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Burnley Public Golf Course

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Description Nine new championship greens, flat fairways, well bunkered, automatic irrigation. Located only mins from Melb, Burnley is a sleepy little 9 hole course that is not only perfect for the beginner golfer, but a challenge for the more experienced player with tough, undulating greens. Club and cart hire, lessons, practice facilities and BBQ facilities available. Social clubs, Burnley Golf Club and Burnley Womens Golf Club welcome new members and play competition Tues, Thurs & Sat. Guests are welcome. Yarra Leisure memberships also available. Bookings now available online at
Cnr Madden & Loyola Grove 
Burnley VIC 3121
Club Phone (03) 9205 5048
Professional Professional available for lessons
Hire Clubs with buggy $25, Buggies $5.60, Cart $28.50 nine holes
Practice Practice putting green, pitching green, bunker and nets. $4 for unlimited daily use of practice facilities only
Club House licensed, kiosk, fully stocked Pro Shop, social rooms available for hire
Green Fees Weekends & Pub Hols $29.50, $23 nine holes, Midweek $27.90, $21.80 nine holes, (Two for the price of one with Guide midweek only, excl pub hols). Midweek Concession excl pub hols $21.30, $16.40 nine holes
Saving $27.90
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Course Details

Holes 9
Length 2136
Back to Melbourne & Environs

Facilities, features and Course Review

TO BOOK A ROUND CALL (03) 9205 5048.

Burnley Golf Course is not the sort of golf course to take lightly.  Although it may look like a short little 9 hole city golf course lacking pure length, it’s new championship greens will test the very best golfers - come and test your game!

Nestled between Melbourne’s bustling central business district and the tranquil sounds of the Yarra River lies one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets. Burnley Golf Course is a quiet little 9-hole course that’s a perfect starting ground for the new golfer but still a challenge for the experienced.
Get out of the traffic and onto the course for a quick 9 holes or have a lesson with one of our fully qualified teaching professionals. Either way, you’ll enjoy a relaxed atmosphere at a golf course where you can always get a game.
Located only minutes from the CBD, Burnley Golf Course offers 9 or 18 holes. In addition to a challenging course, we offer a full range of training facilities and services to help you enjoy your time at Burnley Golf Course.

Burnley Golf Course features include;

* practice putting, chipping green
* practice nets
* fully stocked pro shop
* kiosk (hot / cold food and drinks)
* licensed premises
* PGA Professional available for lessons
* hire equipment
* hire equipment, carts and buggies
* free BBQ facilities
* social group players
* club membership

The course is open seven days a week, so call one of the friendly staff now to book a round on (03) 9205 5048


Compliments of Hacker Magazine
By Garry Kennedy

It had been quite a while since I had graced the fairways of Burnley Golf Course. A little parcel of land, home to nine tightly grouped holes of golf, its worth as a piece of real estate may, pound for pound, be one of the most expensive in Melbourne. But thankfully it’s still a little golfing sanctuary in the midst of city madness.


Mid-week and mid-morning on a beautiful winter’s day, it was a hive of activity when I visited. I watched a real mishmash of golfers set forth from the first tee. Retirees (mates and partners), young tradies, real beginners, some talented sporty looking types, groups of middle aged ladies and young teenagers. They were all getting their fix at this bastion for the weekend warrior right near the heart of the Melbourne CBD.

As I navigated the course there was a familiar feel and sound – the gentle hum of traffic and the rattle of nearby trains, pleasingly disturbed by the whack of a golf ball and the screech of a lorikeet. Forever let this little green wedge be the home for the hacker!

It’s amazing what’s squeezed into one little corner of this facility. Enter the main gate, metres from where you parked and you’re only metres from the first tee. But in between is a large practice putting green to your right (and practice nets beyond). As you approach the pro shop (come coffee shop and clubhouse) you pass an air compressor to clean your shoes and buggies before they’re packed back in the car. A nice touch.
There’s a good range of golf equipment and accessories for sale, all the usual bits and pieces you’d need for a round. Outside there’s a great artificial turfed area, complete with shade, tables, chairs and a BBQ. A coffee in the morning sun watching golfers begin their journey is a delight. Naturally you can hire carts and clubs too. To the right of the pro shop are toilets, small change rooms and a social club room.

I’ve been told for a while that the course is in good nick year round. Well I was there in the middle of winter and I couldn’t fault those observations. The couch fairways provide a great tight surface to play from, the greens were fast, hard and true. Around the fairway fringes the rough was as it should be – a little rough! I was surprised by the number of bunkers – all but a couple of holes have them in play and they were in good nick too!
The greens were tricky and testing – a great mix to sharpen up your short game.

The card for the nine holes plays five par fours to begin, with three par threes to finish abbreviated by the short par four eighth.

You can use the big dog on a number of holes, but there’s always trouble looming. On the first three holes pull it left and you are in trouble. Beyond netting to protect the road beside the first hole, a train line runs all the way past the second and every 10 mins or so a rattle, bells and a hoot interrupt the serenity.
At the back corner of the course, the third tee gives the best chance to really open up the shoulders, with your aim Melbourne’s tallest building poking through a gap in the trees in the distance behind the green.

On the fourth and fifth there’s a couple of old gums that guard the side of the fairway – be aware and play away from their gangly branches. The green setting of the fifth was a favourite.

Maybe Australia’s answer to Troon’s postage stamp eighth hole is here at Burnley. The sixth is a wicked little par three, slightly downhill, unbunkered but run off behind the green. At only a little over 100m and exposed to the elements, I bet it catches many a golfer off guard.

The closing hole is a real test – a par three of 180m from the back. It’s tight, tree lined and bunkered on both sides of the green. The out is a layup short right, leaving an uphill chip on for a chance at par.

After your round, as mentioned earlier, the outdoor area is a real hub of activity, surrounded by the putting green, the ninth green, the first tee and the pro shop. Thankfully the pro shop is licensed, so if the day avails, a coldie or cool drink under the shade on the outdoor tables, watching rounds start and finish as busy Melbourne happens all round makes a very enjoyable outpost.

I love nine holers and Burnley has to be one of Melbourne’s best. How lucky are we to have a slice of the great outdoors - a really well presented course and challenge set amongst a pretty parkland setting only a few kilometres from a bustling city? Long live Royal Burnley.