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St Andrews Beach Golf Course

209 Sandy Rd,

St Andrews Beach, Victoria 3941

  • Office

    +61 (0)3 5988 6000
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)3 5988 6000
  • Fax

    +61 (0)3 5988 5344
  • Golf pro

    Adam Hayes (General Mgr)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Links-style. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Tom Doak
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6074
5627
4828
Par
70
70
70
SSS or slope
72
69
70

Location

Latitude:

-38.418376

Longitude:

144.843621

How to get there:

On the Mornington Peninsula, 98 km S of Melbourne.

From the centre of Melbourne travel south-east on the Nepean Highway (Hwy 3). After approx 27 km, in Edithvale, turn left into Edithvale Rd. After 2.7 km turn right onto Hwy 11 and stay on it for 56 km (Mornington Peninsula Fwy > Frankston Fwy > Moorooduc Hwy > Mornington Peninsula Fwy). At end of Freeway (Rte 11) turn left into Boneo Road. After 2.3 km at roundabout turn right into Browns Road. After 2.4 km turn left into Truemans Road. After 2.8 km turn right into Sandy Road. After 1.5 km golf is on your left.

St Andrews Beach Golf (Gunnamatta course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2005

St Andrews Beach Golf (Gunnamatta course): One of the Mornington Peninsula's newest additions, the Gunnamatta course at St Andrews Beach is as good an open links course as they come. Utilising the attractive, expansive and naturally rolling landscape, Doak has constructed a course that will push you to the edge of your comfort zone. Hitting the good-width fairways should not be too troublesome (wind permitting), but its the approach work that will test your nerve. On several occasions hitting the greens demands either a blind or semi-blind shot; some are accessed through narrow entrances, others heavily defended by rustic and deep bunkering, or small trees, or severe run-offs, and occasionally all of these ! The choice you are often presented with is either to play safe and lay-up, then hope to chip on and sink the putt, or alternatively "go for the green" with all the attendant dangers that involves. There are splendid rural views of the open Mornington Peninsula countryside from all parts of the course; however, the sea cannot be seen so will not distract your concentration on the golfing task at hand. One of the most demanding links courses in the area, but ultimately one of the most satisfying to play.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: A$89 (all days).
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

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

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

The Gunnamatta course was the first Australian mainland course designed by renowned American architect Tom Doak. Designs also exist for a second 18-hole championship layout, the Fingal course.

Published ranking

2020 Australian Golf Digest rating: 26th best course in Australia.

Where2Stay

  • Peppers Moonah Links Resort5-star

    Peter Thomson Drive, Fingal, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria 3939

    +61 (0)3 5988 2000

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Moonah Links (Open & Legend courses)

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Cape Schanck; The National (Moonah, Old and Ocean courses); St Andrews Beach; The Dunes

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Sorrento; Portsea

  • One Four Nelson (Best Western)4-star

    14 Nelson Street, Rye, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria 3941

    +61 (0)3 5985 7222

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      The Dunes; Moonah Links (Open & Legends courses); St Andrews Beach.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      The National (Moonah, Ocean and Old courses); Cape Schanck; Sorrento; Portsea.

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