Port Fairy Golf Links

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Port Fairy Golf Links Est. 1899

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Port Fairy Golf Links: Although the layout at Port Fairy might exude a slightly rustic feel at times, it has everything you'd expect from a really enjoyable seaside golf links. Located in a wonderfully natural area of coastal duneland, the well crafted holes occupy a classically open and scenic position close to the ocean's shoreline. The layout is challenging and well-crafted from start to finish, with deep rough and rustic bunkering to be avoided as you tee-off towards generally good-width, open, rolling fairways. An early "sampler" of Port Fairy's ocean vistas comes at the short par-4 3rd, with the back-nine providing many memorable views out onto the Southern Ocean. Also adding to the pleasures of a round at this scenic course, are inland views over Belfast Lough and the surrounding rural Victoria countryside. Of special note is the majestic, though bunkerless par-5 12th, as scenic a seaside golf hole as you'll find in Australia, the dunes and ocean views ever-present as the hole runs parallel to the ocean. If you are travelling west from Melbourne, perhaps doing the Great Ocean Road or visiting the Twelve Apostles, don't miss out on the chance to play Port Fairy; all links enthusiasts will not be disappointed by this venerable and much revered coastal gem.

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Making Contact

Port Fairy Golf Links
Woodbine Rd,
Port Fairy, Victoria 3284
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Office   +61 (0)3 5568 1654
Pro Shop   +61 (0)3 5568 2866

  +61 (0)3 5568 2866

Email   proshop@portfairygolf.com.au
Website   www.portfairygolf.com.au
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
Designer: Redesigned by Club members (1963). Subsequent improvements made by Kevin Hartley (1989) and Michael Clayton (2000).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5887 5063
Par 72 72
SSS or Slope 71 71
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How2Get There?

295 kms W of Melbourne / 25 km W of Warrnambool.
From Melbourne travel south-west on the M1 (Princes Freeway) through Geelong and then the A1 through Winchelsea, Colac and Warrnambool. From Warrnambool, travel west on the A1 for a further 25 km. Golf entrance is on your left a few kilometres before Port Fairy.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: A$35. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Although the club dates back to 1899, the current course location (5 km east of Port Fairy) was only adopted in 1960. A 9-hole course was set out and opened in 1963, then extended to 12-holes in 1973, and finally to 18-holes in 1985.

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Published Ranking
2016 Australian Golf Digest rating: 79th best course of the 1,500 courses in Australia.
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Latitude: (-38.358694)
Longitude: (142.279183)
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Ashmont Motor Inn 4-star
47 Bank Street, Port Fairy, NSW 3284
+61 (0)3 5568 1588

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Tudor Motor Inn & Apartments 4-star
519 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280
+61 (0)3 5562 8877

Golf at this hotel No
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