The history of golf in Australia is a rich and invigorating story for history buffs and keen golfers alike.
Golf Australia works in partnership with the Golf Society of Australia to research and preserve the history of golf in Australia.
The Golf Society of Australia manages the Museum and Library Collection on behalf of Golf Australia.
The founding of the Australian Golf Union (AGU) in 1898 (Credit: Colin Strachan)
History of the Australian Golf Union
History of Women's Golf Australia
History of the Men's Australian Open
History of the Women's Australian Open
View Championship Honour Rolls
Australian Representative Teams at International Events
This section provides information about the major international team events which Australia contests, and includes information on Australian Team Members, Australia's finishing position, and host venues.
Items from the Golf Australia Museum are displayed at:
The National Sports Museum
Gate 3, Olympic Stand, Melbourne Cricket Ground
Jolimont St, Jolimont VIC 3002
(03) 9657 8879
The Clubhouse - Moonah Links
Peter Thomson Drive
off Truemans Road, Fingal
(on the Mornington Peninsula)
Ph: 03 5988 2000
open Clubhouse hours
Visit the Golf Society of Australia Museum webpage
The Golf Australia Library is part of the Golf Australia Museum Collection, and holds a wide range of golf publications including golf books of all categories, Australian golf club histories, periodicals and magazines and a small amount of film and video.
It is not generally accessible to the public, but most items can be made available for research purposes.
In conjunction with William G Clemow, a Queensland golf historian and researcher, a searchable database of Australian golf books, including details of where in Australia each book is held, has been compiled - click here. The holdings of several Australian collections of golf publications are included.
Visit the Golf Society of Australia Library webpage
University of St Andrews Library: Click Here
USGA Research Centre: Click Here
USGA Library Catalogue: Click Here
Golf Society of Australia Inc
Level 3, 95 Coventry Street
South Melbourne Vic 3205
03 9626 5050