Port Fairy’s holes wend their way through some magnificent, rolling, sand dune country and from several vantage points, a variety of spectacular coastal vistas of the Southern Ocean are to be had. Fourteen is generally considered the club’s signature hole. The tee block is the high point on the course, from which the 360-degree panorama is breathtaking. Situated among elevated sand dunes, this classic links-land course is just grand in every respect. First and foremost, it’s a joy to play, fun, and a bona fide challenge to golfers of all skill levels. This undulating terrain remains largely untouched by man, with fairways simply mown for definition and therefore giving rise to a spectacular natural links feel. I have been fortunate to play the revered Scottish courses of St Andrews, Royal Troon, Carnoustie and Rye in England, and to my mind, Port Fairy Golf Links is representative of Australia’s equivalent of these classic links. Chris Croker.
Date: January 28, 2015