Located in the centre of the Melbourne Sandbelt, Commonwealth is a par 73 golf course which combines a collection of strong par 3 holes with mid to long par 4's and four par 5's - 2 of which are realistically reachable in 2. Commonwealth is ranked in the Top 30 golf courses in Australia.
The bunkering of many sandbelt courses is similar and Commonwealth is no exception. Strategically placed bunkers capture errant shots and an up and down is no certainty as the bunkers are generally large and deep.
The clever use of mounds and undulations around the green in lieu of or in addition to bunkers toughens the approach shot requirements. Less than perfectly executed approaches can leave the golfer with a delicate chip to the green.
The par 3 holes at Commonwealth combine cavernous, ball catching bunkers with large undulating putting surfaces. Par on each of these holes and you are on your way to a respectable score.
The clubhouse at Commonwealth is also one of the best in the Melbourne Sandbelt, overlooks the 1st and 18th holes and is a focal point of the golf club.
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