Overview of golf course named Commonwealth Golf Club

Commonwealth Golf Club

South Oakleigh, Australia

Details

Holes

18

Par

73

Built

1920

Type

n/a

Architect

Sam Bennett,Charles Lane

Access

Visitors welcomed

Commonwealth Golf Club has hosted just about every important tournament in Australia: the Victoria Open, Australian Amateur and Australian Ladies Open, and Australian Open Championship. It is one of the dozen or so courses, all within a few miles of one another, known collectively as the "Melbourne Sandbelt." Sam Bennett, who went on to become the club professional, designed the course just after World War I. A subsequent club captain, Charles Lane, conferred with British architect Harry S. Colt in the early 2Os when designing the bunkers and greens. Other fine-tuning has been carried out over the years, but the style and character of the course remain much as they were in those early years. Today the course is quite attractive, featuring more trees and vegetation than some of its better-known Sandbelt peers. Like many of those courses, this golfing treasure exists amid a somewhat ugly urban setting.

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Howlong Country Golf Club
Hcp 16 68 courses played
Very good
21 August
Commonwealth GC is a superb test of golf for all standards of player. It's a strongly tree lined course with traditional sandbelt type bunkering surrounding the greens, the course has some water on it at the par 4 3rd with the dam located on the right hand side and the 16th which is positioned on the left side of the fairway and is unusual for it's neighbouring courses down these parts. The short Par 4 first is excellent with it's risk reward as well as it's closing hole the 18th with it's wonderful green setting around the clubhouse. It can be tight off the tee here, but whether the club decides to embark on a tree removal program then it will remain this way. The course routing is fairly well up and back, north south facing with not one hole running directly east or west. The variety in length of holes was excellent as well, not all the same length can kill course makeup, some dogleg holes here make for testing tee shots. Tyson
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