Murray Downs Drive, PO Box 496 Swan Hill 3585
(03) 5033 1422

The Pro Shop

The Murray Downs Pro Shop stocks an extensive range of golfing equipment, apparel, accessories and Club branded product. The friendly Pro Shop team can help you with all your golfing needs from club repairs, to lessons and everything in between.

The Pro Shop is open 7 days a week, with extended hours during daylight savings. The Pro Shop stocks all the top brands including Ping, Callaway, Footjoy, Cleveland, Srixon, Titleist and the Greg Norman Collection just to name a few!

Head Golf Professional – Matthew Docking

I began my golfing career at age 5 thanks to my parents who are both avid golfers. I have been fortunate to have their support throughout my career. That was the beginning of what has become a lifelong journey to share my passion for the game with people from all walks of life. Whether it be through playing, serving or coaching golfers of all skill levels I look forward to the challenge that is helping everyone enjoy themselves just that little bit more with each visit. Returning to Murray Downs is a homecoming of sorts as it remains the only place where I have been fortunate enough to win a Club Championship.

Completing my PGA Traineeship in 2009 under the guidance of Michael MacGregor at Tocumwal Golf Club I found my feet in the industry with an Assistant Professional role at Murrumbidgee Country Club in Canberra. This was followed by a Head Professional appointment at Cowra Golf Club and a stint as Head Professional at Gailes Golf Club in Brisbane. In 2018 I was appointed as the Head Professional at Royal Hobart Golf Club before coming to Murray Downs Golf & Country Club in late 2023. I am the first 4-time winner of the Australian PGA Professionals Championship with wins in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2023.

I have been lucky throughout my career to have been given the opportunity to learn from some very knowledgeable and experienced experts within the Australian golfing industry which has helped immensely in my development both in coaching as well as growing the game through other avenues. All of them have stressed the importance of helping nurture the future of the game through many different means and programs.

My coaching philosophy involves ensuring that each and every golfer has a strong understanding of basic fundamentals and that your best golf is played when you keep it simple. A clear mind will allow you to perform to the best of your ability whatever the circumstance. I am greatly looking forward to looking after the members and guests of the Murray Downs Golf & Country Club.


A Golfing Oasis

Murray Downs is a mint golf course surrounded by dusty paddocks not far from the mighty Murray River in NSW. This golf course is a gem and was in superb condition and all credit is due to the superintendent and his greens keeping team. We stayed at the accommodation across from the golf course and we were within walking distance to the first tee and a very well stocked pro shop. If you love playing golf this course should be high on your list.

Set amongst a picturesque background of river gums, the course has unique signature holes including the 5th with a long water carry over to the green making it a challenging task for those that choose to risk it and hit straight for the green. The course provides relief on other holes including the other Par 3 11th and 15th.