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Top public courses within 1 hour of Melbourne Airport


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#1 MaxB

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:37 PM

Hi All, I have some free time late Dec in Melbourne. I've looked at where I need to be and have concluded that I may get a round in at a course that is no more than 1 hour's drive from Melbourne airport. What do you guys suggest? looking for public course. I'm from NSW and have a golflink # if that's any help. Cheers!

#2 Smergen

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:04 PM

Within an hour you'll get to a few. But if I had to pick it would be Goonawarra. No more than 15min I'd say as well.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:01 AM

Gisborne & Melton are both about 30-40mins

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:31 AM

WasabiePea_shooter, rekons Beacon Hills is 5 minutes from everywhere. :-)

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:46 AM

Keilor isn't bad.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:30 AM

I thought somebody would have suggested Hidden Valley and Growling Frog. And Eynesbury.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

Keilor isn’t bad.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:52 AM

If you hire a helicopter you could get to the national no worries

#9 GhettoGolfer

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:19 AM

It's actually royal keilor where board shorts and tank tops are the expected norm. Don't forget Tullamarine as well. Nothing like teeing off whilst a 747 is firing on all cylinders on its initial climb. Maxb you looking for some Vic chums for this? Growling frog would be great. Play that over eynesbury.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:00 AM

Keilor isn’t bad.

Hi, my name is Steve & I’m a golfaholic, I even go to the meetings
Melb Southern Suburbs 3195

He who rules the short game takes home the gold…Dave Peltz

have you played anywhere else? Seems not :)

#11 MaxB

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:36 AM

It’s actually royal keilor where board shorts and tank tops are the expected norm.

Don’t forget Tullamarine as well. Nothing like teeing off whilst a 747 is firing on all cylinders on its initial climb. Maxb you looking for some Vic chums for this?

Growling frog would be great. Play that over eynesbury.

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GhettoGolfer, it'll be my last day in melbourne before flying off to NZ (for a wedding and Cape Kidnappers). My wife and I are just looking for a nice course to play before our flight out in the evening. Want to join us? Happy to join you at Growling frog for sure!

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

Eynesbury is probably smack on 1 hour. Growling frog would be 40 ish Sunshine would be 30 Melbourne airport is an ok track. Not up to the level of the above 3 but it has bloody good fairways. $22 or so.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

Ended up playing Eyenesbury and really enjoyed it. Growling Frog next time i'm down there

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

Growling Frog and Eynesbury are very similar courses, same architect, generally flat site, repetitive design. Very enjoyable courses built on sites not providing natural features to build inspiring holes. Next time, can I suggest you consider some sandbelt courses? They are considerably more expensive and will require some small effort to arrange letters of introduction, but the quality of the golf is outstanding. Royal Melbourne West and Kingston Heath are not to be missed. They are truely great courses.

#15 Bernie_Larkham

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:07 PM

Growling Frog and Eynesbury are very similar courses, same architect, generally flat site, repetitive design.
Very enjoyable courses built on sites not providing natural features to build inspiring holes.

Next time, can I suggest you consider some sandbelt courses?
They are considerably more expensive and will require some small effort to arrange letters of introduction, but the quality of the golf is outstanding.

Royal Melbourne West and Kingston Heath are not to be missed. They are truely great courses.

Easiest way on to RMW and KH among others is watch out for charity days, usually open to anyone with a handicap... around $120 including lunch is a steal IMO.




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