Australia – Metropolitan Golf Club
(Ranking - #10 Australia)
Widely regarded as one of the finest championship courses in Australia, it is located only 20 minutes from center of Melbourne - also in the "Sandbelt". Metropolitan enjoys a reputation as one of the best-conditioned and most beautiful courses in the country. Pure couch grass fairways with large, fast bent-grass greens that are hand-mown to the edges of the greenside bunkers add greatly to the challenge of the course.
In total there are 96 bunkers and almost every hole is flanked by huge stands of Australian native trees which provide sanctuary to many species of native birds. The course from the tips measures to 7,244 yards and is a par 72.
"The course is the best I've played in my life." Jeff Sluman 2 January 2001
"I've checked my schedule (for the year) and I'd say this is the best course I'm going to play for the whole year." Ernie Els 3 January 2001