About Us

Nedlands Golf Club was founded on the Melvista Reserve in 1932 by Cyril Dudley CBE, who was the President for 27 of the first 32 years of the club. At that time it became the eighth metropolitan golf club formed in Perth, with Royal Perth being the oldest (1895).

Cyril’s dream was to have a club to “foster golf”.    This ideal is still the corner stone of the Nedlands Golf club, where its hospitality and sportsmanship is the envy of many, and since 1947 has been the home of the “Nedlands Masters” a championship tradition that has truly lived up to Cyril’s dream of “fostering golf” to many of Australia’s top professionals .

The first recorded competition was held on the 12th of May 1934 when 48 members played a round of bogey (Par). At that time membership was 375, and play on the course heavy, so an attempt to purchase more land to extend the existing 9 holes into 18 holes was presented to Nedlands road board, unfortunately the request was rejected.

However this set back did not deter the Nedlands members who set about making their 9 hole course into a championship course that has tested many of the great names in Australian golf over the past 87 years.