Barwon Heads Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 70
5718 M


The Links at Barwon Heads regularly rates in Australia’s top 30 courses. The nearby Bass Strait and sand dunes along with the weather conditions provide a links reminiscent of famed Scottish links. The undulating terrain, in harmony with the natural features of the land will ensure that you will remember time spent at Barwon Heads.

While not especially long the Links will test golfers of all standards with cleverly positioned hazards, subtle slopes and the greens along with challenging tee positions. The wind ensures that the course rarely plays the same way twice in the one week.

The turf is maintained to the highest standard and in the summer a local species of couch grass dominates the fairways. In the cooler months the species of Poa Annua provides an excellent fairway cover.

greens The greens are predominantly of Poa Annua and are maintained to the highest standard. It is our practice that the greens be cut for guests every morning, so a true and fast surface is virtually assured.

13 Reviews
I played here for the first time 3 weeks ago, a few days after playing The National (Moonah), The Dunes, St Andrews Beach and Cape Schanck and, unfortunately, I felt this course was a massive anti climax after playing those 4. The 4 Mornington Pen. courses were all packed with stunning, memorable holes and I'd rush back to play any of those courses again but very few holes here left a lasting impression. I actually wouldn't choose to play here again as there are plenty of more memorable courses in the area. It is an historic course though and the clubhouse is stunning but just don't expect any "Wow!!!" moments standing on the tees. I thought the $95 green fees (no twilight rate) were very over priced.
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Played Barwon Heads on Monday 11th May 2015. The wind was blowing up to 30kph and it looked like it could rain at any time, just another day on the links! The course was fantastic, fairways were pure and the greens were even better. The layout is great, allowing for all handicaps to enjoy the course, particular mention goes out to the par 3 4th which had a howling cross wind and the stroke index no1 par 4 9th, what a great hole. The clubhouse is beautiful and the service was excellent and another shout out goes to the fish n chips.
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Played Barwon Heads on the 11th March 2011. We had 2 groups of generally social golfers with varying degrees of ability. We couldn't have asked for a better day for golf and the course didn't disappoint. Whilst not overly long, it offered up all sorts of challenges but it was not overly penal either. There are some really fun holes, especially the par 3's. Whilst it does have a bit of the old world feel to it, the only sort of stuffiness we got was a request to have shirts checked in, no big deal at all and the members we did meet were very friendly (including their dog!) Really enjoyed the course and look forward to playing again.
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Played here in Sept 2010 with high expectations given that it is rated so high on the list of most golf magazines, so I wanted to see for myself what all the noise was about. Given that the course was being cored, I was still keen to play a round. Verdict......what a let down. How this course is rated so high is rubbish. Just goes to show when you pay the right people, anything is possible. Those reviews in those golf magazines must be enjoying their new found wealth... Barwon Heads GC was enjoyable enough to play (personally, front nine better than the back nine, but to be honest, very few holes made a lasting impression on me. Nothing more to say. As mentioned in previous reviews, I did witness a incident where 2 members, approach other players to comment on their brand of attire. You just have to read those reviews left by mcallister, stubrobrih and scarlett all so, to understand how members carry on. When the proshop stocks the clothing "GANT" as their may supplier, enough said. ( Not having a go at Gant, I like some of their clothes, but in a proshop, No.)
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I would definately recommend 13th Beach versus the BHGC. Less squatocracy, more geniune golf.
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I played this course on the 9/10/09 after reading the reviews rang ahead to see if any course work was being done or if there were any temp greens (none to report). So I headed across on the ferry looking forward to playing a classic top notch links course( having played Birkdale, Hoylake, princes Royal lytham, Royal County down, Royal Portrush, Hayling Island, Lahinch and a few others), with an open mind. It is expensive and it is overated compared to all of the above in its layout, interest and its design. At best it is quirky and quaint but a great course never mind great links course it is not. Grainy, small greens like up turned breafast bowls to make putting difficult do not make a classic links course. Classic links have big smooth greens with swales and options to play lots of different shots. This is a Australian try at a links course and it comes up short at every hole. The staff were nice though and did not appear as bad as the other guys portraid, however the price is high for the entertainment value. Overall a good course but not a great course and certainly not a true links just a quaint quirky seaside wannabe. Handicap 4
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Golf Course Details
Golf Links Road, Barwon Heads
Bellarine, VIC 3227, Australia
Proshop: 0352542321
General: 0352542302