Werribee Park has a country golf club feel only 35 minutes from Melbourne.
On a list of great golf courses, Werribee Park Golf Club would not high on the list but it is definitely one worth playing.
The greens are always very true and despite the state of Victoria struggling big time with rain right now, it is in excellent condition.
It has that classic country golf club feel about it. Great members who’ll have a chat upon drifting onto the adjacent fairway, a wonderful club house which sits atop the escarpment which runs through the course, and good yarns that give it some great history.
Shadowfax Winery sits right next to the 4th tee, two graves sit within stone walls right next to the 18th and Werribee Zoo is a few long irons away.
The Werribee Zoo has in fact been a great source of these yarns. Once a zebra got washed out of the zoo during some torrential flooding. It washed through the golf course and eventually drowned in the bay. First time I’ve heard of a zebra crossing on a golf course.
The grave sites (pictured) add that extra bit of uniqueness to the course. They are the graves of two men who used to work on the old estate nearby and drowned during torrential flooding of the Werribee River in 1858. The homesteads which used to house the workers from the estate looks over the 4th fairway and Werribee Mansion which is well worth a look is still there today and is just up the road hosting all sorts of functions.
The homesteads have the old brick chimneys and are in very good condition. They are in such good condition that an errant sliced drive out of bounds, was once knocked back onto the fairway without a speck of dust being removed from a brick.
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