The Dunes Golf Links- hole 2The Dunes Golf Links- hole 2

 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

 

Championships

 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

 

The Dunes Golf Links clubhouseThe Dunes Golf Links clubhouse

 

It is an Australian, and Royal & Ancient World golf ranking event, and attracts quality fields each year

 

Course

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.

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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 Dunes Golf Links- hole 12The Dunes Golf Links- hole 12 

 

Golf Tours


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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