations have elevated the course to a completely new level.

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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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National (Gunnamatta)

6th Victoria - Best in Area

Right from the start the vistas are spectacular at The National Golf Club's Gunnamatta layout (formerly the Ocean course), with wonderful views over Bass Strait and most of the peninsula’s linksland.

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National (Moonah)

7th 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 for The National Golf Club's Moonah course.

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The Metropolitan

8th 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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National (Old)

9th Victoria - Best in Area

The Old was naturally the first course to be laid out here at The National Golf Club. The Old was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 1988 and its set on undulating slightly hilly ground which allows for stunning coastal views.

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Woodlands Golf Club

10th 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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Victoria Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Geoffrey Steer Courses Played 98
2 Peter Wood Courses Played 90
3 Brendan James Courses Played 68
4 Ian Greenwood Courses Played 66
= Kevin P Courses Played 66
6 Rita Petrovs Courses Played 59
7 Gregory Kuriata Courses Played 58
= FRANCIS COSTIGAN Courses Played 58
9 Wayne Moriarty Courses Played 57
10 Mark Hand Courses Played 53