Southern Golf Club

Southern Golf Club

Course Overview

Par: 72
ACR: 73
Length (m): 6249
Architect: Sam Berriman
Design Year: 1949
Top 100: Not ranked
Southern Golf Club is a private golf course. Guests must be accompanied by a member. Limited opportunities exist for interstate and overseas golfers to play Southern Golf Club through GOLFSelect. Contact GOLFSelect for more information.

Southern Golf Club is renowned as one of the best kept private golf courses on the Melbourne Sandbelt and with this, the course was a nominated Victorian Pro-Am Course of the Year 1999/2000 by the PGA.

The Southern Golf Club is an outstanding professionally manicured Championship Golf Course that can offer golfers of every calibre; challenge, rewards, but most importantly, enjoyment.

The golf course is a balance of different types of holes. Mature trees line the fairways of our older holes whilst strategic waterholes catch any errant shots on our newer holes.

Southern is a golf course which can be enjoyed by good golfers and beginners alike. It rewards the daring play yet also encourages the beginning golfers.

With the addition of the the new multi-million dollar Clubhouse (opened in late 2003), it would be fair to say that Southern is an ideal course for the avid golfer to experience.

Address and Contact Details

Southern Golf Club
Lower Dandenong Road
Keysborough, Victoria, 3173
Tel: 03-9798-3111
Pro: 03-9798-3878
Fax: 03-9701-5365

Location Map

Course Location Map  Driving Directions

Course Wallpaper Images

All wallpaper images by Gary Lisbon Golf Photography.

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 4 (390 m)
A long drive down the right centre is ideal while the second shot is most difficult. The best way to approach this green, which is wide, very firm but lacks depth, is to land the ball short and let it run up. A very difficult, demanding golf hole rated accordingly.

Hole 2, Par 4 (344 m)
Depending on the wind a driver or fairway wood down the right centre is required to avoid the fairway traps that line the left side of the fairway. The approach shot must be played with maximum height, as this green tends to slope a little front to back.

Hole 3, Par 3 (127 m)
Again, depending on the wind, this hole can play from a wedge to a 4 iron. Safe play is taking the left trap and long shot out of play by aiming at the middle of the green. A crisp shot with maximum backspin will only hold this green.

Hole 4, Par 5 (514 m)
For the long hitters, a long drive down the left side of the fairway is perfect, as the green can be seen from this side, but for the shorter hitters make sure the fairway bunkers are avoided by playing right of them. With fairway bunkers 60 metres short of the green on both sides of the fairway, you need to sum up whether you can carry them or lay up. The percentage shot here is to lay up and leave yourself a full wedge shot.

Hole 5, Par 4 (340 m)
With water on both sides of the fairway this hole can be quite intimidating for the novice golfer. A long iron or fairway wood starting down the left and fading back to the centre is the tee shot to play. Fairway bunkers flank both sides of this fairway so ensure accurate tee shot. Approaching the green requires a shot to the heart of the green, as flirting with the right edge can cause the ball to bounce off into the water or making it a difficult up and down.

Hole 6, Par 3 (176 m)
A very difficult par three with a two tiered green. Safe play is to the middle or even right side as missing the green left can make for a very hard fought par.

Hole 7, Par 5 (502 m)
A drive favouring the left side is required to avoid the fairway bunker on the right. The second shot needs to be kept away from the bunkers in the middle of the fairway so lay up short or left of them If you cannot carry them. With a very firm, two tiered green, the safe play is to the top tier which is the largest part of the green.

Hole 8, Par 4 (311 m)
A long iron or fairway wood from the tee is required and should leave only a 9 iron or less into again, a two tiered green. The approach shot is the key here, so make sure you find the same level as the flag. Favour short rather than long, as par is relatively easy from the front.

Hole 9, Par 4 (413 m)
A long drive down the right centre is required to avoid the fairway bunker on the left. A relatively easy green to hit, generally made difficult by a mid to long iron approach. Playing short of the green is recommended, as it's common for most good shots to bounce and roll onto the green.

Hole 10, Par 4 (385 m)
This par 4 requires a well directed tee shot to set the hole up for a great score. A drive down the right centre will give you a view of the green. Be sure that you do not play into the trap on the right short of the green. This bunker is 50 metres from the green and makes for a difficult par.

Hole 11, Par 5 (474 m)
Although rarely reachable in two shots, this hole is very straight forward. A drive and second shot over the hill will leave a relatively easy approach to this large but well protected green.

Hole 12, Par 3 (155 m)
A hard par three surrounded by deep bunkers and a tongue that eats into a uniquely designed green. Depending on the pin position, you need to avoid the middle of the green as the ball generally rolls down the swale, and the bunkers on the left are very difficult to make par from. Long and left or short and left off the tee is generally a good leave.

Hole 13, Par 4 (409 m)
This is the start of three great par 4's to finish your round. A drive down the left centre and over the hill is required for perfect positioning. The approach shot is usually from a downhill, ball above the feet lie to an elevated green, making it one of the most difficult but rewarding shots on the course.

Hole 14, Par 4 (413 m)
The most difficult hole on the course, it requires a long drive down the left centre, as the ball tends to feed to the right rough as it descends down, over the hill. Three bunkers, two on the right and one on the left guard this large flat green, making for an intimidating second shot. This is no doubt Southern's signature hole.

Hole 15, Par 4 (318 m)
A solid finishing hole, dogleg left par four. A long iron off the tee is required to reach the corner. The second shot is made a little harder due to bunkers surrounding a tight green. Safe play is short of the pin as over the back makes for a very difficult par.

Hole 16, Par 3 (133 m)
A good hole, played intelligently should result in a relatively easy par three. Safe play is to aim at the left edge of the green to avoid the large, treacherous greenside trap on the right.

Hole 17, Par 5 (497 m)
Driver is not necessary off this tee due to the importantence of hitting this narrow fairway. Right centre all the way is perfect as the second shot ideally requires placement right of the large gum in the middle of the fairway to open up the green for the approach.

Hole 18, Par 4 (360 m)
Correct placement of tee shot is critical on hole 18. A long iron or fairway wood off the tee down right centre will open up the green for the second shot in. Depending on where the flag is generally the safe approach shot is short right as over the back or in the left bunker make for a difficult par.

Course Dress Regulations

All members and guests of the Southern Golf Club are expected to present themselves in a neat and respectable fashion, the following regulations must be adhered to at all times:

  • All shirts must have collars and are to be tucked in
  • Tailored slacks/shorts or trousers are to be worn, no denim and no pants/shorts with jean cut pockets or drawstrings
  • Cargo shorts / pants are prohibited
  • Short white sports socks (must be predominantly white) are permitted with shorts
  • Golf shoes must be worn on the golf course (soft-spikes are compulsory), definitely no runners
  • Dress shoes must be worn in the clubhouse - no runners
  • Wet slix are compulsory on all buggies year round
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