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Thirteenth Beach Golf Links

Barwon Heads Rd,

Barwon Heads, Victoria 3227

  • Office

    +61 (0)3 5254 2922
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)3 5254 2922
  • Fax

    +61 (0)3 5254 1097
  • Golf pro

    Scott Smith and Garry Attrill (AAA PGA Golf Professionals)
  • Academy

    Smith Attrill Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Links-style. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Duneland and rural countryside..

  • Designer:

    Tony Cashmore
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6445
6162
5121
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74
73

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 Creek course (6401 metres)

Location

Latitude:

-38.266843

Longitude:

144.456117

How to get there:

90 km SW of Melbourne

From Geelong South, leave the Princes Highway (Settlement Rd) and travel south-east on Barwon Heads Road, direction Barwon Heads. After approx 17 km (3 km before Barwon Heads) golf entrance is on your right. (NOTE : Alternative route from Melbourne via the Mornington Peninsula, using the Sorrento-Queenscliff car ferry).

Thirteenth Beach Golf Links (Beach course)

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

Est. 2001

Thirteenth Beach Golf Links (Beach course): The last part of the front-nine, and first half of the back nine on the Beach course are no-nonsense links golf holes; sand dune territory with rolling terrain, towering bunkering (cut in jig-saw shapes with one bunker seemingly on top of another) and deep rough if you miss the generously proportioned fairways and semi-rough. The pot bunkering is never more dangerous than at the ultra-short par-3 16th; course management is never more at a premium than at the very awkward par-5 6th. When not in amongst the dunes, the course occupies a flatter environment with a variety of box-shaped dwellings beginning to be established beside the course. The Murtnagurt Lagoon provides an attractive feature (and water hazard) on the front nine. Although called Beach course, that's one thing you won't be seeing from the course, and alas no views of the sea either. However, of the two championship layouts on offer here at 13th Beach, the Beach course provides the sterner test and the more intriguing layout.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays A$59; weekends A$89.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Back in the 1920s the land now occupied by the 13th Beach golf courses was bought by the Australian Jam Co. and an asparagus farm was established. Pumping gear from this period can still be seen beside the 5th tee on the Beach course. Asparagus farming finished in the 1970s and beef ranching took over, until the late 1990s, when plans were developed to convert the land into a premium golf and residential location.

Published ranking

2020 Australian Golf Digest rating: 32nd best course in Australia.

Where2Stay

  • Barwon Heads Resort at 13th Beach

    Barwon Heads Road, Barwon Heads, Victoria 3227

    +61 (0)3 5254 1777

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    Contemporary golf retreat offering suites with balconies or terraces, plus full-service restaurant and an outdoor pool.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      13th Beach (Beach & Creek courses)

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Barwon Heads

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • Seahaven Village Cottages

    3 Geelong Road, Barwon Heads, Victoria 3227

    +61 (0)3 5254 1066

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      13th Beach (Beach & Creek courses); Barwon Heads.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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