Victoria Golf Club

Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia Private

Overview

Located kitty-corner across a road from Royal Melbourne, Victoria Golf Club is the home course of professional tour stars Peter Thomson (who passed away in 2018) and Geoff Ogilvy, now of the architectural firm Ogilvy, Cocking & Mead. It was designed originally by a couple of club founders. Alister MacKenzie made bunkering suggestions during a 1926 visit, changes later implemented by Alex Russell. Victoria has smaller greens than at other prominent Melbourne courses, and the bunkers hard against the collars make them play even tighter. Once heavily forested, the club has been uncluttering the property over the last two decades, and in 2016 the firm of Ogilvy, Mike Clayton, Mike Cocking and Ashley Mead carried out the most significant renovation of the course since MacKenzie was there, rebuilding every green complex, adding bunkers and revamping the natural vegetation. Since 2019, Cocking, of Ogilvy, Cocking & Mead (OCM) has developed a new masterplan to help protect the integrity of the design.

About

Holes 18
Length 6888
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1927
Designer William Meanor, Oscar Damman (1927), Alister MacKenzie (1927), Mike Clayton, Geoff Ogilvy, Mike Cocking (2015)

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