The National Golf Club (Moonah course)

5+ (5 gold): one of our top-rated 5-star courses, worhty of 5½ stars.
   The National Golf Club (Moonah course) Est. 1999

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The National Golf Club (Moonah course): Greg Norman's extensive knowledge of playing the world's great links courses was handsomely employed on this exciting and thoroughly absorbing golf course. The highest rated of The National's outstanding Mornington Peninsula triumvirate, this expansive layout was mapped onto former cattle ranching land.

On this wonderfully natural and open golfing landscape Norman has created a dramatic and testing links layout. The rolling hills play home to swathes of tall fescue grasses, with a few small Moonah trees dotted around. All the key ingredients of a great links are here in abundance: rolling fairways, rustic oyster-shaped bunkers, plenty of elevated tees and fast-paced undulating greens. Your route to the good-sized landing areas is often visually obscured by the dunes and natural ebb and flow of the terrain. This challenging phenomenon is no more creatively demonstrated than at the semi-blind par-3 13th - just one of many terrific holes.

Fittingly, a dozen or so gnarled old Moonah trees line the 18th fairway. Behind the final green sits the huge box-shaped clubhouse, in which you can sample some of the club's excellent wines while dissecting your round on this world-class links layout.

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Making Contact

The National Golf Club
The Cups Drive,
Cape Schanck, Victoria 3939
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Office   +61 (0)3 5988 6666
Pro Shop   +61 (0)3 5988 6777

  +61 (0)3 5988 6744

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Golf Pro
Tim Stone (Head Teaching Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Links-style.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
Designer: Greg Norman & Bob Harrison
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6576 6192 5357
Par 72 72 74
SSS or Slope 76 73 74
At the Same Location:
The three 18-hole courses at The National are: MOONAH course (par-72; 6576 m from back tees); OCEAN 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).
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How2Get 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.

Essential information

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].
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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. 
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available (if booked in advance).
Caddies available (if requested in advance).
Practice facilities
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Did you know?

The Moonah tree (melaleuca lanceolata) is found in most areas of south-east Australia, and once covered much of the Mornington Peninsula. With its dark green canopy and grey/brown trunk the Moonah is a small tree, rarely growing much more than 10 metres in height.

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Published Ranking
2018 Australian Golf Digest rating: 12th best course of the 1,500 courses in Australia.
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Latitude: (-38.460171)
Longitude: (144.882857)
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RACV Resort Cape Schanck 4-star
Trent Jones Drive (via Boneo Road), Cape Schanck, Victoria 3939
+61 (0)3 5950 8000

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

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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