Portsea Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 72
5800 M


Portsea is known as one of the best wet weather courses in Australia because of the huge amount of sand base, and as recently as January 2002 the course was rated in Golf Australia as number 25 in the country.

Todays members and visitors enjoy playing on a course set amongst sand dunes and which consistently rates as one of Australia’s finest. Recent design improvements in bunkering, teeing grounds and greens have further enhanced the course. The natural drainage qualities of soils found in the Portsea area also ensures that golfers enjoy a firm footing all year round.

The Club holds several Tournaments throughout the year for Amateurs and Professionals alike. Among these are the "Carlton" Portsea Pro-Am which is held annually on January 2nd and is regarded as being one of the best Tournaments of it’s type in Australia. A 72 hole Amateur event is held in July and a 5 day Spring Tournament is held in November. The club is also proud to conduct a number of events with proceeds being donated to various charitable organizations.

13 Reviews

Played here last weekend, greens were great (just the 4th was slower than the rest for some reason), fairways fantastic.

Had a bit of trouble with divots in the rough, but that's my fault eh!

Weather was a challenge, but not debilitating, and still had a really enjoyable round.  Always great to finish the day in that clubhouse.

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Played here for the first time. Fair bit of drizzle + windy conditions made today's play a little trickier. Not an overly long course, but wow, each hole is very different to the last. Elevated tee boxes, tiny greens, wide fairways makes your 2nd + 3rd shot selection very important. Course is in amazing condition. Fairways absolute delight to hit off, greens rolled beautifully (I'd say best greens in Vic!). Given the rain, there weren't any boggy patches + greens still quick. A really underated course that you don't really hear too many talk about in Mornington area.
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Definitely agree with the comments here that Portsea is a great course. I think low handicappers will do well here as the holes are not that long. Accuracy is paramount as you can lose many balls if hit into the rough as they are as unforgiving as a Catholic Headmistress on a bad day. The fairways are magnificent as well as the greens and the many bunkers around the course. The course marshals keep the players moving and the facilities are first class as you would expect from a resort course. I would definitely make use of a cart as the course is very hilly so fatigue will play a part towards the end if you have to walk it. Be careful of moving sticks in the rough if you happen to hit into it. One of our players came very close to meeting Mr Snake Brown.
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i would play it again for the greens alone they were so true but tough. probably the best greens i have played on!
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Played Portsea on a cold and rainy day in the middle of June... the only thing that got us out there was the fact that there wasn't a breath of wind. First thing's first: this is without a doubt the best "wet" or "winter" course I have ever played. Not one green had puddles on it and not even one of the fairways had puddles/stagnant water on them. The course is by no means long, but the undulations and the small greens make you really earn your score. Tee boxes were in perfect condition (played off the blues), fairways were similar and the greens didn't have one fault on them. Had the opportunity to pull out every club in the bag, with the real scoring opportunities on the short par 4's and 5's... accuracy off the tee is vital though! There were plenty of approaches within 100m during the round so if you can play your gap, sand and lob wedges the right line and distance, low scores will pepper your card. For me, it was better than Sorrento and I actually enjoyed it and the challenges even more than the Moonah Links Legends course... it is just an engaging, rewarding and entertaining course to play... my two friends off 13 and 26 both loved it as much as I did (off 2). I will be back here as often as possible... the Monday Madness parma deal is simply too good to pass up... just need to make sure I pick a day without the rain and freezing weather!
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Wow. Fisrt time playing here and first impression is this course is great. Granted we had great weather with little wind but usually when I play bad I leave not wanting to come back. Even with my woeful score, I can't wait to get back here. The condition and presentation are good but not spectacular. The greens would be amongst the quickest I've played on and run true. If your line or speed are off then three puts are easily achieved. Still soft enough though for you to stick your chip shots. Although not long, the variety of exposed holes and elevation changes means you need to use your head and not just drive and chip (mental note for hole #11 next time). Most holes compliment the lay of the land and you can tell the course is built on top of sand dunes. You'll find greens tucked into natural amphitheatres or pirched on top of a ridge. I can imagine a reasonable wind will make some holes much more of a challenge but no more than you find on other courses in the area. Given it's cheaper to play here compared to places like the Dunes, Moonah or St Andrews, I will be back here. It's worth the drive down from Melbourne. (This is not a paid advertisment)
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Golf Course Details
46 London Bridge Rd, Portsea
Mornington, VIC 3943, Australia
Proshop: (03) 5981 6155
General: (03) 5981 6100