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.
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 2023 event will be held on Monday 20th February.
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.
Marrum Cup 2023 – Monday 1st May to Thursday 4th May 2023.
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, and avail yourself of a special accommodation package (TBC) 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 2023 edition will be played on Sunday 23rd July 2023 (Shotgun start 12:30pm).
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.
The 2023 event will be held on Monday 24th 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.
Congratulations to the team from Portsea who won in 2022. Congratulations also goes to David Miller (The National) for his win in the individual event.
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.
Date: Sunday 6th August 2023
See the web post for more details.
Stroke Foundation – Counterstroke Golf Classic August
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 concludes with a sit-down lunch.
In 2023 the event will be played on Monday 9th October 2023.
Read more on the Counterstroke Golf Classic website
Victorian Men & Women’s Senior Amateur Championships – September 2023
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 11th to Wednesday 13th September 2023
Venue: Barwon Heads & 13th Beach GCs
For more details about the tournament and to enter please see the Golf Australia website. A BHGC special accommodation package is available to participants.
Junior Victorian Open – September 2023
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 (2022) or 13th Beach, swapping each year.
Date: Monday 18th September to Thursday 21st September 2023
This event is managed by Golf Australia. Please see their website for more details and how to enter.
A special accommodation package at The Barwon Heads Golf Club is available for participants.
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 2023 will take place on Monday 23rd October 2023.
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.