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where is the royal melbourne golf club

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Cheltenham Road, Black Rock Victoria 3193

Is Royal Melbourne a good golf course?

It is an outstanding course and its only fault is that it sits in the shadow of RMGC’s West (which a good number of knowledgeable observers consider to be the finest in the world). Royal Melbourne has an interesting history, starting with a split from the now Metropolitan club in the 1890s.

When was Melbourne’s first golf club?

“Golf came and went in Melbourne in the 1840s,” wrote Sir Peter Allen in The Sunley Book of Royal Golf; “the Club such as it was ending with a dinner at the Royal Oak Hotel in 1850.

What is the history of Royal Melbourne?

Royal Melbourne has an interesting history, starting with a split from the now Metropolitan club in the 1890s. The course did not open until 1901, but that did not prevent the founders from taking the “Royal” title with them. The East Course does not have the panache of The West, but it is an outstanding golf course.

Which is the best golf course in Australia?

I personally agree both Wests are best but the best of the lot is the West course in Melbourne by some distance. The East course at Melbourne, like the East course at Wentworth, is shorter but that doesn’t mean to say it’s easier than the West.

What side of the fairway is the second shot?

The right half of the fairway is hidden from the tee, where one is tempted to hit down the right side to shorten the hole, yet going down the right side narrows the fairway and often one can still be in the trees on the right. The second shot is steeply uphill to a difficult green which is long and narrow.

What clubs are in the Royal Melbourne Club?

The clubs include: Baltursol, Winged Foot, Sunningdale, Walton Heath , and The Royal Melbourne Club. In February, 2019 I had the pleasure of playing the East course at The Royal Melbourne Club twice as well as some of it a third time as we were allowed to play the Composite course used for their most prestigious events.

What golf courses are open in 2019?

The clubs include: Baltursol, Winged Foot, Sunningdale, Walton Heath, and The Royal Melbourne Club.

What is the longest par 5?

The last par 5 is the longest hole, favor the left off the tee. The second shot requires a decision point to avoid the fairway bunker in the middle of the fairway about 110 yards out. The finishing hole is a dogleg left. It is a well-protected two-tier green with bunkers left and right.

Why did Melbourne Golf Club split?

The split was caused by disagreement among the members about moving from the original site occupied by the club at Caulfield.

When did Royal Melbourne open?

Royal Melbourne has an interesting history, starting with a split from the now Metropolitan club in the 1890s. The course did not open until 1901, but that did not prevent the founders from taking the “Royal” title with them. The East Course does not have the panache of The West, but it is an outstanding golf course.

When did golf come and go in Melbourne?

“Golf came and went in Melbourne in the 1840 s,” wrote Sir Peter Allen in The Sunley Book of Royal Golf; “the Club such as it was ending with a dinner at the Royal Oak Hotel in 1850. After that the discovery of gold in New South Wales and Victoria caused a huge boom and influx of people, followed by slump, which put aside most frivolous activities, so that organised golf was not revived in Melbourne until 1891.