Yarra Bend Golf Course

Yarra Bend Golf Course details

18 Holes
PAR 70
5538 M
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The Yarra Bend Golf Course is situated in Yarra Bend Park, only 4 kms from the Melbourne CBD. The majestic Yarra River hugs the edges of this scenic course, providing picturesque views of the river and rocky cliffs.

Well known as one of Melbourne’s premier public courses for years, Yarra Bend features the highest quality greens and sculptured fairways. The course provides different levels of challenge to satisfy the avid golfer, whilst providing an enjoyable game for beginners.

A feature of the course are the par 3 holes. These holes provide an opportunity for you to quest for the perfect tee shot straight to the elevated greens. If you are short from the tee, an exciting up-and-down approach is needed to hit the green.

On the par 4 holes (2nd, 6th 12th and 15th), your drive will be over a small crest. Follow your ball down and see the hole open up to a sunken green, with a backdrop of steep escarpments, the river and bushland.

A fully stocked On-Course Pro Shop is located at Yarra Bend and offers a range of clubs, bags, clothing and other accessories for all golfers. At the Cafe you will find cappucinos, hot food, sandwiches, cold drinks and other snacks.

56 Reviews

People Expect far too much from a public Golf Course!

For a public Course Yarra Bend is absolutely spectacular. The course is maintained beautifully, I must mention how fantastic the practice facilities are too.

As someone who plays this course every week my only complaint is against those who play the course not those who run it:

if your group of 4 is slow and there is a 2 ball behind you for the love of god let them through!

Do not drag your trolley across the green!

Do not drive your cart on the green!

If you drive onto the incorrect fairway the group playing that hole has right of way!

I'm happy to report in recent weeks that staff have been driving the course encouraging slow players to speed up.

If you want to be a golf snob who complains about everything go pay big $$$$ and join a club.

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Public Course practically located. Not the hardest course one could play. Bunkers need work. Now for the experience... 3hrs 15mins for 9 holes before we walked off, no staff at the tee off, or out encouraging speed of play. When we brought it to their attention, they actually wanted to argue with us! They then went back to watching cricket. I will never play this course again due to the obnoxious staff, whom hopefully soon recognise that they WORK IN A PRO SHOP!! It's only a couple of dollars and KM more for a better round of golf on all accounts. Management hopefully to sort.
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Slow and bumpy greens, all bunkers gur, $$32 green fees for a pig of a course which is alway busy... Spend some money on getting the bunkers and greens up to scratch. I vowed to never play here again but the course discount book with 2 for one tricked me into it. I don't really see a reason to go back here. Royal park is kept in better condition than this joke.
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Always a pleasure to play. Greens are in good nick. Tight fairways. slowish play. bunkers not so good. love location.
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Course plays really well now that the changes are complete and things have settled. Tee boxes are lumpy, divots & pitch-marks rarely repaired and the holes are rarely cut cleanly (prob due to high number of beginners & yahoo's that play). A good, fun course. Always enough to keep you entertained, but not what I would call challenging. I steered away from here for about 3 years given the pace of play (which would see me at 5-5.5 hrs!) and the drawn-out renovation. But the last couple of times I've played (admittedly toward the end of the day) have been fast-moving (around 4 hrs). Unlike a previous post - I like that there's a proper mini-golf being built. The training facilities are excellent and I can see how mini-golf will really help the kids get into the game. I personally will be bringing my 2 little-ones down often for some putt-putt! Only downside is the staff. Rarely are they anything but dour, sour or blunt. It sets you off with the wrong mindset to your round which could explain some of the abuse the course gets - if the staff don't care, why should you?
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Played Yarra Bend for the first time yesterday, a beautiful course with a great layout. A few of the par fours are a little short but there are a good number of doglegs and bunkers to keep you honest. Course is in fairly good condition, was a little disappointed with condition of some of the greens but this is to be expected at a public course and especially on so busy (people fix your pitch marks!) All in all a great day out and look forward to more rounds here in the future.
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Golf Course Details
Yarra Bend Road, Melbourne,
Melbourne, Australia
General: 0394813729