Conveniently located less than 800m from the heart of Kew Junction, the Kew venue is the perfect place for a quick practice session, a relaxed round with friends, or to host a work or social event.
Casual players are welcome to order in food from local take away outlets or online delivery services. Professional catering is available for private parties and business functions, as well as fundraisers.
Gift vouchers for simulator hire and lessons are available to purchase via phone (9853 3144), email or in our venue.
Brrrrr! With the cold weather setting in, you need a different golf option. Come inside (where it’s always 21 degrees) and play our individual stableford comp! Play at any time each week during the 14 rounds. No long-term commitment - just play when you can! Just $5 entry fee plus the standard simulator hire fee (for however long it takes you to play the round). Some solo players take just 30 mins for the round! Book in advance to guarantee a spot. Download the flyer below.
We’re grateful to Wilson Staff for continuing as our competition sponsor for another three months. Weekly winners will receive a sleeve of Wilson Staff Duo Urethane balls and Conform glove, while monthly winners will have their choice of $150 in Wilson Staff product (selected at the venue) and a Big Swing Golf Kew Frequent Player membership for one month (play 30 minutes free every day for 1 calendar month), total value over $500.
Host your special event at Kew – adult and children's birthday parties, Christmas and end of year celebrations, corporate hospitality, team-building, buck’s/hen’s, fundraisers, etc. - and you’ll have the choice to have your catering supplied by fabulous Kew restaurants. Casual catering options also available. Get in touch to have a chat about your specific needs. A 10% deposit will be required to secure group bookings.
Or maybe you'd just like access to a venue to hold a social function for your players and/or club members? Very generous sponsorship packages are available to clubs located in the Kew, Hawthorn, North Balwyn and surrounding areas. Read more, and call Tracey on 9853 3144 to arrange a time to chat.
Then you’ll LOVE our Nine and Dine events that combine 9 holes of golf with a beautiful meal at a local Kew restaurant. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
We offer single lessons, group clinics and multi-lesson packages for beginners, experienced, ladies, kids – everybody! The Kew team has 1 full-time (Steve Galapi) and 2 part-time (Roland Baglin and Mark Varela) PGA of Australia certified coaches who hold individual lessons and clinics during the day and evenings. Price guide: $66 per half hour for adults or $44 for juniors (15 and under); $121 per hour for adults or $80 for juniors. Lesson packages also available at discounted rates.
Steve Galapi has been a PGA member since 1985. He played on the Australasian Tour for 6 years in the early 80's but was no match for Greg Norman, Baker-Finch and the likes.
He spent 13 years as director of coaching at Yarrambat Park golf course, then 5 years at Bundoora Golf Course. During that time in 2012 he travelled to Sweden to coach an elite golfer, Linda Larsson, who was preparing to play on the LPGA Tour.
Steve's philosophy is to ‘keep it simple for all golfers’. It’s his job to analyse your swing and give the appropriate information and more importantly, the drills to change your motor pattern. This philosophy has been confirmed by working with elite players and PGA professionals, such as his close friend, Lucien Tinkler, who won the 2016 Seniors Vic Open and shot 10 under par at the Burham Pro-Am against the younger pro’s who bomb their tee shots over 300m. In 2016, we welcomed Steve’s Galapi Golf Academy to Big Swing Golf Kew.
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Roland Baglin is one of the managing partners of the Drummond Golf and Big Swing Golf Kew franchises, taking over the business in September 2014.
He has been a member of the PGA of Australia since 1996. A former Kew Golf Club champion (1994 and 1996) and Boroondara Cup winner (1996), he played the Australian and South Pacific tours from 1996 to 2000 before becoming an assistant professional at Latrobe Golf Club. He spent 12 years there, honing his coaching skills reaching a AAA accreditation in 2012.
Roland’s greatest strength is his ability to communicate with all levels of players, from beginner to advanced, on different feels and techniques that will help improve their game.
Originally from Western Australia, Mark played most of his golf at the Joondalup Country Club. Prior to turning professional in 2012, his amateur career was highlighted by successfully making 6 state teams and competing on the international stage, including the Junior World Championships at Torrey Pines.
Mark spent 3 years playing professional golf, predominately in Asia and Australia. In 2015 he moved to Melbourne and completed his PGA of Australia certification. Since then he has coached players of all levels, developing programs for juniors, ladies and men.
Introducing the game to newcomers and young juniors is always Mark’s top priority, as he believes everyone deserves to experience the great game we call golf.
Mark Varela is a PGA of Australia-certified golf professional who teaches children and adults of all skill levels at Big Swing Golf Kew. Introducing the game to newcomers and young juniors is his top priority, to help grow the game and Australian talent.
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Extended trading hours available up until 11 pm Monday to Saturday, and 8 pm Sunday, with min. 24 hours' notice for the booking. Call us to make an arrangement.