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  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architects

    Alister Mackenzie, 1927; Ogilvy Clayton Cocking & Mead, 2019
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

“Around the globe, courses built before 1940 are undergoing thoughtful restorations,” panelist Pete Phipps writes, “and Victoria Golf Club is a sterling example, with Mike Clayton meticulously overseeing much of the work over a 20-year period. Today, Victoria enjoys the style of golf that Alister MacKenzie introduced to Australia during his legendary 1926 trip, which included his work across the road, at Royal Melbourne. The bunkers and waste areas reflect a Golden Age aesthetic — green undulations and surrounds are both fun and challenging, and the overall conditions are as firm and fast as any in the Sandbelt. Also, the club’s leadership and agronomy team deserve credit for fostering only indigenous vegetation on the property while removing all other forms that had crept in over the decades. The short par-4s at the 1st and 15th stand out even in a neighborhood full of such risk-reward holes. The club embodies the best attributes of Australian golf, and the short green-to-tee walks make it a walker’s paradise. Bunking in one of the rooms in the clubhouse completes the experience.” (Photo credit: Airswing Media)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 15, par-4, 316 yards: This one is fun, in that risk-reward kind of way. Get it close, and you are set up for birdie. Dump it into the trees or bunkers, and you are set up for a round-wrecker.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    The clubhouse. With 12 luxurious rooms, you can stay overnight, then play one of the world’s best courses bright and early.
  • Insider tip

    Look into the stay-and-play package. It’s worth it.