Famous for an area simply called the Sandbelt. Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs were sprinkled 20 million years ago with red bluff sands that determined its destiny, providing a canvas for the greats of golf course design to shape one masterpiece after another in the 20th century. The rolling dunes produce a signature mix of classic links and hearthland layouts with penalizing rough wrapping fairways all the way up to sprawling bunker-protected greens with complementing collection areas. At the head of the class is the illustrious works of Dr. Alister MacKenzie, who stylishly honed his craft here and place in history as one of the world’s most celebrated golf course architects. The city shares a rich sporting heritage in its culture. A visit to Melbourne will likely combine great golf in the morning with an afternoon spectator sport experience, whether it is attending the ‘footy’ at The MCG or the annual Australian Open and Grand Prix that dot the calendar in the early part of each year. Like everything in Australia, the golf visit will be welcoming and people refreshingly down to earth when you consider the serious golf credentials they boast.