Course Overview

The Links at Barwon Heads regularly rates in Australia's top golf courses.

The nearby Bass Strait and sand dunes along with the weather conditions provide a course reminiscent of famed Scottish links.The undulating terrain, in harmony with the natural features of the land will ensure that you will remember time spent at Barwon Heads.

While not especially long, the Links will test golfers of all standards with cleverly positioned hazards, subtle slopes and greens, along with challenging tee positions. The wind ensures that the course rarely plays the same way twice in the one week.

The turf is maintained to the highest standard and in the summer a local species of couch grass dominates the fairways. In the cooler months the species of Poa Annua provides an excellent fairway cover.

The greens are predominantly of Poa Annua and it is our practice that the greens are prepared for guests every morning, so a true and fast surface is virtually assured.

Current course rankings:

Ausgolf Australian Ranking #7  (2016)

Ausgolf Victorian ranking #3 (2016)

Australia's Top 100 Public Access Courses: Barwon Heads #7. Golf Australia magazine Jan 2015.

Australia's Top 100 Courses: Barwon Heads #21. Golf Australia magazine Jan 2016

Australia's Top Public Access Courses. Inside Golf  (2015)

Some reviews:

"The course is exceptionally good, thoroughly deserving of its place among the leading 20 of Golf Australia's Top-100 Courses ranking but so is the days-gone-by ambience of the clubhouse and surrounds, its history and memorabilia and the delightful old-school practices." Steve Keipert Golf Australia

"Barwon Heads, which has perhaps the ideal modern configuration of a par 70 made up of five one-shotters and three longer holes. If you had a blank canvas and wanted to build a course that was fun for members but tough for professionals surely this is how you'd do it." Darius Oliver Australian Golf Digest

"Barwon Heads boasts all the attractive qualities of a fine links course and one of its highlights is this short downhill 13th." Must Play Holes. The 25 Golf Holes You Need To Play Before You Die. Golf Australia

"Barwon Heads has a lot more going for it than an unconventional par. Many of the individual holes are great fun, and when the wind is blowing its 5826m layout is all the test you could ever want. In many ways it is the perfect club to hold up as an example of where those (other) clubs obsessed with difficulty have gone wrong." Darius Oliver Australian Golf Digest

"The quaint little differences and outstanding golf course make Barwon Heads one of the most appealing regional layouts in Australia." Steve Keipert Golf Australia


Golf Links Road, Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia, 3227 | Ph 03 5255 6255
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