Golfers will remember Woodlands because it tests all aspects of their shot-making ability. The greens are small, hard and very fast, the narrow fairways are all pure couch and offer a great surface from which to play and there are many bunkers to overcome, particularly the long bunker shots to pins which always seem too close to the bunker edge. It provides that overwhelming feeling that you have to work the ball around the course, and never, never slog it.
Currently ranked 16th in Australia & 5th in Metropolitan Melbourne by Golf Australia magazine, Woodlands Golf Club is renowned for pure bent grass greens, iconic layout and a lively club atmosphere.
Celebrating its centenary in 2013, it is a club that looks to the future with a modern outlook while respecting its traditions.
Situated in the renowned Melbourne Sandbelt it’s a golf course highly regarded by golf purists where the championship layout provides a true test of golf.
Internationally recognised course architect Tom Doak regards Woodlands as one of the finest courses on the Sandbelt. In today’s long driving golfing culture, the course remains relevant through timeless design that limits a player’s ability to overpower the course, courtesy of the narrow fairways, cunningly placed hazards and small greens that are the hallmarks of this metropolitan layout.
With immaculate course presentation and first-class clubhouse service, Woodlands aims to provide the complete golf and membership experience.
Length 6111 metres
Designers: Rowley Banks and Sam Bennett