Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where's the golf course?

A: We are a club of people who play golf. We do not own a golf course.
The Olinda golf course is on Crown land, "managed" by Parks Victoria. We used to play all our games at the Olinda course, but as it had not been adequately maintained for some years, we had to move our club's activities to another course where we could continue to play golf.

Q: Where does the Olinda club now play its games and matches?

A: We examined a number of options and chose to move to Emerald Golf & Country Resort which is a privately owned, public access course, that is also home to the Emerald Golf Club. As neither club is large, we have not had any problems with two clubs sharing the facilities of the course. Throughout the year, we have a few combined events.
Subsequently, The Emerald course has closed, so the Olinda club has moved again to the Cardinia-Beaconhills Golf Links.

Q: Membership is very cheap compared to other golf clubs, why such a large difference?

A: In addition to club membership, players need to pay green fees to the Cardinia-Beaconhills Golf Links which offers discounted fees for annual subscription.
Also for each club competition, there is a nominal fee which goes toward prizes awarded for good scores, nearest-to-pin, etc. and trophies awarded at our annual presentation night.

Q: What competitions does the club run?

A: The club competitions run every Saturday, usually at 10:30 and every Tuesday at 9:00. For details, see the syllabus in the 'Calendar' tab.
Members are also provided with a printed copy of the syllabus with descriptions of the various events and a current Rules of Golf book. Members are NOT obliged to attend all events, but many do.

Q: There are photos of pennant teams. What's that about?

A: The club is affiliated with the Victorian Golf League whose member clubs are all associated with public golf courses around metropolitan Melbourne. The VGL is part of the Golf Victoria which, in turn, is part of Golf Australia.
The VGL conduct a season of pennant matches annually with the various clubs divided into Divisions. Each club puts teams into these competitions which are conducted round-robin style at the various courses. At the end of the season, the two teams with the most points within each division play off against each other for the divisional pennant.

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