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Mornington Peninsula golf courses ranked among the top-100 in the nation

Golf Australia’s biennial ranking of the Top-100 Public Access Courses in the nation has been revealed. With international travel on pause, there has never been a better time to explore our own backyard with golf clubs in hand.

Golf Australia shared “If there is a positive to be drawn from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the shot in the arm it has given Australian golf. According to figures from Golf Australia, there have been more rounds of golf played across the country in the past 12 months than at any other time in the past 20 years.”

We are proud to share news of our local golfing greats – ranked in the top-100 of Australia’s 1,500-plus public access courses.

Coming in at #4 ST. ANDREWS BEACH (#1 in Victoria!)

Judge, James Walsh commented, “I can just imagine how excited Tom Doak would have been when he first laid eyes on this wonderful ‘Cups Region’ landscape. The hardest decision would have been ‘where do I start’? Whatever the decision, the resulting course is brilliant. He provides plenty of room from the tees and every approach shot into a green is accompanied by a question. Brilliant.” Judge Brendan James shared; “St Andrews Beach is the thinking golfer’s piece of chocolate cake … there’s plenty of satisfaction and joy in the eating and when it’s all gone, like putting out on the 18th, you desperately want to indulge in some more.”

Coming in at #8 THE DUNES GOLF LINKS.

Judge Hamish Walker explained “Golf is meant to be fun and The Dunes offers exactly that by the bucket load. There are any number of shots during the round – like the approach into the 1st or the 4th or the second shot over the sandy wasteland on 12, or the tee shots on 13 and 17 – that get you really excited and hopeful you can meet the challenge.” Judge Alex Georgiou described his experience; “The Dunes blends so well with its natural surrounds it seems like it has been in the ground for a hundred years.”


Accolades go to the following local golf courses and golf club resorts for their well-earned places in the top-100. At #72 Flinders Golf Club, #64 Mornington Country Club, #61 Rosebud Country Club, #49 RACV Cape Schanck Resort, #20 Moonah Links Golf Resort, #19 Portsea Golf Course and #16 Moonah Links Legends Course.

Take a small but beautiful peninsula of land with a mild maritime climate, a coastline with perfect conditions for links courses, add sand dunes for natural contours with fast-draining sandy soil and a hinterland that gifts bush backdrops and brilliant views. What do we have? Destination golf.

Why not start at the top of the Peninsula and work your way south to enjoy spectacular coastal views, excellent on-course accommodation, and great packages. 

Discover your next perfect golf destination among one of our many choices on offer.



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