Glen Waverley Public Golf Course

Melbourne, VIC | User Rating: Rate-2 (2.5) | Add A Review
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  • Name: Glen Waverley Public Golf Course
  • Region: Melbourne, VIC
  • Address: Corner of Waverley & Jells Roads
    Melbourne, 3150, Victoria, Australia
  • General: (03) 9560 7806
  • Holes: 18
  • Metres: 5149m
  • Par: 68
1. JBHManagerGWGC | Rated | 29 Jul 2013 | Add A Review

Malky Thank you so Much for your feedback.
you will be please to know I have addressed your concerns with the staff member involved and am currently working on a solution to the problems with our booking system.
I expect to have these improvements implemented by early September.
in the mean time if you would like to come and see me in the pro shop this Saturday 29.07.13 I would like to offer you a pro-shop voucher for your troubles.

Regards Jamie
GWGC Manager

2. Malky | Rated | 17 May 2013 | Add A Review

Where do I start with GWPC? Not in the morning!!!
Booked and arrived for a 7.30am tee off on Sat 11 May – was rudely told by the young guy at the Pro-Shop that we don’t have a booking, that we need to line up and take it from there. Wonder why you have to pre-pay then?
That was fine, until we tee’d off at 7.45am as a two – despite asking two others waiting if they wanted to join us – behind many groups of fours.
Stuck to "immediately behind the group in front, not in front of the group behind" mantra – came in to the Pro-Shop at 10am after the shorter of the 9’s… then was told in a slap-dash sort of fashion, "yeah, you’re after these guys on the tee now" for the front 9… still in our two.
We putted out our 18th hole at 12.45pm – after a side chat on our 17th hole (the 8th) where the course marshal asked if we had been a hole behind the group in front of us? We were approaching and on the green – the group in front had just tee’d off on the 9th. We were also asked why we weren’t in a three or four – politely told the CM that it wasn’t our job to manage the players on the course.

Word of advice to the management of GWPC – get your house in order, book tee times and fill the sheets so that it maximises the number of players on the course in the optimum spacing.

Aside from this, the course is in very good nick, apart from the 10th green, which is the worst on the course. Temporary temporary 13th green was played (yes, it was a temporary temporary green!) which is nearly driveable for most players capable of hitting the big dog straight.

If you plan on starting your round any time before 1pm at GWPC, make sure you cancel any appointments that afternoon.

Gets 3/5 if you play after 1pm on a weekend.


  • Fairways in great condition
  • Most greens in great condition
  • Cheap and accessible


  • Slow, slow, slow, slow and slow
  • Poor timesheet management by proshop staff
  • Pre-pay for walk ups on back 9
3. safc | Rated | 24 Jun 2012 | Add A Review

No a great day out. I found the manager in the golf shop unfriendly and slightly arrogant – not a great start to the round.

The course was busy – seemed to be a lot of Chinese people on the course in very slow foursomes. Tried to get let through but they didn’t want to oblige. Therefore a very slow round on a rain sodden course.

Not as good as some of the other local courses in the area.

4. jbow | Rated | 16 Aug 2011 | Add A Review

Played gw yesterday. Condition of course was terrible. Have played the course many times in the past, but dont think i will go back again. As a matter of fairness, people should be told about the temporary greens (10th hole that is impossible to putt on), before they hand over there money. Much to my dissapointment, the most challenging hole on the course, (5th) has been altered. A tricky elevated green, has now been replaced by a flat boring one. A sad demise to a course that used to be a pleasure to play.

5. riversdale_naga | Rated | 22 Apr 2011 | Add A Review

Played here today in a Rotary Charity Day. My mate mistakingly told me that it was a 4BBB at Waverley (private). Little did he know that there was a proper Waverley golf course.

Long story short, this is the type of course that starts eating disorders. People throw up everywhere when they look at the fairways, and then they are haunted by the memories, and so on so forth. There really is nothing good about this course. If it weren’t for the fact it was for a charity day, then I would have demanded my money back. Everything is overpriced, the staff aren’t exactly receptive, and dogleg seems to be the only word in the architect’s golfcabulary.

All jokes aside, everything is a dogleg with the exception of a few holes (mostly being par 3’s, and even then I’m sure the designer tried to dogleg that.)

Play here if you are just starting the game…and then don’t go back.


  • ...the greens weren't mud...?


  • ...the rest was...

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6. Your_Average_Joe | Rated | 02 Mar 2010 | Add A Review

The course was definately the worst that I have seen it, but am told it is in much better condition than it was a few months ago. The course is a great beginners course, offering some longer holes, but overall is quite short.

Course is a prepay course on weekends, but gives the additional surprise of charging extra to pay over the phone, and when questioning this I got quite a terse response from the staff member.

7. HotPies | Rated | 23 Apr 2009 | Add A Review

The post below me is true with the fairways, but is getting better. The water supply caught a green algee in the water and they couldnt water fairways, greens only during the summer.

But still a good place tgo learn the game, some lonish holes on the front, alot shorter & tighter on the back. But still some fun

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8. Golfkeener | Rated | 31 Mar 2009 | Add A Review

Not good condition. Hardly any grass on the fairways. Will not waste the time.

9. tealeaf | Rated | 20 Oct 2008 | Add A Review

Played there today. Glen Waverley Golf Course was actually the 1st course I’ve played at and even though I’ve played at many different courses since, it still holds sentimental value. The condition of the course was probably the best that its ever been. There is good grass coverage on most of the fairways, whilst the greens were in good shape though most of the greens are the front 9 needed a mow (the greens were extremely slow). Its a good course for beginners or those in need of a tune-up or confidence boast. I would rate this course prob 11-12/20. Its worth a visit once or twice a year.

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10. IFYARECKON | Rated | 17 Jul 2008 | Add A Review

As with a lot of Melbourne courses at the moment, is struggling for grass coverage in a lot of places. Enjoyable layout and given some more water, would be worth a return visit.

11. StewyGriffin | Rated | 22 May 2008 | Add A Review

one of melbournes better public golf track, Lots of water on course to drought proof. Does get a little boggy in the winter months but better than most around

12. leroy8888 | Rated | 23 Mar 2008 | Add A Review

Greener than most public courses in Melbourne but still only in average condition. Greens are very nice although a lot of duck droppings in the first nine holes which makes for very interesting putting :) Overall an easy challenge with nice wide fairways and simple bunkering.

13. nik1981au | Rated | 10 Dec 2007 | Add A Review

Played it on the weekend. Wasnt overly impressed with it. Has a huge practice green which was great. Loved one of the par 5s which has a fairway so wide you could really open up and swing free and not worry too much about where it landed, only issue was the green which was a temp one in the middle of the fairway which was exactly that, fairway.

Very short holes but some well placed trees can put the big hitters in trouble when trying to cut straight to the green… of which i found every single one.

Greens were well kept though and its a rather scenic course.

14. DanMCMLXXX | Rated | 02 Sep 2007 | Add A Review

GW is a pretty flat course which i dont mind playing! I come ere abit and just play the front 9 during the weekdays which i enjoy to play as it has some length to it with the par 4’s averaging 350+ metres in length. The back 9 is alot shorter except for the 10th Hole par 3 at 190 metres. Overall its not that difficult suiting beginners and the average golfer with the wide fairways but most golfers will find something to like about playing ere. Also the green fees is very affordable aswell!

15. rodabiwreb | Rated | 08 May 2007 | Add A Review

A group of 4 of us have been playing here over the summer and must say that the course has held up well with the water problems.

The staff all seem well trained and even sold 1 of our group a set of clubs which were all lie angled and shaft tested before he could take them away,and as a result he is now winning the stubbies at the end of the game….dammit.

I had a lesson from the Pro,Phil Wright which was an experience the likes of which Id never had before,he is the only Leadbetter Instructor in Aust,and he filmed my swing,we had a look at it on the computer,and a few days later he had produced a DVD for me to keep with the changes and drills on it…..beleive me its new and Ive had many lessons and this was the best $70 I’ve ever spent.

The management run a number of courses in Melb,and my mates and I now have a regular booking at GW,and are rapt with the fact that we get a well watered course,efficient staff service,and a golf pro who is spot on with latest swing techniques.

Well done GW

16. bugayev | Rated | 19 Nov 2006 | Add A Review

I've been playing Glen Waverley once or twice a week for the past couple of months now.

Every Sunday, you can be guaranteed a nice long wait between holes, an absence of etiquette, and increasing frustration..

The course itself is excellent - not the most challenging I have ever played, and indeed the back 9 is one of the easiest I've seen. I often manage to drive the 16th green with a tail wind, and my playing partner manages most greens in 2. Most greens and fairways are in great condition, regularly maintained and watered. There's a temporary green on the 5th and this has shortened the hole by almost 100m, but the new green certainly looks a corker!

What lets Glen Waverley down is its staff and management - the pro seems to be off the mark, the pro shop staff spend more time on the phone than serving paying customers, and more often than not pre-booked pairs are forced to play together whilst mates of the staff playing solo can walk straight on.

Membership of the club is available but seems not to have any benefits - green fees must still be paid, there are no discounts, and no priority tee times.

Overall, I'm fairly disappointed with the regular extended wait times (30 minutes between 9 and 10 anyone?) and will be looking for a new weekend course. Glen Waverley is great for a quick round before work, but steer clear on the weekend if you can.

17. schroding | Rated | 15 Aug 2005 | Add A Review

Well the conditions `were' ok a month ago but last weekend was a bit of a disgrace. The fairways and many of the greens are so water logged that it makes for more frustrating than challenging play in the wet.

There are many areas of GUR, it was amusing (or depressing?) to find areas of grass that were wobbly to touch and was like a magic carpet.

The green on the 9th is so muddy that there is a 3 m diameter temporary `green' on the fairway.

The back 9 is a bit better but still soggy.

I wont play there again after it's been raining.

oh.. they also charge a $6 weekend booking fee on top of their $18.50 18 hole green fee. so it still works out to be $20 if booking for four.

18. ronj44 | Rated | 11 Aug 2005 | Add A Review

If you are looking for a course that will suit styles from beginner to intermediate, then this is the course for you.

Some intersting little par 4's, a couple you can drive if you have the wind, mixed with some tricky greens & a couple of well laid out par 5's makes for a very enjoyable round.

A very popular course so make sure you book in advance. Good on course facilities with friendly staff to help you out.

On the downside, it can get a bit wet & soggy during the winter months, due to the clay base.

Other than that, make sure you try this little gem out, I'm sure you will enjoy.

19. schroding | Rated | 24 Dec 2004 | Add A Review

I like the design of this course but the condition of the greens at the moment leave a bit to be desired. The sprinkler heads that are about 15 cm in diameter and sunk into the fairways are rather annoying although they are of course considered immovable obstructions.

20. ronrat | Rated | 06 Apr 2004 | Add A Review

Course suffers (like most courses at the moment) with drought. Particularly the back nine but the benefit is you get heaps of run if you hit it down the middle. Not particularly hard to play distance wise. In an attempt to "harden" the course there is heaps of grass on the greens and they are somewhat slower than what we are used to. It provides some challenge. What I will say is that the sand in the bunkers is the best I have played in on a public course in Melbourne. Credit to staff for that, makes up for the poor service in the well stocked clubhouse although you can buy beer there. Bring your own ice. My stubby was hot.

21. Cash_Converter | Rated | 05 Feb 2003 | Add A Review

I must have played 500 rounds at this course while I was growing up. An easy place to play with only 1 par 5 and 5 par 3's, the 10th by far the hardest at around 180 meters. Most of the holes are very short par 4's but the 4th and 5th are 2 very testing. The 4th is a long straight par 4 and the tee aims you into the rough on the right hand side, the green is long and skinny and 2 putts here is not a given on any day. The 5th is probably the best hole on the course. The tee shot demands a right to left shot setting up a mid to short iron to a severly sloping green from back to front. The green is elevated and any shot left, right or long is near impossible to get up and down. The 18th is a par 3 and makes a great place to sit and enjoy a beer as the rest of your social group finishes the round. Not the type of course you would drive more than an hour to play but well worth it for teh begginner and social groups. Be warned though, it is a public course and as such rounds can be quite slow unless you get off early doors.

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