Melbourne is renowned for its love of sports, and the golf here is no exception. The city is home to some of the finest public and private golf courses in the world, as well as a number of prestigious golf events and tournaments throughout the year that attract players from across the globe.
If you’re a golf enthusiast searching for a great golfing experience – either as a spectator or player –this city is the place to be. In this article, our passionate team at Fairway Golf Tours take a look at five of the best golf events in Melbourne.
The Victorian Open is one of the oldest and most prestigious golf tournaments in Australia, with a rich history dating back to 1957. It is held annually in February and features a field of top professional and amateur golfers from around the world.
The tournament is played at one of the favourite private golf courses in Melbourne – the 13th Beach Golf Links on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula. The Victorian Open is known for its challenging course conditions and the high level of competition, making it a must-see event for golf enthusiasts. The winners of the tournament take home a substantial prize purse – equal for both male and female athletes – adding to the prestige and progressiveness of this great event.
The Riversdale Cup is another long-standing golf tournament in Melbourne, having been first played in 1932, making it the second oldest amateur 72-hole golf tournament.
The tournament is open to golfers of varying skill levels, with over 250 entrants from multiple nations converging to play four rounds on the challenging Riversdale Golf Club course. The Riversdale Cup is known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, making it a great event for players and spectators of all ages and abilities, as well as earning the event the home of amateur golf.
In fact, many of the leading players from our nation have visited these golf events, including Geoff Ogilvy, Jason Day, Mark Leishman, Adam Scott, Robert Allenby, Aaron Baddeley and more.
The National Senior Masters
The National Senior Masters is a golf tournament for golfers over the age of 55. It is held annually in November and attracts a strong field of senior golfers from around Australia and New Zealand. The tournament is played over 54 holes on some of Melbourne’s best courses, including the picturesque National Golf Club (Cape Schanck) on the Victorian Mornington Peninsula. The National Senior Masters provides a unique opportunity for senior golfers to compete and socialise, making it a great event to attend, year after year. Whether you’re looking to test your skills against other senior golfers or simply enjoy a great day out on the course, the National Senior Masters is sure to provide one of the more memorable golf experiences in Melbourne.
The Dunes Medal
The Dunes Medal is another of the top Open Amateur VIC golf events held each year. Played on the iconic The Dunes Golf Links – one of the leading private golf courses in Melbourne – The Dunes Medal operates as a National Selection event with both Women and Men, inviting representatives from various state squads to compete against international amateurs.
The tournament itself is a 54-hole stroke play event known for its challenging course and beautiful scenery, making it a must-play for any golfer visiting Melbourne. The Dunes Medal is also an excellent opportunity for amateur golfers to test their skills against some of the best players in the world.
Golf Experiences in Melbourne Available with Fairway Golf Tours
Melbourne Sandbelt Golf Courses & Tour Packages
Discover the famous sandbelt golf courses in Melbourne with Fairway Golf Tours. Play at some of the world’s finest private golf courses and experience the unique design, history and tradition of each course. Choose from various Melbourne golf tour options, including various points of accommodation to stay at as you explore this iconic region, as well as custom-tailored packages to suit any skill level.
Bellarine Peninsula Golf Tours
If you are a fan of visiting several leading VIC golf events, you need to explore the three excellent golf courses found within our Bellarine Peninsula Golf Tours. Just a 1-hour drive from Melbourne and nestled amongst the state’s southern beaches, this is the ideal getaway for pros and amateurs alike.
Enjoy scenic coastal views and quality golf experiences with a range of accommodation options and a flexible itinerary.
Golf Packages on the Mornington Peninsula
Get your fill of world-class private golf courses, wineries, beaches and cafés just two hours away from the Melbourne CBD. Our Mornington Peninsula Golf Packages offer ten courses that are ranked amongst the nation’s top 100, including the famous Dunes Links mentioned above.
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