RACV Cape Schanck Resort

RACV Cape Schanck Resort

Course Overview

Par: 72
ACR: 70
Length (m): 5252
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jnr
Design Year: 1987
Top 100: Not ranked
RACV Cape Schanck Resort is a public golf course offering a wide range of playing times 7 days per week. Contact either RACV Cape Schanck Resort or GOLFSelect for more information.

Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, RACV Cape Schanck Resort offers all the ingredients for a spectacular coastal holiday, conference, social event or wedding! Just a 75 minute drive from Melbourne, RACV Cape Schanck Resort offers stunning views of Bass Strait, Port Phillip Bay and beyond and is the perfect base to explore the wineries, beaches and villages of the Mornington Peninsula.

With a total of 82 bedrooms, comprising of a choice of recently refurbished stylish ocean and premium ocean view rooms, 2 bedroom executive ocean view suites and 2 or 3 bedroom self contained villas, the resort can cater for a variety of groups. All rooms are exceptionally spacious complete with ensuite bathroom, private balcony, individual heating/air conditioning system, Foxtel and 42 inch plasma televisions. Villas and executive suites also have a spacious and fully equipped kitchen.

RACV Cape Schanck Resort’s magnificent 18 hole, par 70 championship golf course is consistently rated among Australia’s best 100 courses. The resort also offers an on-site driving range, complete with grass tees, practice bunker and putting green, a full chipping and pitching area and a fleet of motorised carts for hire, plus a range of on-site recreation facilities including tennis courts, games room, pool table, heated swimming pool and spa, sauna, school holiday children’s activity programs and a 4km jogging track.

The magnificent golf course vistas can be enjoyed from the comfortable surrounds of the restaurant with stunning a la carte cuisine and an outstanding wine list, or the informal Golfer’s Lounge and Terrace which offers a tapas style menu, snacks, casual meals and beverages throughout the day in a cosy environment.

Designed by renowned course architect, Robert Trent-Jones Jnr, the resort course features huge greens, large open bunkers, tree lined fairways and spectacular ocean views on eleven holes. With excellent drainage and superbly manicured greens and fairways, the course provides year-round high standard playing conditions. Course distance markers and a colour coded flag placement system are provided. The on-site driving range boasts grass tees for an authentic driving experience.

RACV Cape Schanck Resort offers all the ingredients for a successful conference, social/charity event or wedding, within a stunning coastal environment. The resort’s modern conference and event facilities offer two large conference rooms, a private function space and four meeting or break out rooms with an abundance of natural light. The resort’s unique location also lends itself to interesting activities and team building exercises and it plays host to fabulous domestic and international conferences as well as corporate golf day events."

Address and Contact Details

RACV Cape Schanck Resort
Trent Jones Drive (via Boneo Road)
Cape Schanck, Victoria, 3939
Tel: 03 5950 8000
Pro: 03 5950 8100
Fax: 03 9775 3401

Location Map

Course Location Map  Driving Directions

Course Wallpaper Images

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Course Playing Tips

Hole 1, Par 4 (327 m)
All up hill. This hole plays a lot more difficult than its par and is rated accordingly. Heavy bunkerage on the left of fairway and just short of the green place emphasis on accuracy and the right choice of club. Take plenty of club for the second shot to the elevated green and to carry the bunkers.

Hole 2, Par 5 (489 m)
The longest hole on the course, a definite 3 shotter. Position your tee shot over or to the left of the first bunker. Keep the second shot to the right of the fairway for an easier approach to the large green. The road way on the right is out of bounds.

Hole 3, Par 3 (172 m)
Often affected by wind this hole plays deceptively long with the most trouble being the deep greenside bunkers. A long green, a shot to the centre should secure par.

Hole 4, Par 3 (137 m)
A shorter par 3 with the two tiered green heavily bunkered on the right and left. This is another hole where distance is deceptive and which is considerably influenced by the wind.

Hole 5, Par 4 (348 m)
A straight forward par 4 that plays longer than its yardage. Watch for the bunker on the left off the tee. Play to the right of the green to avoid the bunkers on the left. The roadway left is O.O.B.

Hole 6, Par 4 (318 m)
This dogleg left has one of the toughest greens in golf - measuring 76m in length with several swales. A drive toward the fairway pots will provide a line into the green. That's when the fun begins. Forms front to back of the green there is approx 6 clubs difference. Take time to choose the right club as a long putt on this green is difficult to judge.

Hole 7, Par 3 (143 m)
A very challenging but scenic short hole. Keeping your ball dry is your first concern. Positioning of your tee shot is important because of the steep undulations on the green. When putting the ball will always fall towards the water.

Hole 8, Par 5 (435 m)
On of the longest holes with difficult carry off the men's tee over water and fairway bunkers. Strategy is to drive to the right side of the fairway. The second shot, if possible, is best played to the right side against the right to left slope and away from the string of pots on the left. Aim for left centre of green to avoid the deep greenside bunkerage.

Hole 9, Par 3 (84 m)
Position your tee shot towards the left side of the fairway. If you want to take on the corner beware of the right hand fairway bunker. Distance for the second shot to the well bunkered green is deceptive. It's longer than it looks. Take plenty of club.

Hole 10, Par 4 (257 m)
A short but demanding par 4 particularly if the pin is placed top right on the green. Direct your tee shot to the centre of the fairway avoiding the traps on the right which extend up to and protect the right of the green. Play to the left or centre of the green which is fast from right to left to save shots.

Hole 11, Par 4 (329 m)
A challenging drive just to reach the fairway. Once negotiated the second shot to the uphill sloping green is deceiving and you will be wise to use an extra club. Both roadways, right and left, and the buildings on the right are out of bounds.

Hole 12, Par 4 (334 m)
The driving area looks narrow from the tee but widens out after 100m. Keep left of centre to get a better view of the green. It pays to go forward to check the pin position before playing your second shot. Try to avoid a downhill putt on this treacherous green.

Hole 13, Par 4 (312 m)
A straightforward hole that calls for a long straight drive to avoid the hill on the right which falls away and is heavily treed. Play the second shot to the left of the green to use the slope and keep away from the bunker on the right. Check the pin position on this long green.

Hole 14, Par 3 (153 m)
A beautifully scenic hole played from an elevated tee to a three tiered green. More effected by wind than any other hole, the green can be hard to hit. Play it straight as trees on either side will gulp up any wayward balls.

Hole 15, Par 4 (318 m)
Rated the most difficult hole on the course, this dogleg left with out of bounds on the right, puts maximum pressure on the tee shot for all standards of golfers. The key is to aim for the centre left of the fairway. The second shot is to a well bunkered, elevated green. Take plenty of club to hit over the bunker to the centre of the heavily undulated green.

Hole 16, Par 3 (144 m)
Main trouble for this shorter hole is on the green. There is very little chance of a straight putt. Aim to the left centre and below the hole to improve your chances on this testing green.

Hole 17, Par 5 (455 m)
Play this par 5 hole strategically and a birdie is well within reach. Play the first two shots left of centre to give yourself a clear third shot into the green. Even the better golfer is not advised to attack the green in two, so don't be tempted to take on the corner.

Hole 18, Par 4 (290 m)
A tricky hole to finish on. Accuracy from the tee is all important. Deep trouble awaits a wayward shot to the right. A drive placed toward the left hand fairway bunker will set up a short approach to the two tiered green which is one of the smallest on the course.

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