Craigieburn Public Golf Course

Melbourne, VIC | User Rating: Rate-3 (3.0) | Add A Review
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  • Name: Craigieburn Public Golf Course
  • Region: Melbourne, VIC
  • Address: Craigieburn Road
    Craigieburn, 3064, Victoria, Australia
  • Proshop: (03) 9308 2774
  • General: (03) 9308 2386
  • Holes: 18
  • Metres: 6130m
  • Par: 72
1. KiwiinMelb | Rated | 16 Sep 2014 | Add A Review

For $27, this course is well worth a visit.

The most surprising aspect of this course were the greens. For the price we paid, they represented outstanding value. They ran true and pretty quick, no mean feat for September after a reasonable amount of rain during the week.

No there aren’t any bunkers, but is that a bad thing on a public track – where their maintenance can be really hit and miss? I say not. In no way is getting up and down easy. A vast majority of the greens are elevated, and short-siding yourself here (as I did a few times) means real trouble. It is quite patchy in places but roll it over as we did and it’s no issue.

Couldn’t disagree more with a previous poster that it’s vulnerable to being ripped up by a low marker. We played off the back tees and whilst the first few holes were reasonably sedate, it bares teeth from the 8th onwards. On a really wind day it would be a brute, I’m certain.

The front nine does get a bit par-four laden but it’s not a big issue. 1st is a great starting hole, and 18 is a great finishing hole where I’m certain a few hole-in-ones have kick-started a big night at the bar.

The pro was a friendly fella and we played with two members who couldn’t have been better blokes. They even left with our numbers for a hit in the future.

Those with golf egos can stay away, but myself (single figure marker) and mates had a great time. As I said earlier, represents great value at a scratch over $25.

2. BigT | Rated | 06 Feb 2014 | Add A Review

Okay, 2 years on since my last review and I must say, the course is in excellent condition for February, despite the heatwave(s) in January. Fairways and Greens in good shape and there is plenty of run.New resident Pro is very helpful and has had some influence on course conditions.

3. BigT | Rated | 06 Feb 2012 | Add A Review

Playing this course 6 months ago, it was in the best condition seen in years, however after playing there last week, I will avoid it – the greens are now all patchy, looks like they are not watering them enough.

4. nuffert | Rated | 18 Sep 2011 | Add A Review

Played the front 9 here yesterday, we only got around 9 because it was way, way too windy. Straight drives were ending up 2 fairways over.

Front nine is solid, fairways are in good condition as are the greens. They look slick but rolled quite slow though.
Every green on the front was raised, they obviously have drainage issues in the winter.
Course is fairly straight and with only immature trees, it’s relatively easy. Back 9 actually looks more interesting than the front.
Decent course but it’s a long way from Melbourne and there are plenty of better courses closer to the City. I would probably liken this course to Goonawarra.

5. Jofa | Rated | 30 Apr 2011 | Add A Review

Played here a couple of days ago,
the course is in fantastic condition. Fairways were consistent and well looked after. Greens were a good pace and not too much damage.
That being said it was a fairly straight forward course and low handicappers would tear it apart.

There is no bunkers on this course.

Great course to play and nice and wide for beginners


  • $20 for 18 during weekdays
  • Well maintained
  • Better then most public courses


  • No Bunkers
6. seano24 | Rated | 18 Jan 2010 | Add A Review

Greens are very patchy. Good tees and fairways. All holes are very basic and very straight. Not sure how they can class a par 4 at 431m when it directly follows a 426m par 5. Both straight (surprise!)with nothing to them.

7. dsa4139 | Rated | 04 Nov 2008 | Add A Review

Has improved quite a lot based on the previous reviews I see here. There is now a water recycling facility which makes course condition less of an issue. Interesting mix of holes and lack of tall trees means that you can afford to drive relatively wayward and still be able to have a chance of making par.

Nice mix of holes which requires length, intelligence and the ability to be able to make some more interesting shots (can be windy sometimes and course undulates at some points). Overall, very nice course.

8. jaygolfer | Rated | 30 Nov 2006 | Add A Review

I am a big fan of this course, right from the first hole. It requires you to use most of your clubs throughout the day.

Fairways and greens have always been in good condition when I have had a chance to get down there.

I don't think length is an issue. Some holes require a nice hit with the big dog, and most others are very reachable without. However, the air seems to get heavier than usual there in the winter, and you will need to take a club or two extra, or you will fall short of the green.

I look forward to my next outing there.

9. davphill | Rated | 14 Nov 2005 | Add A Review

Having played here intermittently for over 10 years it is a delight to report that the course has improved out of sight!

So much so I committed to becoming a member this year, yes it's a long course and a test of stamina, on windy days it can be a beast, but overall a course that is continuing to improve.

10. titleist182 | Rated | 03 Feb 2005 | Add A Review

This course is great. 10 years ago this course was a shocker. But now it is frab.

The ground staff have done a great job. I mean it is no perfect but it is one long course. The staff are nice and give a helping hand. When I played there last the new fairways on 14 and 15 had just been open after being closed for about 1 month. They were supposed to be open in march, but they were 2 months ahead of time. And they have come up great. I suggest u play this course if u want a challenge for length.

11. craness | Rated | 24 Jan 2005 | Add A Review

Looking at the previous review of this course, I was compelled to write this to defend the course. I played the Craigieburn layout for the first time and I was surprised that the course is a lot better than stated in the previous review. There seems to be a lot of work being done on this course and the fairways are of quite reasonable condition, some of the holes have had fairways fully reseeded. There is still some holes currently being reconstructed, but the course has potential. The greens are of good standard and are quite true and fast. There is a combination of flat holes and undulating holes and is quite enjoyable course.

Standout holes:

1st - a 300m dogleg to the right uphill tee shot then down a gully is a great hole, there is no brown greens here.

8th - a long 407m hole that doglegs to the left with a tough green where anything over is punished by a 5 metre slope at the back.

9th - a good 370m uphill dogleg to the right, it is an exciting tee shot with OOB to the right.

12th - a mammoth par 5 of 496m, all shots are very challenging in the overall scheme of the design, a slight dogleg to the left, OOB to the left, second shot downhill and a green that has OOB at the back and a pond to the right.

18th - a very short 120m downhill par 3 over the creek to a very undulating green, a easy finish but a spectacular tee shot. Very easy to misjudge and over or under hit into trouble, also a very tough downhill put.


14th - Why would someone design a 430m par 4 hole when it is dead flat and into the wind, this hole should be reduced in length.

1st - The fact it's hole routing is the east, the tee shot at 7:00am in the morning is very tough with the sun in your face and affecting your view.

Overall this is a very good course, I was worried when reading the Undertakers review when my playing partners organised a game here. But at 6142m par 72 (ACR73) it is a long public course, but I found the fairways are quite wide and you get a bit of run on them, and most lies on them were good. There is a lot of potential, and seems like there is work being done to improve the course. However there are no bunkers, there seems that there was bunkers, but there are a lot of grass bunkers.

For $22 for 18 on the weekend and $14 for 18 on weekdays it is reasonable value for a challenging round of golf.

12. undertaker | Rated | 14 Jan 2005 | Add A Review

This course has to be by far the worst course that I have ever played (Nov/Dec 04). The green on the 1st hole was brown dead grass. No signage anywhere advising the golfer where the tees are.

The fairway reminded me of a farm paddock that has just been mowed.

Even if this was the only course left on earth, I would not play there again.

To some I may seem harsh, but I believe in being truthful.

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