Warrnambool Golf Club

Younger Street,

Warrnambool, Victoria 3280

  • Office

    +61 (0)3 5562 2108
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)3 5562 8528
  • Fax

    +61 (0)3 5561 3946
  • Golf pro

    Craig Bonney

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal bushland.

  • Designer:

    George Lowe

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5796
5185
Par
72
72
SSS or slope
70
72

Location

Latitude:

-38.387839

Longitude:

142.460682

How to get there:

270 kms W of Melbourne / 2 km SW of Warrnambool centre.

Warrnambool Golf Club

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

Est. 1926

Warrnambool Golf Club: Occupying predominantly undulating duneland terrain, Warrnambool Golf Club is located a little closer to the Southern Ocean than the good-sized, coastal town of the same name. The golf course alternates between an open flatter section, and other more significantly undulating stretches, which push well into the coastal dunes.

With many towering dunes between you and the beach, ocean vistas from the course rarely feature, and are mainly confined to the elevated tee of the par-4 5th. Aptly named Sea View, the 5th is Warrnambool's signature hole, and definitely a case of the longer you drive, the tighter the bush-lined fairway becomes.

The middle-section of the front-nine and most of the back-nine are most firmly ensconced in the wonderfully natural and ever-undulating duneland. Small trees and bushes threateningly line many of the holes.

Although the fairways are generally good-width, they get testingly tight on a few occasions as they weave through the coastal, bushland terrain. Accurate shot-making will be needed, not least at the drivable par-4 8th, played from a wonderfully elevated tee, and long gently doglegging par-5 10th.

The greens here are firm and fast, with many demanding slopes and borrows. This very enjoyable and challenging layout, is characterised by good maintenance and presentation standards throughout, and a predominantly natural feel provided by the coastal dunes.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Warrnambool is the home club of Australian professional golfer, Marc Leishman, who won the club championship at the ages of 13 and 15. He a rising star on the US PGA Tour, and is expected to challenge for the top honours in professional golf.

"Warrnambool" comes from the aboriginal name for a nearby volcanic cone; it has been interpreted to mean, among other things, "land between two rivers", "two swamps" or "ample water".

Published ranking

Australia's 95th best course (Australian Golf Digest, 2022/23).

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