A great golf resort is more than just a place to play some rounds of golf. It’s a getaway where you can relax, recharge, and enjoy yourself while surrounded by beautiful scenery. As such, there is a variety of features and facilities you need to take into consideration before making your booking.


In this article, the team at Rich River Golf Club have come together and provided a few points on what exactly makes a golf resource ‘great’.

Quality Courses

This might be obvious, but it has to be said that one of the most important things to look for in a golf resort is the quality of their courses. A great golf resort will have multiple courses that are well-maintained and offer a challenge to players of all skill levels. The courses should also be in an area that is scenic and offers beautiful views.

If you’re looking to really challenge yourself, a golf resort with one or more championship-level courses is a must. These types of courses are designed by some of the most renowned course architects in the world and are sure to test your skills. Rich River Golf Club has two championship courses that are groomed and playable all year.


When choosing a golf resort, it’s important to consider the accommodation options. A great golf resort will offer luxurious accommodations that will make you feel right at home; from spacious rooms to top-notch amenities, you’ll have everything you need to relax and recharge after a long day on the links.

Some resorts offer villas or apartments that can be rented, while others have hotels on-site. Make sure to choose a resort that offers the type of accommodation you’re most comfortable with. Rich River Golf Club offers premium accommodation with ‘stay-and-play packages’ available and an onsite Motel available with a selection of facilities and amenities, including manicured gardens, outdoor swimming pool, BBQ areas and much more.

Pro Shop

A good pro shop will have everything a golfer needs, from clubs and balls to clothing and accessories. Sure, you will likely pack a lot of your favourite items and equipment, but should you need a replacement or an upgrade, this can prove essential. The staff should also be able to provide expert advice on what options are best for the individual golfer.

Rich River Golf Club has a selection of pros on hand, each with AAA PGA Membership, as well as customised merchandise and price packs available.

Golf Tournaments

Many golf resorts host tournaments, both amateur and professional. This can be a great way to see some of the best players in the world up close, as well as test your own skills against other seasoned players.

At Rich River Golf Club, we have a host of tournaments that attract players from across the country. Review our full list of upcoming tournaments and entry forms.


A few tips from the pros can be helpful, but if you’re really looking to improve your game, then having access to quality coaching is essential. Look for a resort that has a PGA-certified golf coach on staff. At our School of Golf at Rich River Golf Club, we have a variety of options available, including bundled private lessons, specified putting lessons, professional play offs, and even options for juniors.

Further Amenties

After a long day on the golf course, it’s only natural that you will want a break. You might want to relax and enjoy some good food and drink, or try your hand at a set of different activities. Look for a resort that has a variety of dining and bar options, as well as further amenities, both to keep you occupied in a fashion outside of gold, and also find the perfect spot to unwind.

At Rich River, you will find fully-equipped function rooms, world-class dining options, an impressive sports lounge and TAB, as well as a range of facilities to enjoy other sports, including tennis, bowls, and croquet.

Contact us at Rich River Golf Club to Learn More about What We Have to Offer

Ready to learn more about our selection of facilities and offerings at our premier golf resort? Contact us at Rich River Golf Club today and a member of our friendly staff will be in touch with the information you require as soon as possible. You can call (03) 5481 3333, or leave an online enquiry form with your preferred contact details.