A Brief History
The Mornington Peninsula is home to an extensive region of rolling sand dunes know as 'The Cups'.
This region is home to some seriously good golf courses and is becoming one of the great golfing destinations in Australia.
It all started when golf professional and golf course developer Colin Campbell opened The Cape Country Club in 1972 on what is now the site of the National and Cape Schanck Golf Clubs. Twenty years later Campbell was employed by the owner of more 'Cups' land just down the road to build an 18 hole links course. It was called Limestone Valley.
In 1994 Duncan Andrews purchased the property and committed to further development. He appointed architect Tony Cashmore to completely redesign the course. The 'new' course was named The Dunes Golf Links and opened in 1997, and was now 27 holes- a nine hole 'executive' course, and the imposing eighteen hole links
The Dunes Medal is a Mens and Womens Amateur Event played at The Dunes Golf Links and administered by The Dunes Golf Club.
The event began in 1999 and is played annually. It is a 72 hole stroke event
It is an Australian, and Royal & Ancient World golf ranking event, and attracts quality fields each year
With undulating sandy terrain as a base, 'The Cups' region is perfect for a golf links. Cashmore has crafted a course where the design has been dictated by the land rather than his hand. No two holes are alike!
The two nines loop around in such a way to expose play to winds from all directions.
The course is challenging enough for even the best, but playable by all.
It is a second shot course- with wide fairways keeping everybody in the game, and a variety of well bunkered green complexes to sort the men from the boys..
But in the end of the day it is the wild, natural bunkering that defines The Dunes- a world class links- and one of Australia's best.
Notable holes include:
hole 2- a strong par 4 with a challenging approach shot over bunkering and wasteland to an elevated green
hole 3 - a short par 3 exposed to all weather
hole 4- a short par, but the wedge to the elvated green needs to be precise..
hole 12- a world class par 5- this is a hole you need to play over!
The Travelling Golfer can tailor a golf trip to The Mornington Peninsula to suit your group.
For itinerary suggestions please see Destinations: The Mornington Peninsula
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