The Takeaway: Woodlands is just a fun course. With some gettable par fours, a nice routing, and terrain that has just enough movement to keep players engaged, Woodlands is like comfort food; it doesn’t dazzle but always feels good. Grade B+
Designer: Rowley Banks & Sam Bennett in 1913
Cost: Private Private with visitors welcome $80 AUD - $230 AUD Click for membership information
Phone Number: 61 3 9580 3455
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Woodlands Golf Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 109 White Street, Mordialloc, Victoria 3195
Accolades: Ranked 15th in Australia by Golf Course Gurus.
What to Expect: Often overlooked in the mix of Sandbelt courses, Woodlands is a sporty track with some great holes; particularly the short par 4s and the one-shotters. The course is laid out on gently moving terrain which lends itself to being a nice walk, especially given the relatively modest length and comfortable routing. As evidenced on the opening holes, Woodlands doesn’t enjoy a very secluded setting with a busy road bordering the property but the number of trees on the property help buffer some of that. As you work your way deeper into the course you get to the quieter end of the property and enjoy the interaction with nature and the holes more. A variety of different birds call the course home and often fly overhead or can be heated squawking at your golf swing. As if commonplace among the Sandbelt courses, Woodlands features greens with edges that run off onto tight chipping areas that will test your short game, but perhaps the one word that describes it best is fun. It is simply a design with fun holes while still staying true to its classic design roots. When golfers go to the Sandbelt of Melbourne there are four main courses players seek to visit; Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath, Victoria, and Metropolitan. But there is more to see in the area and Woodlands is among those at the top of the list to add to your itinerary.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 4th Hole – 275 Yard Par 4 –
Best Par 3: 5th Hole – 184 Yards –
Best Par 4: 7th Hole – 373 Yards –
Best Par 5: 6th Hole – 559 Yards –
Birdie Time: 13th Hole – 323 Yard Par 4 –
Bogey Beware: 10th Hole – 437 Yard Par 4 –