“Melbourne’s Friendliest Golf Club,” Rossdale presents a picturesque bayside course weaving through corridors of pines, eucalyptus and coastal banksias. A lush kikuyu course in the tradition of famous Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles where magnificent poa putting greens blend smoothly into the surrounding landscape.
The layout is quite challenging for all levels of golfers with numerous bunkers and water hazards framing a collection of distinctive holes. A real design feature is the variety of distances on the par threes which puts a premium on iron play throughout the entire bag. The approach to the seventh illustrates the strategic element with approach shots needing to avoid a lake short and right of the three-tiered green.