The Metropolitan Golf Club

Golf Road, South Oakleigh, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
18     72    6556yd

The Metropolitan Golf Club is one of the renowned sandbelt courses of Melbourne and is widely recognized as one of the finest championship courses in Australia. This private members club is located in Oakleigh South, in the city's south-eastern suburbs, approximately a 20-minutes drive from the CBD.

Designed by engineer member J B MacKenzie, the farmland was transformed by the establishment of magnificent plantations of Australian native trees and shrubs and has the most famous specimen of red flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia) in Australia. This huge tree, magnificent in bloom in February and well over 100 years old, is the Club emblem with the winged golf ball.

Over the years the course has moved with the demands of the times and staged its first Australian Open in 1930 after modifications suggested by golf course architect Alister MacKenzie in 1926. The Victorian Centenary Open was here in 1934 and Gene Sarazen won the Australian Open at Metropolitan in 1936.

Over the years The Metropolitan has hosted seven Australian Opens, five Australian PGA Championships and in 2001 hosted the Australian Amateur for the fifth time. More recently in February 2009, the club hosted the Women's Australian Open, which was won by England's Laura Davies and marked 100 years of play on the course at Oakleigh. This was followed by the World Cup in 2018.

Metropolitan now enjoys a reputation as one of the best-conditioned year-round courses in Australia. The bentgrass greens are large, firm, and fast and are hand-mown right to the edge of the greenside bunkers. In total, there are 103 bunkers on the course, and almost every hole is flanked by huge stands of native trees which provide sanctuary to many species of native birds, including the noisy but beautiful sulfur-crested cockatoo and the multi-colored rainbow lorikeet.

Architect: Alister MacKenzie, Dick Wilson, Michael Clayton  Paul Mogford, and Neil Crafter 

Golf Club and Resort Facilities

Full practice facilities
Pro Shop
Bar and dining options

The Metropolitan Golf Club

Golf Road, South Oakleigh, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
03 9579 3122
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