Great Ocean Road
Anglesea Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 73
6028 M


Uniquely Australian, the Anglesea Golf Course is renowned as one of the country’s most picturesque. The 18-hole course is set amidst native bushland, and is home to over three hundred kangaroos, who graze the fairways daily.

During early morning and late afternoon, the flocks of between fifty and a hundred kangaroos invariably present a ‘hazard’ to golfers on some fairways. Occasionally, golfers have struck kangaroos with golf balls on their drives; and, on one notable occasion, a member’s fairway shot found the pouch of a kangaroo, who nonchalantly hopped away!

The Golf Club was formed in 1950, and is now established with all the facilities for an enjoyable game of golf – practice putting greens, practice fairways and warm up nets, a Pro Shop with all modern equipment and gear, buggies and motorised golf carts for hire, and a clubhouse equipped with bar, bistro and gaming machines.

9 Reviews
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Always love playing Anglesea & my recent round over the Xmas break was more of the same. Anglesea is a very undulating layout, with good bunkering and interesting green complexes which aren't over-the-top in terms of slope or difficulty. It also offers a good mix of holes with short & long par 5s, a drivable par-4 & short par-3 among them. There's also heaps & heaps of kangaroos, which you've probably already heard about! It always surprises me that this course isn't more revered.
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Played here 27th & 28th July 2013. The course is in decent knick, but not great. Everything is good but not great actually - from the grass to the hazards to the scenery to staff. In actual fact the kangaroos are the highlight, as its unlikely you will meet a more tame bunch of eastern grey's anywhere in the world. My suspicions are the course management know this and hence the hefty green fees, which without the kangas, would be cleary 'above par.' The locals were a combination of slow or pushy. On the sunday we were stuck behind a very slow pair (which happens no big deal) but were harassed by the members behind us to let them play through and that we needed to 'pick it up' - even though our four were constantly waiting for each shot due to the members in front. Certainly wasn't the most welcoming environment - not horrible, but they didn't make you feel like a real 'visitor': more like 'just another bloody kangaroo watcher'.
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Played here 22/7 just after a day of heavy rain. Course held up ok, however had to take care walking round on the back 9 rather boggy. Course is challenging with the fairways mostly all lined with gums and kangaroos. The greens were very unpredictable and fast even after heavy rains which made putting challenging. Bunkers on almost every hole. Price is a bit much though.
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Measures 6071m Par 73 with four par 3s ranging from 125-176m, nine par 4s ranging from 292-408m and five par 5s ranging from 434-528m. Course is in goog condition with greens running true but not overly quick, but by no means slow. Fairways are not lush in early August, though I would imagine to be so in summer. Teeboxes were flat and well kept. Lots of kangaroos on the course. Front nine is built on a slight bushy upslope north of the clubhouse, whilst the back nine is located south and below the level of the clubhouse amongst the homes of the town. All greens on the course are guarded by bunkers and there is no water which comes into play. The opening 2 holes are par 5s which seem a little tame and with its wide fairways a certain par can be penciled in. Ten of the 18 holes on the course have slight-moderate doglegs. This makes the course a little too predictable. Highlights include the 340m slight dogleg right 5th, with fairway bunkers o the dogleg right corner, with a fairway which slopes off the right and play uphill from 130m to the green with a deceptive bunker short left. The 176m 6th is one of the best bunkered holes on the course. Although your outward nine opens with a tame downhill blind dogleg left 292m par 4, with the weak 125m-par 3s 13th and 16th, apart from these 3 holes, the back nine is the most challenging. Highlights include the 408m 14th with sloping fairway to the left to a long green guarded by a bunker on the left. The 366m 17th plays straight uphill to green which slopes from rear to front with a bunker short left. The 455m Par 5 18th is reachable in 2 with its elevated tee, you play the hole uphill with the clubhouse in full view from tee to green. There is a large bunker 30m short right from the two-tiered green. Played here 9/8/10 and paid $45 green fees for a round interupted by a few happy tourists on the 14th more concerned about the kangaroos than my booming drive. Good testing walk with its hills, but not sure what all the fuss is about.
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I have been a member and played every week here for the past two years. Sadly, my time here is coming to an end. The first thing to be said about this course is that it is a test for both mind and body. The 6000+ metreage and the constant elevation changes over every hole make it a physical grind, while there are no easy holes for gimme pars or birdies with challenges both obvious and subtle designed into the landscape. Yes, there are a lot of tourists, though they mostly stick to the carpark. If you get accosted by one of them demanding to see kangaroos, point them to the chipping green behind the putting green where there are usually some resting. The roos themselves rarely cause a problem for golfers, usually lolling about in the light rough or under tree cover. Their major contribution is the omnipresent pellets of roo poo, which occasionally intrude in great numbers onto greens. Having played weekly for two years, I have seen the course go in and out of good nick. A constant source of grey water from the nearby factory (seen puffing away in the distance from the 15th tee) means that the course never dries up, but during winter the lower points of the fairways can get severely waterlogged, making some fairways a mudheap at times. You could never say the course was lush at any time of year, which is in keeping with the bush setting, I suppose. There are a handful of very long holes - the par 5 2nd, the par 5 12th and the par 4 17th which is all uphill - but otherwise the challenge in this course is more nuanced. Take the par 3 16th, whose elevated green has a diagonal front edge and a sand trap lurking to the left, meaning a shot that would be pin high if hit straight at the flag would end up draining into sand if hit just a metre to the left. Or the par 4 5th, whose tee shot is drawn left to avoid the fairway bunker on the right, but the second shot to an extremely elevated green requires either hitting over another bunker, or flying to the back of the green and relying on the camber to roll the ball back down to the hole. Several holes have hidden tricks, like the 7th which always seems to play at least a club longer than you think standing over your second shot, and the 13th whose green has a sharp left-to-right borrow that looks like an optical illusion if you don't know about it from previous experience. A fair percentage of holes also have gently sloping fairways which can drain your straight tee shots into the rough if you're not paying attention. A quick note on the half-blind teeshot on the 10th: the club has installed a CCTV monitor which should assuage any fears of injury or lawsuits. This course is a pleasure to play, if you're playing well. The roos, ducks and myriad varieties of native birds give an entirely authentic local bush feel to your day. The facilities are top notch with drinking fountains everywhere, and toilets at the 4th, 6th and 15th tees. The 19th has everything laid on, including an open-air drinking area where you can laugh at the other bozos attempting the 18th. Unless you're painfully unfit, I would recommend this course to anyone who can afford $50 for a round.
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I remember playing here as a kid with my father. Very picturesque course with lots of kanagroos wandering around. When I played there, it was very lush and green, but that was a long time ago.

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Golf Course Details
Golf Links Road, Anglesea
Great Ocean Road, VIC 3230, Australia
Proshop: 0352631951
General: 0352631582