The Experience

An overnight stay in the Clubhouse combined with a round the following morning is one of Australia’s best golf experiences.

Stay a little longer and enjoy all that Barwon Heads and the Bellarine has to offer.


The current situation at the Club due to COVID-19 is:


Entry to the Clubhouse is restricted to suitably attired, fully vaccinated members and their guests, green fee players, house guests staying at the Club and those registered to attend a meeting, event or function. Members (and any guests) will need to check-in and should be prepared to show proof of their fully vaccinated status. 

Masks are mandatory in all indoor settings, except private homes, from 11:59pm Tuesday 23rd December. Additionally, hospitality venues have been urged to "stick to seated service" to minimise the movement of people in each venue.

To contact Clubhouse reception please use the contact us form here. If your enquiry is urgent call reception on 03 5255 6255.


The Club has been advised by Golf Australia that “Golfers must be fully vaccinated or have an exception in order to play." As a result, in order to access the golf course, Par 3 course, driving range, practice facilities and tennis courts all players >16 years must be fully vaccinated and scan the QR codes prior to play.

Members' guests, reciprocal club and green fee players will be permitted at the normal times, subject to availability.

Green fee players wishing to book a round should click here. Please note that availability is very limited in January.

The Par-3 course is open. You must book and pay via the Pro Shop (03) 5255 6255 and be on the timesheet prior to play. All players >16years must be fully vaccinated and scan the QR codes at the Par-3 course 1st tee prior to play.

Juniors who are registered in the Club's Aces program will receive updates via email regarding future sessions. 

The guest rooms on the upper level of the Clubhouse are open.

The health and safety of our guests is a priority and the Club is operating in accordance with the government's COVIDSafe Settings and Tourism and Accommodation Sector Guidance

Travellers have been making use of the accommodation facilities within the iconic Barwon Heads Clubhouse since 1924. There are 19 ensuite rooms available for those visiting Barwon Heads seeking a traditional, service-oriented experience.

We welcome your accommodation enquiry, either with or without golf, by telephone 03 5255 6255 or through the contact us page on the website. Guests must be fully vaccinated to enter the Clubhouse. More information about staying at the Club can be found here.







Situated only metres from Victoria’s roaring Surf Coast, this highly rated links course is a delight to play any time of the year. But in winter the open air experience – with Mother Nature by your side – can be even more memorable. With the salt breeze blowing over the natural contours of the course and its immaculate greens you’ll feel like you’re on one of Scotland or England’s elite courses.

Established in 1907, The Barwon Heads Golf Club is considered by many to be Australia’s first true links course. And right next to the renowned links, the Clubhouse has a unique atmosphere that brings more than a hint of old Scotland to Victoria.  


Complimentary golf for up to two guests with Sunday-Thursday B&B packages is available during June, July and August. Save up to $240 on green fees per twin room.


The Region

Bellarine Peninsula, Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

“Previously noted in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 global ‘Best in Travel’ destinations, The Bellarine Peninsula has been a destination of choice for Melburnians looking for a laid-back escape from the city for generations. The Bellarine is a ferry ride from the Mornington Peninsula and a convenient place to touch down for a couple of nights before continuing on to the Great Ocean Rd.”

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Stay & Play

“Golfers return again and again to soak up the whole experience of top-class golf, great food and accommodation to match”

Steve Keipert, Golf Australia Magazine

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One of the highest rated public access courses on the mainland.

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Getting Here

Only 90 minutes from the most liveable city in the world, Barwon Heads has to be the most liveable village in the world. And if you can’t live there, a visit is the next best thing.

“ I am struck by the natural beauty of the land ”

Paul Mogford - Course Architect

Top 10 Public Access Golf Course

Golf Australia Magazine 2019
No. 5 overall, No. 1 on the mainland

“ Classic Old School ”

House Guest - Trip Advisor

“ Wish we had stayed longer ”

House Guest - Trip Advisor

“ No wonder this region is fast becoming one of Australia’s golfing go-tos. ”

Qantas Inflight Magazine

“ My new favourite place. ”

Jeremy Dale (UK) - Trick shot legend, PGA coach, Golf Entertainer of the Year.