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The Royal Melbourne Golf Club
 "It burns me up with the billions of dollars spent on course construction in the past 50 years, all the architects together haven't been able to build another Royal Melbourne"
Gene Sarazen

Club description

Royal Melbourne's two courses, the East Course and the West Course, are each ranked amongst the best in the world. Royal Melbourne has hosted numerous national and international events, most famously the 1959 Canada Cup, and the 1970 World Cup. It was selected by the PGA Tour to hold the Presidents Cup for the first time outside the United States in December 1998. The Club will also host the Presidents Cup in 2011.

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Year founded: 1891
Courses: West (6067 meters), East (6007 meters)
Architect: West: Alister MacKenzie (1926) & Est: Alex Russelll (1932)

Signature Holes

Hole #5 - 161 meters par 3

Accuracy and the right choice of club makes this a superb par three hole. A middle iron is needed to cross a valley to the green, heavily fortified with bunkers. The fast green has a steep slope from front to back and is a tricky test.

Hole #6 - 391 meters par 4

Rated as the most difficult green on the course, the early shots are crucial. A sharp dog leg makes it vital that the tee shot carries a minimum of 200-metres across dense rough and fairway traps, in order to leave the ball in the right position. The elevated green slopes towards the front and produces many three putts.


Course played: West course
Date played: 26th November, 2011