It beggars belief that this fine layout is ranked 47th and well below courses such as Port Fairy, a very good course itself. Cape Schank is a smasher! We played it the day after playing the wonderful St Andrew's Beach; I can't separate them after just one round each.
Cape Schank is a fitness-improving walk with steep dunes to climb and descend. The fairways are generous and they need to be with a stiff breeze blowing and huge well-placed bunkers ready to swallow your ball. It could not be confused with a parkland as this site's introduction suggests. Yes, there are some trees and bushes and lots of heavy rough. Bring spare balls.
The conditioning was excellent. The greens rolled well with all sorts of deviations and were large to very large. On some holes getting on the green was only half the story.
Every hole is very interesting with lovely challenges, yet the higher handicapper will enjoy it. The low handicapper will find it hard to dominate the course. The fairways roll very well and they are typical of classic links.
The off course facilities are excellent. Stay here and play here, St Andrew's Beach, Portsea and the rest for golfing heaven.
Date: December 11, 2020