Growing up in Melbourne we have a particular fondness for the sandbelt courses and Huntingdale is an important part of this unique group of clubs.
As kids you tend to take for granted just how special these dozen or so courses are – the quality of green complexes, the bunkering, the strategy and their unique appearance – and it’s only as you get to travel around the country and overseas do you realise just how lucky we are in Melbourne.
Huntingdale was the last of the sandbelt courses built, but the land they found in Oakleigh which in the early 1900’s was home to the Melbourne ‘Hunt Club’ was just as good for golf as it was hunting foxes as it featured some nicely contoured sandy ground and a combination of bracken fern and ti-tree scrub. With a design history going back to the great British Architect, Charles Alison, well known for his work in Japan (Hirono and Kiwana) we’re excited about what the future holds here.
After completing a new short game facility for the club in 2019 we are thrilled to now be appointed the Clubs architects and look forward to starting the Masterplan for the course in early 2021.
Huntingdale Golf Club
Oakleigh South, Victoria, Australia
Short game facility 2020