Flinders Golf Club

Once again, the Mornington Peninsula will be on show to men and women golfers from across the country and overseas as the highly-anticipated Ninth Annual Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic tees off from Monday 29 October to Thursday 1 November 2018.

To quote Peter Thomson, golfing legend and internationally renowned golf course architect: “For sheer variety, golf on the Mornington Peninsula is unmatched and for the traditional golfer’s welcome, it is hard to find better.”

The courses in the 72-hole graded individual stableford tournament will surely challenge and delight all golfers. Portsea Golf Club, The Dunes Golf Links, Moonah Links (Legends) and The Flinders Club will be in pristine condition to excite the morning and afternoon fields.

The golfing extravaganza is regularly recognised as one of the most enjoyable and well-organised events on the annual amateur golfing calendar.

Optional Golf at various Mornington Peninsula courses is also offered on the Opening (Sunday 28 October) and Closing (Friday 2 November) Days. Discounted accommodation offers, to suit all budgets, have also been arranged with the Classic’s preferred Accommodation Partners.

Get a group of your golfing buddies together and play in this fun, friendly and great value tournament. The Early Bird Entry Fee of only $695 includes golf and carts (on 3 days), 4 lunches, a souvenir polo shirt, daily and overall prizes as well as the Welcome and the Presentation Dinners.

Pete H (GA 10.4, who has played in six previous Classics) reflects the overall sentiment of this tournament with his recent comment: “The challenge and the environment is why we come to play, as well as catching up with people from previous years”.

Entries are now open. For more information, phone the Marketing Manager, Pamela McDermott on 0439 396 617 or send an email to info@golfmorningtonpeninsula.com.au.

This is going to be a sell-out tournament, don’t miss out, go to www.golfmorningtonpeninsula.com.au  and register now!



Billed as Australia’s #1 golf destination, the scenic Mornington Peninsula is well known for the number of quality golf courses ranging from coastal links to resort style layouts. Here are the courses on offer for this year’s event:

Portsea Golf Club

Set amongst rolling sand dunes and coastal vegetation with spectacular views across Port Phillip Bay, the recently redesigned 18-hole layout has fast draining fairways and is kept in fantastic playing condition all year round. Following a 10-year, $20million redevelopment project, the course, clubhouse and 24-room resort facility have made the club the envy of many, and has become one of the standout “Stay and Play” facilities in the country. www.portseagolfclub.com.au


The Dunes

The Dunes Golf Links has consistently been rated one of Australia’s best public access courses since its inception in 1995. Tony Cashmore produced what some say is his finest design in this course. This championship course achieves the very difficult objective of being a challenge to the low marker without being an impossibility to the high handicapper. www.thedunes.com.au


Moonah Links (Legends)

The Legends Course offers a friendly golfing experience for players of all ages and abilities. The course is a loop of 18 holes that generally follow the valleys through a variety of landscapes ranging from ancient Moonah woodlands to open links land. The fairways are generous and the putting surfaces gentle, but the bunkering style is bold and wild in appearance.  www.moonahlinks.com.au


Flinders Golf Club

The lovely and picturesque Flinders Golf Club is an 18-hole seaside beauty built along an amazing stretch of land overlooking Bass Strait. The great Golf Architect Dr Alister Mackenzie was so impressed with the course during a visit in 1926 that he was quoted as saying that Flinders was “equalled by only one other natural course, which is in California.” (He was referring to Pebble Beach.)  Flinders is arguably one of the more underrated courses on the Peninsula, and a favourite of the Inside Golf team.  www. flindersgolfclub.com.au.

About Richard Fellner

A four-time winner of the Australian Golf Media Awards, including Best Photojournalism, Best Opinion, Best Column and Best Photographic Presentation, Inside Golf Group Editor Richard Fellner is the quintessential Golf Tragic, having played the game for over 50 years (but has never gotten any better!) He has played and reviewed courses all over the world, and has interviewed many of the great players of the game (including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Greg Norman). Richard is a member of both the Australian Golf Media Association and the Golf Society of Australia, and has been a featured guest on many Australian "sports talk" radio shows and networks, including ABC Grandstand, SEN 1116, Melbourne Talk Radio 1377, 2GB and others. Follow Richard Fellner on Quora


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