Inside Golf Travel : Inside Golf Travel November 2015
13 November 2015 | INSIDE GOLF TRAVEL Thirteenth Beach Golf Links The course features a mixture of grasses and is immaculately conditioned. at 5887 metres it is not long by today’s standards but with the amount of wind it still tests the game of the most proficient golfers. Picturesque and testing with spot-on playing conditions it is a game of golf not to be missed. For more information, phone (03) 5568 2866, email: email@example.com, or visit www.portfairygolf.com.au THirTEEnTH bEaCH Golf linkS loCaTeD on the bellarine Peninsula – just 15 minutes from Torquay or Geelong-- Thirteenth beach Golf links features two spectacular 18-hole golf courses: the beach Course (designed by Tony Cashmore) and the Creek Course, designed by Sir nick Faldo and Tony Cashmore). The beach Course, much of which winds through spectacular foreshore sand dunes, is true links style while the Creek Course is in a parkland setting, not unlike the courses on melbourne’s famous Sandbelt. both courses are built on sand-based sandstone structure, and the facility’s southern boundary abuts 2.1 km of the famous 13th beach surf beach. Thirteenth beach is the home of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 men’s and Women’s Victorian open, joining a long list of famous clubs on the melbourne Sandbelt to have hosted this event. The beach Course is widely acclaimed as one of australia’s best 20 courses. The key feature of the beach Course is its wonderful set of par-3s. Starting at the brutal 180m 3rd hole to the dainty yet sinister 113m 16th, the par-3s of the beach Course offer golfers of all levels a true test of their iron play. The 7th and 12th are spectacular holes, nestled in natural sand dunes. The Creek Course has continued to grow in stature since its opening in 2004. The course is characterised by gently undulating couch fairways, huge, deep bunkers filled with yellow sand, and firm true greens surrounded by interesting bumps, swales and hollows, all closely mown. There is also plenty of greenside bunkering that helps form the slopes of the putting surfaces in the best traditions of melbourne’s Sandbelt much admired by Faldo. In addition, there is plenty of water on the course, with hazards on the 7th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 15th and 17th holes. both courses are irrigated with recycled water supplied by barwon Water from its nearby black rock treatment plant. This GOLF ON THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD Phone: (03) 5568 2866 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fully Licensed Club House Green Fees: $40 - Nine Holes $25 - Juniors $15 www.portfairygolf.com.au This natural links style course with spectacular ocean views, winds its way through undulating sand dunes. The course is less than five minutes from the centre of charming, historic Port Fairy, along the Princes Highway in the Shipwreck Coast and Great Ocean Road Tourism regions.
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