Settlers Run Golf & Country Club

Settlers Run  Golf & Country Club

Course Overview

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6607
Architect: Greg Norman
Design Year: 2007
Top 100: 68
Settlers Run Golf & Country Club is a private golf course. Guests must be accompanied by a member. Limited opportunities exist for interstate and overseas golfers to play Settlers Run Golf & Country Club through GOLFSelect. Contact GOLFSelect for more information.

Settlers Run Golf & Country Club boasts a Greg Norman-designed championship 18 hole golf course that has seen Greg Norman take the best elements of Melbourne’s renowned sandbelt courses and incorporate them into a dramatic, natural golf setting just 45 minutes south-east of the Melbourne CBD.

The design of the 18-hole championship course takes advantage of the undulating landscape and natural wetlands to create a layout that fits seamlessly with the surrounding environment.

The bunkering is a key feature of the design, with Greg Norman taking inspiration from Alister MacKenzie’s work at Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath.

The fairways have been designed to provide generous landing areas to accommodate golfers of all levels.

Couch grasses have been used on the tees and fairways, with the greens using a hybrid bent grass to provide a putting surface that will be among the finest in Australia.

Numerous vantage points around the course provide spectacular views back to the Melbourne CBD skyline reinforcing Settlers Run’s key attributes of providing a totally “natural” golfing experience so close to the city.

Incorporating natural vegetation into the course was a key priority and Settlers Run entered into an agreement with the adjacent Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne to provide seeds and plantings for course landscaping.

The course lies on a sand base providing excellent course drainage and combined with the agronomic expertise of Troon Golf will ensure that members and their guests play a course that is presented at tournament standard – seven days a week.

Settlers Run Golf & Country Club offers members and guests a range of world-class facilities including a community village incorporating a luxury clubhouse, gymnasium, tennis courts, swimming pool, golf shop and bar/bistro in addition to the Greg Norman design 18 hole championship golf course.

The Clubhouse will cater for various functions, which include Weddings, Conferences, Special Events and Corporate Golf days. The main function rooms will seat up to 150 guests and has spectacular views of the golf course and Melbourne’s city skyline.

Golf Memberships are currently available which include:

  • Individual 7 Day Membership
  • Individual 5 Day Membership
  • Family Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Corporate Membership

Address and Contact Details

Settlers Run Golf & Country Club
1 Settlers Run
Cranbourne South, Victoria, 3977
Tel: 03-9785-6072
Pro: 03-9785-6072
Fax: 03-9785-6288

Location Map

Course Location Map  Driving Directions

Course Wallpaper Images

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Note: If your golf club is interested in Gary undertaking a photo shoot of your course then please contact him personally on +61-3-9563-6776 or complete our enquiry form.

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Course Playing Tips

Hole 1, Par 5 (531 m)
The downhill tee shot requires you to stay away from the deep fairway bunker on the left side. There is plenty of room to the left of the green for those who can reach this hole in two shots.

Hole 2, Par 3 (173 m)
The best option to maximize your score is to be a little long and left. Nothing but deep bunkers and thick rough waits for the stray shot to the right.

Hole 3, Par 4 (429 m)
This tee shot is downhill to a fairway that slopes down and to the right. The right side of the green is heavily bunkered.

Hole 4, Par 4 (362 m)
A generous landing area awaits your tee shot on this hole. Watch out for the deep bunker to the right of the green.

Hole 5, Par 4 (348 m)
Be sure to miss the fairway bunkers on the left with your tee shot, which leaves a short iron approach to a green that does have some significant but subtle undulations.

Hole 6, Par 4 (376 m)
Skirt the water on the left to give the best approach angle to the green. The green does slope significantly from front to back and right to left.

Hole 7, Par 4 (375 m)
A tee shot down the right centre will give you a great view of the undulating green. A ball in the wrong area on this green will leave an extremely difficult putt.

Hole 8, Par 3 (176 m)
There is plenty of room left that will leave a reasonable chance of getting up and down for par. A stray tee shot to the right will leave you a challenging bunker shot.

Hole 9, Par 5 (531 m)
Avoid the bunkers to the right side of the fairway from the tee. Laying up leaves a short approach shot to an undulating green.

Hole 10, Par 4 (381 m)
The drive needs to be placed left of centre of the fairway. The second shot is to a well guarded green with bunkers on the right and hollows to the left.

Hole 11, Par 3 (149 m)
The more conservative players will take aim at the middle right of this green. Deep bunkers on the left await those who attack this hole.

Hole 12, Par 4 (373 m)
The ideal position for the tee shot is left center of the fairway. The second shot is slightly uphill to a green guarded by bunkers on the left, right and over the back.

Hole 13, Par 4 (331 m)
Ideally, lay up short of the bunkers on the left allowing for a short iron approach to the green. The longer hitters can take their chances on possibly reaching the green.

Hole 14, Par 4 (431 m)
A tee shot out to the right will leave an uphill, blind shot into a green guarded by a bunker on the right and over the back of the green. The green is deceptively large and relatively flat.

Hole 15, Par 4 (419 m)
The ideal line off the tee is straight at the left bunker. This will leave a mid to short iron down the hill to a green with subtle undulations and deep bunkers to the right.

Hole 16, Par 5 (517 m)
The only par 5 on the back nine. Place your drive to the right of the bunkers on the left side. There is a deep bunker in the front right of the green that must be avoided.

Hole 17, Par 4 (303 m)
A three wood aimed at the left hand water will have you placed in an ideal position to attack this green and achieve the best result.

Hole 18, Par 4 (402 m)
The grand finale to Settlers Run. Drive through the chute of gum trees off the tee. The second shot is steeply uphill to an undulating green.

Course Dress Regulations

Golf Course  and Clubhouse

The Club's dress regulations are designed to support and enhance an appropriate level of decorum within the Club and to meet a degree of acceptability among all golf members.

The following are NOT acceptable items:

  • Football or sporting type shorts
  • The wearing of headwear in the clubhouse
  • Tops displaying large motifs or advertising
  • T - Shirts. Exception to the modern mock neck shirts for men and also to women's attire.
  • Denim jeans (dress denim is permitted in the clubhouse)
  • Length pants (an exception applies to women's attire)
  • Track suit pants / tops or any type of gymnasium attire.
  • Work boots sandals or bare feet.
  • Draw string pants / shorts.
  • Cargo Pants / shorts
  • Untucked shirts ( an exception is permitted for casual dress shirts in the clubhouse)
  • All clothing to be cleaned and well maintained

Tailored shorts may be worn by men and women.

Men's shorts are permitted to go to knee length. Men with shorts may wear either long socks, calf length socks or anklet socks that are white only. Settlers Run logoed or other clubs logos are also permitted on a white sock.

Golf shoes must be worn by all players whilst on the golf course and practice grounds.

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