Marketed as technically lying within the Melbourne Sandbelt, the 36-hole Sandhurst development between Cranbourne and Dandenong, was actually built across a former market garden. The first course to open here was the North, with its throwback elements paying tribute to the famous old links of Great Britain. There is a new ‘old’ stonewall on one of the par threes here, plenty of fiendish pot bunkers and heavily contoured and bumpy links-like greens.
The entire Sandhurst estate seems to have been reasonably well thought out and the golf is usually played on fairways and greens of a high standard. Design wise, unfortunately there isn’t really anything to surprise those familiar with the Thomson, Wolveridge or Thomson Perrett design work from the 1980s-2000s.
Interestingly, whilst initially marketed as a private club for members and homeowners the course is now available for some public play.