Melbourne South East
Chelsea Public Golf Course
9 Holes
PAR 32
1963 M
7 Reviews
Go somewhere else unless you like playing in ankle deep mud. It's in attrocious condition due to recent flooding where it was under 2 feet of water.
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OK so ignore the February 2006 reviews as that review was not for Chelsea as there is no on-course accommodation, 2 tier greens and I counted 5 bunkerless holes...etc Measures 2001m par 32 with four par 3s ranging from 121-171m and five par 4s ranging from 255-330m. Course gets extremely wet after heavy rains and the fairways were sloshy and most holes had surface water at least 30cm deep. Large areas of casual water did not make an enjoyable hit out. Greens are tiny and very slow. Teebeds are reasonably flat but many bare patches. Course conditioning is disappointing. There are 5 bunkerless holes (2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 9th) and there are 7 bunkers on the entire course. Holes worthy of mention or challenge include the 330m 1st with fairway bunkers left and right, out-of-bounds far left and water hazard on the right 220m off the tee to the green. The 168m 8th green is guarded by a bunker short right and long leftside. The 285m dogleg right 9th has OOB rightside of the right treeline however, the fairway is quite wide on the left to aim to off the tee to hit the bunkerless green. There is a strange internal out-of-bounds along the leftside of the 3rd and 4th fairways and the rightside of the treeline on the 9th fairway - must be there to protect the safety of other golfers who may collect a stray ball from those who want to take a short cut off those short par 4s. Played here 15/11/2010 with green fees $11 its a good course for the less frequent golfer. No real challenges for the serious golfers.
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Pretty good nick for an $11 public course. Greens are tiny, good pin placements, a few holes have some good bunkering and the Par 4's are fairly short and can be reached with a good drive. A Ok little course to hit 9 but not for a serious round.
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Chelsea Public Golf Course, fondly referred to by locals as “Royal Edithvale”, is a short course which is unthreatening but hard to tear apart. A feature of the course is its small greens which make for some tough par 3’s (6,7,8) although the par 4’s are too easy for bigger hitters. The kikuyu fairways provide a nice surface to hit from although chipping to greens requires precise landing to get avoid having to chip again.

Given the short distance the course would be ideal for youngsters looking to learn the game although you might want to keep a close eye on where other golfers are hitting as the cramped layout has its dangers. Most holes have trouble on the left so the course sets up beautifully for slicers but if you play a draw or hook you might want to throttle back on a few tee shots.

The course provides an interesting challenge for casual golfers and is a good place for those who play less frequently. More serious golfers may want to check out some of the surrounding courses in the area to fully test their game.

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A majestic course in the tradition of tpc@sawgrass,beautifully manicured bermuda f'way's,the course itself contains 450 bunkers and 12 lakes,some would say there are too many hazards I say just don't hit it in the s#$t,most greens are triple or quadruple tiered,and have recently been voted the best in the southern hemisphere.Designed by Pete Dye it is known as his greatest work to date,off course there is a casino,cinema,4restaurants,hotel,wedding chapel,tenpin bowling,massage therapy,strip club just to name a few.The club is members only costs around $45,000 which is quite a fair price, but like the mcc there is a long waiting list approx 16 years,but this course put's all other courses to shame.A feature is the par 4 first hole I rate it the hardest starting hole in australia at 280m with water crossing the f'way three times at around 200m,240m and 260m it demands precise shotmaking as do all the hole's here.

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Mmmm.. OK so the person who wrote the previous review wins.Why you say? because I made my way down to this course based on this and was a little confused?? Where did the lake go? and the bunkers? and the sculptured fairways? Maybe this review got placed under the wrong course, but in closing a cute family 9 hole course, not one for the serious golfer.

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Golf Course Details
Fraser Avenue, Edithvale
Melbourne South East, VIC 3196, Australia
Proshop: 03 9772 4242
General: 03 9772 4242