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“Yarra Valley’s Eastern Golf Club is a truly special place where members can enjoy teeing off with kangaroos while taking in the spectacular views of the surrounding Christmas Hills and Dividing Ranges. This course delivers a natural golf experience and I am proud to be a part of it.” – Greg Norman, Greg Norman Golf Course Design

The Eastern Golf Club - Golf Course - 9th Hole


the eastern golf club

With a philosophy to create an environment in harmony with the broader landscape, The Eastern Golf Club commissioned Greg Norman Golf Course Design (GNGCD) to design the 27-hole championship standard course plus Shark Waters – a Par-3 nine-hole course.

The Eastern Golf Club’s 27-hole, championship standard, course has been designed with quality and playability in mind. The Club’s course design brief to designers was, that the course must be / have:

  • Generous landing areas and highly playable for golfers of all abilities.
  • Strategic focus (not penal) with optimal line of play.
  • Walkable & multiple sets of tees to accommodate players of all levels.
  • Superior practice facilities.
  • High quality playing surfaces all year round.

Receiving outstanding reviews from members and guests, the highly playable, member friendly design complements the existing topography whilst ensuring the spectacular natural features of the stunning setting and dramatic views of the surrounding Christmas Hills and Dividing Ranges are maximised to enrich the playing experience.

course reviews


The Eastern Golf Club is a Greg Norman Designed Golf Course that was designed with one thing in mind – playability – for everyone and Norman has definitely delivered on that brief.

The course is a second shot course with an emphasis on good iron play and course management to score well. The fairways are wide and generous although approaching the green from the right angle is important to maximise opportunities.  The green complexes are where most of the challenges are but there are always escape routes for the more conservative golfer. There are five tee options available that accommodate all levels of players so be sure to pick the right one, also taking into consideration the conditions on the day.

We are confident that you will find your playing experience at The Eastern Golf Club a great one and we hope that our tips that can be found on the below links are of assistance.

South Course: Holes 1-18 (#57 Golf Australia Magazine ‘Top 100 Golf Courses 2024’)

North Course: Holes 10-27

East Course: Holes 19-27 & 1-9


shark WATERS: par-3, 9-hole

The stunning Par-3 nine-hole, Shark Waters, showcasing the spectacular beauty of the wetlands, offers members and guests who have time constraints with a shorter playing option whilst providing an environment that is perfectly suited to all levels of golfer, from juniors and beginners, through to the professional honing their game.


eastern WATERS: holes 19-27 & shark waters 

After being rated for handicapping purposes, Eastern Waters was successfully launched as a 18-hole course configuration in late 2019.

Playing Holes 19-27 of the East Course, players head to Shark Waters to continue their round of golf. 

playing the eastern golf club

As a private member club, golf access is limited to members of The Eastern Golf Club or accommodation guests of Yering Gorge Cottages.

Limited opportunities to access the course may be available from time-to-time to an individual who resides Overseas or Interstate; and who holds a current membership at an Interstate or Overseas Golf Club. Interested persons should enquire through the link below.

All enquiries for tee times can be made with our Reception by contacting +61 3 9739 0110 or via email and should include your golf handicap. 


The Eastern Golf Club has four scorecards to suit members and golfers of all playing abilities. The scorecards reflect the Club’s direction and commitment to create a very playable and enjoyable golf course with the members’ tees set a modest 6000 metres and the Championship tees at 6500 metres. Careful planning and consideration has been given with the distance, carries and water bodies around the course to provide women, juniors and social golfers an enjoyable experience measuring 5000 and 5600 metres respectively.

The Eastern Golf Club Yering Scorecard

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