Mel­bourne Golf Academy (Open to the Pub­lic!)

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LO­CATED at 385 Cen­tre Dan­de­nong Road in Heather­ton ( Ad­ja­cent to Cap­i­tal Golf Club), The Mel­bourne Golf Academy is one of Mel­bourne’s pre­mium pub­lic prac­tice fa­cil­i­ties.

But don’t let the name and lo­ca­tion fool you – this gem of a prac­tice fa­cil­ity is 100% open to the pub­lic, and fea­tures some of the best prices around.

In­side Golf has been to MGA on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions, and we are con­tin­u­ally im­pressed by the qual­ity and size of the fa­cil­ity. The 350m prac­tice fair­way is long enough for the big­gest of hit­ters, while the 10 tar­get greens give play­ers a chance to fine-tune their long and short irons. The un­der­cover, pri­vate bays have soft-feel prac­tice mats, club racks, drink hold­ers and more. Plus, the range is flood­lit at night, al­low­ing you to keep prac­tis­ing into the later hours.

MGA also fea­tures an im­pres­sive short game area, where you can prac­tice putting, chip­ping, pitch­ing and bunker shots.

The in­struc­tors at MGA are top­notch, and pro­vide coach­ing, pri­vate lessons and clin­ics of var­i­ous sizes. I re­cently grabbed a quick les­son from MGA’s Vaughan Somers – rated one of the top 50 coaches in Aus­tralia. His mas­tery of iden­ti­fy­ing a golfer’s “swing per­son­al­ity” proved to be ex­actly what I needed to be­gin mend­ing my re­cent shab­bi­ness off the tee.

Sur­pris­ingly, MGA is also one of the most af­ford­able prac­tice fa­cil­i­ties in Mel­bourne. A bucket of 50 balls starts at just $5, which is likely among the low­est prices around. And if you want some in­struc­tion, les­son prices are all ex­tremely rea­son­able (and vary by in­struc­tor).

For more info, phone 03 9558 3477, email info@mgagolf.com.au, or visit www.mgagolf.com.au

The spa­cious and com­fort­able lounge at the Mel­bourne Golf Academy

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