Barwon Heads Golf Club

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Barwon Heads Golf Club Est. 1907

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Barwon Heads Golf Club: Located on the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula, few links courses display such clean lines and immaculate presentation as Barwon Heads. Every hole is defined by superbly maintained rolling fairways, sometimes lined with small bushy trees, occasionally bigger firs, but more often by well-defined rough.

Any hazards or trouble that lie ahead of you at Barwon Heads are usually clear enough to see from the tee. In line with most classic links courses, stylish bunkering around the greens is complemented by plenty of tight-mown run-off areas ... textbook Texas wedge country.

Scenically the course is always pleasing on the eye, although only at the back-tee of the short par-3 4th will you get sight of the ocean ... elsewhere it stays hidden behind the bush-covered dunes. On the back-nine there is a mix of pleasant views onto rural countryside, marshland, the Murtnagurt lagoon and the 13th Beach golf complex.

Barwon Heads, with its large, impressive clubhouse (which has accommodation for visiting golfers) is one of Australia's very best - always worth a visit.

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Making Contact

Barwon Heads Golf Club
Golf Links Rd,
Barwon Heads, Victoria 3227
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Office   +61 (0)3 5255 6255
Pro Shop   +61 (0)3 5254 2321

  +61 (0)3 5255 6266

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Golf Pro
Ashley Andrews / Ian Donnelly
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Links-style.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Surroundings: Duneland and rural countryside..
Designer: Original design by Victor "Vic" East (1920); various later modifications by Herbert L. “Cargie” Rymill, W.L. Spicer (1927), Joe Kirkwood, Alex Russell, Alister MacKenzie (1931) and Sloan Morpeth.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5856 5592 5307
Par 70 70 73
SSS or Slope 71.8 70.4 74.9
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the championship course. Also at Barwon Heads is the 9-hole Par-3 course.
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How2Get There?

95 km SW of Melbourne
From Geelong South, leave the Princes Hwy (Settlement Rd) and travel south-east on Barwon Heads Rd, direction Barwon Heads. After approx 18 km (just before Barwon Heads) turn right into Golf Links Rd. After 1.2 km clubhouse is on your right. (NOTE : Alternative route from Geelong via the Bellarine Hwy and through Ocean Grove. Alternative route from Melbourne via the Mornington Peninsula, using the Sorrento-Queenscliff car ferry).

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays A$95; weekends A$120. House guests: A$65/A$80. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on Mon thru' Fri and some Sundays. Weekends only if staying overnight in the Clubhouse accommodation.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Non-metal spikes strongly preferred. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

In addition to overnight accommodation for guests, the clubhouse at Barwon Heads also boasts an excellent restaurant serving top-quality food (men must wear a jacket and neck-tie in the restaurant).

In the late 19th century golf thrived in and around Melbourne, with the establishment of modern-style golf clubs with their own courses and facilities. The clubs sought out easy-draining sandy terrain, and by the end of the 1920s the city’s major clubs were established within the Melbourne "Sandbelt" ... about 15-20 km south-east of the city centre. The majority of the courses were located within 10 kilometres of each other and included: Royal Melbourne Kingston Heath, Victoria, Metropolitan, Yarra Yarra, Commonwealth, Peninsula and Huntingdale. Early in the century coastal clubs, most notably Flinders (1907) and Barwon Heads (1907), also came into being, catering for the golfing interests of local enthusiasts and holidaying Melbournians and Western District graziers.

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Published Ranking
2020 Australian Golf Digest rating: 24th best course in Australia.
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Latitude: (-38.285027)
Longitude: (144.486346)
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Barwon Heads Golf Club 
Golf Links Road, Barwon Heads, Victoria 3227
+61 (0)3 5255 6255

Golfers have been making use of the accommodation facilities within the iconic Barwon Heads Clubhouse since 1924. Accommodation in the house is available for members, their guests and the golfing public. There are 19 ensuite rooms available in single, twin or double-bed configuration. There are a variety of packages available, incorporating your stay with golf, conferences, dining and entertainment.

Golf at this hotel Barwon Heads
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Golf within 10 km Thirteenth Beach (Beach & Creek courses)
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Golf within 30 km No
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Seahaven Village Cottages 
3 Geelong Road, Barwon Heads, Victoria 3227
+61 (0)3 5254 1066

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km 13th Beach (Beach & Creek courses); Barwon Heads.
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Golf within 30 km No
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