Australian Golf Holidays: Mornington Peninsula

Looking to take your golf game on holiday? The Mornington Peninsula has some of the best golf courses in Australia, with a ton of accommodation to suit the travelling golfer…

A guest post from HomeAway

The Mornington Peninsula has long been a Mecca for travelling golfers. The abundance of links and park style golf courses, together with the pristine beaches along the shoreline ensure that a holiday to this part of Victoria will be high on the list of any golfing enthusiast. We take a look at three courses you simply must play on the Peninsula, and why a holiday rental is the perfect choice of accommodation for exploring this golfing paradise.

Moonah Links has quickly developed a reputation as one of Australia’s premier golf courses. Featuring two 18-hole championship layouts, it was the venue for the 2003 Australian Open. Located just a few minutes drive from the popular seaside towns of Rosebud and Rye, Moonah’s two layouts will challenge the low handicappers while providing a friendly golfing experience for the social golfer. If you want to experience true Australian links golf, Moonah is definitely a must-play.

The number one public access course in Australia is The Dunes Golf Links. It is renowned for its high quality of course maintenance and presentation – standards that you would normally only find at highly regarded private clubs. Tucked away in the “Cups” region of the Mornington Peninsula, it is only a 4-iron away from plenty of accommodation options. The sand dunes that the course is set on ensure some spectacular holes, and the undulations make for a pleasant stroll around the course. To get a private golf course feel, for a public course fee, make sure The Dunes is in your golfing holiday plans.

A popular course on the Mornington Peninsula is Eagle Ridge, also in the “Cups” region. One of the best presented courses in the area, a feature of Eagle Ridge is its well-maintained gardens and impressive water features. Combining links style golf with a parkland feel, the course has been designed to cater for all levels of golfing ability. As a general rule, the layout rewards accuracy off the tee and features some stunning par-3 holes. The 8th hole in particular boasts terrific views from a highly elevated tee. For a thoroughly enjoyable round of golf, Eagle Ridge should be on your list of courses to play while on holiday in the area.

If a golfing holiday on the Mornington Peninsula is in your plans, why not book a holiday rental to stay in? Use a holiday rental as a base for exploring the region’s golf courses – the three we’ve mentioned are with 5km of each other. It also gives you your own space to kick back, relax and review the days play with your family or friends – not to mention the increased amount of storage for everyone’s golf clubs!

The Mornington Peninsula features a huge amount of properties that are suitable for all sizes of groups, and come fully equipped with your own kitchen and in some cases, an outdoor eating area and pool. Visit www.homeaway.com.au to begin your golfing holiday now!

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