Our new 18 hole links provides a true Sandbelt experience for the public golfer from the beginner to a single figure handicapper.
Golf is a perfect family activity, it’s great fun for everyone. Sandy Hills Putting Course is a fabulous place to bring the whole family to enjoy mini golf on our huge natural green.
Sandy is proud to be the home of the Australian Golf Centre, the headquarters for Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia creating a total hub for all things golf.
Play a true Sandbelt golf course for a fraction of the price.
Sandy’s new course has been designed by Mike Cocking from OCM and built by the links staff of Royal Melbourne. The links features generous fairways, firm, fast greens, Sandbelt bunkering and is fun to play whether you are a beginner, a high handicapper or a serious golfer. Great course. Great fun. But don’t just take our word for it!
A gentle opening tee shot with lots of room if you avoid the two fairway bunkers leaving a short iron to a tricky green. The best approach is from the right hand side of the fairway. This as a hole to get your round started on the right footing.
A mid length par 3 from the middle or back tees. The tee shot is one that demands precision and plays slightly uphill to a raised green. As with all holes on the Sand belt, over the back should be avoided at all costs – this one is no exception.
This hole provides you an opportunity to open the shoulders a little. There is plenty of room left of the sandy waste that runs down the right hand side. The approach is again slightly uphill to a raised green that sloped back to front and left to right.
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A tricky par 4 dogleg left to right. A tee shot down the right hand side will be blocked out from seeing the green but a good tee shot on the fairway will give you a look at the green with a short iron. Beware as your ball will run on once it hits the green.
An uphill right to left dogleg par 4 that has been the ruin of many scorecards. A relatively conservative tee shot to the corner of the dogleg will leave a mid iron approach to a gentle green. Two well played shots will have you smiling when walking off this green.
Don’t be fooled by the short length of this hole. The best tee shot will challenge the right hand side of the fairway to give the optimal line into the green. The green is one of the most exposed on the course and plays firm and fast. A precise wedge is required to have a chance at birdie.
The only hole on the course without a bunker around the green. It looks easy enough from the tee but the mounding on the front of the green, which slopes from front to back and left to right, diverts any but the most precise tee shots. Par is a good score here.
The longest par 4 on the course plays uphill all the way from the tee to the green. The landing area for the tee shot widens out after you get through the shoot off the tee. A mid to long iron approach landing near the front of the green will give you the best chance of making par. Don’t get greedy shooting at a left pin.
For those that knew the old course this hole is in the same place as the old tenth however visually it is a completely different hole. A short length par three that usually plays into the prevailing wind. A good tee shot here should give a decent chance at a birdie.
A straight away par 4. It is important to hit the fairway off this tee as there’s not much room once you stray. A short iron second requires precision to get the ball close to the flag. Beware a front right pin – getting close is harder than it first might appear.
The longest par 3 on the course and usually plays directly into a headwind. The smart golfer ignores the illusion bunker off the tee and lands it short of the green. Balls will feed onto and to the right from the front of the green.
A spectacular looking downhill par 3 which is already being heralded as one of the best on the sand belt. Landing your tee shot on this green is risky as it brings over the back into play. A tee shot to the front edge and a couple putts will have you gaining on the field.
Another opportunity to open the shoulders off the tee. Be sure to take note of where the flag is on the green before hitting the tee shot. The approach here is made a lot easier if your on the correct side of the fairway.
This mid length par 3 has a redan style green which slopes heavily from left to right. A good tee shot into the middle of the green will leave a tricky but makable birdie putt. Beware of hitting it over the back here, getting up and down is a tall order.
Another fantastic short par 4 where positioning off the tee far outweighs length. Challenge the lake on the right for the best line into the green. The green itself has a devilish false front and a lot of undulation.
A short, but not easy, uphill par 3. Depending on where the flag is located you will not see the bottom of the pin. This my look like an easy birdie opportunity but playing aggressively and not pulling the shot off will lead to a bogey or worse.
A dogleg right to left par 4 with an uphill approach to an upturned saucer style green. The landing area off the tee slopes subtly to the left. Only the longest players try challenge the corner and any miss hits usually result in chipping out of the trees.
While for some it is a drivable par 4, most birdies are made from having a wedge in from the middle of the fairway. The green slopes heavily from right to left so missing it in the green side bunkers will leave a very challenging up and down. This hole is aptly named “Avago” and it presents a good birdie opportunity.
“The double green’s obviously a bit of a highlight. I played a lot here when I was a kid. The original holes that are kind of still there but in the new style I really like.” – Geoff Ogilvy, 2006 US Open Champion
“I play Sandy Golf Links with three other ladies. We didn’t know each other but we just started chatting one day and now we play together twice a week which is lovely.” – Annie Aitken, Local Golfer
“Some of the other regulars at the course are always happy to say hello and ask you how your golf was and wish you well for the day.” – Liz Mitchell, Local Golfer
Please make sure you arrive, check-in and are ready to play 10 minutes before your tee time.
At Sandy we only have one desire and that is for you to enjoy yourself and leave with a smile on your face.
We understand that golfers at Sandy have varying playing abilities and all we ask is that you keep up the group directly in front of you.
We are very proud of our course and we ask you to take a sand bucket and repair your divots as you play. If you make a pitch mark on the green please repair before you leave the green.
Driving Range: The most fun you can have hitting a golf ball.
Our new range has 30 undercover bays with the practice fairway featuring target greens with bunkers. When you’ve finished your practice move up to the cafe for a cold drink or light refreshment. Open Monday 11.00am – 5.00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 7.00am – 5.00pm and Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm.
All 30 bays are fitted out with the latest in Top Tracer technology. Track the flight of your ball, play closest to the pin, virtual golf or challenge a friend to an online competition. When you have finished download your data and compare to previous sessions.
The Australian Golf Centre is equipped with state of the art technology such as Trackman and Zen Green Stage to provide detailed feedback to accelerate your improvement.
- Private coaching
- Golf schools
- Get Into Golf adult program
- MyGolf junior program
The PGA has partnered with the best equipment manufacturers in the industry to provide an unparalleled club fitting service.
Featuring the industry benchmark Trackman radar system to assist with the club fitting process we can provide evidence based recommendations for your golf equipment.
The PGA features over 150 individual shafts and 150 individual heads so there is a large amount of club fitting options available to us.
At present we have fitting options available for Titleist, Callaway and Taylormade.
We will test for loft, lie, shaft properties such as length, flex, kick point, weight, head design and grip type. All the time working to optimize your ball flight for distance and accuracy.
A friendly, relaxing place to sit down and enjoy a barista-made coffee or choose from our delicious selection of hot and cold food, which can enjoyed inside or on our alfresco terrace with wonderful views over the course and driving range.
Our Breakie Slider and Coffee Combo is the perfect snack as you make your way to the first tee. Or take an extra 30 minutes and sit down to our All Day Breakfaste accompanied by fresh fruit juice and coffee.
Sit down to a cold beer or glass of wine and enjoy a tasty meal from our café menu, the perfect way to end your day at Sandy.
the true Sandbelt yourself