The 11 Best Golf Driving Ranges In Melbourne
— 29 February 2024

The 11 Best Golf Driving Ranges In Melbourne

— 29 February 2024
Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon

No one likes walking onto the first tee after a long stint away from the course, only to slice it two fairways over in front of your boss or the fellas. Practice is essential to keeping your golf swing perfect, and what better way to do it than at one of the best golf driving ranges in Melbourne?

We’ve sifted through the courses and ranges on offer, to select the (in no ranked order) 11 best driving ranges in Melbourne for locals and visitors alike in 2024. Let’s get into it.

Melbourne Golf Park

Address: Driving Range, Aughtie Dr, Albert Park VIC 3206
Contact: (03) 9696 4653
Opening Hours: Monday (10 AM — 11 PM); Tuesday — Friday (7 AM — 11 PM); Saturday — Sunday (7 AM — 10 PM)
Pricing: $25 — $27 for 100 balls ($10 club hire)
Length: 250m

If you’ve ever Googled “golf driving range near me” there’s a good chance you’ll recognise one of Melbourne’s most spectacularly positioned and popular venues — the legendary Albert Park driving range, right by the lake and just south of the CBD. With a total of 60 individual driving bays split over two levels (40 of which are protected from the weather), the Albert Park driving range is open for walk-ins seven days a week, doesn’t have a dress code, and is fully licensed to enjoy a beer and some food while you hit.

Yarra Bend Driving Range

Address: Yarra Bend Rd, Fairfield VIC 3078
Contact: (03) 9481 3729
Opening Hours: Monday — Sunday (10 AM — 9:30 PM)
Pricing: $26 — $27 for 100 balls ($3 — $10 club hire)

Another of the city’s more beautiful golf driving ranges is tucked away next to the river at Yarra Bend Golf Driving Range, Melbourne, around a 10-minute drive from the CBD and open every day of the year for walk-ins. It features 50 bays, almost all of which are undercover, and has Toptracer Range ball-tracking technology. Yarra Bend Driving Range also offers club-fitting services and private lessons for those looking to take things to the next level.

Morack Public Golf Course

Address: Morack Rd &, East Rd, Vermont South VIC 3133
Contact: (03) 9801 4479
Opening Hours: Monday — Tuesday (8 AM — 10 PM); Wednesday (10 AM — 10 PM); Thursday — Saturday (8 AM — 10 PM); Sunday (8 AM — 9 PM)
Pricing: $38 for 90 minutes ($5 — $8 club hire)

While the 18-hole Morack Public Golf Course has been around for decades, the venue’s driving range facilities are brand-new and state-of-the-art, with 28 bays of different sizes to accommodate you and the crew. Every bay is equipped with Toptracer Range experience training modes, automatic ball dispensers, and even a set of colourful targets at the end of the range for you to practice the accuracy of your shots.

Plenty Views Driving Range & Golf Park

Address: 206 Yan Yean Rd, Plenty VIC 3090
Contact: (03) 9436 1411
Opening Hours: Monday — Sunday (10 AM — 9 PM)
Pricing: $25 for 120 balls ($4 — $15 club hire)

With 25 years of history behind it, Plenty Views Golf Park is a destination for solo driving, an afternoon with mates, and even a spot the whole family can enjoy thanks to its quality restaurant. You can expect affordably priced club hire and balls, and solid deals on food (a pizza, drink and 120 balls for $40 sounds good to us), which combine to make it a landmark driving range for Melbourne locals and visitors alike.

Maroondah Golf Park

Address: 363 Maroondah Hwy, Chirnside Park VIC 3116
Contact: (03) 9727 3082
Opening Hours: Monday — Sunday (9 AM — 8 PM)
Pricing: $19 for 100 balls ($5 club hire)
Length: 300m

Maroondah Golf Park is another venue tailored for the whole family, with a solidly sized driving range and mini golf course for the kids to keep themselves entertained while you send 100 balls into orbit. You can expect 25 undercover driving bays (13 of which have mirrors in them so you can analyse your own swing), affordably priced balls and club hire, and qualified PGA teachers if you think a lesson or two might sharpen up your game.

Melbourne Golf Academy

Address: 385 Centre Dandenong Rd, Heatherton VIC 3202
Contact: (03) 9292 6690
Opening Hours: Monday (10 AM — 10 PM); Tuesday — Sunday (8 AM — 10 PM)
Pricing: $19 for 100 balls
Length: 350m

If you live in the southeast of the city, the Melbourne Golf Academy offers some of the finest driving range facilities in the area, featuring 34 undercover and floodlit driving bays (with a further seven outdoor bays). The enormous driving range at Melbourne Golf Academy has ten different coloured targets to aim for (ranging from 80m to 275m in distance), and you can work on your short-game ($10 extra) and putting (free) too with specifically designed practice environments.

Mountain Highway Golf Range

Address: 27 Havelock Rd, Bayswater VIC 3153
Contact: (03) 9729 3425
Opening Hours: Monday — Friday (9:30 AM — 6:30 PM); Saturday — Sunday (9:30 AM— 6 PM)
Pricing: $15 for 110 balls ($5 club hire)

The Mountain Highway Golf Range doesn’t have all the fancy technology that some of the venues on this list have, but it more than makes up for it with very affordably priced balls and cracking views out to Mt Dandenong. If all your heart desires is to hit balls for an hour without any fuss, this is the place for you.

Altona Lakes Golf Course

Address: Shop Altona Lakes Public Golf Course, Mason St, Altona North VIC 3025
Contact: (03) 9399 1029
Opening Hours: Monday — Friday (6:30 AM — 8 PM); Saturday — Sunday (6:30 AM — 7 PM)
Pricing: $21 for 100 balls ($3 club hire)

For those living in Melbourne’s west, the Altona Lakes Golf Course has a great 9-hole course and unpretentious driving range for everyone to enjoy. The floodlit driving range has 16 driving bays, as well as a chipping green and a putting green — which combined with the pro shop — makes for a one-stop-venue to improve your golf game and have fun while you’re doing it.

Keilor Public Golf Course Driving Range

Address: 540 Calder Fwy, Keilor North VIC 3036
Contact: (03) 9390 1538
Opening Hours: Monday — Sunday (9 AM — 6 PM)
Pricing: $19 for 110 balls

Another popular 9-hole course with a driving range in the west is the Keilor golf course, which also offers its members and visitors a pitching green and practice bunker. You can expect affordably priced balls, and the option of lessons with the resident golf pro to improve your swing. Note: the Keilor golf course pro shop doesn’t accept cash for payment.

Werribee Park Golf Club

Address: 350 K Rd, Werribee South VIC 3030
Contact: (03) 9742 1754
Opening Hours: Monday — Sunday (6 AM — 6 PM)
Pricing: $12 — $18 for large bucket of balls ($5 club hire)
Length: 220m

While plenty of locals love the carefully maintained 18-hole course, Werribee Park Golf Course also has a driving range, chipping green, and a practice bunker to perfect every angle of your game. The Werribee golf course driving range has 12 individual driving bays and affordable balls to smash into orbit.

Riverside Driving Range

Address: 75 Newsom St, Ascot Vale VIC 3032
Contact: (03) 9121 2400
Opening Hours: Monday — Friday (7 AM — 3 PM); Saturday (5:30 PM — 8 PM); Sunday (7 AM — 3 PM)
Pricing: $12.50 for 100 balls

While the driving range has been known to be affected by occasional flooding, the Riverside Golf Driving Range has a total of 20 individual driving bays for you to nail your drive. The Riverside Driving Range does enforce 50-ball limits during busy periods, but when you consider how affordable the balls are it’s absolutely worth it.

Special Mention: Top Golf Melbourne

Top Golf Melbourne has not yet opened its doors, despite having a location in the Gold Coast already, but there are high hopes for its arrival in the Victorian capital, after an application was lodged to develop a Top Golf sporting complex at Elite Park, Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine. Watch this space.

If you aren’t based in Melbourne — or you’re visiting another Aussie capital — check out our other “golf driving range near me” guides here:

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Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon is the Editor of Boss Hunting, joining the team after working as the Deputy Editor of luxury watch magazine Time+Tide. He has a passion for watches, with other interests across style, sports and more. Get in touch at nick (at)


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