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Top 100 spotlight: Spring Valley golf club - Australian Golf Digest Top 100 spotlight: Spring Valley golf club - Australian Golf Digest

Melbourne has such an extensive array of world-class courses that those existing on the second tier can risk slipping into obscurity. Such is the case with Spring Valley, which lives in the considerable shadow cast by its more revered cousins. Spring Valley also suffered for many years from its proximity to a rubbish tip (which fortunately closed in early 2016). But while the course might have been a little on the nose, its design certainly has never stunk. In fact, the course is even better these days courtesy of some TLC from OCCM, the design firm that at the time was led by Geoff Ogilvy and Mike Clayton. Spring Valley is also part of an elite club: one of just 22 courses in Australia to make our Top 100 Courses list every time since the inaugural ranking in 1986.

THE DETAILS

Spring Valley Golf Club

Ranking in 2020: 55th

Prior rankings: 52nd (2018), 53rd (2016), 53rd (2014), 55th (2012), 62nd (2010), 72nd (2008), 70th (2006), 74th (2004), 61st (2002), 49th (2000), 36th (1998), 47th (1996), 51st (1994), 45th (1991), 45th (1989), Fifth Ten (1986)

Where: Heatherton Rd, Clayton South VIC 3169

Phone: (03) 9562 3811

Web: springvalleygolf.com.au