Golf is one of the great outdoor sporting experiences and Victoria is brimming with dozens of gorgeous public courses just waiting to be tried out. In this article, we take a look at some of the best courses in regional Victoria which are the perfect places to indulge your love of this gentlemanly sport and see some of the state’s beautiful country landscapes.
The Dunes Golf Links 335 Browns Road, Rye
Just an hour south of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula is The Dunes, which is consistently rated as one of Australia’s best public golf courses. Characterised by undulating terrain, a sandy base, and a design which recalls the traditional Scottish and Irish course traditions, The Dunes is a quintessential Victorian golfing experience suited to players of all abilities.
Moonah Links Peter Thomson Drive, Fingal
Also on the Mornington Peninsula is the elegant Moonah Links which hosted the Australian open in 2003 and 2005. Moonah Links has two courses, the challenging Open Course, characterised by put bunkers, couch grass, and a stadium layout, and the scenic resort style Legends Course which takes players through a varied ladnscape of Moonah forests and vast fairways. The Legends course is a good choice if you want a laid back game with friends, whilst the Open Course is an exciting opportunity to challenge and improve your ability.
The Barwon Heads Golf Club Golf Links Road, Barwon Heads
On the other side of the bay facing out onto the breezy Bass Strait lies Barwon Heads Golf Club which also follows in the Scottish links tradition. Both scenic and challenging, Barwon Heads has an undulating terrain, cleverly designed bunkers and sleek greens with often windy weather conditions.
Thirteenth Beach Golf Links Barwon Heads Road, Barwon Heads
Also on the Bellarine Penninsula is the epic 36 hole course at Thirteenth Beach. This course plays on the natural sand dunes and dry terrain to create what just might be Victoria’s best sand belt. Expect a gently rolling terrain, ocean views, and plenty of wildlife.
Melbourne on the Move offer bus hire from Melbourne with a driver and our services are ideal if you’re planning a golfing roadtrip with your friends or colleagues. Spend a day on the green and soak up the country atmosphere knowing that your transport is sorted. Call us on 1300 55 86 86 to plan your next trip.