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Three of the best golf courses in Melbourne

If you've come to Melbourne for a holiday filled with fun and jam-packed adventures in one of Australia's most vibrant cities, you're in the right place. However, make sure you complement your action-filled itinerary with a little time out - and what better place to while a lazy afternoon away than a golf course? Melbourne is the perfect place to practice your putting, whether you're just starting out or consider yourself a bit of a pro on the green. Here are three of the best courses in the area

The Metropolitan Golf Club

This course is located within the famed Melbourne 'sandbelt' region, and is located an easy 15 to 20 minute journey from the CBD. Despite its close proximity, you'll feel worlds away on the manicured fairways, hand-mown greens and stunning views of this championship course. As the club is private, playing is generally limited to members - however, if you're an interstate or overseas golf member, it's possible to book ahead.

Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links

If 18 holes just isn't enough for you, the Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links' dreamy 27 hole course is sure to please you. Located 50 minutes outside the CBD, it's a little more of a drive - but the pristine fairways framed by mature trees, challenging holes, and stunning views will more than make up for it. Tee up and prepare to spend a few hours in a little slice of heaven

Sanctuary Lakes Club golf course

The Sanctuary Lakes Club golf course is perfect for visitors looking to challenge themselves on an immaculate course. Located just half an hour outside the city centre, you'll feel as if you're in paradise on this Greg Norman designed course, which has hosted the Victorian PGA Championship five times. Both novice and experienced golfers suit the 18-hole course, and the picturesque setting will treat you.

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