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“Inexpensive and remarkably good golf course” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yarra Bend Golf

Yarra Bend Golf
Ranked #3 of 5 things to do in Fairfield
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Melbourne's premier public golfing facility with an 18 Hole Golf Course, State of the art Driving Range and 36-hole Adventure Mini Golf!
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Inexpensive and remarkably good golf course”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2012

I've played hundreds of rounds here and it never ceases to amaze me how well they keep it given the amount of traffic it gets. Built, partially, on the grounds of a former lunatic asylum, the course is about 5kms from the city centre in a fantastic green sward that is the pride and joy of inner Melbourne.Brilliant views of the Yarra and lots of native birds are highlights.
The course is not long, but challenging enough, even for good players. A tip is to go just before lunch time - there always seems to be less of a crowd then.

Thank garybMelbourne
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“One of the Best Public Courses in Melbourne”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

Should have the address changed on this TripAdvisor page - nowhere near Frankston at all! The course is actually in Fairfield.

Played here a few times and really enjoyed it, I'm a high-handicapper but dropping rapidly and can still enjoy this course. A few blind tee-shots downhill make it interesting and the par 3 9th really tests your short irons.

Perhaps not as aesthetic as your Kingston Links but it sets you back $34 on Saturdays instead of $50 for some of the more well-known public courses.

Visited January 2012
1 Thank bongoey
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Horrible redesign for profit”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

The new course layout shows what happens when you put profit above morals. For generations the course remained unchanged with seamless transition from one hole to the next. Every hole having mature trees lining the fairways was beautiful to see. With new management now a driving range replaced the first hole and the entire layout was changed for the worse. It is really tragic and the course is no longer enjoyable. The place is also now run by kids (all look and act about 17 talking on mobile phones to mates while taking your money) and the maintenance is basically non-existent with old dead trees right in the fairway for weeks and dead grass right up to the greens. The small restaurant is now closed so hot food is out and no water provided on the course itself. I had planned to take my Dad to this course when he visited overseas, but will now be taking him to a different course. I will never be going back. If you can put a heritage overlay on a home, you should be able to do the same for an historic golf course.

Visited January 2012
1 Thank europecouple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“one of the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2011

Great public golf course and even better now it has a driving range. Always amazes me how close you can play to the city, along the river, and around the bat colony. If your not in the best physical shape a electric cart may be handy, there are some long and steep holes to navigate through

Visited August 2011
Thank taqueeney
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