Oakleigh South is a suburb set in the sand belt area and is 17 km south-east of central Melbourne. Its boundaries are North Road, Warrigal Road, South Road, and Clarinda Road some way to its east. About half of the suburb comprises three golf clubs, Commonwealth, Huntingdale and Metropolitan.
In its original state the land consisted of rises and swampy depressions. It was used by the Melbourne Hunt Club (1887-1929) and better parts were used for grazing and market gardening. The swampy parts had dense tea tree and open parts were bracken covered.