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20th - 25th November 2020

2020 Barwon Heads & Mornington Peninsula Golf Tour

Join Teed Up on this golf tour covering the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsula’s in stunning Coastal Victoria.

Enjoy 3 nights in Sorrento playing 2 of the area’s finest courses, a leisurely ferry ride to Queenscliff and 2 nights enjoying the old world charm of Barwon Heads Golf Club with another 3 rounds of golf on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula.

Playing some of Australia’s best golf courses, and time to enjoy the wines and produce of these this award-winning regions. And, this tour is the perfect combination of golf, good food, delicious wine and plenty of fun!

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

5 Nights Accommodation

  • Three nights at the Hotel Sorrento, Sorrento
  • Two nights at Barwon Heads Golf Club

5 Rounds of Golf—with carts, at the following courses

  • The Dunes Golf Club
  • Moonah Links – Legends Course
  • 13th Beach Golf Club – Beach Course
  • 13th Beach Golf Club – Creek Course
  • Barwon Heads Links Course

Additional Inclusions

  • Return group transfers from/to Melbourne Airport (MEL)
  • Ferry transfer from Sorrento to Queenscliff, Bellarine Peninsula
  • Group transfers to/from golf courses
  • Daily buffet breakfasts at all hotels
  • Welcome Dinner (drinks not included)
  • Golf Presentation Dinner (drinks not included)
  • Lunch at Barwon Heads Golf Club (drinks not included)
  • Additional Dinner at Barwon Heads Golf Club (drinks not included)
  • Daily and overall golf prizes
  • Fully Escorted by Teed Up staff

Itinerary

Friday
20th November

DAY 1: Arrive into Melbourne Airport before 12:00pm to meet group transfer to Sorrento (approx. 2 hours).

HOTEL SORRENTO

Standing proudly on the Sorrento clifftops overlooking the sparkling waters of Port Philip Bay, Hotel Sorrento combines modern luxury with old-world charm. With an award-winning restaurant, several exclusive bars and cocktail lounges, event spaces and premium accommodation, Hotel Sorrento has something for everyone. Set in the heart of Sorrento, walking distance to picture-postcard beaches and a short drive to the world-renowned Mornington Peninsula wine and golf region, Hotel Sorrento is an ideal location for the start of our
tour.

Welcome Dinner at Hotel Sorrento (drinks not included)

Saturday
21st November

DAY 2: Golf at The Dunes Golf Club

Set on 300 acres of gently rolling sand dunes in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula “Cups” region, The Dunes captures the essence of true links golf. The Championship 18 hole course reflects the highest standards of course maintenance and customer service, matched only by the very best private clubs.

The success and popularity of The Dunes is a direct reflection of the course layout. Designed by Tony Cashmore, the tournament course is 6,459 metres and achieves the very difficult objective of being a challenge to the low marker without being a monster for the higher handicapped golfer.

Accolades include being ranked among the Top 20 courses in Australia for the past 15 years. The Dunes consistently ranks as Victoria’s #1 public access course and among the Top 5 public access courses Australia wide.

Sunday
22nd November

DAY 3: Golf at Moonah Links – Legends Course

The Legends Course blends undulating fairways that wind through ancient Moonah forests with pure sweeping links country. The fairways are generous and the putting surfaces gentle. In contrast to the Open Course which was built to challenge the modern champion, the Legends Course is a more friendly golfing experience for players of all ages and abilities.

The course opens with a series of parkland-style holes that rise and fall through valleys and in between long and dense stretches of ancient Moonah trees. The high ground off to the sides of these fairways has largely been filled with houses overlooking the course.

The course then takes on a new complexion as the Moonah trees thin out and wild, rugged bunkering, high sand dunes alongside gently rolling fairways give rise to a links-style course.

An interesting feature of the course is its celebration of past Australian Open champions. Each hole has been named after a winner of the championship, with the likes of Tom Watson (3rd hole), Greg Norman (4th), Arnold Palmer (6th) Jack Nicklaus (7th) and Gary Player (9th) all represented.

Monday
23rd November

DAY 4: Catch the local ferry from Sorrento Pier to Queenscliff where we will head straight to 13th Beach Golf Club for an afternoon game on the Beach Course

The Beach Course is unique in its design. The first four holes play away from the clubhouse winding through the majority of houses. The fifth tee is the beginning of what Thirteenth Beach has become famous for, wonderful links land. Rolling through a series of dramatic and natural golf holes that look and feel like they were there long before a golf development was planned.

But perhaps the key feature of The Beach Course is its wonderful set of par 3’s. Starting at the brutal 180m 3rd hole to the dainty yet sinister 113m 16th, the par threes of The Beach Course offer golfers of all levels a true test of their iron play.

Stay at the Barwon Heads Golf Club

Golfers have been making use of the accommodation facilities within the iconic Barwon Heads Clubhouse since 1924.

Repeat patronage (at the clubhouse’s 19-room accommodation wing) is high, as golfers return again and again to soak up the whole experience of top-class golf, great food and accommodation to match. Barwon Heads offers a complete golf getaway.

Dinner included

Tuesday
24th November

DAY 5: Golf at 13th Beach – Creek Course

The Creek Course is a wonderful complement to The Beach Course. It features gently undulating couch fairways, and deep bunkers filled with yellow sand and firm greens are surrounded by interesting bumps, swales and hollows, that are all closely mown.

There also plenty of greenside bunkering that cuts into and helps mould the slopes of the putting surfaces. This mirrors the best traditions of Melbourne’s Sand Belt much admired by Faldo.

The native couch fairways are oversewn with fescues. This provides both an excellent, green playing surface year round, and a quick transition back to couch dominance in spring. Beyond the fairways there is generally a wide zone of maintained short rough prior to either long pasture grasses or the residential areas.

There are some quirky elements too, like the ‘square cut’ tees, the creek itself, and the creative use of a few remaining pines in hole strategy.

Dinner: Presentation Dinner in town (drinks not included)

Wednesday
25th November

DAY 6: Golf at Barwon Heads

The Links at Barwon Heads regularly rates in Australia’s top golf courses. In the January 2019 issue of Golf Australia magazine it is ranked number five, making it the highest rated public access course
on the mainland.

The nearby Bass Strait and sand dunes along with the weather conditions provide a course reminiscent of famed Scottish links. The undulating terrain, in harmony with the natural features of the land will ensure that you will remember time spent at Barwon Heads.

While not especially long, the Links will test golfers of all standards with cleverly positioned hazards, subtle slopes and greens, along with challenging tee positions. The wind ensures that the course rarely plays the same way twice in the one week.

Lunch in the Club house is included after golf.

Afternoon: Group transfer departs to Melbourne Airport (approx. 1.5 hours)

Please book flights that depart Melbourne Airport after 6:00pm

TOUR OVER