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The Dunes Golf Links

Browns Rd,

Rye, Victoria 3941

  • Office

    +61 (0)3 5985 1334
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)3 5985 1334
  • Fax

    +61 (0)3 5985 8305
  • Golf pro

    David Good

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Duneland and rural countryside..

  • Designer:

    Tony Cashmore & Associates
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
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).

Location

Latitude:

-38.396341

Longitude:

144.826090

How to get 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.

The Dunes Golf Links

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

Est. 1997

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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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 (Jan thru' April): weekdays A$65; weekends A$89.
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 available for hire.

Practice facilities

Excellent

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.

Published ranking

2020 Australian Golf Digest rating: 23rd best course in Australia.

Where2Stay

  • 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.

  • 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

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