We all like different types of sports and follow different teams – while some people like to follow NBA championships or Premier league, others prefer golf. Golf is a popular sport and its courses, all over the world, are some of the most unique locations a person can visit. There are plenty of challenges on every golf course, but some are, if not historic, very pleasant on the eyes. Golf courses often make use of what is available in the nature surrounding it and make the best of it. Sand dunes, rock and grass and the green as far as the eye can see, depending on the location in the world.
Australia has plenty of interesting golf courses, one of the major ones being Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Following are a couple of reasons as to why you should visit it.
The Royal Melbourne Golf Club is the oldest, continuous club in the history of Australia. Founded in 1891, it has had quite a history, of both hosting cups and tournaments, and in general, as a golf club. It was founded under the name Melbourne Golf Club with Royal being added in 1895. It is located in Black Rock, Victoria.
Being a historic golf course is a reason enough to visit one. Just like one would visit St. Andrews in Scotland, it would be a waste not to visit Royal Melbourne Golf Club if you happen to be in Australia and you love golf.
The golf course is a traditional 36 hole course and it is divided into two sides, East and West. The West course is ranked number 1 in Australia while the East one is number 6. The West course is also top 5 in the world.
The West course is the more famous of the two, older and exposed to more tournaments and events. However, after the East course was finished, it became popular, being held as one of the better courses, in Australia and the world. Needless to say, both courses are beautiful.
The Royal Melbourne hosted a plethora of tournaments, the Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship to name a few. It has hosted plenty of tournaments, but these two are among the more notable ones.
If you like golf and want to watch tournaments, the remote location of the courses allow for around 15000 spectators. That allows for more than just a couple of people for live spectating.
Playing With Friends
If there are no other reasons to visit a golf course or two, then playing golf should be one of them. Playing with friends, however, is much better, especially if you are unfamiliar with a course.
The Royal Melbourne Golf Club is one of the oldest golf clubs, definitely the oldest in Australia. It has a rich history and should be visited by any golf fan, active or a spectator.