Courses

Devilbend Golf Club

Loders Road
Moorooduc, VIC, 3933
Australia

Region: 2. Mornington Peninsula

Devilbend Golf Club

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 71.5
Length (m): 6051
Architect:
Design Year:

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Eagle Ridge Golf Course

Browns Road
Rosebud, VIC, 3939
Australia

Region: 2. Mornington Peninsula

Eagle Ridge Golf Course

Eagle Ridge Golf Course features a number of well bunkered par 3 holes, at least half a dozen holes where water comes into play and the ever-present wind that is common on the Mornington Peninsula. Extensive landscaping and course beautification has made Eagle Ridge a lovely course to look at and an enjoyable course to play.

Eagle Ridge is set on the spectacular Mornington Peninsula, a short 70 minute drive from the centre of Melbourne.

Ranked as one of the top 25 public access courses in Australia, the course welcomes all golfers and offers memberships (corporate and individual) as well as excellent facilities to cater for corporate golf events.

The golf course is an ideal layout for all standards of golfers and the well manicured fairways, aesthetically pleasing garden beds and surrounds combined with exceptional service levels ensure a memorable golfing experience.

Eagle Ridge is also a perfect venue for functions and weddings and its colonial style clubhouse forms a perfect backdrop to any corporate or private function.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 71
Length (m): 6047
Architect: Phil Ryan
Design Year: 1995

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 305m

A gentle opener, avoid the fairway bunkers on the left and lay up short of the bunker in front of the green with your tee shot. This will leave you with a short approach to a narrow but flat green.

2
Par 4, Length 359m

A hole to be played strategically. To carry the water from the back tees is an enormous hit, but the lake can be taken on from the front tees by the long hitter. Lay up short of the water leaving a mid to high iron to a well-bunkered green. If you miss the green, miss it right

3
Par 4, Length 397m

I advise the average player to use 3 shots to get to the green as out of bounds and trees on the right create danger from the tee. A slightly downhill shot to the green with a mid to long iron will then leave you a short pitch.

4
Par 4, Length 382m

A blind tee shot that requires accuracy. Upon reaching the crest of the hill, it is all-downhill from here. A mishit shot can often run onto the green, which is guarded, by a bunker on each side.

5
Par 4, Length 345m

This medium length par 4 is a dog-leg right. Avoid the deep fairway bunkers left and right with a fairway wood or long iron off the tee and you will get a look at the green. A medium iron should be enough from here.

6
Par 3, Length 170m

The first of a challenging set of par 3’s. Due to the hollow between tee and green this hole often plays a little longer than it looks. Picturesque with a rural backdrop it is always nice to hit the green here.

7
Par 5, Length 483m

A slight double dog-leg. Once you are past the fairway bunkers from the tee, it doesn’t get any easier. A narrow tree lined “shute” is to be negotiated with the second shot. Two large bunkers at the front and one at the back left guard a wide green.

8
Par 3, Length 155m

A beautiful vista. While looking down at the green from an elevated tee, it is easy to get lost in the colourful landscape of this hole and forget about the six deep bunkers surrounding the green. A tee shot finding the green is a satisfying reward in itself.

9
Par 5, Length 443m

This short par 5 is not necessarily a pushover. Fairway bunkers and a lake guard the right side of the hole. Fairway bunkers on the left catch many stray second shots. A short approach for the third shot is required to a well bunkered green.

10
Par 4, Length 422m

From the back tee, this hole is a monster. The longest par 4 on the course, to par here is a great achievement. The second shot is uphill to a narrow, double tiered green that is framed by three bunkers. Running your shot onto this green could prove quite difficult.

11
Par 3, Length 153m

This beautiful hole contains many features including extensive landscaping with a waterfall and water carry to the green. A bunker and lake left of the green and scenic rural views in the distance make this one of the prettiest par threes you will play. The undulating green is the place to be but if you miss make it to the right.

12
Par 4, Length 365m

A small water carry from the tee to the flat fairway below. Avoid the fairway bunker leaving yourself a mid iron second shot. Make sure you have enough club in hand as most shots to the green are left short.

13
Par 4, Length 272m

This short par 4 is reachable from the tee for the long hitter but it is a difficult green to access. Avoid the deep fairway bunker on the left and play short of the greenside bunkers from the tee. This will leave short pitch to a reverse ‘L’ shaped green.

14
Par 4, Length 352m

Extensive landscaping of this tee system makes it a pleasure to hit from. Water trouble on the left and bunker trouble on the right makes for accuracy required from the tee. Out of bounds is not far behind the green while bunkers at the front and left of the green are to be avoided. There is a wetlands area right of the green.

15
Par 4, Length 349m

The wetlands in front of the tee should be easily carried. A fairway bunker on the right and out of bounds on the left demand an accurate tee shot on the right to left sloping fairway. The second shot, usually with a mid to high iron, must be spot on to avoid the four bunkers around the green.

16
Par 5, Length 445m

Ten bunkers on this hole are readily awaiting the golfer of all standards. It is a short but straight and narrow par 5 that is heavily treed along the right and out of bounds all the way along the left of the hole. The pot bunker on the right of the fairway catches many second shots. Beware the three bunkers behind the green.

17
Par 3, Length 204m

The last of the par 3’s. This par 3 is long but not extremely difficult. Although flat terrain all the way, the island of rough in front of the green catches the running ball. A bunker each side of the green catches the errant tee shot.

18
Par 5, Length 515m

A double tiered fairway, bunker and water hazards makes this an exciting finishing hole. A drive to the furthest point of the fairway top tier gives the golfer a good look at what lies ahead and below. Cross bunkers some 40-50m in front of the green must be carried by those trying to reach the green in two. If laying up short of these bunkers, only a short iron is required to reach the green in three. Beware the water left and behind the green and the deep bunker on the right. A par here will leave you walking off with a smile on your face.

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Flinders Golf Club

Bass Street
Flinders, VIC, 3929
Australia

Region: 2. Mornington Peninsula

Flinders Golf Club

No golfing trip to the Peninsula is complete without a round at the oldest and most scenic of all the courses in the region - Flinders Golf Club. Situated atop the cliff tops overlooking Bass Strait and Westernport Bay, Flinders provides a wonderful golfing experience combining the sense of tradition that comes with being over one hundred years old with top quality playing conditions.

No golfing trip to the Peninsula is complete without a round at the oldest and most scenic of all the courses in the region - Flinders Golf Club. Situated atop the cliff tops overlooking Bass Strait and Westernport Bay, Flinders provides a wonderful golfing experience combining the sense of tradition that comes with being over one hundred years old with top quality playing conditions.

As you play the 4th hole, the coffin, let your mind wander back to the day in 1926 when the most famous golf course architect of them all, Dr Alistair Mackenzie convinced the committee of the day to change the hole from a Par 3 to introduce carries over both ravines. Or as you play the 5th, with the wind blowing in off Bass Strait, picture a young Peter Thomson honing his skills on this links style Par 5 in preparation for his assault on the Open Championship.

Course Information

Par: 69
ACR: 68
Length (m): 5224
Architect: David Myles Maxwell
Design Year: 1903

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 244m

Maxwells - This exciting opening hole is played from an elevated tee that provides spectacular views across Westernport to Phillip Island and Bass Strait. The short length of this Par 4 will tempt the longer hitters to have a crack at the green, however a predominant wind off Bass Strait blowing across the fairway will punish the errant tee shot. The more conservative player will play a fairway wood or middle iron into a narrow landing area leaving a short approach to a heavily bunkered green.

2
Par 4, Length 311m

St Andrews - One of the more testing holes on the course drives need to be left of centre to open up a well guarded green. The greenside bunkers and contoured green make getting up and down a real challenge so they are best avoided if possible.

3
Par 3, Length 302m

West Head - A long Par 3 playing every inch of its yardage especially on the days when the prevailing headwind is blowing. Tee shots landing short should favour right of centre as the fairway slopes from right to left. Par is more easily achieved if short of the green rather than long.

4
Par 4, Length 263m

The Coffin - Flinders' best-known hole, designed in 1926 by Dr Alistair Mackenzie. The perfect tee shot will land on the plateau between the two ravines (coffins) leaving an approach shot to a severely sloping green that needs to finish below the hole to allow an uphill putt. On Navy training days cannon fire provides an additional hazard.

5
Par 5, Length 458m

Beach Hole - The magnificent coastal view makes a loss of concentration a real danger. Played along the cliff top that borders the left hand side of the fairway, a good tee shot is required to avoid strategically placed bunkers on both sides of the fairway. Longer hitters can attack the green with their second shot however a '3 pack' of grass bunkers at front calls for the strategic play. A wayward slice will be punished by a cluster of greenside traps.

6
Par 4, Length 325m

The Hill - When a south-easterly breeze is blowing, swooping hang gliders provide a unique backdrop to this hole. A difficult driving hole with a blind tee shot up and over the hill, best line is right of centre to avoid the mounding in the left rough with any tee shot starting left a good chance to disappear over the cliff-top. Take one more club to compensate for an uphill approach, and when on the green remember the putt will break towards the sea.

7
Par 4, Length 410m

Casuarina - A beautiful driving hole of a punishing length which justifies its rating as one of the course's hardest, this hole requires two solid shots to reach a well-contoured green that provides further challenges before play on this hole reaches its conclusion.

8
Par 4, Length 337m

Pine Gap - A dogleg left, tee shots must be aimed right of centre to avoid bunkers on the left hand side of the fairway. On approach, take enough club to carry the bunkers on the right hand side while taking care not to stray left where a grassy swale waits combined with a sand bunker.

9
Par 3, Length 174m

Tea House - A tough shot to a narrow green, bunkered both left and right, this Par 3 is at the highest point on the course, and wind consideration is important with club selection.? If the tee shot does not bring a smile, look to the right as you leave the tee and the view will certainly remind you that a bad day on the golf course beats a good day at the office.

10
Par 4, Length 325m

Darley - A good driving hole that winds its way slightly right with mounds down the left, and where cypress trees positioned on the right collect many errant tee shots. An uphill approach shot to a green that slopes steeply from back to front leaves players who fly the flag a treacherously quick downhill putt.

11
Par 4, Length 259m

Fairly Dell - Another great short Par 4, a blind tee shot is played over a tree-filled dell onto a fairway that slopes downhill towards an enticing set of 3 bunkers. A long Iron or 3 wood best suited for positioning, then onwards to right hand dogleg green. A white marker placed over the dell provides a line that keeps tee shots well clear of the out of bounds on the left side of the fairway. Approach shots require skill and although short in length the hole is considered par material at best.

12
Par 3, Length 140m

Aunt Sally - This is our signature hole with a spectacular view from an elevated tee.? A small green that requires a precise short iron shot with gentle zephyrs make club selection on this hole difficult.? With bunkers front and left and grassy hollows to the right, par is difficult to achieve if the green is missed.

13
Par 4, Length 352m

Racecourse - The tightest drive on the course, this hole is a solid dogleg left. The drive is played from an elevated tee to a narrow landing area that slopes left to right. Long hitters can cut the corner and be rewarded with a short pitch to the green, however there is no margin for error. For higher handicappers it is advisable to leave the driver in the bag. A well-contoured green presents further challenges. Par is more easily achieved if short of the green rather than long.

14
Par 3, Length 145m

Shooting Gallery - A deceptively difficult hole with tee shots played from a protected teeing ground being exposed to the wind as they travel closer to the green. The wind is always stronger than anticipated so take a longer club than you feel is necessary, as the bunkers will swallow most shots landing short of the green.

15
Par 5, Length 495m

Siberia - Depending on the wind conditions this is a long or short Par 5. Aim at the fairway bunkers from the tee as they are out of reach of the average golfer. The second shot does not hold many dangers, although the bunker strategically located 20 metres short deflates many attempting to get home in two. On approach, take an extra club to allow for the elevated green making sure you avoid the cluster of bunkers short of the green.

16
Par 4, Length 306m

Lambertiana - Picturesque tee shot down a fairway lined by Cypress trees left, and three strategically placed bunkers right, waiting to catch the errant drive. A well-positioned tee shot will ensure an easy approach to the green.

17
Par 3, Length 172m

Lakeside - A strong Par 3 that is susceptible to the wind with the result that it always plays longer than you think, take care playing this hole as many a fine round has come unstuck here. A tee shot to the middle of the green still leaves the player the challenge of reading the subtle contours of this green.

18
Par 4, Length 313m

Home - A challenging dogleg to complete the round, the tee shot must be directed right of centre to avoid the fairway trap left. This being accomplished the iron can be aimed at the heart of the green, with sufficient club taken to avoid the pot bunkers short right. Your final putt will bring to an end, a round played on one of the most picturesque courses in Australia.

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Moonah Links (Legends Course)

Peter Thomson Drive
Rye, VIC, 3941
Australia

Region: 2. Mornington Peninsula

Moonah Links (Legends Course)

Moonah Links Legends Course opened for play in Nov 2003. Very different layout to the Open Course, blending undulating fairways that wind through ancient Moonah forests with pure sweeping links country. With panoramic views from raised tees, shared greens and a host of other unique features this course will fast become a must play for all serious golfers.

Moonah Links Legends Course opened for play in Nov 2003. It is a very different layout to the Open Course, blending undulating fairways that wind through ancient Moonah forests with pure sweeping links country.

With panoramic views from raised tees, shared greens and a host of other unique features this course will fast become a must play for all serious golfers.

In contrast to the Open Course which was purpose built to challenge the modern champion, the Legends Course is a more friendly golfing experience for players of all ages and abilities.

The course is a loop of 18 holes that generally follow the valleys through a variety of landscapes ranging from ancient Moonah woodlands to open links land.

The fairways are generous and the putting surfaces gentle, but the bunkering style is bold and wild in appearance.

At 6,315 metres, the course is fun but not a pushover.

The Legends Course does justice to the champions it honours and will inspire others to emulate their feats.

It recently debuted in the top 30 courses in Australia by Golf Australia.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 6315
Architect: Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett
Design Year: 2003
Top 100: 29

Playing Tips

1
Par 5, Length 487m

A reachable in 2 par five that entices the longer hitters to take on the corner, a carry of over 200 meters. A raised green will punish the short approach with a fast green sloping from left to right.

2
Par 4, Length 304m

A short par 4 best played conservatively. A wayward drive can easily find trouble on both sides. A straight drive will leave a short iron to the raised green.

3
Par 3, Length 162m

Ensure you have enough clubs to avoid the sandy wasteland below. This hole often plays straight into the wind so good club selection is essential.

4
Par 4, Length 340m

The most exciting tee shot on the peninsula, hitting out onto a fairway some 40 meters below. A tee shot to the corner will allow

5
Par 3, Length 154m

A medium length par 3 can be deceiving in length, playing longer that initially thought. With trouble on both sides an accurate tee shot is required; anything short of the green will encounter difficulty.

6
Par 5, Length 501m

After a tee shot to the corner the hole veers to the left. Longer hitters can attack the large double green which is easily reachable in two. Shorter players can lay up short and have a easy approach to the green.

7
Par 4, Length 362m

Looking more formidable than actually is, the drive over the bunkers into the valley positions for the best approach. A two teared green makes for difficult putting.

8
Par 4, Length 414m

A tough driving hole with bunkers impeding from both sides. Again with a double teared green making putting difficult.

9
Par 5, Length 495m

A long hole that can be troublesome when the wind strengthens, with trouble down both sides of the fairway. The second shot is best left 50 to 60 meters short of the green. The large green is also tough as there is trouble behind.

10
Par 3, Length 177m

A seemingly easy par three can be challenging with club selection. The amount of wind plays a crucial factor in club selection.

11
Par 4, Length 272m

A short par four reachable for the long hitters. With trouble down the right side the percentage play is to lay up with long iron to allow for easy approach to a relatively flat green.

12
Par 5, Length 491m

A challenging hole with a blind green. Longer hitters can easily reach the green in two. The green feeds from the down slope of the fairway. The green is fairly large and has a few undulations.

13
Par 4, Length 420m

The hardest hole on the course requires a blind tee shot followed by a long second into a green decorated by the surrounding sand dune. Club selection is essential or can make for extremely long putts.

14
Par 4, Length 413m

Another strong par four with the tough shot being the approach, anything to the right can encounter trouble. A double teared green again makes putting challenging.

15
Par 4, Length 353m

A unique par four that requires much thought, usually an iron tee shot to the corner allows for a mid iron approach to a raised green.

16
Par 3, Length 185m

The largest green in the southern hemisphere, the hole is dictated by pin position.

17
Par 4, Length 380m

A tee shot down the right side will feed into the ideal approach position. A raised green with bunkers on bother sides demands a precise approach.

18
Par 4, Length 405m

A wide fairway allows for an easy tee shot, strategically placed fairway bunkers may cause some trouble. A mid to long iron approach into a green that slopes from left to right sets up for the perfect finish.

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Moonah Links (Open Course)

Peter Thomson Drive
Rye, VIC, 3941
Australia

Region: 2. Mornington Peninsula

Moonah Links (Open Course)

Moonah Links Open Course is a natural stadium layout with wide undulating fairways of pure couch grass punctuated with pot bunkers, leading onto large multi-tiered greens make this course a true test for all levels of golfer.

The Open Course at Moonah Links is the first ever 18 holes built and prepared for a national championship. With exceptional viewing platforms for spectators. It is one of the longest courses in Australia, and probably in the world in this category.

It measures 6783 metres, so it offers more than a casual stroll in the outdoors. It is a mighty and ferocious test of golfing ability, the likes of which even the top pros only occasionally experience. In terms of difficulty it is estimated a club-handicapped player would merit an extra eight strokes assistance to return a net par score, yet the course has great flexibility. It can be played at many different lengths depending on tees selected.

Indeed, it is expected that the total length will only seldom be used for the real championship occasion.

In addition to its conducive natural contours, the site is blessed with ever-present wind of some direction and strength, and this enhances its attributes. Planning has arranged that no particular direction is especially helpful, it is always a factor.

Visitors will get a whiff of what top championship play is really like.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 74
Length (m): 6315
Architect: Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett
Design Year: 2002
Top 100: 36

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 339m

The course opens with a relatively short par four. Yet is asks for a good tee shot and a not so easy approach to the green perched amongst the Moonah Trees. Then there is the first acquaintance of the depth of bunkers? and speed of putting.

2
Par 5, Length 517m

Now starts the course proper and it is evident what one is in for. In this case a long par five along a flat corridor, past six fairway bunkers, plus a deep one the the green gate. The green is on a natural ridge, with an easy run-up but severe fall-away at rear.

3
Par 4, Length 378m

This can be a beast of a hole depending on the wind and your strength. It needs a long high drive to make it to the plateau, from where the green is in view, otherwise it is a dangerous blind second uphill.

4
Par 5, Length 557m

Here is sheer beauty to gaze at but a hard one to play. Par fives on the Leviathan are all huge, but this one is often downwind and therefore easily reached in three strong shots. But a gauntlet of deep bunkers bar the way. Sheer joy.

5
Par 3, Length 174m

This is the first of the four par threes, completely natural. It was 'sitting there' in nature, waiting to be discovered so that it just had to be smothered. Three hugely deep bunkers are the principle features. An inspiring long shot across a delightful valley.

6
Par 4, Length 403m

Few players can reach this par four in two shots, but it is designed to sort the best from the worst. The green is bunkerless, but a severe slope on the front makes up for that!

7
Par 3, Length 167m

Here is a classic par three of medium length on the highest point of the course which means more wind, usually across. A green to test one?s skill.

8
Par 4, Length 428m

A par four of maximum length with punishing bunkers along the way. Few will reach this hole in two with its raised green. The best will do it though and the rest will have to watch.

9
Par 4, Length 411m

I like to call this one a ?bit of Irish?, as it reminds me of one of the holes so natural one wonders it if was brought from the Emerald Isle. Par fours will be well earned. Small green and some undulation.

10
Par 4, Length 385m

This can be awesome, as it turns to the Southwest and climbs to a high green. The tee shot is not a faint heart nor the second shot a less than well struck solid hit. The green has two levels across.

11
Par 3, Length 202m

It calls for a full blooded wallop at 200 metres, but there is bunkering only short right and high back left, leaving a wide entry route short and left. The green is a piece of fun too. Two putts not so automatic.

12
Par 4, Length 374m

Looking more formidable than it really is, the drive is into a wide basin so that everything ends in the fairway and the green ahead is a shelf without any bunkers. But don?t be deceived. This hole can bite you.

13
Par 5, Length 491m

A huge par five that can be seen from the tee all the way to the green, as it twists through bunkers into a vast hollow that was once a vineyard, before it ascends to a green half up the massive ridge.

14
Par 4, Length 355m

Unique. Only found in places like Ballybunion and Lahinch. A drive over a large rough height into a low basin, from which the forward approach is upward to a small green. A respite though before a deluge to come.

15
Par 4, Length 424m

Here is an almost-par five and on many windy days barely reachable by the power hitters in two. And it's a good old fashioned blind drive over a transverse ridge. That is not all. The green is still a distance yet with two deep bunkers standing like stone lions to guard the gate. The hole is a test of power mostly.

16
Par 4, Length 411m

A long par four. The task is to get the second shot onto the upper deck a la St Andrews. Just like The Old Course, this green is not always receptive. Yet there is only adventure here for the stout hearted.

17
Par 3, Length 185m

This ranks with the world's greatest par threes. For one thing it has a tantilising length across a valley and the green slopes sharply so that any shot too strong will be in serious trouble. Being short is equally punishing as the apron slopes even steeper. There are so many possibilities of a high score here. It should be totally fascinating to watch shaky leaders confront this penultimate hurdle. I leave it a puzzle.

18
Par 5, Length 582m

Longest, as it should be, perhaps exhausting, a minfield of danger from the first shot to the last. There are eleven bunkers waiting along its length to catch the unwary or careless. This is designed to be a spectacular finish. It should make a grand arena of wide viewing and entertainment.

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Mornington Country Golf Club

Tallis Drive
Mornington, VIC, 3931
Australia

Region: 2. Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Country Golf Club

Mornington Golf Club is in the heart of Victoria's famed Mornington Peninsula golf course region. From most tees, the view across Port Phillip Bay to the city of Melbourne is breathtaking. Fairways are lush Santa Ana Couch grass, offering near perfect lies, and the greens are fast with subtle breaks, so you need to get your line right

Mornington Golf Club is in the heart of Victoria's famed Mornington Peninsula golf course region. From most tees, the view across Port Phillip Bay to the city of Melbourne is breathtaking. Fairways are lush Santa Ana Couch grass, offering near perfect lies, and the greens are fast with subtle breaks, so you need to get your line right.

Whether you're enjoying the Mornington Golf Club's ultra-modern club house or shopping in the trendy streets of Mornington, visiting cellar doors, relaxing on the beach, or putting for par, the Mornington Peninsula has it all.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6005
Architect:
Design Year:

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 302m

A straightforward hole to start your round. An iron from the tee will leave a simple short iron for your approach. The longer hitters may want to take on the bunkers.

2
Par 5, Length 451m

Up a rise and dogleg left to a challenging green with undulations and plenty of turn depending on the pin position.

3
Par 4, Length 340m

A warning to right-handers ? a slice from the tee and a watery grave awaits. A ball guided down the left-hand-side will set you up for the perfect approach.

4
Par 4, Length 380m

Trouble left and right of the tee leaves only one option. After placing your ball with precision, a second shot to a tight green protected by the bunker short left awaits.

5
Par 3, Length 140m

One of the easier holes on the course ? unless you?re above the hole when the greens are running fast. A short to mid-iron (depending on wind) to a large green with bunkers on the right.

6
Par 4, Length 350m

What appears to be an easy tee shot to a wide fairway is quite deceptive. The fairway which slopes left to a large area of rough and tea tree, allows only a small landing area up the right-hand-side. Your second is to a small green but is quite open.

7
Par 3, Length 175m

One of the most picturesque holes on the course with panoramic views of the bay from both tee and green. A large green protected by bunkers on the right and grassy undulations on the left ? a real challenge on a day when the wind blows on this exposed hole.

8
Par 5, Length 348m

A straightforward hole which is reachable in two for the long-hitter ? aim up the right-hand-side of the fairway to avoid trouble.

9
Par 4, Length 371m

After negotiating the strong dogleg right which is protected by large trees, you are still faced with a challenging shot up a steep slope to the relatively small green.

10
Par 3, Length 164m

After guiding your ball through the gums that surround the tee, a fairly large and receptive green awaits your ball. Short and right you have a bunker to contend with. Long and you face a very difficult return up a steep slope to a fast green that slopes away.

11
Par 4, Length 405m

The longest par four on the course. A straight, wide fairway with a large elongated green to finish. Easy to reach in a north westerly ? nearly impossible in an easterly.

12
Par 4, Length 346m

A reasonably straightforward hole. The right-hander needs to avoid a slice off the tee to avoid a watery fate. For the second shot, short right a bunker awaits, long and left another chance to test your fate with the water.

13
Par 4, Length 380m

One of Mornington?s signature holes. Either lay up short of the fairway bunker for a mid to long-iron approach or take on the corner. The undulating green is protected by a series of bunkers, short left and right, and long right.

14
Par 5, Length 510m

The longest hole on the course. A snaking dogleg right then left with a series of bunkers on the right-hand-side of the fairway. Fire your third shot straight at Melbourne (on a clear day) to a small green to finish

15
Par 4, Length 342m

The second hole of ?Amen Corner? which includes fourteen through seventeen. This hole traverses the cliff top with an undulating fairway to a protected green. Degree of difficulty is ten with a south westerly blowing.

16
Par 3, Length 129m

Known as the ?volcano? for obvious reasons when you stand on the tee. A relatively short shot to a large green should not prove too much of a challenge if you can put the bunkers and gully in front out of your mind. Difficulty increases with wind on this exposed hole.

17
Par 4, Length 318m

The start of the homeward stretch. A straight tee shot will set you up nicely for your approach to the tiered green.

18
Par 5, Length 464m

A slight dogleg right leads you back to a grandstand finish at the clubhouse. If you can keep your ball straight the only trouble is the bunker short left of the green, or if you hit it long on a Saturday afternoon, the gallery will have plenty of advice!

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Portsea Golf Club

London Bridge Rd
Portsea, VIC, 3944
Australia

Region: 2. Mornington Peninsula

Portsea Golf Club

Portsea GC is a wonderful Mornington Peninsula course located adjacent to the Point Nepean National Park. The course has been carved through natural tea tree scrub which has resulted in a variety of holes -from long, sweeping par 5's which wind their ways through deep valleys through to tight par 3 holes which require pinpoint accuracy to ensure the ball remains on the putting surface.

Portsea Golf Club is a wonderful Mornington Peninsula course located adjacent to the Point Nepean National Park about 85 minutes south of Melbourne.

The purely sand based fairways on the course provide a basis for a great wet weather course and Portsea is one of the best draining courses in Australia.

Recent design improvements in bunkering, teeing grounds and greens have further enhanced the course. The natural drainage qualities of soils found in the Portsea area also ensures that golfers enjoy a firm footing all year round.

The course has been carved through natural tea tree scrub which has resulted in a variety of holes-from long, sweeping par 5s which wind their ways through deep valleys through to tight par 3 holes which require pinpoint accuracy to ensure the ball remains on the putting surface.

As recently as January 2002 the course was rated in Golf Australia magazine as number 25 in the country and this ranking will only be enhanced with the work being done by well-respected golf architect Mike Clayton.

Portsea holds several Tournaments throughout the year for Amateurs and Professionals alike. Among these is the famous Portsea Pro-Am which is held annually on January 2nd and is regarded as being one of the best Tournaments of its type in Australia.

A 72 hole Amateur event is also held in August and a 5 day Spring Tournament is held in October.

New accommodation is now open (June 2013) at Portsea Golf Club. To view the Mercure Portsea Resort and Golf Course website, please click here.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 5973
Architect: Jock Young, Sloan Morpeth and Michael Clayton
Design Year: 1925
Top 100: 62

Playing Tips

1
Par 5, Length 446m

New bunkers on the left side create an added challenge to this hole. The line you take from the tee depends on the wind. Slightly right of the Moonah tree is the line for most golfers. The second approach should be played right of the fairway and the chip shot should be taken with utmost care. This green is difficult.

2
Par 3, Length 151m

A little par three with a green on the bottom of the hill. It's just a simple low-to-mid iron shot where it's best to find the green as the surrounding undulations can make it difficult to get up and down.

3
Par 5, Length 437m

Played from a high tee with great views over the bay. Avoid the left side of the hole all the way to the green as it's out of bounds. Two solid approaches can set up a birdie.

4
Par 4, Length 407m

This is the best hole on the course. A great driving hole where you need to keep it centre right. The approach is deceptively long and most golfers leave it short. Take an extra club.

5
Par 4, Length 327m

Keep the tee shot to the right side of the fairway. The approach should be played to the left side of the green.

6
Par 4, Length 319m

Here is a great opportunity to capitalize on the downhill slope of the tee shot's landing area. A difficult approach shot to a hard green - you need a great deal of loft here.

7
Par 3, Length 173m

A long downhill par three that must be played with an accurate iron. Make par from the left or right side bunker is difficult.

8
Par 5, Length 481m

A strong birdie chance is offered on the 18th. Once you've hit your drive you have to make a decision. You can either take on the bunkers or lay up. Either way be warned, the green is very slippery.

9
Par 4, Length 370m

The first is a great opening hole that lets you get off to a solid start. A long iron approach can be required depending on the wind. There's also a new bunker on the left side of the green.

10
Par 4, Length 244m

Appropriately called Little Devil, long hitters go at the green while others tend to lay up. The approach requires plenty of touch.

11
Par 5, Length 445m

A classic par five hole. A good tee shot played right of centre can set up a birdie opportunity. The second approach is assisted by a downhill fairway.

12
Par 4, Length 374m

Yet another visually stunning hole at Portsea. It?s a rather difficult hole that requires a good drive and an even better approach. The approach here is critical and the green is sensational. Approach shots short or left of the green pay a price here.

13
Par 3, Length 158m

Club selection is critical on this wonderful par three. Landing middle to right of centre of the green is rewarded.

14
Par 4, Length 407m

Tee shot must be aimed at the tower on the horizon. Depending on the wind, the approach can require anything from a pitching wedge to a three iron. Most golfers under club here, so step up one with the approach.

15
Par 4, Length 266m

A tricky short hole. The tee shot must hit the fairway with either a driver or long iron while the approach requires a short lofted club.

16
Par 3, Length 167m

An interesting par three hole. Most golfers leave their approach shot so it's best to take another club. If you hit the back part of the green it should roll down.

17
Par 4, Length 362m

A good tee shot centre right of the fairway will get you off to a good start on this par four. Most golfers tend to under club here, so take an extra iron shot in. Beware, the left side of the hole is out of bounds.

18
Par 4, Length 401m

A blind tee shot that requires you to aim at the large tank on the hill. The approach is to a deceptively large green. Keep it to the left side with the approach.

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RACV Cape Schanck Resort

Trent Jones Drive (via Boneo Road)
Cape Schanck, VIC, 3939
Australia

Region: 2. Mornington Peninsula

RACV Cape Schanck Resort

RACV Cape Schanck Resort's 18-hole championship golf course was designed by American Robert Trent Jones Jr. in the late 1980's, created among rolling sand dunes and surrounded by national park. Perched high on one of Australia's most spectacular coastal headlands, the course boasts stunning cliff-top views over the majestic Southern Ocean and Port Phillip bay. The challenging design and breath-taking scenery combines with the course's brilliantly manicured greens and fairways to provide a fantastic backdrop for an enjoyable day's golfing.

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."

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 70
Length (m): 5252
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jnr
Design Year: 1987

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 327m

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.

2
Par 5, Length 489m

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.

3
Par 3, Length 172m

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.

4
Par 3, Length 137m

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.

5
Par 4, Length 348m

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.

6
Par 4, Length 318m

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.

7
Par 3, Length 143m

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.

8
Par 5, Length 435m

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.

9
Par 3, Length 84m

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.

10
Par 4, Length 257m

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.

11
Par 4, Length 329m

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.

12
Par 4, Length 334m

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.

13
Par 4, Length 312m

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.

14
Par 3, Length 153m

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.

15
Par 4, Length 318m

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.

16
Par 3, Length 144m

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.

17
Par 5, Length 455m

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.

18
Par 4, Length 290m

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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Rosebud Country Club

207 Boneo Road
Rosebud, VIC, 3939
Australia

Region: 2. Mornington Peninsula

Rosebud Country Club

One of Victoria's premier play, stay and dine destinations. Two superbly maintained 18-hole golf courses, four-star accommodation and the award-winning View Restaurant open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Both courses are ranked in Australia's top 100. Groups bookings taken throughout the year.

Rosebud Country Club is located in the heart of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, an easy 80-minute drive from Melbourne.

One of Victoria’s premier play, stay and dine destinations

Two superbly maintained 18-hole golf courses, four-star accommodation and the award-winning View Restaurant open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

The North course, host venue for the 1974 Australian PGA Championship, is framed by large pine trees while the South course boasts expansive greens with generous fairways.

Both courses are ranked in Australia’s top 100. Groups bookings taken throughout the year.

 

Course Information

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Sorrento Golf Club

Langford Road
Sorrento, VIC, 3943
Australia

Region: 2. Mornington Peninsula

Sorrento Golf Club

Sorrento GC is a well groomed, hilly course with all year playability set on a sand and limestone base. It's generous fairways and rough are surrounded by densely wooded plantations, and bent grass greens are moderately to heavily bunkered.

The Sorrento Golf Club is a well groomed, hilly course with all year playability set on a sand and limestone base. It's generous fairways and roughs are surrounded by densely wooded plantations, and bent grass greens are moderately to heavily bunkered.

When Melbourne's early stalwarts travelled to the Mornington Peninsula for their holidays, they took their golf along with them. The Sorrento Golf Club became the "Royal Melbourne of the South", a course built on classic lines, borrowed from the original, for the joy and pleasure of golfers good and bad - 18 holes, each with a character all its own, challenging you to a rematch, over and over again.

The magnificent fairways, manicured greens and undulating terrain make Sorrento Golf Club one of Australia's top seaside courses. It is also one of the Mornington Peninsula's most established golf clubs, and is now experiencing greater popularity thanks to the increased exposure of the region.

Course Information

Par: 70
ACR: 69
Length (m): 5644
Architect: J.D. Scott
Design Year: 1929
Top 100: 66

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 298m

2
Par 3, Length 141m

3
Par 5, Length 456m

4
Par 4, Length 274m

5
Par 3, Length 192m

6
Par 4, Length 297m

7
Par 4, Length 343m

8
Par 4, Length 395m

9
Par 5, Length 485m

10
Par 4, Length 339m

11
Par 5, Length 489m

12
Par 4, Length 404m

13
Par 3, Length 162m

14
Par 4, Length 385m

15
Par 3, Length 175m

16
Par 4, Length 330m

17
Par 3, Length 146m

18
Par 4, Length 342m

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St Andrews Beach (Gunnamatta Course)

209 Sandy Road
St Andrews Beach, VIC, 3941
Australia

Region: 2. Mornington Peninsula

St Andrews Beach (Gunnamatta Course)

St Andrews Beach GC (Gunnamatta Course) has been reopened after being closed for almost 12 months. The course is highly regarded and designed by international renowned golf course architect, Tom Doak. The course features some truly dramatic holes and the careful use of natural hazards. Big scale undulations, combined with creases, bumps and hollows are very reminiscent of the ancient coastal courses of the United Kingdom. The layout is challenging and visually spectacular with demanding second shots to well placed greens often framed by natural amphitheatres.

International renowned golf course architect, Tom Doak, has designed this classic 18 hole 'links' style course on this unique property just 80 minutes from the centre of Melbourne.

Located in the famed Cups region of the Mornington Peninsula, the first course, the Gunnamatta, officially opened in late 2005 whilst the second course (Fingal) is scheduled to open late 2008. The Gunnamatta course is a Public Access course and features some truly dramatic holes and the careful use of natural hazards. Big scale undulations, combined with creases, bumps and hollows are very reminiscent of the ancient coastal courses of the United Kingdom.

The layout is challenging and visually spectacular with demanding second shots to well placed greens often framed by natural amphitheatres. Craggy Tom Doak style bunkering is common on many of the holes and helps to add the course character that people are starting to ssociate with a Doak designed golf course.

As testament to the quality of the layout the Gunnamatta course debuted 9th in the 2005 Golf Australia Magazine ratings. This is certainly a course worth playing and GOLFSelect can help you experience the wonders of this golf course.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 74
Length (m): 6090
Architect: Tom Doak
Design Year: 2004
Top 100: 20

Playing Tips

1
Par 5, Length 497m

A genuine three shot par five is a spectacular start to your round; this hole plays from an elevated tee across a broad valley, to a beautifully situated green, over fearsome looking sand traps.

2
Par 4, Length 279m

A long drive of high risk reward' or a medium iron off the tee for positioning' are your choices as this hole is flanked by the largest natural hazard on the property. The fairway dips from the tee into a shallow valley, before rising gently to a long undulating green, heavily bunkered by a blown-out sand dune to the left and front, as well as bunkers behind.

3
Par 4, Length 405m

This hole is possibly the toughest par 4 on the course. The key to this hole is to get a good drive away to the turn, which exposes a spectacular narrow opening to a large green. Your second shot requires a medium to long iron to be hit with precision. Keep away from the left hand trap...those brave enough to fly the bunkers with be pleasantly surprised with the roll provided by the large hill feeding down to the green situated in a beautiful natural amphitheatre!

4
Par 3, Length 197m

Hitting into an elevated green across a valley, surrounded by bunkers to the left and right, this par 3 will be a challenge in the ever changing winds. This hole of great natural beauty appears daunting yet very manageable.

5
Par 4, Length 387m

Beginning from a high elevated tee shot, this is a shot to let rip if you are feeling confident! Take care to avoid the fairway bunker and the rough bunkering to the left of the fairway. The green is open and wide, sloping front-to-back and left-to-right, with bunkering at the front. A good drive will leave you with a short iron to the green. Good opportunity for Birdie!

6
Par 3, Length 169m

Probably the most visually spectacular hole on the course wonderfully nestled within a small natural amphitheatre among the trees. The green sits just beyond striking bunkering, and is far more generous and forgiving than appearances from the tee suggest. A medium to long iron shot avoid bunker traps on the right and beware of the wind above if your ball finds the putting surface you'll be pleasantly surprised by the size of the green.

7
Par 4, Length 377m

Beginning from a spectacular elevated tee position, this short par 4 allows a massive joined fairway for the big hitter. A long drive will fly the fairway bunkers, then a short iron to an open rolling green, with challenging rolls and bunkering around. Excellent short par 4 hole that will separate the cream from the crop.

8
Par 4, Length 332m

A classic hole and another elevated hole like the 7th. With large swales in the fairway, a true links hole, you'll be surprised how far the ball rolls! Dramatic bunkers flank the fairway with the small bunkerless green set amongst a cluster of Moonah trees. The green is the smallest on the course, subtly contoured, with a wide apron to the right and plenty of room behind and to the left.

9
Par 4, Length 339m

A clear drive from a tee benched halfway up a small dune, you drive to a wide, rolling fairway with the far bunkers seemingly out of reach. Take care to avoid the fairway bunkering close to the green. The small, two level elevated green is flanked by natural bunkers to the right. This hole gets more spectacular the closer you get to the green, one can become so preoccupied with the green, you forget about the bunker front right!

10
Par 4, Length 384m

The outstanding feature of this hole is the cluster of bunkers on the right of the fairway, encouraging you to think about your second shot! You need to approach from the left, taking care to avoid the rear bunkering on the smallish elevated knob green. Positioning your shot onto the green is the key to this hole!

11
Par 3, Length 147m

What a beauty...split tee options, both offering dramatically different tee shots! The green is tight with bunkering on the back and right sides. Winds of the day will need to be considered. The rear right of the green is the safest play, allowing the ball to roll back!

12
Par 4, Length 389m

From standing on the elevated tee you are naturally drawn to the direct line at the flag. Ample fairway exists to the left of the line of charm', and the prudent decision to aim left, away from the instinctive target, is rewarded with an easier approach. Playing at the flag appreciably shortens your approach, yet you must negotiate fearsome greenside traps and a green surface which slopes away from you.

13
Par 4, Length 452m

Fantastic hole which blindfolds you from the tee! Over a ridge appears a majestic tumbling fairway which rolls away from you to a tiny bunkerless green in its own amphitheatre. Your second shot will surprise you, provided you can avoid possibly the deepest bunkering on the course, to your right just prior to the green. Look for the lone Moonah tree on the hill as your direction to the tee!

14
Par 4, Length 279m

A truly challenging hole, presented by a cross wind from St Andrews Beach, this short par 4 allows a big drive from the tee, avoid the fairway bunker close to the green sprawled by further bunkering to the green. Stay left and you'll score well!

15
Par 4, Length 361m

A subtle hole, which gently bends around a stately hill, to a beautifully uncomplicated green. This hole with a southerly is a birdie chance, yet a tough, blind mid iron / long iron approach into the hot summer northerly winds.

16
Par 3, Length 197m

The last par 3 is a wonderful 'Redan hole', modeled after the famous 15th at North Berwick in Scotland. Probably the most difficult par 3 on the course the left tilted green site is devilishly guarded, approach with respect!. A 240m tiger tee (not in play) was a parting gift from Tom and his crew!

17
Par 5, Length 468m

A genuine chance to get home in 2! A spectacular elevated tee, allows a big drive, falling short of the fairway bunkering. Your 2nd shot would be a fairway wood keeping to the right, allowing entry to an open green featuring rear bunkering for the over hitter. This hole provides a strong finish and another good birdie opportunity.

18
Par 4, Length 404m

This hole is visually spectacular from the tee, featuring strategically placed fairway bunkers entering a Moonah tree bowl wrapping the green. This hole encourages a big drive, taking care to avoid the centre fairway bunker. Your second shot will need to be a medium to short range iron to the centre of the green.

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The Dunes Golf Links

Browns Road
Rye, VIC, 3941
Australia

Region: 2. Mornington Peninsula

The Dunes Golf Links

The Dunes Golf Links is in a links style and many of the holes could be plucked straight from Scotland or Ireland. The Dunes is one of very few links style courses in Australia. All the holes are played through and over rolling sand dunes on what is known as the "Cups Country" of the Mornington Peninsula. The championship course features a number of different styles of holes, some with elevated tees hitting down to wide fairways, a number which are generally flat with subtle undulations and some great par 3s where bunkering, wind and large, uneven putting surfaces are the norm.

The Dunes Golf Links is a great links style course on the Mornington Peninsula and many of the holes could be plucked straight from Scotland or Ireland. The Dunes is one of very few links style courses in Australia. All the holes are played through and over rolling sand dunes on what is known as the "Cups Country" of the Mornington Peninsula.

The Mornington Peninsula is fast becoming Australia's answer to the Monterey Peninsula of California or South Carolina also in the USA. The large number of courses in the region make it a real golfing getaway.

The 18 holes Dunes Championship course is a tough test for all standards of golfer, especially when subjected to the elements (which is generally the case). The Cups 9 hole course is a more relaxed par 33 layout designed to attract the casual golfer.

The championship course features a number of different styles of holes, some with elevated tees hitting down to wide fairways, a number which are generally flat with subtle undulations and some great par 3s where bunkering, wind and large, uneven putting surfaces are the norm. Wind is a real factor at The Dunes and slightly errant shots are exaggerated by the wind's presence, leaving a more difficult approach, or in many cases, a chip out of complete trouble. 

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6409
Architect: Tony Cashmore
Design Year: 1997
Top 100: 18

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 409m

This hole is a mid length par 4 whereby keeping a line left of the distant cypress trees, you can cut the corner off the fairway.

2
Par 4, Length 365m

The second shot on this hole is at least one more club than the yardage would suggest, and into the wind possibly two or three more clubs.

3
Par 3, Length 135m

Play this shot straight at the pin, don't go left and right.

4
Par 4, Length 310m

This short par 4 has plenty of room to the left with the drive, however a drive played left will leave a difficult second shot. The best line is straight over the bunkers.

5
Par 5, Length 473m

Don't let the dune put you off on this par 5. The carry is only 140 metres from the back tee to a big wide valley. The best line is directly over the white stone.

6
Par 3, Length 193m

This par 3 has a large green and down wind plays a short 200 metres. The best line for this hole is down the left edge.

7
Par 5, Length 477m

This is the last of the blind drive holes. Drive over the hill into the huge valley which leaves a big bail out area for the second shot to the right. Playing this line however will leave you with a tough pitch.

8
Par 4, Length 392m

Off the tee hit as far as possible.

9
Par 4, Length 376m

This part 4 has a big dogleg to the left, so aim just to the right of the fairway bunkers.

10
Par 4, Length 340m

A long drive over the bunker will leave you with a beautiful second shot.

11
Par 4, Length 300m

On this short par 4, the bunkers on the dune can be carried if the wind direction is right.

12
Par 5, Length 502m

This par 5 is the longest hole on the course with a tough dog leg to the right. A long drive down the centre will open up the hidden green through the wasteland.

13
Par 3, Length 160m

This hole plays long into the wind with more room at the back left section of the green than what appears.

14
Par 4, Length 354m

Watch out for the second shot as it is longer than what the yardage would suggest on this par 4.

15
Par 5, Length 392m

Off the tee, keep left of the "six pack" fairway bunkers and carefully place your second shot. Also make special note of the reverse tier on the green.

16
Par 4, Length 419m

For this par 4, a drive left of centre will ensure a shorter and safer shot.

17
Par 3, Length 179m

A beautiful looking par 3 hole however if you intend missing the green (which none of us do!) miss it right.

18
Par 4, Length 409m

Aim just left of the slot in the dunes, and this will bring you to rest in a beautiful wide valley.

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The National Golf Club (Moonah Course)

Cups Drive
Cape Schanck, VIC, 3939
Australia

Region: 2. Mornington Peninsula

The National Golf Club (Moonah Course)

The National's Moonah Course was designed by Greg Norman and is set amongst rolling paddocks formerly part of the Gundabah pastoral property. The course is perfectly manicured and boasts some of the best fairways in Australia. The greens are also very true (and quick if you are putting from above the hole). The style of bunkering is what really defines the course.

The National Golf Club is a 54 hole private members' golf club, providing three distinct golfing challenges (Old Course, Moonah Course and Ocean Course). The three courses have been designed by 3 of the world's leading golf architects - Greg Norman, Robert Trent Jones Jr and Peter Thomson. As such the 3 courses, although located very closely to one another, offer the golfer a range of golfing experiences.

The Moonah Course was open for play in October 2000 and is a design by Greg Norman. It has a well deserved Australian course ranking of 8 and is set amongst rolling paddocks formerly part of the Gundabah pastoral property. Norman has done a great job with the Moonah course and the combination of the 4 challenging par 3 holes, 14 par 4's ranging in length from 280 metres to over 420 metres and the four par 5 holes which meander through high valleys offer an enjoyable, if not challenging golf experience.

The Moonah Course is perfectly manicured and boasts some of the best fairways in Australia. The greens are also very true (and quick if you are putting from above the hole). The style of bunkering is what really defines the course. The bunkers are generally unkempt with long, wispy grass framing the edges. They provide a style which is very suited to the general terrain that the Moonah Course is located in.

Plenty of good birdie opportunities exist in the first 13 holes however the finishing 5 holes can easily ruin an otherwise good score. Starting from the 14th hole (a long par 4 of over 420 metres) followed by the 15th (deceptively tricky par 5) and the monster 16th (again over 420 metres playing downhill and then uphill) the course has a slight breather with the 190 metre par 3 17th! but then provides a very tough finishing hole (par 4 of around 400 metres) where par is a good score.

But do not let the last 5 holes scare you too much. The course is scenic in its own way (no ocean views as it is laid out in the paddocks lower than the Old course) and is very cleverly laid out taking full advantage of the rolling "Cups" country that is perfect for golf courses and unique to this part of Australia.

The National, located on the Mornington Peninsula approximately 80 minutes from the city of Melbourne, is a must play for any keen golfer. All three courses are ranked in Australia's top 40 and there are some spectacular coastal views.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 76
Length (m): 6576
Architect: Greg Norman
Design Year: 2000
Top 100: 11

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 368m

Getting your ball on this very wide fairway should not be too difficult. All the trouble is around the green, which is not large and has some quite severe slopes. Attack the flag only if you are confident of nipping the ball otherwise the front of the green should be the target.

2
Par 5, Length 497m

A par five hole running to the north with an intriguing green set obliquely to the line of general play. Strategy for playing this hole will vary tremendously according to the power of the player and the wind conditions on the day. One thing is certain though. More pars and birdies will be made by a tee shot into the fairway, followed by an iron shot second to the heart of the fairway between the final framework of bunkers, located at pitching distance from the green, without succumbing to the temptation of attacking the green directly for two.

3
Par 4, Length 394m

A gem. This slight dog-leg left oozes natural appeal and was formed by nature, not a bulldozer. The tee shot is ideally played left of centre to receive favourable bounces and to shorten the journey. The second shot must be played with regard to the raw bunkering beyond the green. Putts from the front of the green are invariably slow.

4
Par 4, Length 401m

Already the course is clearly favoring the long hitter and the requirement is again laid out here. The tee shot if powerful affords a much easier second shot to a green where very obviously shots will feed to the left on landing. It is a great penalty to miss this green in regulation on a target specific mission.

5
Par 3, Length 150m

An unusual hole across the top of a ridge. The tee shot must be played with precision to control direction in prevailing cross winds. To miss the target left is a likely disaster. To miss right affords some prospect of a par.

6
Par 4, Length 364m

A challenging short par four where accuracy reaps rewards. A must hit fairway since it is a most difficult green to find from rough or fairway bunkers. The firm green will only reward a soft approach (unless headwinds prevail). Perhaps the most challenging greenside bunkering in the state.

7
Par 5, Length 511m

A piece of pure links beauty and challenge. The teeshot is framed by the deceptively deep bunkers. A rear pin placement will favour running approach shots, to a green which is about 3-4 clubs in depth. The aggressive play is to take on the left fairway bunker and enjoy the added distance of landing the drive on the down slope to set up a birdie.

8
Par 3, Length 140m

An elevated, exposed par three with the question asked about precise ball striking from the tee. Three distinct pin locations on the green provide variation and challenge along with a test of putting prowess. A shot left short, or one which finds the deep bunkers front right, prohibits recovery for par.

9
Par 4, Length 313m

A semi blind tee shot is particularly challenging for shorter hitters who play to the heavily contoured narrower section of fairway. If hit strongly and left of centre the successful drive will leave a basic pitch to a firm yet fair green where contours can assist the skilful in birdie production.

10
Par 4, Length 374m

A strong drive is required to maximize run on the fairway downslope. The true links style amphitheatre around the concave green feeds approach shots towards the centre. If the second shot is simply played to the centre of this challenging green the golfer will consistently reap reward.

11
Par 4, Length 359m

Teeshot plays to a plateau. Choose approach club carefully to avoid bunkers, and out-of-bounds, on the back right. If the approach to the green is being played from a short drive, height and carry are a premium on the shot to control existing contours and to obtain benefit from the land.

12
Par 5, Length 532m

Length appears to be the only issue on first sighting. The hole is in fact a test of placement too with birdies and pars set up by being left of centre in the fairway after two shots. Again the powerful player has the edge, but the patient consistent player is in with a chance too.

13
Par 3, Length 170m

A hole where luck will intervene. For best results play the tee shot to the right of the pin on all occasions other than fierce winds to the contrary. Soft landing tee shots receive the best treatment on a hole that few will prevail over.

14
Par 4, Length 422m

The drive to a wide and down sloping fairway affords an improved angle for those who can place the shot left of centre. The second shot offers great advantage for those capable of elevating the approach from the downhill lie. On the green itself most approaches will be gathered by the concave surface.

15
Par 5, Length 524m

Stay right to avoid the penal grass, which runs the length of the leftside fairway, forming a dog-leg of rough for second shot (for long hitters only). The approach can be engineered to finish close to the target if the slopes on the green can be used to good effect.

16
Par 4, Length 447m

Great driving hole. Attack with second shot club selection. Shots hit short to green will feed to four deep bunkers left of green. Contours at back of green are favourable. The fairway bunkers are among the deepest on the course and must be avoided at all costs.

17
Par 3, Length 204m

Wind consideration is important from sheltered tees. Shots landing in front will kick forward from the downslope. Loss of direction here is tough to recover from so play to the left half of the green with a positive shot and enjoy the result.

18
Par 4, Length 412m

The drive played to the left half of the fairway will run into an up slope where little run is available. An arrow up the middle and another to the deceptively narrow green is the best play. The deep green will send most approaches to it?s centre and is around three clubs in length.

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The National Golf Club (Ocean Course)

Cups Drive
Cape Schanck, VIC, 3939
Australia

Region: 2. Mornington Peninsula

The National Golf Club (Ocean Course)

The National's Ocean Course opened for play on 26 December 2000 and is a classic Thomson, Wolveridge and Perrett design. Many Thomson courses include links style pot bunkers placed strategically in the middle of fairways tempting the golfer to go for it (and be rewarded if successful) or lay up (and face a longer shot in for your approach). The Ocean is no exception and many of the green surrounds also are framed by this style of bunker.

The National Golf Club is a 54 hole private members' golf club, providing three distinct golfing challenges (Old Course, Moonah Course and Ocean Course). The three courses have been designed by 3 of the world's leading golf architects - Greg Norman, Robert Trent Jones Jr and Peter Thomson. As such the 3 courses, although located very closely to one another, offer the golfer a range of golfing experiences.

The Ocean Course, whilst located next to the Moonah Course, is a complete contrast to its neighbour. The course, opened for play on December 26, 2000, is a classic Thomson, Wolveridge and Perrett design. Many Thomson courses include links style pot bunkers placed strategically in the middle of fairways tempting the golfer to go for it (and be rewarded if successful) or lay up (and face a longer shot in for your approach). The Ocean is no exception and many of the green surrounds also are framed by this style of bunker. The course is a gentler test than the Moonah with a number of short par 4's but still has its fair share of tougher holes.

The opening hole is a medium length par 5 played from the highest point in the course alongside the clubhouse. The view from the tee shows the layout of the course and hitting a good drive on this hole provides a realistic chance of hitting the green in 2. The split fairway tempts the big hitters to take the short line and be rewarded or play the more conservative route and less risky.

A number of greens on the Ocean provide a testing putting challenge as they contain severe slopes which can easily lead to a 3 putt (or worse). A good rule of thumb is better to be below the hole than above. A number of holes provide realistic birdie chances and in particular a few short par 4 holes (6th, 13th and 15th) offer the long hitter the chance to drive the green. But as is often the case with these types of holes if you go for it and fail you will be severely punished.

The tough 18th provides a finishing hole where par is a very good score. Played into the prevailing wind the 18th is over 400 metres with a tight driving area flanked by bunkers and a slight uphill approach shot. The multi million clubhouse stands ominously over the 18th hole and the happenings on the hole below provide a constant source of amusement for members in the clubhouse relaxing over a drink after their game.

The National, located on the Mornington Peninsula approximately 80 minutes from the city of Melbourne, is a must play for any keen golfer. All three courses are ranked in Australia's top 40 and there are some spectacular coastal views.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 76
Length (m): 6552
Architect: Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett
Design Year: 2000
Top 100: 38

Playing Tips

1
Par 5, Length 496m

Choose either the high side or low side and drive confidently, as the green may be reachable in two if the wind is with you. Otherwise lay up to the 100 metre mark for your best option. The shot into the raised green must be full and bold, as the slope at the front catches the weaker shots, and sends them back down the hill.

2
Par 4, Length 392m

Only the long hitters will be concerned about the fairway bunkers, so a drive at them or just right will leave you with the best approach. The green here is also set high, so once again be bold with the shot into the green, perhaps taking one more club, as any shot left or short may roll well back.

3
Par 3, Length 176m

A par 3 is a good score here. A very hard green to hold if the pin is on the right, and two deep bunkers guard this side, so perhaps it is wiser to be left of centre, and if the green is missed, then it leaves an easier up and down for par.

4
Par 4, Length 403m

You must not flirt with the quarry (unless playing the front tees with the wind behind). Left centre of the fairway is preferred for a longer but simpler approach. The green is unguarded but tricky, and it slopes from right to left.

5
Par 4, Length 345m

If the conditions favour a carry over the fairway traps, do so and be rewarded with a short iron into an elevated green. A full approach to the heart of the green is required, as anything short or right will surely roll back, leaving a very difficult chip. The left side of the green may be the safer side to miss.

6
Par 4, Length 368m

Avoid the fairway traps here. The wind direction may influence your decision to use driver or just an iron off the tee. Ideally your drive will leave you a mid iron to a green that slopes severely left to right. Be careful also of the deep hollow at the front of the green.

7
Par 5, Length 522m

Stay just left of the fairway trap with the drive and the slope will sweep the ball long and left to the edge of the fairway. Difficult to reach in two, so lay up to the 100 metre mark. A bold full shot uphill to the difficult two tiered green is required. A par five here is a good score.

8
Par 4, Length 411m

The safer line is the left half of the fairway. Only the bold long drivers will play down the right. A long second to a partly obscured green awaits. If you lay up, just short and right of the green will give you the easiest chip. Rated as very difficult, so a bogey is not that bad a score.

9
Par 3, Length 200m

Long uphill shot to a tricky green. Better to miss on the right side for a slightly easier up and down. The bunkers on the left must be avoided as the green slopes away to the right. Also rated amongst the most difficult, so par is a good score here.

10
Par 5, Length 534m

Plenty of room on the right side of the fairway, and if you catch the downslope, you may have a shot at reaching the raised green in two. If laying up, the right side is preferred for a better angle into the green.

11
Par 3, Length 169m

A bold shot that carries to the heart or the back of the green is required. Short and left is to be avoided, as the ball will be swept away down the slope. Better to have a long putt from the back of the green than a difficult chip from off the green.

12
Par 4, Length 391m

A long drive to the right half of the fairway sets up the best view and approach to the green. A big sand dune obscures your view of the green if you are too far left with the drive. The right half of the green is also preferred, as anything too far left may sweep off the putting surface.

13
Par 4, Length 287m

The ideal drive will be in the right centre of the fairway on this straightforward looking short par four up the hill. The danger is in choosing the right club into the two tiered raised green, and the shot requires some nerve. It is open and exposed to the elements.

14
Par 3, Length 160m

The middle of the green is the safest option here, no matter what the pin placement. The green is set high on a ridge, with the clubhouse in full view. Concentration is required, as any shot long or short will be punished.

15
Par 4, Length 364m

Take in the panoramic view of the coastline, and then drive into the left of the fairway. The large undulating green is only visible from this side, and is set deep into the sand dunes. You can choose a low running approach, or a full shot with a short iron.

16
Par 4, Length 382m

The fairway pot bunkers must be avoided, with the ideal line being down the left side. The green is raised and open to the elements, so caution is required. Whether you choose a low running pitch or a high full shot, you must play to the right side of the green, as everything sweeps from right to left.

17
Par 5, Length 494m

A long confident shot into the right side of the fairway is required. From here, lay up into the bottom of the valley. Take heed of where the pin is placed though, as you may not be able to see the flag from down there. A bold, full shot is needed into the green, as anything short will come a long way back down the hill.

18
Par 4, Length 445m

A daunting prospect here, with the clubhouse in sight, and your two very best shots are required to reach the green. The bail out area short and left of the green is quite wide, but leaves a tricky chip to a long narrow green. A par four will be a very satisfying finish to the round.

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The National Golf Club (Old Course)

Cups Drive
Cape Schanck, VIC, 3939
Australia

Region: 2. Mornington Peninsula

The National Golf Club (Old Course)

The National Golf Club is a private members golf club and Australia's first to offer access to 72 holes of first class quality golf offering incredible variety and endless challenges. All four courses are regularly included in the listings of Australia's Top 100 courses. Your golf on the Old Course will be punctuated with spectacular views of the coastline, abundant challenge and great variety from the premier Robert Trent-Jones Jnr course in Australia.

The National Golf Club is a 54 hole private members' golf club, providing three distinct golfing challenges (Old Course, Moonah Course and Ocean Course). The three courses have been designed by 3 of the world's leading golf architects - Greg Norman, Robert Trent Jones Jr and Peter Thomson. As such the 3 courses, although located very closely to one another, offer the golfer a range of golfing experiences.

The original National course (Old Course) was open for play in 1988 and was designed by leading golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jnr. Trent Jones Jnr recently visited The National to look back on his creation and how it has improved over time. Take a look at a video posted after his recent visit.

This course is a generally hilly course combining amazing coastal views, challenging ball carries and slick, undulating putting surfaces into a test of golf not previously seen in Australia.

A number of holes provide spectacular views with the standout hole in terms of beauty being the 7th hole. A par 3 of 135 metres, it plays over a cavernous ravine to a large green which runs from left to right. The backdrop to this hole is the coastline of the Mornington Peninsula heading down to Portsea. There is really only 1 place to hit the ball...on the green.

The course comprises a number of holes with ocean views, a number of "inland holes" and all are framed by the natural tee tree and Moonah trees which are common on this part of the Mornington Peninsula. When you play at The National you generally want to hit the ball straight as errant shots are severely punished.

The Old course at The National is a very enjoyable test of golf....if you are hitting the ball straight, if the wind is not blowing and if you are putting well! The National, located on the Mornington Peninsula approximately 80 minutes from the city of Melbourne, is a must play for any keen golfer. All three courses are ranked in Australia's top 40.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 74
Length (m): 6313
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jnr
Design Year: 1988
Top 100: 10

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 342m

A simple tee shot to a wide fairway guarded by a bunker left, where the sole hidden problem is a hollow short left of the green reached only by long hitters. The prominent moonah tree provides a good driving line since second shots from the right side of the fairway have a greater chance of settling on the green.

2
Par 4, Length 420m

A strong straight away hole that bottlenecks at the ideal drive length where contouring causes balls to feed to the middle. Fairway bunkering right and a cavernous bunker at the front left of the green provide definition and should be avoided. Many conservative players elect to lay up short of this bunker with their second shot as it requires great accuracy to reach the front right entrance to the green. Alternatively, the ball must be hit with enough elevation to hold the firm green.

3
Par 4, Length 390m

The drive over a deep valley is played to a fairway sloping upward to a semi blind green. The second shot is played to a large green, where the surrounds at the right will see shots bounce toward the centre of the two terraced green. Shots to the top terrace should be played with plenty of club as the terrace is severe.

4
Par 3, Length 165m

A visually exciting shot over a lateral hazard from tees which are very elevated. Judgment of distance is the challenge, particularly on windy days. The large green has a spine, running from opposite the centre of the left bunker into the middle of the green, which influences most putts.

5
Par 5, Length 475m

The drive on this dog leg left par 5 advantages the player who hits the ball right to left. The second shot is played slightly uphill. The green is divided by a spine with a sloping left section and a flatter right section. When playing approach shots to the left section, an "extra club" is advised.

6
Par 4, Length 344m

The fairway is generous in width until it bottlenecks beyond the corner of the dog leg. Shots to the front terrace of the green should be aimed well left. Shots hit to the rear of the two terrace green will often feed back onto the top terrace.

7
Par 3, Length 139m

The magnificent coastline views makes this The National?s signature hole. Club selection is critical as whilst the huge green is particularly wide, anything hit short, long or left of the green is best forgotten. The deep bunker at the rear should also be avoided.

8
Par 5, Length 473m

The fairway which is obscured from the elevated tee is of comfortable width with a helpful downslope. The second shot is played over rough to an elevated green or to either of two fairway sections, depending on power level.

9
Par 4, Length 403m

Tee shots directed centre left are favoured. The choice of club for the second shot to a significantly contoured green will be influenced by prevailing wind conditions. When the hole is cut at the back left, an extra club will be needed.

10
Par 5, Length 521m

A dog leg left followed by a twist to the right. From the tee a choice is offered to play safely to the right of two large fairway bunkers to a wide fairway or to take on the bunkers and possibly arrive on or close to the green in two. The huge green is shared with the 9th.

11
Par 4, Length 371m

The blind tee is played over a rise to a wide fairway. Long drivers will take advantage of the downslope to set up a pitch to the green. Others will be left with a difficult second shot from a downhill lie. A shot to the middle of the green avoids the bunkers which attract short approach shots.

12
Par 4, Length 308m

Big hitters may attempt to drive on or close to the green over the corner of a slight dog leg, whilst others may choose the safer option of an iron or 3 wood to the wider left side fairway. This hole presents a great birdie opportunity since it can be easily reached with a short iron second shot. Although, beware of a severe fall-away to the rear.

13
Par 3, Length 198m

This long par 3 is normally played into the prevailing breeze. Par can often be saved from bunkers both sides but the task is made more difficult when the pin is back.

14
Par 4, Length 390m

The powerful golfer has the option of driving the fairway bunkers and setting up an easy pitch to the green. The less adventurous will drive to a wide fairway to the right. In this instance, the second shot must be accurate to avoid the pine trees and bunkers, which surround the green.

15
Par 4, Length 358m

Drives short of the dog leg corner leave blind second shots to a green with two definite terraces. Bunkers at the end of the fairway and one past the tree-lined right side catch big hitters in favourable conditions.

16
Par 3, Length 168m

The tee shot is played through a deep valley to a relatively flat green against a backdrop of exquisite beauty. Shots hit back right, and those hit to the left side and which avoid the bunkers, usually find the green from contoured banks.

17
Par 5, Length 511m

A par 5 with spectacular ocean views. Big hitters may drive across the dog leg from the elevated tee setting up a possible second shot to the green. A more conventional approach avoids the left fairway bunkers from the tee, with a second shot played short of further fairway bunkers within pitching distance of the green.

18
Par 4, Length 337m

A dog leg with the tee and fairway protected by significant ridges on both sides. It is often sound strategy to play short of the visible fairway bunker, since reaching the green in two is rare from this hazard.

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About the Destination

Mornington Peninsula Location Map

The Mornington Peninsula is a boot shaped peninsula located 85 minutes southeast of Melbourne. With a number of exciting golf projects recently finished or under development it the fastest growing golf region in Victoria (and arguably Australia).

The Mornington Peninsula comprises at least ten courses ranked in Australia's Top 100 golf courses. The natural, sandy soil is ideal for golf, with rugged coastal conditions providing golfing experiences akin to the famous links courses of Ireland and Scotland.

At the centre of this region lie a number of courses in an area known as "The Cups". The National Golf Club is a 54 hole private members' golf club, providing three distinct golfing challenges (Old Course, Ocean Course and Moonah Course), and through GOLFSelect, privileged access for Interstate and International guests. The three courses have been designed by 3 of the world's leading golf architects - Greg Norman, Robert Trent Jones Jr and Peter Thomson. As such the 3 courses, although located very closely to one another, offer the golfer a range of golfing experiences.

For the keen golfer Moonah Links offers the ultimate championship playing experience. The course has played host to the Australian Open on a number of occasions and is the new home of Golf Australia. This testing golf course features lengthy par 4 holes, tight fairways and heavily contoured putting surfaces. The Legends Course is also complete and offers a different golfing test (one that in many ways is more enjoyable).

Further down the road lie more golfing challenges. The Dunes is a true links course offering making you feel as though you are playing golf in Ireland. Holes are cleverly carved through enormous grass covered mounds and the natural bunkers have been shaped by the wind.

Portsea, Sorrento, Flinders, Eagle Ridge and Cape Schanck are further examples of courses providing memorable golfing experiences.

The region is also famous for its wineries and our range of tours combine exceptional golf with wineries producing some of the finest wine in the country - a combination that is hard to beat.

Useful Facts and Figures

Below are some useful facts and figures for the Mornington Peninsula Region. Use these to work out the best time to visit this region.

Month
Min Temp
(C/F)
Max Temp
(C/F)
Sunrise
Sunset
Avg Rainfall
(mm
Jan
18/64
31/88
6.15am 
8.45pm 
50
Feb
19/66
30/87
6.50am 
8.20pm 
45
Mar
17/63
29/84
7.15am 
7.40pm
50
Apr
14/57
24/75
6.45am 
5.50pm 
55
May
13/55
20/67
7.15am
5.20pm 
55
Jun
10/50
18/64
7.30am
5.05pm
50
Jul
8/47
16/60
7.30am
5.20pm
50
Aug
9/49
18/64
7.00am
5.45pm
50
Sep
11/51
20/67
6.20am
6.10pm 
60
Oct
12/54
23/74
5.30am
6.40pm
65
Nov
15/59
26/78
6.00am
8.10pm 
60
Dec
16/61
28/82
5.55am
8.40pm 
60