Formerly, the ‘Ocean Course’, designed by Peter Thomson, The National Golf Club’s Gunnamatta course was redesigned by Tom Doak and re-opened for play in 2019. Of the National’s three courses, it is the closest to the ocean and the first tee offers expansive views over Gunnamatta Beach and Bass Strait. The new course design has generously wide fairways, with natural strategic bunkering and the changed routing allows for a greater links-like experience. The greens have intriguing contours and have been designed to challenge short-game creativity. It’s a very walkable course and is the perfect complement to the Old and Moonah courses.
The National Golf Club is located at Cape Schanck on Victoria’s gorgeous Mornington Peninsula, a short drive to the south of Melbourne. Blessed with 3 outstanding and differing championship courses, the variation and quality forever more will ensure the club remains one of the best pieces of golf real estate anywhere on the planet.