The National has four courses, but the move to bring Huntingdale in has failed. Photo: The national GC
The trumpet-shaped merger between The National and Huntingdale, two of the largest and best clubs in Melbourne, has fallen.
National members were informed today that the merger, which was first announced in November, would not take place
The boards of both clubs met actively about a merger, but were unable to agree on the conditions.
This raises the question whether The National, the largest club in Australia, will pursue a collaboration with another club in Melbourne.
It has already been merged with Long Island Country Club in Frankston, on the southern outskirts of Melbourne, in 2015.
The National Board has made no secret of the fact that it wants a location in Melbourne for its members to join the three courses on the original Cape Schanck site and on Long Island.