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 – Annually in February
This is a teams’ handicap par event for men and there is an individual par event held in conjunction with it, beginning with an 8.00am shotgun start. Clubs are welcome to enter two teams, with each club’s second team position to be decided by ballot. The Barwon Cup, donated by Ian Macdonald in 1952, was originally played for on the Saturday following the ‘Marrum Cup’.
The 2020 event was played at The Barwon Heads Golf Club on Sunday 16th February 2020.
The 2021 edition is expected to be played on Sunday 14th February 2021 (TBC)
District Bowl – Annually in February
2020 District Bowl draw (Entries now closed)
First played for in 2011. Players must be affiliated with the SWDLGA. Three players per team. Handicaps of 35 or less on the day of play. NTP’s on 2, 4, 8 and 17.
Trophy for best team and prize for best individual score.
The Marrum Cup – Annually in May
The 95th Marrum Cup week which was to be held 4-7th May has been cancelled for 2020.
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.
Community Charity Golf Day – Annually 1st Sunday in August
This is expected to go ahead in 2020 but remains dependent on COVID-19 restrictions and may vary from its normal format below.
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.
The Vincent Cup – Annually 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 2020 event will be played at The Barwon Heads Golf Club on Sunday 23rd August 2020.
This is a teams’ handicap par event for men and there is an individual par event held in conjunction with it, beginning with an 8.00am shotgun start. Clubs are welcome to enter two teams, with each club’s second team position to be decided by ballot.
Victorian Men & Women’s 2019 Senior Amateur Championships – September 2020
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 Men’s Championship is played over 54-holes stroke play and is one of two Golf Australia Senior National ranking events in Victoria. Trophies will be awarded for overall gross & nett performances, as well as age category trophies (55-59 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70+ years).
The Women’s Championship is played over 36-holes stroke qualifying followed by match-play for the top 4 qualifiers in the Championship flight, 55-64 flight and 65+ flights. Gross and nett trophies will be awarded for age category gross and nett 36-hole qualifying scores (55-59 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70+ years).
The events are conducted by Golf Australia
A special accommodation rate is offered to participants.
Date: Monday 14 – Wednesday 16 September 2020
For more details about the tournament and to enter please see the Golf Australia – Victoria website.
Junior Victorian Open – Annually in 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. The final round is streamed live via Facebook LIVE and the Golf Australia
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.
A special accommodation rate is offered to participants.
Date: Monday 21 – Wednesday 24 September 2020
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.
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.