The National, Old Course

Australia has some of the best golf in the World, and many of its leading private golf clubs are accessible to visitors from interstate or overseas.

Planet Golf can help with advice and access to courses like Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath, Victoria, Metropolitan, New South Wales, Royal Sydney, The Lakes, The Australia, Royal Adelaide and others. Each of these private clubs welcome interstate or international visitors during certain periods of the week.

Visitors will need to be members of a recognised golf club, and be able to provide either a membership identification card or a letter of introduction from their home club.

Australia's Best Private Golf – Feature Courses Include:

Royal Melbourne West Course

ROYAL MELBOURNE (West Course / East Course)

Australia’s foremost golf club, Royal Melbourne’s origins date back to 1891 when a group of prominent Melbournians formally introduced the Royal and Ancient game to Victoria by establishing the Melbourne Golf Club on leased land near an inner-city railway station. As urban encroachment threatened the existence of their course, the search for a more permanent home brought the club’s council to a racetrack built among the heathland scrub of Sandringham in the city’s south. What they uncovered among the undulating sand dunes was the ideal location for their new links, a discovery that inadvertently led to the birth of the Melbourne Sandbelt.
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Yarra Yarra Golf Club


A special privilege to play and one of the finest examples of golf course architecture from any era, Kingston Heath’s ageless design and stupendous bunkering have helped the course remain a supreme test of one’s golfing smarts. The course was originally designed by Dan Soutar, but bunkered by the great Dr. Alister MacKenzie who also suggested the short par four 15th be converted into a brilliant uphill par three. Few golfers are ever disappointed by the experience of a game at 'The Heath'.
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Metropolitan Golf Club


The Metropolitan Golf Club was founded by a group of Royal Melbourne members who rejected the club’s 1901 move into Melbourne’s southern sandhills and opted instead to remain at their inner-city home. After a few years, however, the Metropolitan golfers were forced to relocate and they shifted onto an estate in Oakleigh with less natural undulation than the new Royal Melbourne site but the same fertile sandy base found throughout the Sandbelt region. With magnificent plantings and some of the purest couch fairways and bentgrass greens on the planet, a round at Metro is an exceptional experience.
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

The National Old Course


Australia’s largest private golf facility, The National Golf Club, began as a pipe dream in the early 1980’s when Melbourne entrepreneur David Inglis decided to build an exclusive golf club in the rugged Cape Schanck hills overlooking Bass Strait. The club now houses three diverse, but spectacular courses – The Old by Robert Trent Jones Jr, The Moonah by Bob Harrison and Greg Norman, and The Ocean Course by Peter Thomson, Ross Perrett and Michael Wolveridge.
Location: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

New South Wales GC


Situated on the rugged cliffs of Sydney’s La Perouse headland, the spectacular New South Wales Golf Club overlooks Botany Bay where Captain James Cook first sailed into Australia aboard the Endeavour in 1770. For golfers, however, it was the visit of another intrepid British pioneer which gives this site its special historical significance. Dr Alister MacKenzie visited the La Perouse site in 1926, and produced a routing that has changed over the years but still houses one of the world’s premier coastal golf courses.
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Royal Adelaide


Founded at Glenelg in 1892, the Royal Adelaide Golf Club moved to the sandy craters and dunes of Seaton along the city’s western railway in 1904, to a site that also housed a municipal train station providing members with easy access to their links. The Seaton train still runs through a Royal Adelaide golf course renowned globally for its fun, quirk, unique styling and genuine ‘old-school’ British charm.
Location: Adelaide, South Australia


Travel Itinerary Options: 

Planet Golf can tailor a golf package to Australia to suit your specific requirements, with 3, 4 and 5 star accommodation options available. Tours can be arranged that cover the Melbourne Sandbelt, Adelaide Sandbelt, Sydney, Mornington Peninsula, Queensland, Tasmania, or any combination of destinations.

Let our consultants put together the perfect golf package for your group.