Reader Review: The Dunes, Melbourne, Aus

Paul Walker of Melbourne, Australia, reviews the Dunes at Mornington Peninsula.

“I noticed your section on Australasia was a little light and I wanted to get you started, so here’s some photos from a recent round at The Dunes, one of the better Links courses in Australia.”

According to the latest Golf Digest ratings The Dunes is the 14th best course in Australia and the 3rd best public access course in the country.

The ruggedly beautiful course is set amongst the rolling sand hills of the Mornington Peninsular, a picturesque and popular destination about 1 hours’ drive from Melbourne.

The peninsula is also home to some of the region’s finest wineries.

The Dunes provides a true test of skill (and temperament) and proves a worthy adversary, taking no prisoners.

Its abundance of bunkers, rolling knolls, and expansive greens means there is very little margin for error.

It put my golf game through the blender, beat me to a pulp and left me demoralised and severely sunburnt.

I should have played in my budgies (Australian slang for swim shorts) I spent that much time at the beach.

If you can stay on the fairways and miss the pot bunkers then you’ll be just fine.

I, unfortunately, managed neither.

You are spoilt for choice in the Melbourne area, especially on the world famous “Sandbelt” but The Dunes is a great place to play and very welcoming to visitors.

If you book online at you also get 10% off your greenfee.

Check out Paul’s photo gallery below:

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2 thoughts on “Reader Review: The Dunes, Melbourne, Aus”

  1. Hello Paul,
    You had me in stitches for quite some time with your comment about playing in budgies because you spent so much time on the beach.

    The Dunes looks to be a formidable test of golf and a quality venue – especially considering it’s a pay and play public course. Do you have any other recommendations for golfer’s visiting Melbourne?



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