The Home of Five Rings and 216 Great Holes.
St Michaels Golf Club
such natural drama as The Coast next door
at St Michaels Golf Club. The rolling undulation of "St
Micks" is its trademark and a big part of its beauty. While
the legendary Alister Mackenzie consulted on the more famous New
South Wales course next door, St Michael's more or less fell
into place naturally – it wasn't hard for the early members to work
out what should go where. There have been few changes to the original
1938 design and it has stood the test of time well.
of the fairways are tight, flanked by thick clumps of tea tree –
like that found at the New South Wales
course, and some of Melbourne's superb sand belt courses.
for this writer, it is St Michaels' par-3s which leave one salivating
for more. The 186-yard 5th rates as arguably the best. You play
from a chute over a hidden sandy wasteland to a large green with
a ton of swing but the trick is to judge the wind from your sheltered
position on the tee.