The Dunes Golf Links


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   The Dunes Golf Links Est. 1997

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The Dunes Golf Links: On the open, expansive, rolling, sandy terrain of the Mornington Peninsula, all the ingredients were in place to establish a wonderful links golf course. The key task, accomplished to excellent effect by Tony Cashmore, was to snake the fairways through the undulating landscape in a manner that golfers could cope with, given the wind-prone nature of this location.

Within such a dunescape, inevitably the layout throws up a few blind drives (especially on the front nine), coupled with several fairways that skinny down to just a few yards in width. The greens, as you'll find out, are large and fast with wicked run-offs, all of which will test your golf to its limits. Creating bunkers would appear to have involved simply digging into the natural sand hills.

Although the sea is never visible, the natural landscape and general condition of the course will hold your full attention. It might even have you thinking you are back in Scotland playing one of the links courses of auld.

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Making Contact

The Dunes Golf Links
Browns Rd,
Rye, Victoria 3941
Australia
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Office   +61 (0)3 5985 1334
Pro Shop   +61 (0)3 5985 1334
Fax

  +61 (0)3 5985 8305

Email   golf@thedunes.com.au
Website   www.thedunes.com.au
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David Good
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Links-style.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Duneland and rural countryside..
 
Designer: Tony Cashmore & Associates
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6443 6206 5166
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 74 72 72
 
At the Same Location:
9-hole par-33 Cups course (2316 metres).
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How2Get There?

On the Mornington Peninsula, 97 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 right into Truemans Road. After o.4 km turn left into Browns Road (again). After 2.8 km golf entrance is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Jan thru' April): weekdays A$65; weekends A$89. Reduced rates for 9-hole and Sunday afternoon rounds, and for juniors, seniors and online booking. [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
Excellent
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Did you know?

One of the most intact lime kilns on the Mornington Peninsula is located just below the women's tee on the 2nd hole. The kiln, known as Sullivan's kiln, dates from 1850.

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Published Ranking
2016 Australian Golf Digest rating: 18th best course of the 1,500 courses in Australia.
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Location

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Latitude: (-38.396341)
Longitude: (144.826090)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

One Four Nelson (Best Western) 4-star
14 Nelson Street, Rye, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria 3941
+61 (0)3 5985 7222
www.onefournelson.com.au



Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km The Dunes; Moonah Links (Open & Legends courses); St Andrews Beach.
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Golf within 30 km The National (Moonah, Ocean and Old courses); Cape Schanck; Sorrento; Portsea.
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Peppers Moonah Links Resort 5-star
Peter Thomson Drive, Fingal, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria 3939
+61 (0)3 5988 2000
www.peppers.com.au



Golf at this hotel Moonah Links (Open & Legend courses)
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Golf within 10 km Cape Schanck; The National (Moonah, Old and Ocean courses); St Andrews Beach; The Dunes
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Golf within 30 km Sorrento; Portsea
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