Presidents Cup travel: How to get to Royal Melbourne

Royal Melbourne Golf Club plays host to the 2011 Presidents Cup, November 14 – 20, 2011. If you need a few tips on how to get there during the event, here’s a few tips that may help.
By car
Royal Melbourne Golf Club is on Cheltenham Road, Black Rock; around 35 minutes drive, south-east of the Melbourne city centre. Depending on traffic conditions I’d allow at least 45 minutes to make the journey from the city.

While some car parking is available for $15 at nearby Sandringham Golf Course, it is interesting to note that already tournament organisers have stressed that car parking will be limited, so using public transport may be your best option.
I’ve seen many big sporting events in Melbourne and no one quite knows how to do good public transport like Melbourne does when there’s sport to watch.
Flinders Street Station
By train
Catching the train to the last two Australian Masters’ has been a breeze and I highly recommend it.
The two train line options are the Sandringham and Frankston lines. Both start from the city and can be caught at Flinders Street Station. You’ll need a Zone 2 ticket to travel to Royal Melbourne.

The stops you’ll want to get off are Sandringham station if you’ve caught the Sandringham line train, or Mentone Station if you’ve caught the Frankston line train. From there, the usual Melbourne sport efficiency will see plenty of free shuttle buses ready to transport you to the course to see the action.
By bus
I’ve never caught the bus down the sandbelt region before but its easily done. Bus routes 600, 922, 923 and 825 run along Cheltenham Road apparently and its a 10minutes walk to the course.
For more travel information getting to and from Royal Melbourne, check out the official Presidents Cup website.

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