Yarra Valley & Dandenongs
Warburton Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 69
5317 M


Warburton is a private course but green fee players, corporate groups and visitors are welcome. The original nine hole layout can be traced back to input from Alister Mackenzie. The course was extended to eighteen holes which opened in 1970. After a fire in the original bluestone clubhouse a new clubhouse was opened in 1995.

The course is crossed in several places by narrow bubbling mountain streams. The original silo on the first is an icon of Warburton but the 443m par four 18th is surely its signature hole. The hole falls dramatically down the mountain to a flat area. The second shot must be played across a small dam and uphill to a small green. Many matches have been won and lost on this hole. The course is relatively short but golf is challenging with small greens and uneven lies.

It is a picturesque course which offers panoramic views to ease the pain of a bad day at the office, or give a sense of satisfaction if mastered.

Tee times are readily available through the week and visitors are able to enter the Saturday comp provided they have a current handicap. Bookings are essential on weekends and Wednesdays.

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13 Reviews

The course is in very good condition and now open for play seven days per week. For those who find the "slope"rating not to their liking, golf carts are available.  This Club has very attractive memberships for those between 18 and 35 years of age.

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Can't give 4.9 stars out of 5 so went the full 5. Unsure if this is an under-rated track but if it's not rated as an absolute gem, then that fits well. From the city, a very pleasant drive out east (just over an hour without traffic). Gentleman in the shop couldn't have been more friendly, and refused to take my money for a couple of balls out of the used ball bin. Unnecessary kindness but certainly well received. As for the course, one hell of a lot of fun. A lot of thinking to be done to get around this track. Low numbers are very possible with the right strategy, which isn't always driver and in fact is very seldomly driver off every tee. Greens were absolutely pure for a country track. Deceptively speedy and everything on line went in; everything off line didn't. Fairways were a touch patchy but we rolled it over and had no problems at all. No bunkers on the course (unless I missed them). This course penalises you with tight tree-lined fairways rather than long rough and hazards, which keeps the lost balls to a minimum. I lost one ball over the fence on the 14th, and the other times I missed fairways it was a punch or having to pull something else out of the bag. That's my style of golf - punish with punch outs not penalty shots and a dozen lost balls. The 18th, as said below, is the highlight. FYI - for bigger hitters, driver is probably just too much club. 3-wood gets the job done. The 1st is a great starting hole, where driver is a risk/reward that if you get wrong, bogey or worse is a lock. The natural overhanging tree framing on the drive of the par-4 4th is a beauty, the 5th is a very tough 205m par-3 that almost doglegs around a tree and requires a very well-struck long iron/wood, the 8th is a beauty of a par-5 that requires a lot of thought for laying up or taking it on, and there are some gems on the back nine too. Absolutely beautiful, peaceful setting. Yes it probably would get quite boggy and cold in winter, but at 7.30am on a lovely early March day it was idyllic. It might be obvious that I absolutely loved this course and I imagine all golfers of all abilities would. I regularly play at a well-known Sandbelt course, off a fairly low handicap, and in 14 months in Melbourne this was my most enjoyable 18 holes.
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This course defies physics - somehow it feels like you are hitting uphill for 18 holes straight! The course is easy and tough simultaneously as the layout is not threatening, low/moderate amount of hazards, big fairways, however the walk is a killer - unless the weather is just right! We seem to play here in some of the most atrocious weather and it makes it more a battle of atrition rather than 'fun'. I think 3 of our 4 hurt ankles/knees the last time! (no fault of the course). When its sunny though, whoa mama, what a sight. Right up there with scenery - beautiful vistas/views, lovely aged trees, just stunning. Its in a variety of 'knicks'. Some parts are well maintained, some are a bog once it rains. But folks, all of that is merely irrelevant as ITS ALL ABOUT THE 18th! For good reason, the course is known for this hole alone. I remember playing as a young teenager and seeing how many balls I could smash of the mountain before getting told off. It really is the most satisfying thing to do with a golf club - teeing off the 18th at Warbie.
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The perfect course to play on a warm day in my opinion. Plenty of trees, scenic and a creek that runs through the course with the best and cleanest water I have ever tasted. It's well worth filling up your water bottle with some of this water, as it's sensational. The course itself hasn't got a bad layout, with some challenging holes, even if most of them are fairly short.
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Beautiful course and holds up very well in winter. Not usually overbooked so you can always enjoy a leisurely round without being hassled. You will need to bring all your driving power.
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Peaceful, pretty, warm and friendly. An excellent walk. Lovely 8th hole and the well known 18th makes your blood rush. Not particularly long but the hills make it long enough. Take your ventolin with you!

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Golf Course Details
17 Dammans Road, Warburton
Yarra Valley & Dandenongs, VIC 3799, Australia
Proshop: 0359665800
General: 0359665800