Home to Monash University and Medical Centre, the Melbourne suburb of Clayton lies at the heart of the city’s celebrated southern sand belt golf courses. In fact if you are an addicted golfer you couldn’t find a better base to play nearby championship courses the likes of Metropolitan, Huntingdon, Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath or to potter about less challenging but no less enjoyable layouts as Yarra, Braeside, Keysborough, Southern or Waverley.
Clayton is also close to major roads linking the suburb to the city, to the Mornington Peninsula and to the Dandenongs. The Melbourne-Cranbourne rail line passes through Dandenong, which bills itself as Melbourne's Second City.
Clayton is part of the populous and ethnically-rich City of Monash, a municipality which boasts such well-known landmarks as Monash University, the Victoria Police Academy and Waverley Park. This was designed as headquarters for Aussie Rules football, but has turned out to be something of an embarrassment to AFL administrators.