For me, Barwon Heads was the surprise of my trip. This was reminiscent of a traditional British links course and even the clubhouse felt homely and traditional. Why can’t more Australian golf clubhouses be like this I wonder? The course itself is a bit short by modern day standards to be considered truly great by most people but I absolutely loved its quirkiness. The first six holes are great links holes and the collection of par threes are excellent. Not quite in the same challenge league as its next-door neighbour Thirteenth Beach but this is the club I’d want to be a member of if I lived in this part of the world. I loved it.
Date: March 26, 2010