Port Fairy Golf Links

Woodbine Rd,

Port Fairy, Victoria 3284

  • Office

    +61 (0)3 5568 1654
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)3 5568 2866
  • Fax

    +61 (0)3 5568 2866
  • Golf pro

    Paul Smith

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Original design in 1963 at this location by Club members, extended to 12 holes in 1973, and 18 in 1985. Subsequent improvements made by Kevin Hartley (1989) and Michael Clayton (2000).

SSS or slope






How to get 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.

Port Fairy Golf Links

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1899

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.

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 golfers, not least links enthusiasts, will delight at the touch of golfing fairy dust offered by this venerable and much revered coastal gem.

Pick of the holes: 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.

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities


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.

Published ranking

Australia's 55th best course (Australian Golf Digest, 2022/23).


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