The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, established in 1891, is situated southeast of Melbourne’s city center in Black Rock, Victoria. The club’s par-72, 6,645-yard West Course was designed by Alister MacKenzie and the par-71, 6,579-yard East Course was designed by MacKenzie’s Australian partner Alex Russell. In 1959, the club created a new ‘Composite Course’ for the Canada Cup by combining 12 holes from the West course and six from the East. The 2020 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship will take place on Royal Melbourne’s Composite Course, the same course used during the 2014 championship at the club. The club has a strong history of hosting top-tier Australian events as well as international competitions, including the Presidents Cup (1998, 2011, 2019), World Cup (1959, 1972, 1988, 2013), Eisenhower Trophy (1968) and numerous Men’s and Women’s Australian Open Championships.
“We are thrilled to host the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship once again and bring this exceptional event back to The Royal Melbourne Golf Club,” said Andrew Kirby, Captain of The Royal Melbourne Golf Club. “Our courses are among the best in the world, and we have been fortunate to host national and international events challenging many of the world’s top players. Hosting the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship will be another tremendous opportunity to add to that tradition and promote the game of golf in our country and the Asia-Pacific region. We look forward to welcoming the region’s best amateurs to Australia in 2020.”
Golf Australia Chairman Andrew Newbold said, “Hosting the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship is a unique and important way that we as a country can support and grow the game of golf in this region. We are also delighted to be able to again showcase the magnificent Royal Melbourne Golf Club, one of many world-class courses in Victoria’s globally revered Sandbelt.”