Sorrento - Victoria - Australia

Sorrento Golf Club,
Langford Road,
Sorrento,
VIC 3943,
Australia


  • +61 (0) 3 5984 2626

  • Golf Club Website

  • On the Mornington Peninsula, 65 miles S of Melbourne

  • Welcome, except Saturdays and Sunday mornings

  • Andrew Davis

  • J.D. Scott

  • Mark Williamson

The Sorrento Golf Club was formed as Sorrento and Portsea Golf Club in 1907 but, within two years, “Portsea” had been dropped from the name – maybe due to a difference of opinion, who knows? Whatever the reason, it would take another twenty years before Portsea golfers set up their own golf course – along with the help of Scottish professional JDA Scott – to the west of the Sorrento property.

Laid out near the tip of the Mornington Peninsula, the Sorrento course is one of the oldest in the area and its hilly, sand-based fairways are set within densely forested terrain, ideally suited to all year round play. Accuracy is all-important here so golfers who can plot their way round the layout will have the opportunity to score well.

The outward half is regarded as easier than the back nine though the left doglegged, short par four 4th is a hole where a big number can easily be carded if played carelessly. The par fours at 8 and 12 are two of the hardest holes on the course and must be tackled with caution whilst the par threes at 2 and 13 are the best of the five short holes at Sorrento.
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Description: Laid out near the tip of the Mornington Peninsula, the course at Sorrento Golf Club is one of the oldest in the area and its hilly, sand-based fairways are set within densely forested terrain... Rating: 4 out of 6 Reviews: 1

A fine members course, not long, but challenging. The removal of the many trees has made it an even more exciting layout as this has opened up the lines. The opening hole gives you a taste of what is to come, a short par 4 with a severe right dogleg that is capable of being driven by the bigger hitters, but you have to carry a huge bunker. Mistime it and a 5 will come. A more sensible line by shorter hitters sees a par. The course is full of many challenges like this, the timid line off the tee opens up easy bogies ad occasional pars, but few birdies. The more adventurous can take the challenges on, be rewarded when bravery comes off and punished with miscalculation. In many respects, this is the closest one comes to Royal Melbourne outside of the famous sunbelt.The greens are always immaculate, undulating without being silly, and the course is always presentable no matter what time of year. It is a hilly course, but not taxing.Well worth the visit.
4 / 6
Sorrento
December 02, 2015


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