The Eastern Sward Golf Club was incorporated in October 1990. Prior to this, from 1977 it was part of the Social Club of the Eastern Treatment Plant belonging to the Melbourne Water Corporation which at that time collected all green fees and maintained the golf course. In 1995 the Golf Club broke away from the umbrella of the Social Club and leased the golf course from Melbourne Water.
It is a spacious flat course elevated 4 – 6 metres above sea level, generously covered with trees and shrubs and also four small lakes to add to the country atmosphere of the area. The small greens are lightly bunkered but are true and consistent throughout the seasons. An abundance of bird life adds to the quietness and serenity of the surroundings interrupted only occasionally by small recreational aircraft flying overhead.
The Membership grew from 90 to over 300 in less than two years and the increased steadily peaking at 420 in the year 2000. The need for more improvements to the course was realized when it was decided to enter Pennant. The holes were lengthened and the course was re-rated accordingly resulting with a higher ACR. Several greens and tees were rebuilt and relocated to achieve more length.
It all went very well for some time until the State Government decided to go ahead with the East Link. It was soon realized that part of the course would be lost and most of the course would have to be rebuilt. The result is what you see today on the plans displayed in the Clubhouse. The work of reconstruction is now complete and we are now able to enjoy the benefits of a different layout. There are now four Par 5s as compared to only one with room for increasing the course from a Par 67 to Par 68.
Eastern Sward is still a quiet and peaceful course like no other where players of all ages can enjoy, with exceptional privacy, the benefits of a somewhat flatter and shorter course.