Mornington is the second best patch of golfing country in Australia after Melbourne and the Moonah at the brilliant National was the toughest course I played during my Victoria trip. Brutal does not sum up the difficulty playing here and my friend who’s a mid teens capper here would be a single figure player at my club in the US. It wasn’t very windy when I played the Moonah and I’m glad. It’s very close to being a true links experience but with much better playing surfaces. The last five holes are as tough as they come, perhaps as brutish as Carnoustie, The 400m No 16 into the breeze was a killer and if the wind was up I’m sure it would bring most handicap golfers to their knees. Best course of the National trio by some distance IMO.
Date: March 26, 2010