The Main Course

The Links at Barwon Heads regularly rates in Australia’s top golf courses. In 2023 it retained its position as the number one ranked (public access) course on mainland Australia in the 29th edition of ‘The Golf Course Guide’. The course was listed at number five overall, behind four Tasmanian courses.


The nearby Bass Strait and sand dunes along with the weather conditions provide a course 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 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.

Information about booking a round can be found here.

“The course is exceptionally good, thoroughly deserving of its place among the leading 20 of Golf Australia’s Top-100 Courses ranking but so is the days-gone-by ambience of the clubhouse and surrounds, its history and memorabilia and the delightful old-school practices.” Steve Keipert. Golf Australia magazine.


Course Length

Black 5886m

Blue 5591m

Red 5252m

Green 4240m

Related links

Map of the Course
Score Cards  (From Sat. 1st July 2023)
Dress Code

Course Enhancement Plan 2023 (Member only)