Golf courses provide natural and relaxing surroundings, with many located in scenic areas of Victoria. Some golf courses are complete resorts, offering not only fairways and greens to play on, but also luxury on-course accommodation with dining and recreational facilities.
Even if you don't play golf, you can still enjoy staying within the tranquil environment of a golf course. And for those who are golfing enthusiasts, there is the convenience of a stay and play holiday all in the one location.
Barwon Heads Resort is located at the stunning coastal 13th Beach Golf Links, on the Bellarine Peninsula at Barwon Heads. There are actually two 18 hole courses here, and they are consistently ranked amongst some of the best public access courses in Australia. Stay in luxurious self-contained apartments which have balconies or terraces that overlook the fairways. Resort facilities include a contemporary restaurant, an outdoor pool, tennis courts, gym and day spa.
Near the southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula at Cape Schanck is Cape Schanck Resort. It is surrounded by a spectacular 18 hole course that is noted for its sweeping ocean views. Stay at this resort in a choice of hotel rooms or luxury self-contained villas, providing views of the beach, fairways or surrounding bushland. There is an innovative restaurant, recreation room, heated outdoor pool, tennis courts, BBQs and manicured grounds where you may even spot a kangaroos or echidna.
Fairways Resort is known for its peace and tranquility, nestled amongst gum trees. It offers spacious and well-appointed hotel rooms which are located within the grounds of the 36 hole Rosebud Country Club, on the Mornington Peninsula at Rosebud. Dine at the club's restaurant which overlooks the greens.
Goldfields Resort is nestled within a state forest in central Victoria, on the outskirts of Creswick. It is part of an 18 hole course that covers over 60 hectares and is one of the best forest courses in the state. The resort itself has over 140 guest rooms with large windows and balconies providing panoramic views of the golf course and surrounding forest. There is an elegant restaurant, a casual bar, day spa, heated outdoor pool, gym, tennis courts and a 10 kilometre mountain bike track.
Portsea Golf Club is nestled amongst sand dunes between the bay and ocean beaches on the Mornington Peninsula at Portsea. Stay on this 18 hole course at Mercure Portsea which has 24 boutique hotel rooms, all with gorgeous views over the greens. There is casual dining restaurant and a bar with a large outdoor deck.
Moonah Links Golf Course is located midway between the bay and ocean beaches of Rye on the Mornington Peninsula. There are two 18 hole courses - a challenging championship course and a more relaxing course for players of all abilities. Stay at Peppers Moonah Links Resort where there are 70 beautifully appointed guest rooms, all with views over the course. Dine at the exquisite Pebbles Restaurant, enjoy casual drinks at Spike Bar and relax on the sun drenched terrace which offers panoramic views. Other resort facilities include a day spa, heated outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, volleyball court and practice putting green.
The Sands is an 18 hole championship golf course located on the northern headland of Torquay, opposite Whites Beach. The Sands Torquay Resort is a complex that consists of over 100 contemporary guest rooms which enjoy views over the surrounding greens and coastal dunes. There is a fine dining restaurant, tennis courts and a health club with an indoor heated lap pool and state of the art gym that is exclusive for use by guests or club members.