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#1 ryanflandersgolfer

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 08:52 AM

I'm attempting a shotgun approach to see how I can join a Sandbelt Club. 

 

I am relocating permanently to Melbourne from Brisbane for work next month and would really like to play some decent winter golf in Melbourne! 

 

Can anyone point me in the right direction as to where to join - they are all pretty much the same yeah?

 

Are there any deals going for U40's? 

 

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 11:04 AM

I'm attempting a shotgun approach to see how I can join a Sandbelt Club. 

 

Are there any deals going for U40's? 

 

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 03:19 PM

Woodlands, Spring Valley would be good places to start.
I think the best thing to look at would be peninsula kingswood, that's about to turn into a powerhouse club in the next 5 years from all reports.

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 04:18 PM

Go for Royal Melbourne. I hear it’s pretty good, and loves a good walk in.
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 04:21 PM

I heard it’s overrated and tricked up.
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 04:36 PM

Woodlands, Spring Valley would be good places to start.
I think the best thing to look at would be peninsula kingswood, that's about to turn into a powerhouse club in the next 5 years from all reports.

Woodlands and SV are not technically part of the Sandbelt courses.  PK is.


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 04:38 PM

Woodlands and SV are not technically part of the Sandbelt courses. PK is.


Yeah that part was based on wanting to play decent winter golf, those 2 seem to hold up fairly well and are in the vicinity of the upper echelon.

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 04:38 PM

Yeah that part was based on wanting to play decent winter golf, those 2 seem to hold up fairly well and are in the vicinity of the upper echelon.

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 04:39 PM

Woodlands and SV are not technically part of the Sandbelt courses.  PK is.


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 04:39 PM

A bit like Canadians aren’t really Americans.

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 05:14 PM

Firstly ignore Old Bogey. If $5000 joining fees and above are within your budget then give the below a call and introduce yourself. If you are a member of a club in Qld let them know where. You then can get the relevant information emailed to you.
I would start with Commonwealth then Victoria and if you can get an introduction Metropolitan.
On the small chance you have a bigger budget have a look at The National.

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 06:18 PM

Firstly ignore Old Bogey. If $5000 joining fees and above are within your budget then give the below a call and introduce yourself. If you are a member of a club in Qld let them know where. You then can get the relevant information emailed to you.
I would start with Commonwealth then Victoria and if you can get an introduction Metropolitan.
On the small chance you have a bigger budget have a look at The National.


Nash would be close to the cheapest out of the “sand belt group”
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Posted 19 June 2018 - 01:02 PM

Thanks fellas - I've done the ring around and;

 

1. Commonwealth has a waiting list so I'd have to go to 6-day for a while, course doesn't look like much and their service was poor to average to be honest! It's like I was asking them for a favour. 

2. Huntingdale was OK, the course is a little boring and long for my liking. I also heard that they are planning to rip up their greens in the next 12-24 months? No thank you! 

3. Woodlands is very aggressive on new members joining, but its not part of the Sandbelt and getting on to the course (from what ppl are telling me) is difficult as they have so many members

4. Yarra Yarra is offering the best deal out there.They are $5k entrance fee, no waiting list for 7-day and their Doak restoration looks incredible! Don't need to know a member either which is handy. The service from the membership lady was awesome too, maybe that's a sign of what the membership will be like?

5. Victoria, Metropolitan, Kingston Heath & Royal Melbourne wouldn't even talk to me! 

 

Peninsula & The National are too far away, but those places look awesome! 

 

Has anyone played YY recently / know whats going on there with their restoration? Their website give a pretty good description of whats happening but I'd rather here from a member or someone thats been there recently? They offered me a free trial round, so i'll be checking it out one i touch base in Melbourne. 



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Posted 19 June 2018 - 01:07 PM

Thanks fellas - I've done the ring around and;

 

1. Commonwealth has a waiting list so I'd have to go to 6-day for a while, course doesn't look like much and their service was poor to average to be honest! It's like I was asking them for a favour. 

2. Huntingdale was OK, the course is a little boring and long for my liking. I also heard that they are planning to rip up their greens in the next 12-24 months? No thank you! 

3. Woodlands is very aggressive on new members joining, but its not part of the Sandbelt and getting on to the course (from what ppl are telling me) is difficult as they have so many members

4. Yarra Yarra is offering the best deal out there.They are $5k entrance fee, no waiting list for 7-day and their Doak restoration looks incredible! Don't need to know a member either which is handy. The service from the membership lady was awesome too, maybe that's a sign of what the membership will be like?

5. Victoria, Metropolitan, Kingston Heath & Royal Melbourne wouldn't even talk to me! 

 

Peninsula & The National are too far away, but those places look awesome! 

 

Has anyone played YY recently / know whats going on there with their restoration? Their website give a pretty good description of whats happening but I'd rather here from a member or someone thats been there recently? They offered me a free trial round, so i'll be checking it out one i touch base in Melbourne. 

 

Ryan', I played Yarra Yarra on the 23rd April.   I absolutely love it and by the sounds of it, the staff are as good as the course.    They have had the recent changes, which I think makes the course flow a bit better, and I believe that there are more to do later in the year.   Greens are always great when we play and out of the one's you have mentioned....GO FOR YARRA YARRA.   You wont be disappointed, IMHO 


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