Bring your golf clubs to Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges to make the most of a diverse range of scenic and well-established greens. Within an easy drive of Melbourne and all available on a green fees basis, local courses range from championship-standard to smaller, easier nine and 18-hole layouts.

Fairways, falls and kangaroos

Strategically placed river gums, challenging feature holes and abundant water hazards add character to the well-maintained courses as do the sleepy resident kangaroos that can often be seen at Hepburn Springs Golf Club, an uncrowded course surrounded by native bushland.

Creswick's RACV Goldfields Resort boasts a course designed by internationally renowned golf course architect Tony Cashmore, which is laid out amongst the beautiful surrounding forest. The quality grass greens of Trentham Golf Course, lying in the shadow of the nearby waterfalls, offer enough challenges to test most skill levels.

On the doorstep

For courses a little closer to Melbourne, try the Eynesbury Golf Club, the Goonawarra Public Golf Course in Sunbury, the Melton Valley Golf Club or the Kilmore Golf Club just north of the city.

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