The Sands Golf Course, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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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.

The Clubhouse and 18th green

Barwon Heads Golf Club

Nestled amongst the coastal dunes and metres from the spectacular 13th Beach Surf Coast, is Barwon Heads Golf Club, the highly ranked Barwon Heads...

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Kangaroo on the 18th Hole

Anglesea Golf Club

The Anglesea Golf Club is situated on the Great Ocean Road and is an undulating 6,074 metre Par 73 layout set in natural bushland. A feature of the...

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The golf course

Lonsdale Golf Club

Located at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay - only 90 minutes from Melbourne and 25 minutes from Geelong - the Lonsdale Golf Club is a highly...

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Port Fairy Golf Links Coastal Views

Port Fairy Golf Club

Port Fairy Golf Club is less than five minutes from the centre of charming, historic Port Fairy, which lies 290 kilometres west of Melbourne along...

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The 13th Hole

Clifton Springs Golf Club

Clifton Springs Golf Club is a Mike Clayton designed 18 hole course. The course has superb Legend turf fairways and is located about an hours drive...

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Curlewis Golf Course

Curlewis Golf Club

Situated on a sandy base with a minimum of trees and naturally undulating couch fairways this Vern Morcom designed links type course has maintained...

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Lorne Country Club

Lorne Country Club

Experience the Otways at the Lorne Country Club. For golfers, a spectacular nine hole course set in natural bush with sweeping views of the ocean,...

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Thirteenth Beach Golf Links

Thirteenth Beach Golf Links

Thirteenth Beach Golf Links is a Nationally Ranked 36 hole golf and residential precinct located in Barwon Heads. In 2013 and 2014, Thirteenth Beach...

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