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Eastern Golf Club, Doncaster, to be Sold as $100 Million Development Site

The club moved to Doncaster in 1924, building its headquarters in the historic “Tullamore” homestead, and employing leading golf architect of the time Sam Berriman, to map out a course on what was once an orchard in Melbourne’s outer east. Prime Minister of the day, Mr Stanley Bruce officially opened the course.
 
Fast forward 85 years however, and the Eastern Golf Course site is staring down progress – surrounded by residential subdivisions all the way to Donvale, Westfield’s massive Doncaster Shopping Town, and the Eastern Freeway, capable of getting residents to town in 15 minutes, and out-of-town in just as long.
 
The golf course abuts the Doncaster Hill Activity Centre precinct, which promotes high rise development, but has actually had very little construction activity. The Manningham City Council has released a draft report setting out development principles for the site.
 
The Eastern Golf Club recently purchased a 242-hectare course, abutting the Yering Gorge on Victoria Road, Yering, in the Yarra Valley.
 
“The club has appointed world recognised architects and other highly regarded consultants and we are well progressed with assembling a planning application to submit as part of the approval process of the new site,” golf club general manager Benjamin Telley told The Age.
 
The club has appointed Urbis to manage the Doncaster Expression of Interest campaign.
 
The Doncaster golf course sale is the biggest suburban development site to hit the market since the 56-hectare Austral Bricks quarry in Scoresby (and part of Wantirna South) sold to Mirvac for $100 million early last year.

About Marc Pallisco

Marc is a leading Real Estate freelance writer, author and analyst. He is also the founder for Realestatesource.com.au and is also employed as lead property writer for The Age. He currently resides in Melbourne, Victoria.

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