Competition Entries & Draws


This page chronologically lists competitions at the Club that are open to non-members. 

From June 2024, highly anticipated renovations to the heritage-listed Clubhouse will require the iconic 100-year-old Clubhouse to close for approximately 12-months. During this time accommodation will not be available. Temporary facilities for before/after golf refreshments have been established. 



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. Nearest the pins 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 2025 event will be held on Monday TBC February. 

The 2024 event was contested by 31 teams representing16 SWGA clubs and won by Ocean Grove No.4.



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.

Entry forms are usually sent to clubs on the Tuesday following Labour Day (Vic.) each year.

In 2025 the Marrum Cup will celebrate its 100th anniversary with date TBC.

Marrum Cup 2024 results




Barwon Double Header – July

A double-header consisting of two high-quality teams events for men over two days in July. Play in either or both.

#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 2024 edition will be played on the 14th July 2024

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.

The 2023 edition was played on Sunday 23rd July 2023 and won by the team from Winchelsea (-10) .

Vincent Cup Team Results 2023

Vincent Cup Individual Results 2023


#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.

The 2024 event will be held on 15th July 2024.

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.

Congratulations to the team from Inverleigh who won in 2023 (-7). Congratulations also goes to Alistair Salmon (Brighton) for his win in the individual event.

Congratulations to the Barwon Cup winner of the 36 hole event, Anthony Edwards from Chirnside Park who had a Round 1 (-1) & Round 2 (+1)

Barwon Plate Results 2023 

Barwon Plate Individual Results 2023

Barwon Cup Results 2023



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) while raising money for the The Barwon Heads Primary School.

Usually there is a shotgun start followed by a community gathering in the Clubhouse afterwards. However, with the Clubhouse closed for renovations in 2024, the format will change from a shotgun start to a single-tee start. Fifty-six tee times will be available from 12.03pm-1.51pm for 18-hole rounds with nine-hole rounds available from 2.00pm. Players are welcome to gather after their round in the golfers’ marquee for refreshments, but there won’t be a sausage sizzle or presentations as in previous years.

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. 

All green fees raised go to The Barwon Heads Primary School.

Date: Sunday 4 August 2024 

Details: Click here

Entries Open Friday 28 June at 3.00pm



Victorian Men & Women’s Senior Amateur Championships – September 2024

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 9 to Wednesday 11 September 2024  

Venue: Barwon Heads & 13th Beach GCs  

For more details about the tournament and to enter please see the Golf Australia website.  



Junior Victorian Open – September 2024

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 Golf Australia National & Victorian Order of Merit 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 (2024) or 13th Beach, swapping each year.

Date: Monday 23 September to Thursday 26 September 2024

This event is managed by Golf Australia. Please see their website for more details and how to enter.



Stroke Foundation – Counterstroke Golf Classic  

Played annually since 1994, the Counterstroke Golf Classic has raised significant funds for Stroke Foundation.

Each day of the three-day Classic offers mutually exclusive competitions (4BBB Stableford) in women’s, men’s, and mixed events on three Bellarine courses. Play one day or all three. The Barwon Heads event begins with a light lunch.  

In 2024 the event will be played on TBC

Read more on the Counterstroke Golf Classic website


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 7.45am. 

The Charity Day supporting Wellways at The Barwon Heads Golf Club in 2024 will take place on Monday 21 October 2024.



GenU Charity Golf Day  – TBC November 2024 

This event is open to members (including provisional & restricted) and visitors. 

genU in partnership with the Golf Australia, invite you to the Stand Up and Play @ Barwon Heads Charity Golf Day to be held at the Barwon Heads Golf Club. Money raised in previous years has gone towards supporting people with spinal cord injuries, and help with the cost of some local participants attending the Paragolfer Championships. Teams of four, 18 holes of Ambrose. Inclusive of green fees, breakfast roll and a sit down Clubhouse lunch.