Set amongst rolling sand dunes and coastal vegetation with spectacular views across Port Phillip Bay, the 18 hole layout is kept in fantastic playing condition all year round.
If ever there was a golf course that proved you don’t need to be long to be challenging, Portsea Golf Club is it!
Situated on Victoria’s magnificent Mornington Peninsula – an hour-and-a-half drive south of Melbourne – this par-71 member and public course plays just 5,747 metres from the tips. But it’s far from a pushover. Built among rolling sand dunes and protected by thick native coastal shrubbery and deep bunkers, Portsea is undoubtedly a course designed with the thinking golfer in mind.
Pinpoint accuracy is needed consistently around this multiple-designer layout, which includes several approaches up steep ravines as well as a handful of blind tee shots throughout the picturesque peninsula trek.
One thing that most impresses golfers at Portsea is the manner with which the course has been laid out – you never feel far away from a birdie, but you can also find some ugly numbers on your scorecard if the wrong option is taken or poorly executed. In other words, you’ll blame yourself rather than the designers for a poor round; such is the fair mix of difficulty and subsequent reward.
A round at Portsea Golf Club is a truly cerebral golf experience!
MEN'S PAR: 71
MEN'S LENGTH: 5747m
WOMEN'S PAR: 72
WOMEN's LENGTH: 5078m