Mt Xavier Golf and Bowling Club is situated on the east (Melbourne side) of Ballarat.
It is a picturesque 18 holes. The course is excellent in terms of variety with many holes going through thick pine trees and other holes in open undulating land. Feature holes include the tantilizing 233m 1st, the downhill par 3 14th and the tough 17th 360m par 4 that requires 2 excellent shots to a tiny green.
The greens are always in good shape with some severe slopes on the 4th 5th and the 16th. The fairways can become dry in summer and it is not a long course, but these deficiencies are somewhat compensated by the variety of holes and challenging approach shots.
With the addition of a bore and new couch grass tees it enables you to play enjoyable golf all year round.