Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Black Rock — Victoria, Australia
International Championship course
Playable on simulator in Paris at Golf en Ville
Architect: Alister MacKenzie — Designed: 1926
Severity index: 2 — Intermediate
18 holes, Par 72 — Length: 6939 yards
About Royal Melbourne Golf Club
The Royal Melbourne Golf Club is a 36 hole championship golf course in Black Rock, Victoria, a few miles outside of Melbourne, Australia.
Founded by Sir James McBain in 1895, Royal Melbourne’s West is considered to be one of the best courses in the world, and has hosted PGA and LPGA Tour events. Known for its dramatic undulation, fertile soil, and natural appearance, the West Course highlights the beauty of Melbourne and provides an unforgettable golf experience.
West Course highlights include bold bunkering while the rough areas around the tees and bunkers are a mix of native grasses which naturally frame each hole, providing great definition and contrast. The greens are brilliant and for decades have consistently provided the finest putting surfaces in Australia. They are large and beautifully contoured they are built to accommodate approaches from a number of angles with each progressively more difficult the further the tee shot strays from the perfect line.
The West was designed by famed British landscape architect Alister Mackenzie. Mackenzie created the original design for Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters.
Alister MacKenzie’s 1926 routing fits snuggly into the contours of the rolling sandbelt land. His greens are miniature versions of the surrounding topography. His crisp bunkering, with vertical edges a foot or more tall, chew into fairways and putting surfaces. Most holes dogleg, so distance means nothing and angle into the pin is everything.
The greens are considered to be the best in Australia. Royal Melbourne Golf Club is known for its large and intricate green designs that are contoured to accommodate approaches from a number of different angles
Royal Melbourne’s West Course was rated :
No. 1 in Australia by Readers Golf Digest in 2014
No. 5 in Golf Digest’s 200 Greatest International Courses 2018
No. 2 Best Course Outside the US by Golf Digest
The course has hosted 16 Australian Opens, The Presidents Cup, and the Women’s Australian Open.
Play Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Paris on simulator
Alone or with friends, whether you are a golfer or not, you can play Royal Melbourne Golf Club (or one of other 99 international courses available) in Paris, on simulator, in very realistic conditions and spend a good time.
In one click, you can choose to play a selection of holes or the whole course; you can adjust about twenty parameters and display modes and customize the gaming experience and difficulty: the tee-box that is right for you, wind strength, pin position, green speed, fairway hardness, etc ...) or simply you can keep the settings that are available to you. You can also try one of the 35 scoring systems available, for more fun.
You can also choose to take a golf lesson on this course, and enjoy the precision of trajectory measures and the beautiful surroundings.
Please note that the severity index specified above is meant in ideal conditions i.e. no wind, pin position easy,...
If you add some wind, it's a different ball game, some courses can become very difficult.
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Updated on 10-10-19