Northern Golf Club

Northern Golf Club

Course Overview

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6014
Architect: Essendon Golf Club amalgamated with Moreland Golf Club (re-designed by Thomson and Wolveridge)
Design Year: 1912
Top 100: Not ranked
Northern Golf Club is a private golf course. Guests must be accompanied by a member. Limited opportunities exist for interstate and overseas golfers to play Northern Golf Club through GOLFSelect. Contact GOLFSelect for more information.

Northern Golf Club is ideally located only 20 minutes north of the city centre.

Northern is an 18 hole championship standard course measuring 6059 metres and is a challenging but fair test of golf. With water hazards, couch fairways that are rated amongst the best in Melbourne, clever bunker placement, and bent grass greens, it is a challenge for players of all standards.

Address and Contact Details

Northern Golf Club
97 Glenroy Road
Glenroy, Victoria, 3046
Tel: 03-9306-1677
Pro: 03-9300-2488
Fax: 03-9306-5910

Location Map

Course Location Map  Driving Directions

Course Wallpaper Images

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Course Playing Tips

Hole 1, Par 4 (341 m)
The perfect tee shot is positioned left of centre of fairway which provides a relatively safe shot to the green which is well trapped to the right. Out of bounds along the right side of the fairway with the left well treed.

Hole 2, Par 4 (286 m)
A large water hazard forward of the tee will catch mishit drives. Best approach to the green is from the centre of the fairway but be careful of the large bunker on the left side.

Hole 3, Par 5 (485 m)
A slight dog leg to the left. From the tee, a water hazard on the right comes into play. Centre or right of centre will give you a good sight to the green. Another water hazard and bunker left side of fairway and two fairway bunkers above swale to be avoided. Green is trapped with bunkers both right and left side.

Hole 4, Par 3 (172 m)
A hole that looks easy but is not. Fairway bunker short of green and bunkers at right. Both side of fairway heavily timbered and best avoided.

Hole 5, Par 4 (360 m)
A straight drive will put you in good shape for a long approach to the green. Water hazard on left just past swale and bunkers short of the green on the left come into play. Green is also trapped on right side.

Hole 6, Par 3 (140 m)
A very attractive hole with large water hazard in front of green to he negotiated. Pin placement important to club selection. Large bunkers on both right and left side of green adds further interest.

Hole 7, Par 4 (320 m)
A dog leg to the right which necessitates accuracy from the tee to avoid a water trap on the right. Bunkers at the front and both sides of the green will catch a short approach shot.

Hole 8, Par 4 (390 m)
A slight dog leg to the right. A well positioned drive to the centre of the fairway will give a good approach shot to the green which is only trapped on the right. A fairway bunker is in play on the right side which is also timbered.

Hole 9, Par 5 (484 m)
Out of bounds right side of fairway. Centre or right side of fairway offers a good shot to the green, Fairway bunkers on left come into play. Green well trapped on right side.

Hole 10, Par 4 (400 m)
Rated one on the card. Dog leg to left requires a well placed tee shot. The brave can take on the trees on the left which if successful, will provide an open shot to the green. If not, trouble with trees. The less adventurous will play hole as a dog leg. Bunker on right just short of green is the only hazard.

Hole 11, Par 5 (445 m)
A birdie hole should tee shot not find the fairway bunker on the left. Fairway undulating and has dune appearance. Bunkers on right side of green but otherwise open. Can be reached in two.

Hole 12, Par 4 (368 m)
Relatively straight forward hole with green side bunkers in front and right side of green. Trees both sides of fairway will present difficulty for wayward shots.

Hole 13, Par 5 (470 m)
Long hole with large fairway bunker 175m from green. Green is trapped on both sides. Out of bounds on left side of fairway.

Hole 14, Par 3 (139 m)
Very deceptive from tee. Trees right and left and bunkers each side of green warrants an accurate tee shot.

Hole 15, Par 4 (309 m)
Slight dog leg from tee to the right. Out of bounds on left side of fair-way and large dam positioned 135m from tee on right. Large bunker forward of green on right side and another on left. A well positioned tee shot will provide a good approach to the green.

Hole 16, Par 3 (168 m)
A very challenging hole featuring large bunkers on both sides of the green. A 150m carry from the tee to the green will avoid the large trap in front of the green. Out of bounds on the left.

Hole 17, Par 4 (348 m)
A creek runs across the bottom end of the fairway and is 263m from the tee and 64m from front of green. Tee shot should fall short of creek which allows for a clear approach shot to the green. Trees both sides of the fairway come into play as do two large bunkers on right side of green.

Hole 18, Par 4 (389 m)
With a view of the clubhouse in the background, the fairway is long and straight. Trees line both sides of the fairway and present difficulty if tee shot is wayward. Bunker on right side of green and grassed mounds on the right, left and at back of green, necessitate an accurate approach shot.

Course Dress Regulations

Dress Code Principles

  • Golf is a traditional game based on values, etiquette and courtesy.
  • Private clubs expect higher standards of dress than do public courses.
  • Northern Golf Club's Dress Code seeks to strike a balance between traditional and progressive views.
  • Northern Golf Club expects Members and Guests to take pride in their appearance on the course and in the Clubhouse.


  • Neat golfing attire.
  • Shoes: Golf shoes with soft spikes must be worn. Other types of shoes not permitted.
  • Shirts: Golf shirts must have collars and must be tucked into slacks/skirts/ shorts.
  • Shorts: To knee-length, plain in style, designed for golf.
  • Socks: Plain white preferred but discreet logos/bands acceptable. Socks to be above ankle length.
  • Trousers: Plain in style with no external pockets, studs, toggles.


  • Neat casual attire.
  • The Club would prefer that players change their shoes after golf before enjoying the comfort of the Clubhouse.
  • Northern Golf Club will not condone clothing designed for other sports, or track suits and denim clothing.
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