And four reasons why Victoria's sandbelt is such a special place.
It almost goes without saying that the sandbelt is known globally for incredible architecture. Every golf course architecture student is required to study the sandbelt.
2. Course conditioning
Melbourne’s hard bouncy fairways and greens are so different to most places in the world that it challenges parts of your game that others don’t. You need to be creative to play many of the shots required around the sandbelt.
The close-cut bunkers with sharp edges falling off the greens is a sandbelt trademark and if you haven’t experienced it, you must.
4. Proximity to Melbourne
So many great golf courses so close to the best city in the world. Melbourne’s food, wine, arts, fashion and sports offerings are as good as anywhere I’ve been and when you add the sandbelt 20 minutes away from the Melbourne's central business district, why wouldn’t you visit?