The Beach Course set tongues wagging when it opened for play in December of 2001.
Those who were lucky enough to experience the golf course in its infancy, played a raw and immature beast. Long rough, firm and fast greens, and the formidable presence of Mother Nature all contributing to make the scoring of par a difficult task. In just two months the course rated amongst Australia’s best coming in at number 22 in Golf Australia’s top 100 golf courses. Since then, the golf course has only improved. The rough and the greens are now tamer, making the course more playable for everybody. However it is still a tremendous challenge for even the best of players.
“13th Beach is unique in its two courses – The already famous Beach Course in the dunes has a strong and wonderful links character, whilst the second course has a feel of the very best of Melbourne’s sand belt through its gently rolling terrain and broadly separated fairways. There is a big choice to make here – which course will I play?”
Tony Cashmore – Leading Australian Course Designer, and designer of the critically acclaimed The Dunes Golf Links.
The Beach Course is unique in its design. Like many modern golf courses, The Beach Course features a large residential precinct. The first four holes play away from the clubhouse winding through the majority of houses. The fifth tee is the beginning of what Thirteenth Beach has become famous for, wonderful links land, rolling through a series of dramatic and natural golf holes that look and feel like they were there long before a golf development was planned.
But perhaps the key feature of The Beach Course is its wonderful set of par 3’s. Starting at the brutal 180m 3rd hole to the dainty yet sinister 113m 16th, the par threes of The Beach Course offer golfers of all levels a true test of their iron play, yet are mouth-watering to the eye.
The Beach Course is a wonderful test of any golfer’s ability. Offering everything that makes golf such a superb game. A golf course that is playable to golfers of all levels with beautifully manicured fairways, greens and bunkers and a strategic design that offers the ultimate in risk reward golf for even the most elite of players. The Beach Course truly is 18 holes of golfing splendour.