Royal Melbourne's two courses, the East Course and the West Course, are each ranked amongst the best in the world. Royal Melbourne has hosted numerous national and international events, most famously the 1959 Canada Cup, and the 1970 World Cup. \ It was selected by the PGA Tour to hold the Presidents Cup for the first time outside the United States in December 1998. The Club will also host the Presidents Cup in 2011. \ Royal Melbourne’s West Course was ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 5 in Golf Digest’s 200 Greatest International Courses 2018 \ The **West Course** at the **Royal Melbourne Golf Club** is a combination of great design and construction. The terrain ranges from smooth fairways to rugged, sandy areas that create dramatic undulation throughout the course. There are plenty of challenges for players as they make their way through this challenging course with its diverse topography and natural beauty! \ The West Course at Royal Melbourne is considered by many to be among the world's greatest courses. Its design and construction was a collaboration between two of golf’s great architects, Alister Mackenzie and Dr. Michael Taylor who sought "to create an Australian course that would serve as both a worthy successor" to their acclaimed East Course (ranked No 1 in Australia) while also offering players from around the world something new \ The publication Golf Digest ranks it 5th best out 200 internationally-rated courses which makes sense given its dramatic undulations, fertile sandy soil, natural rugged appearance - qualities much appreciated worldwide for good reason! \ The East Course is highlighted by seven ‘home paddock’ holes. The bunkering and greens are excellent, with the opportunity to experience some of the most dramatic undulation on course while also playing as beautifully constructed sloped greens. With clear risks and rewards available from each tee throughout this section, it's a brilliant start that will test golfers in various ways for an overall amazing round! \ The closing stretch starts with the short par 4 15th and the heavily bunkered 16th, which is the flattest ‘home paddock’ hole of either course but one of the best and most underrated par 3s in Melbourne. The final two holes are famously used on the world-renowned Composite Course.