The National Golf Club (Old course)

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   The National Golf Club (Old course) Est. 1988

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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.

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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. Tree-lined parkland.
Significantly undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Woodland.
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6313 5873 5072
Par 72 72 74
SSS or Slope 74 72 72
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 original clubhouse of The National Golf Club is located next to the 5th green and 6th tee on the Old Course.

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Published Ranking
2018 Australian Golf Digest rating: 15th 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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