The National Golf Club is located at Cape Schanck on Victoria’s spectacular Mornington Peninsula, a short drive to
the south of Melbourne. The Club has 3 exceptional and highly regarded 18 Hole golf courses , the Old designed
by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, The Moonah designed by Greg Norman and The Ocean designed by Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett
ensuring that it ranks as the best piece of golf real estate in the country.
The National Golf Club was first launched to the public in a hospitality tent at Huntingdale Golf Club during
The Masters tournament in February 1985. The Club was an equity shareholding and was the first new golf Club to be
formed in Melbourne for approximately 60 years. It was soon to become the ‘New Direction in Australian Golf’.
By 1993 all 750 memberships in The National had been sold, and the Club had freehold ownership of a world class golf
course and associated Clubhouse facilities and amenities.
In 1996 the then Club Chairman had a chance telephone conversation with the owner of the adjoining property,
a spectacular piece of natural golfing links amongst the sand dunes with the coastline to Port Phillip Heads in the
background. The subsequent land purchase eventually led to the expansion of The National to a 54 hole complex and
cast the Club into the forefront of golf in Australia in the 21st century.
The foundations of the Club were laid by great visionaries who were not only hard working astute businessmen, but
they were also pure golfing enthusiasts. This outstanding complex is a tribute to their passion and love of the game,
a legacy that will be enjoyed by future generations.
Members of this great golf club commemorated the wonderful achievements of The National with a weekend of
celebrations in March 2008 on the anniversary of 20 years of play on the Old course.