St Andrews Beach
Mornington/Bellarine, VIC | User Rating: (4.5) | Add A Review
International renowned golf course architect, Tom Doak, has designed this classic 18 hole ’links’ style course on this unique property just 80 minutes from the centre of Melbourne.
Located in the famed Cups region of the Mornington Peninsula, the first course, the Gunnamatta, officially opened in late 2005 whilst the second course (Fingal) is scheduled to open late 2008.
The Gunnamatta course is a Public Access course and features some truly dramatic holes and the careful use of natural hazards. Big scale undulations, combined with creases, bumps and hollows are very reminiscent of the ancient coastal courses of the United Kingdom.
The layout is challenging and visually spectacular with demanding second shots to well placed greens often framed by natural amphitheatres. Craggy Tom Doak style bunkering is common on many of the holes and helps to add the course character that people are starting to ssociate with a Doak designed golf course.