The East Course at Royal Melbourne is far from being in the shadows of its more illustrious big brother The West – The East contributes 6 holes to the famed Composite Course, including its two closing holes. Indeed, many knowledgeable observers regard it as the most underappreciated of the great golf courses in Australia. The bunkering is again a standout, as too are the greens, which although slightly smaller than the West’s are beautifully constructed and contoured. The East course incorporates some of the most dramatic undulation on the property and gets underway with the classic combination of a short four, long four and mid four – each of which offer risk and reward options. Make no mistake, Royal Melbourne’s East course is one of the top 3 examples of quintessential Australian sandbelt golf.