Fresh sea air, innovative local cuisine, spectacular coastal views, more than 50 boutique cellar doors and world class golf courses; Mornington Peninsula is the perfect place to soak up the relaxed alfresco lifestyle. Discover it on one of our Mornington Peninsula golf packages.
The Mornington Peninsula has 15 golf clubs with 20 outstanding courses, 3 of them in Australia’s Top 10 plus another 6 in the Top 100. There’s a fantastic variety of courses to play for beginners to experts. It’s no wonder this extraordinary region has been likened by many leading golf writers and top players to California’s Monterey, Scotland’s Fife and the Hamptons near New York. When you’re not playing golf, explore the galleries, spas and cafes in breezy seaside villages, cool off with an afternoon on the beach, or escape to the hinterland for gourmet delights at boutique wineries. The Mornington Peninsula vineyards are famous – but there are now new and exciting tastes to enjoy at craft breweries, cider makers and distilleries.
SUGGESTED GOLF CLUBS
The National Golf Club is a private members golf club at Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsula. The Old Course, the most scenic of the 3 courses at The National, is one of the true tests of golf. Built on a hillside 80 metres above sea level, it is a dramatically beautiful course crafted through the rugged coastal tea-tree with unsurpassed views of the coastline.
The Dunes Golf Links is set on 300 acres of gently rolling sand dunes, and maintains the highest standards of course maintenance and customer services. The Dunes achieves the very difficult objective of being a challenge to the low marker without being a monster for the higher handicapped golfer. Accolades include being ranked among the Top 20 courses in Australia for the past 15 years. The Dunes also consistently ranks as Victoria’s #1 public access course and among the Top 3 public access courses Australia wide.
St Andrews Beach Golf Club, metres from the thundering surf of Gunnamatta Beach originally opened as an exclusive members course and debuted as the 9th best course in Australia in 2006. It is built on a stunning piece of land that lends itself perfectly to the tradition of the famous links courses of Britain and Ireland and can be compared favourably with the courses in Melbourne’s famous sandbelt region. Internationally renowned golf course architect, Tom Doak is the designer of this classic 18 hole links style course and his aim was to create one of the best golf courses in the world.
Moonah Links Golf Club – the Legends 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. The Legends Course boasts panoramic views from raised tees and is a friendly golfing experience for players of all ages and abilities!