Photo of The National Golf Club (Gunnamatta course)

The National Golf Club

The Cups Drive,

Cape Schanck, Victoria 3939

  • Office

    +61 (0)3 5988 6666
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)3 5988 6777
  • Fax

    +61 (0)3 5988 6744
  • Golf pro

    Tim Stone (Head Teaching Professional)
  • Academy

    The National Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Peter Thomson, Mike Wolveridge & Ross Perrett; significantly reworked by Tom Doak (2019).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6552
6063
5142
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
76
72
72

At the same location:

The three 18-hole courses at The National are: MOONAH course (par-72; 6576 m from back tees); GUNNAMATTA course (par-72; 6552 m); OLD course (par-72; 6313 m from back tees). The National also owns and operates the LONG ISLAND course (par-72; 6205 m; located 50 km NE in Frankston; formerly Long Island Country Club).

Location

Latitude:

-38.455675

Longitude:

144.876999

How to get there:

On the Mornington Peninsula, 94 km S of Melbourne

From the centre of Melbourne travel south-east on the Nepean Hwy (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 the Freeway (Rte 11) turn left into Boneo Rd. After 8 km turn right into The Cups Drive and follow road for 2 km to clubhouse.

The National Golf Club (Gunnamatta course)

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

Est. 2000

The National Golf Club (Gunnamatta course; formerly Ocean course): No longer overshadowed by the Old and Moonah courses here at The National, the Peter Thomson designed and seriously Tom Doak revamped Gunnamatta course now proudly stands alongside its siblings. A belter of a links course, not to be missed.

The expansive and undulating terrain provides a fabulous setting for this open links course. The first tee provides wonderful views onto the Bass Strait, views that return later in the round, most notably on the closing stretch.

The Gunnamatta course's winding, rolling fairways lead you to excellent greens, many of which have run-offs and tight mown surrounds, rather than the more usual threat of deep bunkering. Bunkers do however feature strongly on the layout, cutting across and into many of the fairways, and having a visually narrowing effect, as you eye up the "challenge" from the tee.
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  • Photo of The National Golf Club (Gunnamatta course)
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  • Photo of The National Golf Club (Gunnamatta course)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Private club, with restricted outside visitor play. Overseas & interstate visitors should contact the Golf Operations Mgr regarding playing possibilities; generally available on Mon-Thur.

Green fees

Overseas & interstate visitor fees: above the average for private high-end Melbourne courses.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available (if pre-booked).

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Peter Thomson, five-time major winner and one of the most successful Australian golfers of all time, designed the original Ocean course at The National. The layout has since been renamed as the Gunnamatta course, and was significantly redesigned by Tom Doak in 2018.

Where2Stay

  • RACV Resort Cape Schanck4-star

    Trent Jones Drive (via Boneo Road), Cape Schanck, Victoria 3939

    +61 (0)3 5950 8000

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Cape Schanck

    • Golf within 10 km:

      The National (Moonah, Old and Gunnamatta courses); Moonah Links (Open & Legends courses).

    • Golf within 30 km:

      The Dunes; St Andrews Beach; 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 Gunnamatta courses); St Andrews Beach; The Dunes

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Sorrento; Portsea

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