Lakeside Golf Club
|Golf has been played on the Albert Park site since the late 1800's. In 1948 Lakeside Golf Club (LGC) was founded and incorporated in 1998. Lakeside Golf Club Inc is one of 60 member clubs of the Victorian Golf League and is affiliated with Golf Victoria. LGC currently enjoys its Clubhouse facilities on course adjacent to the 1st tee and overlooking the practice green. LGC membership comprises male and female golfers of all ages whether experienced or just beginning.
Our comprehensive syllabus offers a range of competitions which are conducted every Saturday and Wednesday throughout the year. There are events such as the Monthly VGL and Ladies Medals, President's Cup, The Captain's Trophy, Club Championships and Match-play Championship which are all keenly contested by our members. In addition, members participate in various LGC and VGL sponsored competitions at other courses across the Melbourne Metropolitan area. Each year the club organizes the Murray Trip which regularly attracts about 70 members and friends. Member and club sponsored trophies are awarded each Saturday and Wednesday including prizes for ball-comp, nearest the pin and putting competitions. Our club welcomes visitors and guests to play in both our Saturday and Wednesday competitions with the exception of qualifying events. E.g. Major Events.
Inter-Club Pennant and other Competitions
The Club is dominant in VGL Pennant. We won the VGL 2016 Division 1 Scratch Champions when our Scratch team had won for 11 years in a row (including the last 7 in Division 1) in 2017. Our Senior team were winners in 2013, 2014 & 2016. Fielding two teams for the first time in 2017, our Seniors teams were winners in their separate divisions, with another win in 2018 after both teams reached their finals. Our Ladies team won the B grade title in 2014 & 2015. Our handicap team were recent winners (2012). LGC teams competed in all four finals in 2015 and have won a combined total of 25 VGL Pennant Premierships since 2003. LGC encourages its members to consider qualifying to represent the club in one team or another.
In addition to Pennant, our golf club members have participated in numerous VGL Championships in recent years, winning the VGL Men's Open Championship (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2017), the VGL Men's Foresomes (2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015), the Men's Champion of Champions (2006, 2008 & 2016), the Medallist of Medallists (2013), the Mixed Foresomes (2015) and the Senior's 4BBB Championship (2015). Our members also successfully competed in the World Masters Games held in Brisbane during 2006, Canada 2007, Sydney 2008 and more recently in Hobart, Geelong and Auckland (2017) and in Adelaide (2019).
All LGC members are allocated official Golf Australia(GA) handicaps through the GolfLink system. These handicaps are updated following each competition round. Having bona fide handicaps allows LGC members to legitimately participate in any GA affiliated golf competition anywhere in Australia.