Leongatha Golf Club

Phillip Island & Gippsland, VIC | User Rating: Rate-3 (3.5) | Add A Review

Situated 10 minutes from the towns of Inverloch and Leongatha and a two hour drive from Melbourne or the Mornington Peninsula down the South Gippsland Highway.

The club has practice facilities, a licensed clubhouse with function room available for hire, and a fully stocked golf shop with equipment for hire.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Name: Leongatha Golf Club
  • Region: Phillip Island & Gippsland, VIC
  • Address: Inverloch-Koonwarra Road
    Leongatha, 3953, Victoria, Australia
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  • Proshop: (03) 5664 3314
  • General: (03) 5664 3314
  • Holes: 18
  • Metres: 5785m
  • Par: 70
1. Sandplay | Rated | 01 Mar 2014 | Add A Review

Having had the pleasure of playing this course twice in the past six (6) months, (the Guest Day in November 2013 then on ’Bring A Lefty Day’ in late-February 2014) this reviewer has had a very, very positive experience and recommends you make the trip. Wide, open fairways kept in excellent condition. Challenging, lengthy layout that rewards good strategy ’off the tee’. Receptive greens to meet the approach shots you’ll play from fairways either above or below. Topping all this off is a level of hospitality that sets this Club apart. The dining room walls are adorned with boards that reflect this great Club’s pride in both its heritage and its membership. Among the best that country Victoria has to offer.

PROS

  • Enthusiastic, welcoming membership.
  • Native flora & fauna.
2. oli668 | Rated | 16 Oct 2013 | Add A Review

Although the weather was far from pleasant at certain times, i had a ball playing Leongatha Golf Club.
The santa ana fairways were perfect and it was clear that this course does not get the amount of traffic as the big smoke courses. I think my carpet at home would not have given me a better lie.
Finding the fairway was a huge incentive, as beyond the rough lays the frightening shrubbery, which was always scary and often unplayable.
The greens were great for the amount of rain and the recent coring. I only have myself to blame for the too often 3-putts.
My playing partners told me that the bunkers were quite good to play out of, although i thought that they could add a few more as some holes seemed a little bare.
The undulating terrain made the game interesting albeit a little tricky for the first timer. Beware of running out of room on a dog leg hole.
I will definitely be back.

PROS

  • Fairways
  • Undulating terrain
  • Interesting holes

Cons

  • Too many blind tee shots
  • 2 hours from Melbourne
3. jwunda | Rated | 20 Aug 2013 | Add A Review

A pleasant drive from the west, with rolling hills and farmland along the A440, we were met with an unpretentious clubhouse and friendly staff. The ground was soggy from the previous day’s rain and the greens were slow and bumpy. It could do with better drainage on its fairways.

4. SnapHooker | Rated | 29 Jan 2012 | Add A Review

Played here 27 Jan 2012 and was certainly very impressed. For those planning to visit, make sure your hybrid or 5W is working as you will use it off most tees. The person who said it was a hilly Woodlands was bang on the money.

Firstly those on here saying how tough the walk was might want to do some squat thrusts or something as there are more than enough flat and shady holes to rest on, only the very uphill par 5 6th tests you.

There are certainly a lot of doglegs, but sadly none really with a risk/reward scenario in trying to carry or work it around the corner. Too often a 200m drive to the corner left you with 100m in, and the doglegs were too tight to even try to carry. With some lengthening and tweaking of the doglegs the course would be an absolute gem, as the thick rough always provides the risk to aggressive plays.

Finally only having 2 par 5s let the course down a bit. 9, 10 11 or 12 could probably be tweaked as there is plenty of bush around to move the tees or greens back.

Favourite holes were the 16th (par 3 downhill over a gully (anything left, long or short runs off into Burke and Wills country) and par 5 18th (a good drive up the left opens the chance of carrying the dogleg 70m out to reach in two).

Would definitely go back next time I am down that way.

5. Gotoday1 | Rated | 16 May 2011 | Add A Review

Played the back nine a few weeks ago. Really good track. Greens are fast and fairways in immaculate condition. Plenty of holes that are nice and open so you can let it rip. You have to a bit of a think on quite a few holes – so don’t always go for the driver. Good bunkering too. Like the 18th – good dog leg par 5.

PROS

  • Good value
  • Beautiful countryside
  • Really fast green
  • Plenty of interesting holes
  • Not busy
6. ellimb | Rated | 28 Mar 2010 | Add A Review

Those who have review this course is absolute accurate. Couple of tough walking upwards holes. From the back white tee, is pretty long and will test your drives.
Much more trees and scrubs off the fairway than Kew but similar to Latrobe. Better cond. than La Trobe but lose out to Kew.
Played in the early afternoon and find too many spike marks near the pins.

7. Corsair1 | Rated | 26 Jan 2010 | Add A Review

Challenging course with little room for error as if you don’t stay on the fairway you are in a natural bush rough that is very difficult to find your ball. The greens are small that makes it hard to land on. the fairways are a delight to hit from but as they are Santa Ana fairways they are very soft to walk on and push you buggy. A good course for ride on carts.

8. scenicpeak | Rated | 17 Jan 2010 | Add A Review

This is a surprising course offering a hilly tight test of golf. There is no opportunity to free your shoulders however as every hole is tree lined by ball disappearing melaleuca forest. The fairways were in magnificent condition and the greens had a good coverage.
One the downside there are many blind tee shots (for a first time player very hard to know) and most holes have a tight dogleg negating any hit over 200m.

9. balnce | Rated | 02 Feb 2009 | Add A Review

Very challenging course with thick rough that eats up any wayward shot. As a result every shot is put under the microscope and position and accuracy are put at a premium. Joined up as a member in December and at $250 is a bargain for 7 day access. Fairways are immaculate, and greens are true but a bit on the slowish side. Greens are very small and 3 of the par fours are over 400 meters. Favourite holes are the 16th (signature hole) 145 meter par three from elevated tee to a sloping green that requires any misses to be right. Also 2nd hole which is a dogleg par 4 that requires a 2nd shot to a eleveated bunkered green and 18th hole which is a 500 meter par 5 that is impossible to reach in 2 as there is a dogleg right at the end. Very hard to play to handicap on this course

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10. fooozy13 | Rated | 27 Nov 2008 | Add A Review

Certainly a hidden gem, beautiful fairways and greens, but get a cart as its a bugger to walk

11. burtieboy | Rated | 12 Dec 2005 | Add A Review

Leongatha Golf Club is a hidden treasure only 10 minutes from Inverloch or Leongatha. It is the ideal golfing solution for visitors to South Gippsland or locals.

It's scenic layout presents a challenging par 70 course with wide fairways flanked by natural bushland that punishes a wayward tee shot. The well maintained greens have subtle contours that will test your putting skills.

Most holes have been converted to Santa Ana fairways making it an excellent all year round course that is a delight to play.

A fully licensed club house and bar caters for the 19th hole and the Friday night bistro is very popular.

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