Kooringal Golf Club at Altona has scored back-to-back wins after being named best golf club for the second consecutive year.

It was a joint winner with Ballarat Golf Club in the Community Clubs Victoria (CCV) awards.

CCV president Leon Wiegard described Kooringal as “a local icon”.

“Kooringal Golf Club’s win as best golf club was obviously no fluke,” he said.

“Winning two years in a row indicates that they are a club of great quality right across the various departments.”

Mr Wiegard said this included course maintenance and design, encouragement of golf among all sectors and support for the community.

Kooringal general manager Anthony White said the club had fostered a strong community relationship through events such as a free family fun day at Christmas.

“Golf club of the year represents not just the best playing facilities – although that’s taken into consideration – it’s the things we do for community, our members and our patrons,” he said.

The Kooringal Golf Club Foundation was created two years ago to establish a permanent fund, independent of club administration, to support juniors.

Mr White said the foundation aimed to encourage young people from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds to play golf.

“The community in Altona is from all cultural backgrounds, and we see that in our golf clinics, and we want to celebrate that.”

Yarraville Club was also named joint winner with Club Kilsyth for ‘Best club entertainment program’.