The Royal Melbourne Golf Club – Black Rock – Victoria – Australia

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The Royal Melbourne Golf Club – Black Rock – Victoria – Australia

Club Details
The Royal Melbourne Golf Club – Black Rock - Victoria - Australia
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Address
Cheltenham Road, Black Rock
Victoria Australia 3193

Phone: +61 (03) 9599 0500

Fax: +61 (03) 9521 0065

Email:rmgc@royalmelbourne.com.au

Website: http://www.royalmelbourne.com.au

Course Details
No. of holes 18
Par Men: 4
Women: 4
Length Men: 396m
Women: 355m
Description
Prior to 1891 there had been attempts to form golf clubs in Melbourne and the other capital cities in Australia. None of these continued hence Royal Melbourne Golf Club is the oldest golf club in Australia without interruption. A group of men, many of them with Scottish roots, gathered together and after a series of informal meetings of which there are no records, a circular was sent out inviting those who were interested to attend a meeting, on Friday 22 May 1891, at Scott’s Hotel, Collins Street. It had been ascertained that 100 members, each prepared to subscribe fifteen guineas, would be necessary if the club was to be financially viable. The 100 men who subscribed were granted Life Membership and are known as the Founders of the Melbourne Golf Club. It is said that J M Bruce, who was to become the Club’s first Captain collected some 80 signatures; he and the inaugural President William Knox are regarded by early historians as the founding fathers of the Club.

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