Golf, Horse Riding & Clay Shooting

Outdoor activities and sports in the Macedon Ranges

Golf courses in the Macedon Ranges

There are six public golf courses in the Macedon Ranges, all within 30 minutes of each other. All have unique challenges for the experienced golfer or weekend hacker with their varied terrains and layouts.

For an unforgettable experience, Woodend Golf Course is a must. Enjoy striking views to Hanging Rock and Mount Macedon on the front nine, and the sight of Woodend laid out amongst the leafy oaks below. Be amazed by the 11th hole, a true leap of faith, and use the rope pull to bring you back up the hill after navigating most of the back nine.

For a challenging mix of beautiful greens, bunkers and longer holes, and kangaroos outside the clubhouse, try Gisborne Golf Course.

For classic dry Australian bushland surrounds, make your way to the 18 hole Kyneton Golf Course on Black Hill Road, with long fairways, mature trees and manicured greens.

Mount Macedon Golf Course is great for a quick nine on the way up to the mountain with its wide maintained fairways, great scenery and abundant wildlife. Romsey and Lancefield have public courses with sprawling, flatter fairways under big skies.

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Horse riding in the Macedon Ranges

In the Macedon Ranges there are beautiful places you can explore by horseback and opportunities to sharpen your equestrian skills.

Book a horse riding experience

Silver Brumby Trails offers two and three hour horse trail rides in the Wombat State Forest every day of the week (excluding Christmas Day). Rides are for all experience levels from 12 years and up (18 years and under must be accompanied on the ride by an adult).

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Silver Brumby Trails

Horseriding trails to explore

Riders with their own horses can enjoy stunning views, beautiful forestscapes and a vast network of varied trails in the Macedon Ranges.

Macedon Regional Park is situated on Mt Macedon and is a convenient day trip for horse riders. Follow the horse tracks from the Old Scout Camping Area to explore shady eucalypt woods, native bushland and spring wildflowers.

See Parks Victoria website about horse riding in Macedon Regional Park

Alternatively, find out about the scenic natural trails and campground at Firth Park or join one of the friendly local trail riding clubs – Riddells Creek Trail Horse Riding Club or Kyneton District Trail Riders Club.

Looking for an overnight stay with your horse? Check out Galahads Animal Sanctuary and B&B or contact our Visitor Information Centre for assistance.

Clay shooting in the Macedon Ranges

Visitors can join a couple of different clay shooting experiences in the Macedon Ranges.

Cobaw Sporting

Cobaw Sporting is a fine wool growing enterprise that also provides sporting clay and field hunting opportunities for the novice and more experienced shot.

Clay target shooting is available year round plus they offer popular Partridge hunting during winter.

Find out more about Cobaw Sporting

Kyneton Clay Target Shooting Range

Time your visit with the Kyneton Clay Shooting Club that meets every 3rd Sunday of the month (except for December which is the 2nd Sunday). The Kyneton Clay Target Shooting Range entry is 279 Pipers Creek Road. Shooting starts at 12pm.

Find out more about the Kyneton Clay Shooting Club

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