Located in ‘The Cups’ region of the Mornington Peninsula and metres from the thundering surf of Gunnamatta Beach,
St Andrews Beach Golf Course originally opened as an exclusive members course and debuted as the 9th best course in
Australia in 2006. It is built on a stunning piece of land that lends itself perfectly to the tradition of the famous
links courses of Britain and Ireland and can be compared favourably with the courses in Melbourne’s famous sandbelt
region. Internationally renowned golf course architect, Tom Doak is the designer of this classic 18 hole links style
course and his aim was to create one of the best golf courses in the world.
As was the case with his other Australian masterpiece – Barnbougle Dunes, Doak’s design philosophies and the nature
of the land itself provide a unique golfing experience with generous fairways and truly spectacular greens.
Whilst most links style courses conjure up thoughts of strong winds, the natural valleys and trees that make up the
landscape of St Andrews Beach offer protection from the elements on many holes, and combined with the soil type of
the area you have a great course that can be enjoyed by all players alike 12 months of the year.
St Andrews Beach now hosts regular competition play every Saturday through the Gunnamatta Club, plus additional
competitions during peak periods subject to field sizes. Gunnamatta Members and visitors are welcome to enter for a
small competition entry fee.
St Andrews Beach also hosts the Tom Doak Back Tee Challenge throughout the year giving handicap players the
opportunity to play the course in its entirety from the back tees. Daily prizes are awarded to the best scores on