Melbourne North East
Ivanhoe Golf Course
18 Holes
PAR 68
4920 M
43 Reviews
Played here for first time today. After the fog lifted, I realized that the course was much better than I was expecting. Even though it is a short course & easy by rating, you still have to be very careful with your shots. Good play = rewards, not unlike every other course. The layout is good, fairways can be a bit patchy & greens are a bit average but overall still a pleasant course to play. The interesting shape of some holes make it better than some other public tracks nearby.
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Pretty short and basic course. Some elevated tee positions around the course was a nice touch. Greens are pretty ordinary and fairly bumpy. Front 9 was a bit more challenging than the back 9. $29 and the ability to play in a social comp is good value for a course close to city.
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I am more of a chipper, and I can't drive very well. The Ivanhoe Public Golf Course is short and delightful - rather like myself! It is not a course for the Rory McIlroys of this world; long, straight drives with the driver are not always the best option on this course; a fair range of clubs is required. As the course is situated on the Yarra Floodplain, in winter, the ball can get partially lost in the mud, but the green of late spring and early summer is just lovely, providing lush fairways. Also, the tee boxes have been and are being greatly improved. The practice facilities are not bad, with a decent putting green with a challenging slope, and a chipping area which has a pleasant location. Apparently, there are plans to put up cages for golf swing practice; hopefully, that will be sooner rather than later. The clubhouse, perfectly-set, is quite charming, with very pleasant staff and a nice atmosphere. People, inc. cyclists and walkers, come to while away the time, to sit and read. The clubhouse area offers spectacular sunsets, stunning views! If golf for you is the big, long drive, it would probably be more appropriate to go to another course. But if 'pleasant', 'not long', 'nice' and 'lovely' are what you are looking for, IGC, with its superb woodland setting, warm and cosy clubhouse, has it in abundance.
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I played here on the weekend and to my suprise, its quiet a good little course. Its nothing spectacular, but its challenging and makes you think about your shot selections. Not very many bunkers to worry about nor water, however there is a few well placed little ponds that make it more interesting. Plenty of OoB area's to keep you honest off the tees. The greens have recently been cored, however they were still reasonable quick considering. Some greens had a few pitch marks, and other holes (looked like someone hit a wedge off the green and make a hole) The tee boxes need some work. Some are level, others are in need of some attention.
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Played a round on 6 March 2014. It was our first time on the course and was relativly happy with it. A very short course and pretty forgiving even with the fiarways lined in trees. We tee'd of first light so no real issues with being held up although it did look quite busy when coming around onto the 10th with a bunch of group waiting to get away. My only real grip about the course is the layout, while it is hard to buid a course around a hill it feels like a bit of an afterthought to his directly down or up slopes and may catch a few of the less fit huffing and puffing. Most green were in good condition and fairways were as expected for a public course, stayed out of the sand but can't remember noticing any issues.
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Continuing my effort to really get around and see more of what the Melbourne golf scene has to offer, I played Ivanhoe GC with a mate on 16/03/2014. We started at 9:35am and finished by 1:30pm. We were paired with 2 others for the round, and had a really enjoyable day. I really liked the course. It's defenitely short, with five Par 3's and just the one Par 5, but I still felt the course was challenging enough for our standard of play. I actually finished with a score in the low 80's, the best score I've ever posted - so I would agree with others that it is a confidence building course! I thought the layout of the holes is quite well done. Even the short par 4's are challenging in their own way, with a handful of doglegs that got me in trouble from time to time. None of the par 3's were absolute "standouts" from memory, except perhaps the one in the closing holes which is slightly downhill after another short par 3. The tee boxes were my main concern, and I'm not usually picky when it comes to those types of things. Quite uneven and I could barely choose a place to tee the ball on some holes. The fairways were good, though a couple of times I would have expected a nice lie and got something far from it. The greens were okay, with only 1 or 2 looking a bit worse for wear. Overall, we declared we would play Ivanhoe GC again - it was a good experience. But we would probably continue looking to play courses for the first time around Melbourne to get a feel of what else is out there.
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Golf Course Details
Vasey Street,
Melbourne North East, VIC 3079, Australia
General: 0394997001