The Cups Drive,
Cape Schanck, Victoria 3939
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Significantly undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Robert Trent Jones Jr.
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).
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): 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.
Private club, with restricted outside visitor play. Overseas & interstate visitors should contact the Golf Operations Mgr regarding playing possibilities; generally available on Mon-Thur.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details. [Last updated: 2018].
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available (if pre-booked).
The original clubhouse of The National Golf Club is located next to the 5th green and 6th tee on the Old Course.
2020 Australian Golf Digest rating: 16th best course in Australia.
Trent Jones Drive (via Boneo Road), Cape Schanck, Victoria 3939
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The National (Moonah, Old and Gunnamatta courses); Moonah Links (Open & Legends courses).
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Peter Thomson Drive, Fingal, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria 3939
+61 (0)3 5988 2000Visit website
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Cape Schanck; The National (Moonah, Old and Gunnamatta courses); St Andrews Beach; The Dunes
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