Booking Your Round (2024-25)

Ranked as the number one public access course on mainland Australia and fifth overall, we’re proud to stand among the nation’s finest.

And for a limited time, green fee players can now access the course seven days a week.

Tee times for green fee play are available daily (outside of member competition times), but due to limited availability, we recommend groups book well in advance — especially for peak times such as weekends, public holidays, and the period from late December to the Australia Day long weekend.

To book your round, call us on +61 (03)52556255 or use the booking enquiry button below.


“From June (2024), the club will embark upon an extensive renovation of the clubhouse and accommodation, with the existing clubhouse expected to close for about a year. That’s bad news – for a little while – if you like staying on-site, but good news in other ways. As preferred tee-times are usually given to house guests, their absence will open more times for non­members. While green-fee players are welcome at certain times of most days anyway, no house guests mean some prime tee-times will now be on offer.” Steve Keipert. Australian Golf Digest magazine. April 2024

Mainland Australia's #1 Public Access Course.

Golf Guide Guide 2024
No. 5 overall, No. 1 on the mainland

“... a golf canvas reminiscent of famed Scottish links.”

Ian Baker-Finch.

Royal Melbourne, Dornoch, Troon, - Tara Iti, Barwon Heads...

Top 100 Great Golf Courses of the World.
Gary Lisbon

Top 100 Courses in the Asia Pacific Region.

“ I am struck by the natural beauty of the land. ”

Paul Mogford - Course Architect

“ At its core, Barwon Heads is golf nirvana. ”

Tony Webeck - Australian Golf Digest (#23)

Green Fees

The green fees payable are:

Mon-Fri $195    
Peak when available*
*Peak includes weekends, public holidays and from 26 December to the Australia Day long weekend.


“Barwon Heads is a delight to play. Golfers get the chance to embrace the ground game on the firm, tight surfaces and experience the joy of correctly flighting a shot through the oceanside wind. Little quirks abound, which add to the experience. Driving from the seventh tee, for instance, you fire the ball across a public road in a moment that can, quite literally, stop traffic. Yet the layout’s best attribute might be its playability for all golfers.” 

Australian Golf Digest 2024



While not especially long, the Links will test golfers of all standards with cleverly positioned hazards, subtle slopes and 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. The greens are predominantly of Poa annua and it is our practice they are prepared every morning, so a true and fast surface is virtually assured.


In Gary Lisbon’s latest book, Barwon Heads is in the company of Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Tara Iti, Royal County Down, Royal Dornoch, Troon, Golf de Morfontaine and Ardfin among others. Barwon Heads is one of the top 100 golf courses selected to appear in the book.

Gary is a renowned Melbourne-based golf course photographer who has taken more than 186,921 photos of over 685 courses in 26 countries.  



The Golf Course Guide’s rankings referred to above are weighted 40% on course design, 40% on course conditions and 20% on course aesthetics. The top five Australian public access courses were listed as:

  1. Cape Wickham 
  2. Barnbougle Dunes
  3. Barnbougle Lost Farm
  4. Ocean Dunes
  5. Barwon Heads