2012 Golf Mornington Peninsula

54 Hole Tournament 1st – 3rd May 2012

Golf on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is arguably among the best in Australia. With some of the most challenging courses, breathtaking views and the friendly, laid-back atmosphere, you simply cannot beat the Mornington Peninsula for a great golf getaway.

Each year, Mornington Peninsula Golf Tourism, in conjunction with Tourism Victoria and MorningtonPeninsula Shire holds an impressive 3-day, 54-hole golf tournament on some of the area’s favourite courses.  The tournament  showcases all that the Mornington Peninsula has to offer and reinforces the region as “Australia’s Number One Golf Destination”

The third annual Mornington Peninsula 54-hole golf tournament has been scheduled for 1-3 May, 2012. The first two days will be held at the Portsea Golf Club, a links course adjoining Pt. Nepean National Park and the RACV Cape Schanck Resort. Cape Schanck is a traditional course, designed by American Robert Trent Jones Jnr. providing spectacular views over Bass Strait and adjoining The National Golf Club, where 2 of their 3 courses will be used for the final day. The National’s 3 courses are currently ranked 8, 14 and 46 in Australia and will provide a spectacular conclusion to this wonderful event. 

Entry price of $315 includes Welcome Party at 5pm on Mon 30th April at RACV Cape Schanck Resort, Lunch each day including the Presentation Lunch at The National Golf Club, 3 Days golf, daily & overall prizes, show bag with Tournament souvenir along with various offerings of the Mornington Peninsula.

For more information, visit Golf Mornington Peninsula

THE COURSES

Portsea Golf Club

Portsea

Located at the most southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula, Portsea Golf Club is one of our favourite courses on the Peninsula, and while it is a bit of an extra drive to this course, the travel is well worth it.

Although a private club, Portsea welcome non-member golfers to enjoy their fabulous facility.

What sets Portsea apart is its fine array of short holes. The par-four 13, aptly named Little Devil, is an absolute stunner.
From the tee, you’re faced with the real possibility of reaching the green on most days. But leak the drive left or right and you’ve got plenty of work to make par. Large bunkers guard the left side of the green.

Portsea has earned a fine reputation over the years, especially with golf professionals. The club hosts its annual pro-am on January 2 and over the last 30 years has played host to names like Robert Allenby, Geoff Ogilvy and a who’s who of the entertainment world.

 

RACV Cape Schanck Resort

Cape Schanck

When the RACV purchased the Cape Schanck Resort , they managed to acquire one of Victoria’s best golf courses.

The 18-hole Robert Trent Jones-designed layout was the frontrunner of links style courses on the Mornington Peninsula.

And a lot of locals still believe it’s at the top of the list.

Trent Jones, who added his design expertise and name after the work done by the late Colin Campbell, has made stunning use of the rolling landscape.

Put simply, this is a fun golf course. It’s impossible to find any holes that look even slightly similar.

The opening nine is the easier of the two. There are a number of short par fours that can often set the tone for what lay ahead.

But don’t be fooled. Cape Schanck has plenty of bite. That starts when you step on the 10th tee.

Around the back is where you’ll take in the most amazing views of Bass Strait.You’ll also be required to keep the drives straight from the tee.

The RACV Cape Schanck course is part of the fully integrated resort with accommodation, restaurant and other facilities.

 

The National

The National - Ocean Course

The 3 courses of The National are regularly rated among the top 40 courses in Australia.  The Old Course (Robert Trent Jones), The Moonah Course (Greg Norman) and the Ocean Course (Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett) all offer a unique playing experience in what is arguably one of the most enjoyable golf settings on the Peninsula.

The National Golf Club was first launched to the public in a hospitality tent at Huntingdale Golf Club during The Masters tournament in February 1985. The Club was an equity shareholding and was the first new golf Club to be formed in Melbourne for approximately 60 years. It was soon to become the ‘New Direction in Australian Golf’.

A private club, The National offers limited tee times to overseas/interstate visitors, while Victorian Residents must be invited as guests of a Member. So the Mornington Peninsula 54-hole Tournament offers an unequalled opportunity to play these amazing courses.

 

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