An opportunity came up to play Woodlands Golf Club for its foundation day, celebrating 100 years. How could I pass up the chance to play another Sandbelt track celebrating such a milestone.
Getting an invite to catch up with an old golfing buddy, Joe, along with playing one of the esteemed Top 100 Golf courses on the Melbourne Sandbelt, Commonwealth Golf Club, was an opportunity not to be missed.
An open day was being held at one of The Melbourne Sandbelts highly rated courses, Metropolitan Golf Club. When ever an opportunity arises to play Top 100 golf courses in the Sandbelt, I jump at the chance.
An opportunity arose via a social golf day to play at another Top 100 Golf Course, Spring Valley Golf Club. Although not a part of the official Melbourne Sandbelt club, it certainly had all the right characteristics for the area.
Victoria Golf Club was my third sandbelt course played, based on my original goal of playing all Melbourne Sandbelt courses. This was four months before I decided to take on the Top 100, so at the time it was all about playing, not documenting.
Long Island Country Club, located in the Melbourne Sandbelt holds its own against some of its more famous neighbours. This par 72 course originally built in 1938.
With so much tournament golf on TV the last few months featuring this magnificent club, I knew it was time to return and finish my last course on the Melbourne Sandbelt.
Kingston Heath is one of eight official courses on the infamous Melbourne Sandbelt. It was first established in 1925 and had its origins from the Elsternwick Golf Club which was looking to relocate.
Peninsula C.G.C. was established in 1925 in Frankston. It was originally supposed to be an 18 hole course for men and a 9 hole course for women, but completion of this complex did not happen until 1948. For the first few years of the club it operated as an 11 hole course, until 1926 when the final 7 holes were completed.
Royal Melbourne Golf Club was established in 1891 and is the oldest golf club in Australia without interruption. In 1926 leading golf architect Dr Alistair Mackenzie was chosen to design the new layout, now known as the West Course.
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