Melbourne Sandbelt
Metropolitan Golf Club
36 Holes
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OPEN DAY includes: Buffet Lunch - Winner and Runner Up Prizes

Metropolitan is a private club that enjoys a reputation as one of the best-conditioned and most beautiful courses in the country. Pure couch grass fairways with large, fast bent-grass greens that are hand-mown to the edges of the greenside bunkers add greatly to the challenge of the course.

In total there are 106 bunkers and almost every hole is flanked by huge stands of Australian native trees which provide sanctuary to many species of native birds.

Hole 1 Start
Hole 10 Start
18 Holes
PAR 72
6400 M
18 Holes
PAR 72
6400 M

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11 Reviews
andrew1969
Hole 1 Start
Played the meto on the 23/12/15 the best condition course ive played at .The staff where amazing & members where very friendly & 2nd hole par 3 was a treat. Also the club organize caddies for me & my son they where just a good as the course cant wait to go back for a second round soon thank you make & my son memorable golf day. 
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irishgolf
Hole 1 Start
Had my first exposure to Metropolitan at the weekend. In a word fantastic. Its the best Course I have experienced in Australia and I would even rate it up there with Royal County Down in Ireland.
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scenicpeak
Hole 1 Start
I have played Metro irregularly for the past 15 years. My sister rates it her favourite course of all. It's in my top 10 in Australia. It's amazingly difficult. The greens are really tricky and if you are on the wrong side of the pin in the afternoon then expect a three putt. I played an open day today with 150 players. I won with 35 points. The greens were very quick and started to go glassy. In that case there are greens and pin positions that are near unplayable. It is a glorious course. The fairways are without equal. Biggest disappointment of the day was 150 players paying $145 each and I won a book for first prize, which will sit in the boot of my car, hmmm, forever. Seriously? Fantastic course but even if you had $5 from each comp fee go towards prizes I'd walk out of there with a new driver, or bag, and some clothes. Rate the course a 5 star but that day a zero :P :P
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m1ke
Hole 1 Start
If you normally hack your way around public courses and have the chance to play a top course like Metropolitan as I did at a charity day yesterday then there are a few aspects to this type of course that you might like to know about to help you score. I certainly would have appreciated having this knowledge. 1. T-boxes - Are flat but not level. Public course T-boxes of course are a battlefield - neither flat nor level but you can often find a level setup amongst the bumps and hollows. At Metropolitan you won't be level and it affects your flight path. 2. Fairways - prepare to be delighted - immaculate carpet. Cut short and with plenty of roll - allow 10 to 20 meters of additional roll on your T shots and that may prevent you rolling into a fairway bunker. Most fairways were pretty generous and a pleasure to drive on to. 3. Fairway Bunkers - I didn't land in any, but they didn't look too deep unlike the green side bunkers. 4. Approach shots - really difficult for a public course hacker. The greens are rock hard (I didn't see a single pitch mark dent the whole day. Expect your approach shots to roll much further than you are used to - 10-20m of roll even with an 8 iron (I hit my 8 iron 135m). On many greens you will need to land before the green and roll up. The other aspect of approach shots is trying to avoid green side bunkers because ... 5. Green side Bunkers - you absolutely have to be able to hit high soft bunker shots. If you only practice one thing as preparation before your game let it be this shot - a 5m high shot that carries 5m and then rolls 5 to 10 m (if you are lucky). Several other reviewers commented on the hard pan and very thin sand layer in some bunkers. This happened to me twice and caused me to skull the ball 50m across the green, in both cases into impossible positions that eventually led to a pickup. The problem seemed to be more to the sides of the bunkers rather than the flat bunker centers but I have no clue how to play this shot other than maybe backwards to the fairway - you cannot get a club under the ball. 6. Chipping - don't chip, putt! The green fringes are better than the greens on some of the courses I routinely play. You can easily putt across 5-8 m of fringe and have a perfectly acceptable result. It took me about nine holes to work this out and my chips up until then had been a disaster because the greens are just so fast and the lies so tight. 7. Putting - it's really hard to convert a lifetime of slow green experience to putting on these greens. I think it's just a matter of putting the hours in practicing on fast greens but I'm sorry to say if you don't have that experience you are going to lose a lot of shots on three and four putts - try not to let it ruin your day. I tried all sorts of tricks like putting to a mark half way between me and the hole, but it doesn't really work because your brain is adapting to the greens as the round progresses and then you end up leaving them short. I hope this is useful advice and you enjoy your day, the views around the course and bird life are really special.
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leroy8888
Hole 1 Start
Lucky enough to play this course on a charity day. Lush and surprisingly generous fairways that are like carpet to walk on, greens that are firm, fast but as true a roll as you'll ever see. Challenging layout which will test your whole golf game but totally enjoyable experience. The only downside - lots and lots of bunkers but unfortunately not exactly in the best condition with variable sand depth. Some are absolutely penal with a hard bottom and you can't get under the ball no matter how hard you try.
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scenicpeak
Hole 1 Start
This is a beautiful sandbelt course. I think the bunkering is stunning and adore that the greens are mown right to the bunkers edge. You would struggle to ever play this course outside of immaculate condition. A gorgeous old golf course that easily stacks up in today's world.
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Melbourne Sandbelt, VIC 3167, Australia
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