26. Fantastic Golf Holes- The Dunes GC, Australia- hole 12

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

 

Welcome to Fantastic Golf Holes & where to find them!

 

Join us as we journey to The Mornington Peninsula in Australia

Located just an hour from Melbourne, The Mornington Peninsula is a world class golfing destination

The area is famous for it’s wineries, restaurants, beaches, hot springs and so much more…

 

And tucked in the sand dunes by the sea in an area known as ‘The Cups’, the peninsula boasts a magnificent collection of seriously good golf links

Prominent amongst these is The Dunes

 

With undulating sandy terrain as a base, ‘The Cups’ region is perfect for a golf, and architect Tony 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 as to expose play to winds from all directions

The course is challenging enough for even the best, yet 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.

 

We loved the opening hole with it’s narrow funnel of a tee. You have to get your line and length sorted right out of the blocks to have a decent approach to this green

And the dramatic bunkering on the 2nd hole sets the tone early in the round.

Your approach needs to carry a lot of sand if you take the direct approach.

 

But it is the par 5 twelfth hole which impressed us the most

The tee shot needs to find the fairway, and the further up the fairway the better

The line for the uphill second shot is absolutely critical. It’s a blind shot over a massive cluster of bunkers to a fairway that winds around them in an arc

Just how much do you take on?

 

The green is well protected by more cavernous bunkers, so the shorter the approach the better

 

It’s a hole that demands decisions, and will no doubt play differently each time you tackle it

It’s a great test of golf, and..

 

It's a fantastic golf hole!

  

 To view the full course report for The Dunes Golf Course, please click here

 

 



 

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