History

Situated at the gateway to the picturesque Yarra Valley on approximately eleven acres of landscaped gardens and only a short thirty five minute drive from Melbourne, the Chirnside Park Country Club provides a variety of sporting facilities and hospitality options for members, guests and the community.

The Chirnside Park Country Club was built in the 1960’s by developers of the original Chirnside Park Estate “Wilmore and Randall”. Once the majority of the land was sold, Wilmore and Randall approached the local residents with a proposal to purchase the land known as Chirnside Park Country Club to form a Club. Our original Board of Directors of the Club acted as guarantors for the initial loan to purchase the property.

The Club has been in operation since 1974 and sat on 146 acres of land overlooking the panoramic views of the Yarra Valley. The Club has gone from providing a modest clubhouse, golf course and tennis courts to now offering a complete recreational and social entertainment venue.

The Chirnside Park Country Club is now currently moving through a period of significant change which has recently seen the relocation of its golf course to its new site close by at Victoria Road Lilydale in May 2014. History of the land at both sites dates back to 1838 when John Gardiner took out the first grazing licence of 15000 acres and named it “Gardiners Run”. Currently we are seeing the redevelopment of our Chirnside Park site over the coming three years. This redevelopment will result in a contemporary clubhouse design including a keno lounge, Tab facilities, fully licenced bistro and function venue that will service both the modernised sporting facilities tennis courts, bowling greens, golf at Gardiners Run and the growing residential community.

Now operating across two sites the future of Chirnside Park Country Club looks bright with a modern newly opened golf course and a soon to be renovated food, beverage and entertainment centre overlooking the Yarra Valley.