Course 5: Royal Melbourne Awes on the Golf Trip of a Lifetime

Red letter days are marked when something monumental happens in one's life. October 29th was one of those days for's Alan Shipnuck and Golf Channel's Matt Ginella.


They got the chance to play Royal Melbourne with their friends ahead of the President's Cup in 2019. RMGC was the 5th course the guys had played in as many days. See below for a few of their thoughts and posts.

Oh, Royal Melbourne, you are such a seductress, with your graceful curves and lovely mounds, your smooth, firm surfaces and bountiful charm. It was one of the great pleasures of my life to explore every inch of you. I think I'm in love.- Alan Shipnuck, IG:@AlanShipnuck October 29 2019
#5 at Royal Melbourne, instantly one of my favorite par-3s anywhere. - Alan Shipnuck, IG:@AlanShipnuck October 30 2019
When asked for one swing tip, Tom Dreher quipped: "Don't aim at pins." Such is life at Royal Melbourne. Probably as close as I'll get to playing Augusta National, but circa 1970s. With a little scruff & charm along the perimeters. The scale! Master Class in why Golden Age rules. - Matt Ginella IG: @MattGinellaGC 10/29/2019