Competition Entries & Draws
This page chronologically lists competitions at the Club that are open to non-members.
Guests and green fee players requiring accommodation while in Barwon Heads may make use of the rooms in the Clubhouse. See the accommodation page for more details.
Barwon Cup – Previously February
The annual Barwon Cup will no longer be held.
For men’s team events please see below for details regarding the Vincent Cup and Barwon Plate. These have been rescheduled in 2021 for the 25th July (p.m. shotgun) and 26th July (a.m. shotgun).
District Bowl – Annually in February
Women’s teams event – aggregate Stableford. First played for in 2011. Players must be affiliated with the SWGA. Three players per team. NTP’s on 2, 4, 8 and 17.
Trophy for best team and prize for best individual score. Players in this event are eligible for SWGA Merit Award points
The 2021 event will be held on Monday 21st February.
Entries have closed – Field has reached capacity
The Marrum Cup – Annually in May
One of Victoria’s most historic team competitions for women, ‘The Marrum Cup’ has been in existence for almost a century. It takes place annually at The Barwon Heads Golf Club in early May and since 1925 has attracted generations of women, including the finest golfers from clubs across Victoria and as far afield as the Royals of Adelaide, Canberra, Queensland and Sydney and Lake Karrinyup in the West.
What began in 1925 as a one-day competition now comprises of four days of individual and team events with up to 160 golfers taking part. The Club is extremely proud to hold an historic Victorian event that is a celebration of Australian women’s amateur golf.
Barwon Double Heads – July
A double-header consisting of two high-quality teams events for men over two days in July. Play in either or both, and avail yourself of a special accommodation package while you’re here.
#1 – The Vincent Cup
Previously held in August, the Vincent Cup, once dubbed ‘the men’s Marrum Cup’ began when Robert Vincent a member from 1919 and president from 1929-1930 donated the cup in 1931. He was prominent in planning and supervising the construction of the Clubhouse.
The 2021 edition will be played on Sunday 25th July 2021 (Shotgun start 1:00pm).
This is a four man team handicap par event for men with an individual par event held in conjunction with it. Clubs are welcome to enter two teams, with each club’s second team position to be decided by ballot.
#2 – The Barwon Heads Plate
Donated in 1988 by Millar Lowe in the final year of his presidency, the Barwon Heads Plate is an annual teams match with a history of attracting large fields. Played against par, the scores of all four members of the teams are counted.
In 2021 the Plate will be played for on Monday 26th July (Shotgun start 8:00am).
The format is the same as the Vincent cup, with a four man team competing in a handicap par event with an individual par event held in conjunction with it. Clubs are welcome to enter two teams, with each club’s second team position to be decided by ballot.
Community Charity Golf Day – Annually 1st Sunday in August
This is always a fun day and a great opportunity for non-member parents, locals and friends to play the course (at a significantly reduced rate) and enjoy the atmosphere of the Clubhouse afterwards. Social play places are limited to 112 golfers for an afternoon multi-tee start. Players may organise their own competition(s) between friends if they wish. There will also be nearest-the-pin and longest drive prizes. Prepayment is required and players must adhere to the dress code. E.g. collared shirts, white socks (for men if wearing shorts) and strictly no denim, cargo shorts, beachwear or thongs.
Green fees and raffle ticket sales go to The Barwon Heads Primary School.
More details closer to the date via the school and the home page. Date: Sunday 1st August 2021.
Victorian Men & Women’s 2021 Senior Amateur Championships – September 2021
The Victorian Senior Amateur Championships have been contested since 1995 (Men) and 1931 (Women). Played previously as standalone events, the Men’s & Women’s championships combined in 2015 to be played at the same venue within the same week.
The events are conducted by Golf Australia
Date: Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th September 2021
For more details about the tournament and to enter please see the Golf Australia website.
A special accommodation rate is available to participants. More information
Junior Victorian Open – September
First run in 2013 in the lead up to the $3 million Vic Open, the former 18-hole tournament provided a great opportunity for juniors to experience the environment of a professional event. Following on from the success of the Vic Open, the Junior Vic Open is now played at 13th Beach Golf Links and Barwon Heads Golf Club as a World and Australian ranked 72-hole tournament. It attracts a huge field with some of the best junior golfers from Australia and overseas assembling in chase of the titles.
All players will compete one round on the Beach and Creek courses at 13th Beach and one round at Barwon Heads. The final round will be played at Barwon Heads Golf Club or 13th Beach, swapping each year.
A special accommodation rate is offered to participants.
Date: Monday 20th September to Thursday 23rd September 2021
This event is managed by Golf Australia. Please see their website for more details and how to enter.
Wellways Geelong Charity Golf Day – Annually in October
This event is open to members (including provisional & restricted) and visitors. Pairings can be men, women or mixed.
The event takes the form of a 4BBB. Shotgun start at 8.30am with registrations from 8.00am.
The Charity Day supporting Wellways at The Barwon Heads Golf Club in 2021 will take place on Monday 25th October 2021.
Victorian Family Championships – Annually in November
This is a Golf Australia event – see their website for more detailed information and entry.
The Family Championship was initiated in 2004 to create a special event for Victoria’s golfing families.
The Victorian golf community has responded favourably with the Championship open to amateurs and professionals who have an immediate family relationship (step-parents, adopted parents and de-facto inclusive).
Each two-person team must have an immediate family relationship (step-parents, adopted parents and de-facto inclusive) which must be stated on the entry form. Some examples of eligible Family Championship team combinations are found below:
Father/Son; Father/Daughter; Mother/Son; Mother/Daughter; Husband/Wife; Brothers; Sisters; Brother/Sister; Uncle/Nephew; Uncle/Niece; Aunt/Nephew; Aunt/Niece; Grandparent/Grand-son or daughter; First Cousins; Father/Daughter or Son in law; Mother/ Daughter or Son in law.
The Golf Victoria Family Championships 2021 at The Barwon Heads Golf Club is expected to be played on Sunday 28th November.