Photo of Thirteenth Beach Golf Links (Creek course)

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:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Tony Cashmore in consultation with Nick Faldo.
SSS or slope

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 Beach course (6360 metres)






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 (Creek course)

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 2005

Thirteenth Beach Golf Links (Creek course): 13th Beach's Creek course is played inland from the Beach course, but still has many fine links credentials to make it a good test of your golfing skills. It occupies a large and relatively flat area of land that has been transformed into an interesting if not spectacular layout. Good bunkering in particular has created excellent definition to the good-width fairways, unlike the occasional water hazards, which appear to need more work to become attractive and integral parts of the landscape. Tall pine trees are dotted around parts of the course, and, at one point, provide a most interesting framing of the short par-4 14th hole. Although maintenance and presentation may not be quite at the level of the Beach course, overall the Creek is a pleasing and testing layout that's well worth a try. But where, one might ask, is the creek ?
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  • Photo of Thirteenth Beach Golf Links (Creek course)
  • Photo of Thirteenth Beach Golf Links (Creek course)
  • Photo of Thirteenth Beach Golf Links (Creek course)
  • Photo of Thirteenth Beach Golf Links (Creek course)
  • Photo of Thirteenth Beach Golf Links (Creek course)
  • Photo of Thirteenth Beach Golf Links (Creek course)
  • Photo of Thirteenth Beach Golf Links (Creek course)
  • Photo of Thirteenth Beach Golf Links (Creek course)


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


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: 76th best course in Australia.


  • Barwon Heads Resort at 13th Beach

    Barwon Heads Road, Barwon Heads, Victoria 3227

    +61 (0)3 5254 1777

    Visit website
    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:


  • Seahaven Village Cottages

    3 Geelong Road, Barwon Heads, Victoria 3227

    +61 (0)3 5254 1066

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

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

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