Victoria Golf Club

Victoria Golf Club

Course Overview

Par: 72
ACR: 73
Length (m): 6219
Architect: Oscar Damman and William Meader
Design Year: 1927
Top 100: 11
Victoria Golf Club is a private golf course. Guests must be accompanied by a member. Limited opportunities exist for interstate and overseas golfers to play Victoria Golf Club through GOLFSelect. Contact GOLFSelect for more information.

Victoria Golf Club is, in many ways, similar to its neighbour Royal Melbourne. Thick tea tree lines most fairways, deep bunkers catch errant shots both at the greenside and off the tee and the greens can be lightning fast.

Victoria has hosted a number of major tournaments including the 2010-2011 Masters, 2002 Australian Open, multiple Victorian Opens and other National tournaments.

The course has a number of interesting features, namely two driveable par 4s (1st and 15th), back to back par 5s (8th and 9th and 17th and 18th) and in the middle some strong par 4 holes.

The short first hole, creates a birdie expectation from your first tee shot and this can often put more pressure on the golfer than if this hole came midway through the round. A short hole does not automatically guarantee a good score and whilst there are plenty of birdies on this hole there are also a fair share of bogies.

The 17th and 18th holes provide a chance to claw back lost shots during the round but only if the wind is blowing in a favourable direction. The 18th, in particular, is reachable in two and the large, flat putting surfaces gives up a large number of birdies and even eagles.

Address and Contact Details

Victoria Golf Club
Park Road
Cheltenham, Victoria, 3192
Tel: 03-9584-1733
Pro: 03-9583-1170
Fax: 03-9583-7557

Location Map

Course Location Map  Driving Directions

Course Playing Tips

Hole 1, Par 4 (233 m)
A well-hit tee shot could skip between bunkers and roll to a stop very close to the flagstick. Any tee shot landing short will either bounce into sand or require a deft high pitch to an undulating putting surface.

Hole 2, Par 4 (392 m)
Aiming left of the 3 fairway bunkers makes sense on this hole; however, long tee shots often run through the fairway into trouble. When the tee markers are forward a three wood is a good selection.

Hole 3, Par 4 (401 m)
A difficult par four, with bunkers on the both sides of the fairway which will snare any shot that strays from the tees. About 160 metres from the back of the right fairway bunker to a green with a narrow opening.

Hole 4, Par 3 (164 m)
A tightly bunkered one-shotter to a heavily sloping green, protected by gaping bunkers. Most balls finish short on this hole in the front bunker.

Hole 5, Par 4 (398 m)
Playing this hole at its full length means the fairway bunker is out of reach for most players. A left to right second shot is the best option if the green is within range.

Hole 6, Par 4 (398 m)
A difficult par four which needs a long and straight tee shot to avoid thick trees on the right and sand on the left. From the start of the first bunker on the left there are about 190 metres to the centre of a heavily trapped green.

Hole 7, Par 3 (165 m)
A challenging par three. Usually a shot hit to the left of the green will bounce and swing to the centre of the putting surface. A deep bunker guards the right-hand side of the green.

Hole 8, Par 5 (448 m)
Long hitters find a very narrow landing area on the 8th, however the temptation is always there as the green is reachable in two shots.

Hole 9, Par 5 (559 m)
Players capable of carrying the hill with their second shots enjoy a huge advantage on this hole. For many players four shots are needed. Fairway bunkers are severe on both sides.

Hole 10, Par 4 (348 m)
Bend your tee shot to the left on this par four to avoid deep bunkers at the corner of this slight dog-leg. From here the second shot is about 125 metres from a bushy tree at the right of the fairway to an elevated and well bunkered green.

Hole 11, Par 4 (370 m)
A difficult two-shotter, through an avenue of trees slightly to the right, with lots of trouble along that side of the fairway. The second shot is slightly uphill to a heavily trapped and tricky green.

Hole 12, Par 4 (390 m)
At its full length this hole is best played as a par 5 by most golfers. From the forward markers in favourable conditions the fairway bunkers can be carried reducing the hole to a wedge second.

Hole 13, Par 4 (392 m)
This par four requires a tee shot hit over a crest, with a second shot from a downhill lie. The bunker at the right of the fairway is some 185 metres to a ridge on the green.

Hole 14, Par 3 (142 m)
This par three is the easiest hole on the course (in theory) and should bring some breathing space. However, it requires difficult uphill play to a heavily trapped green that contains many vicious rolls. A difficult short hole.

Hole 15, Par 4 (289 m)
A very short par four that can be reached in one with a tee shot aimed right of centre. The ball will kick left from there towards the green. There are trees on the right and a stray shot will also be snared by bunkers along the left.

Hole 16, Par 3 (178 m)
A par three which is usually affected by the wind. The conditions will determine a long iron or a wood which must be struck uphill boldly to avoid trouble all around the green.

Hole 17, Par 5 (550 m)
A dog-leg par five which curves to the right and requires three good hits to a very fast putting surface with a tricky borrow. Avoid the fairway bunkers on both sides, the closest of which is some 140 metres to the left-hand side of the green.

Hole 18, Par 5 (461 m)
This par five offers the golfer the chance to finish with a birdie four. However, strategically placed bunkers catch many tee and second shots. The green falls sharply from right to left and may require several putts.

Course Dress Regulations

  • A neat standard of dress is required at all times by organisers and golfers, both on the course and in the Clubhouse.
  • Jeans, athletic/jogging shoes, tank tops or monogrammed shirts are unacceptable.
  • Please note, too, that players wearing tailored shorts are required to wear long socks or short socks with approved club logo (no bands or stripes).
  • A player may be refused access to the course should that person not comply with the dress code.
  • All players must have non-metal spikes in their golf shoes.
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