Boasting three of Australia's top ten courses according to Ausgolf magazine, the Great Ocean Road region is the perfect place to work on your swing. Revel in stunning coastal views and test your skills on one of the renowned links courses at Barwon Heads. Head south and tee off at The Sands in Torquay, an 18-hole championship course designed by Australian golfer Stuart Appleby and premium golf resort accommodation.
Along the coast
Play a round at Anglesea with its resident kangaroo population, a must for anyone from abroad. These iconic Australian native animals live in the nearby forest and spend their days as unofficial greenkeepers lounging on the fairways. Further west, Warrnambool is another challenging round, set amidst undulating terrain with greens that test the short game. Port Fairy offers coastal views in historic links style, built around sand dunes and often likened to the coastal courses of Scotland and Ireland.
Links on the Bellarine
For the finest courses in the region, make a beeline for the Bellarine Peninsula to enjoy breathtaking ocean views, sea air and friendly wildlife. Peppered with five-star courses, Barwon Heads is home to three of the top 50 Australian public access courses as ranked by Ausgolf. Tee off at Thirteenth Beach on Nick Faldo's Creek Course or trust your day to the design by Tony Cashmore at the Beach Course. The heritage listed Barwon Heads Golf Club is a much-lauded favourite and known for its ambience and old world charm. There are also courses at Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale.