The Heritage Golf and Country Club
The St John “ This was no flat, uninspiring paddock. Nature gave me a great start here with a landform that allowed me to create a wonderful golf course for Heritage Members.” Jack Nicklaus The immense experience of perhaps the world’s most influential golfer, Jack Nicklaus, is reflected in the design of the St John Golf Course. The first private Nicklaus ‘Signature’ golf course built in Australia, its sculptured fairways form a stunning vista at The Heritage’s entrance and extend 6670 metres to the banks of the Yarra. With an Australian Course Rating of 74 off the Gold tee, this championship par 72 course challenges at every turn. Taking advantage of the Yarra Valley’s natural contours, dazzling water features flow throughout St John while strategically placed slopes, mounds and traps make every hole a quest of its own. St John’s specially designed bunkers artfully guide players toward the green. Generous fairways, immaculately groomed greens, paved cart paths winding throughout the course and meticulous landscaping all add to a rewarding playing experience that is both attainable and captivating. The Henley Stroll over the bridge across the Yarra to Henley’s northern half and discover a hidden treasure. A traditional links style course designed by Tony Cashmore, in consultation with Nicklaus Design the Henley contrasts beautifully with the stadium style St John. Weaving through oxbow meanders carved by the River, the Henley rises alongside the Warrandyte State Forest to the knoll from which the Homestead surveys The Heritage’s spectacular landscape. A truly beautiful course, The Henley is tranquil, rich in wildlife and bordered by a tapestry of roughs as picturesque as its flawless fairways. Seemingly in defiance of the acres of wetlands that comprise The Henley’s lower section, green keepers grow carpet like couch fairways with ease; thanks to an excellent sand base and a meticulous maintenance regime. The Heritage Golf & Country Club provides a range of practice facilities to enhance your golfing technique. These include: Double ended 300 metre golf driving range Bunker area Chipping & Pitching area Six Target Greens Two Putting Greens Free Range Balls Practicing prior to play improves your blood flow to increase flexibility and mobility, ensuring you're ready as soon as you step onto the first tee. Open Daily: All practice surfaces are manicured to perfection in line with the operating standards found on both St John and Henley Courses so members and guests enjoy on the very best conditions on which to practice and play.