Whilst never part of the original Royal Melbourne layout some parts of this property located in the heart of the sand-belt are similar to its more famous neighbour and so it always enjoyed a reputation as one of the better public golf courses in Melbourne.
Originally built as a 9 holes it was expanded to 18 in the 1950’s by long time Kingston Heath curator Vern Morcom.
In 2019 we commenced a redevelopment of the course in partnership with Royal Melbourne, Golf Australia and the Victoria Government. To accommodate a training facility, driving range and the administrative home of golf in Australia alterations to the course have been made. Whilst a shorter course we have taken inspiration from its more famous neighbours and have built a set of greens and bunkers which we hope challenge a range of golfers and give the public a taste of what sandbelt golf is all about. Working closely with RMGC course superintendent Richard Forsyth we have also been able to utilise the same Sutton’s mix bentgrass on the greens and the fescue surrounds which RMGC converted to 15 years ago.
Sandringham Golf Course
Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia
18-hole course redesign
Construction 2019 and 2020
Opened November 2020