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. Tree-lined parkland. Significantly undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:


  • Designer:

    Robert Trent Jones Jr.

SSS or slope

At the same location:

The three 18-hole courses at The National's Mornington Peninsula location are: Moonah course (par-72; 6576 m from back tees); Gunnamatta course (par-72; 6552 m; formerly the Ocean course); 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).






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 (Old course)

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

Est. 1988

The National Golf Club (Old course): The much acclaimed Old course was the first of The National's impressive triumvirate of championship courses to be built on the Mornington Peninsula. Immensely scenic vistas onto the Bass Strait and surrounding countryside greet you on the first tee at one of Melbourne's most dramatic, natural and scenic golf courses. These stunning views keep returning during your round.

The holes here are individually crafted in an undulating woodland environment, very different from the open, rolling, links character of its siblings ... the Ocean and Moonah courses. Contrasting as the siblings maybe, the Old course has a slightly older "twin" (by two years), located immediately to the east ... the also Robert Trent Jones Jnr designed layout of the Cape Schanck Resort.

Three of the four par-3s can rightly be described as world class. Some of the huge greens have slopes and ridges that are distinctly Himalayan, and a few of the fairway gradients (especially on the front-nine) might be graded as black runs if located in a ski resort.

The National's Old course lays down a hugely entertaining and at times very demanding challenge, with the undulating terrain throwing up many elevated tees and greens. If dramatic scenery and challenging golf is your cup of tea, then this immaculately maintained and ever popular course is for you.

List of courses: Around Melbourne


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-Fri.

Green fees

International visitor fee, 18 holes (year round): A$550; interstate golfer A$335. Golf cart A$52.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

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

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The original clubhouse of The National Golf Club is located next to the 5th green and 6th tee on the Old Course.

Published ranking

Australia's 19th best course (Australian Golf Digest, 2022/23).


  • RACV Resort Cape Schanck5-star

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

    +61 (0)3 5950 8000

    Visit website

    RACV Cape Schanck Resort is excellently positioned to make the most of the Mornington Peninsula, with views stretching from Melbourne’s skyline to the rugged shores of the Bass Strait. This five-star coastal resort includes a luxury spa, it's own championship golf course (and access to many others nearby), and locally sourced food and wine at the resort’s restaurants.

    • 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

    Peppers Moonah Links Resort is located on the Mornington Peninsula in prime Australian coast and bushland, less than an hour and a half from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne. Here you can enjoy the landscaped gardens and rolling green hills views outside your deluxe room or suite, treat yourself to a relaxing spa or outdoor thermal hot spring bath. Food and wine fans are also well looked after at the resort’s Pebbles Restaurant.

    • 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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