Port Fairy Golf Club

Port Fairy Golf Club

Course Overview

Par: 72
ACR: 70
Length (m): 5840
Architect: Club members (1963), Kevin Hartley (1990)
Design Year: 1963
Top 100: 73
Port Fairy Golf Club is a public golf course offering a wide range of playing times 7 days per week. Contact either Port Fairy Golf Club or GOLFSelect for more information.

Port Fairy Golf Club is a magnificent course that also doubles as one of the great coastal walks in Victoria and is just a few kilometres from one of the states most desirable seaside retreats, Port Fairy. Set in towering linksland overlooking the Southern Ocean it enjoys cult status among true golf nuts for its formidable challenge but it's difficult to get too upset about bad shots in such an awesome location.

The gently rolling sand dunes of Port Fairy Golf Club have been largely unaltered by man, only mown in order to define fairways and rough giving rise to a wonderful natural 'feel'. Golf at Port Fairy is typical of the great Scottish courses, such as St Andrews, Troon and Carnoustie.

Consistently ranked within the '25 Best Public Access Courses in Australia' this classic links style course winds its way through unspoilt sand dunes and provides spectacular views of the Southern Ocean. Those familiar with the golf course at Port Fairy will know that it is a precious and unique layout. Nowhere else in Victoria is golf played so close to the ocean or along dune land of such quality. A truly wonderful and unique experience will be had by golfers of all ability.


Address and Contact Details

Port Fairy Golf Club
Woodbine Road
Port Fairy, Victoria, 3284
Tel: 03-5568-1654
Pro: 03-5568-2866
Fax: 03-5568-2866

Location Map

Course Location Map  Driving Directions

Course Wallpaper Images

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Course Playing Tips

Hole 1, Par 5 (463 m)
A good length par 5 dogleg running left to right, a well positioned drive down the right hand side will give the big hitters a chance to go for the green in two.

Hole 2, Par 4 (326 m)
Lovely undulating par 4 over the hill to an elevated, fast green; bunkers right front of green and left back.

Hole 3, Par 4 (304 m)
A short but difficult par four with lots of danger down the left and a couple of well placed bunkers guarding the green.

Hole 4, Par 3 (167 m)
A testing well bunkered par three.

Hole 5, Par 5 (448 m)
A first class par five with a beautiful undulating fairway, wide enough to make it strategically interesting. There is danger on both sides of the tee, then sweeping right uphill to a perfectly placed fast sloping green.

Hole 6, Par 4 (327 m)
Danger to the right off this tee characterised by the heavily banked dune so keep to the left. The second shot is to a relatively small green with very subtle slopes.

Hole 7, Par 4 (369 m)
Medium length par four dogleg left to an elevated green.

Hole 8, Par 3 (122 m)
Downhill par three with a devilishly fast steep green surrounded by deep bunkers. Wind strength and direction can make this hole a significantly daunting prospect.

Hole 9, Par 4 (355 m)
The most difficult hole on the front nine. This is a very good par four moving from left to right back to the Clubhouse.

Hole 10, Par 4 (320 m)
One of my favourite holes. A straight par four slopes from left to right to a back to front sloping green.

Hole 11, Par 3 (141 m)
Terrific par three with great views off to the right.

Hole 12, Par 5 (465 m)
A very simple straightforward par five the only hazard being the out-of-bounds line to the right. Views from the tee one of the most stunning in Australian golf, this hole skirts the Southern Ocean from tee to green. Superb views back to Port Fairy and the lighthouse. Note: On this hole, the 14th, 15th and 16th you may be lucky enough to see dolphins frolicking offshore or even the majestic Southern Right Whales that visit our shores during their calving season between May and September.

Hole 13, Par 4 (278 m)
Short par four with the fairway sloping sharply from right to left. Best to keep as far right as possible off the tee.

Hole 14, Par 4 (408 m)
This is the most challenging hole on the course with out-of-bounds on the right; the second shot is made difficult by the wind coming off the sea to the right of the green.

Hole 15, Par 3 (178 m)
Spectacularly framed by the ocean this long par three is a wonderful hole to play. It leads to a sloping green which is very difficult to read.

Hole 16, Par 4 (365 m)
A sweeping dogleg left this par four has a blind tee shot with the second shot to the green made more difficult by a sloping elevated green.

Hole 17, Par 4 (367 m)
Medium length par four over the hill with out-of-bounds close to right hand side of the fairway. Bunkered right and left of green.

Hole 18, Par 5 (484 m)
Mens longest par five. Position your shot to the right for the best angle to the green in front of the Clubhouse.

Course Dress Regulations

  • Generally accepted golf clothing on course;
  • Golf attire is acceptable in the clubhouse;
  • No denim, sneakers, or shirts without collars;
  • Mobile phones in locker room or car park only;
  • Non-metal spikes are mandatory.
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