The term "Hidden Jewel" was first used by renowned golf course critic, Tom Ramsay to describe the Spring Valley Golf Course.
Located in the heart of the Melbourne sandbelt, Spring Valley is a fine example of the work of Vern Morcom the son of Mick, the famous constructor who put all of Alister Mackenzie’s work on the ground in Melbourne.
For those who relish the topography at Royal Melbourne they will find Spring Valley to be a flatter course much like Kingston Heath which is just down the road. Morcom crafted some of his finest bunkers and greens here. Ben Crenshaw, himself, is an admirer of Morcom’s work at Spring Valley and made a special trip to see the course and to study his work. The holes demand well shaped shots from the tees and the irons to the flags must be played with precision.
Spring Valley is what would be referred to as a traditional course. That is something very much back in fashion and a characteristic to be admired.