Overview

As travel opportunities slowly open up around Australia, this a great opportunity to test the waters and enjoy a fabulous weekend on the Mornington Peninsula.

We have teamed up with Hotel Sorrento to provide an appealing winter stay and dine offer that includes dinner, bed and breakfast! NB Offer valid up until the end of August and for stays on Thursday to Saturday only.

As well as staying in the beautiful town of Sorrento, you will enjoy two rounds of golf on two of the finer courses in the region.

Inclusions

  • 2 nights accommodation at Hotel Sorrento in a Heritage Room.
  • Daily continental breakfast served to your room
  • Dinner up to the value of $100 to use at the hotels restaurant each evening
  • Late check out (subject to availability)
  • 2 rounds of golf at Portsea and The Dunes
  • Shared motorised carts for each round
  • Car hire in a Isuzu Mux for 3 days including zero excess

Pricing based on 4 golfers (twin share) travelling together starts from $675.00 per person



Itinerary Day-by-Day

Day 1
Golf
Portsea Golf Club (18 holes with shared motorised cart. Tee time TBC) 
Portsea GC is a wonderful Mornington Peninsula course located adjacent to the Point Nepean National Park. The course has been carved through natural tea tree scrub which has resulted in a variety of holes -from long, sweeping par 5's which wind their ways through deep valleys through to tight par 3 holes which require pinpoint accuracy to ensure the ball remains on the putting surface.
Car Drive to hotel
Following golf, there is just a short drive to Sorrento and to your hotel.
Accommodation
Hotel Sorrento   (Heritage room including dinner up to the value of $100. Continental breakfast is included. A late check out is also included (subject to availability). ) 
Hotel Sorrento is the premier location on the Mornington Peninsula to eat, drink, sleep and relax. Whilst retaining the charm and elegance of a gracious 1871 heritage building, Hotel Sorrento offers contemporary award winning bars, accommodation, conference facilities and restaurant. Hotel Sorrento's staff and luxury surrounds create a warm and sociable atmosphere ensuring remarkable service and extraordinary experiences every time.
Day 2
Car Drive to golf
Make the short 25 minute drive today to golf
Golf
The Dunes Golf Links (18 holes with shared motorised cart. Tee time TBC) 
The Dunes Golf Links is in a links style and many of the holes could be plucked straight from Scotland or Ireland. The Dunes is one of very few links style courses in Australia. All the holes are played through and over rolling sand dunes on what is known as the "Cups Country" of the Mornington Peninsula. The championship course features a number of different styles of holes, some with elevated tees hitting down to wide fairways, a number which are generally flat with subtle undulations and some great par 3s where bunkering, wind and large, uneven putting surfaces are the norm.
Notes Drive to hotel
Following golf, head back to your hotel.
Accommodation
Hotel Sorrento   
Hotel Sorrento is the premier location on the Mornington Peninsula to eat, drink, sleep and relax. Whilst retaining the charm and elegance of a gracious 1871 heritage building, Hotel Sorrento offers contemporary award winning bars, accommodation, conference facilities and restaurant. Hotel Sorrento's staff and luxury surrounds create a warm and sociable atmosphere ensuring remarkable service and extraordinary experiences every time.
Day 3
Notes Late check out
Spend the morning at leisure or head for some sightseeing around the Mornington Peninsula before heading back to Melbourne to return the car. A late check out is included (where available)

Golf Courses

Portsea Golf Club

London Bridge Rd
Portsea, VIC, 3944
Australia

Region: Mornington Peninsula

Portsea Golf Club

Portsea GC is a wonderful Mornington Peninsula course located adjacent to the Point Nepean National Park. The course has been carved through natural tea tree scrub which has resulted in a variety of holes -from long, sweeping par 5's which wind their ways through deep valleys through to tight par 3 holes which require pinpoint accuracy to ensure the ball remains on the putting surface.

Portsea Golf Club is a wonderful Mornington Peninsula course located adjacent to the Point Nepean National Park about 85 minutes south of Melbourne.

The purely sand based fairways on the course provide a basis for a great wet weather course and Portsea is one of the best draining courses in Australia.

Recent design improvements in bunkering, teeing grounds and greens have further enhanced the course. The natural drainage qualities of soils found in the Portsea area also ensures that golfers enjoy a firm footing all year round.

The course has been carved through natural tea tree scrub which has resulted in a variety of holes-from long, sweeping par 5s which wind their ways through deep valleys through to tight par 3 holes which require pinpoint accuracy to ensure the ball remains on the putting surface.

As recently as January 2002 the course was rated in Golf Australia magazine as number 25 in the country and this ranking will only be enhanced with the work being done by well-respected golf architect Mike Clayton.

Portsea holds several Tournaments throughout the year for Amateurs and Professionals alike. Among these is the famous Portsea Pro-Am which is held annually on January 2nd and is regarded as being one of the best Tournaments of its type in Australia.

A 72 hole Amateur event is also held in August and a 5 day Spring Tournament is held in October.

New accommodation is now open (June 2013) at Portsea Golf Club. To view the Mercure Portsea Resort and Golf Course website, please click here.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 5973
Architect: Jock Young, Sloan Morpeth and Michael Clayton
Design Year: 1925
Top 100: 57

Playing Tips

1
Par 5, Length 446m

New bunkers on the left side create an added challenge to this hole. The line you take from the tee depends on the wind. Slightly right of the Moonah tree is the line for most golfers. The second approach should be played right of the fairway and the chip shot should be taken with utmost care. This green is difficult.

2
Par 3, Length 151m

A little par three with a green on the bottom of the hill. It's just a simple low-to-mid iron shot where it's best to find the green as the surrounding undulations can make it difficult to get up and down.

3
Par 5, Length 437m

Played from a high tee with great views over the bay. Avoid the left side of the hole all the way to the green as it's out of bounds. Two solid approaches can set up a birdie.

4
Par 4, Length 407m

This is the best hole on the course. A great driving hole where you need to keep it centre right. The approach is deceptively long and most golfers leave it short. Take an extra club.

5
Par 4, Length 327m

Keep the tee shot to the right side of the fairway. The approach should be played to the left side of the green.

6
Par 4, Length 319m

Here is a great opportunity to capitalize on the downhill slope of the tee shot's landing area. A difficult approach shot to a hard green - you need a great deal of loft here.

7
Par 3, Length 173m

A long downhill par three that must be played with an accurate iron. Make par from the left or right side bunker is difficult.

8
Par 5, Length 481m

A strong birdie chance is offered on the 18th. Once you've hit your drive you have to make a decision. You can either take on the bunkers or lay up. Either way be warned, the green is very slippery.

9
Par 4, Length 370m

The first is a great opening hole that lets you get off to a solid start. A long iron approach can be required depending on the wind. There's also a new bunker on the left side of the green.

10
Par 4, Length 244m

Appropriately called Little Devil, long hitters go at the green while others tend to lay up. The approach requires plenty of touch.

11
Par 5, Length 445m

A classic par five hole. A good tee shot played right of centre can set up a birdie opportunity. The second approach is assisted by a downhill fairway.

12
Par 4, Length 374m

Yet another visually stunning hole at Portsea. It?s a rather difficult hole that requires a good drive and an even better approach. The approach here is critical and the green is sensational. Approach shots short or left of the green pay a price here.

13
Par 3, Length 158m

Club selection is critical on this wonderful par three. Landing middle to right of centre of the green is rewarded.

14
Par 4, Length 407m

Tee shot must be aimed at the tower on the horizon. Depending on the wind, the approach can require anything from a pitching wedge to a three iron. Most golfers under club here, so step up one with the approach.

15
Par 4, Length 266m

A tricky short hole. The tee shot must hit the fairway with either a driver or long iron while the approach requires a short lofted club.

16
Par 3, Length 167m

An interesting par three hole. Most golfers leave their approach shot so it's best to take another club. If you hit the back part of the green it should roll down.

17
Par 4, Length 362m

A good tee shot centre right of the fairway will get you off to a good start on this par four. Most golfers tend to under club here, so take an extra iron shot in. Beware, the left side of the hole is out of bounds.

18
Par 4, Length 401m

A blind tee shot that requires you to aim at the large tank on the hill. The approach is to a deceptively large green. Keep it to the left side with the approach.

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The Dunes Golf Links

Browns Road
Rye, VIC, 3941
Australia

Region: Mornington Peninsula

The Dunes Golf Links

The Dunes Golf Links is in a links style and many of the holes could be plucked straight from Scotland or Ireland. The Dunes is one of very few links style courses in Australia. All the holes are played through and over rolling sand dunes on what is known as the "Cups Country" of the Mornington Peninsula. The championship course features a number of different styles of holes, some with elevated tees hitting down to wide fairways, a number which are generally flat with subtle undulations and some great par 3s where bunkering, wind and large, uneven putting surfaces are the norm.

The Dunes Golf Links is a great links style course on the Mornington Peninsula and many of the holes could be plucked straight from Scotland or Ireland. The Dunes is one of very few links style courses in Australia. All the holes are played through and over rolling sand dunes on what is known as the "Cups Country" of the Mornington Peninsula.

The Mornington Peninsula is fast becoming Australia's answer to the Monterey Peninsula of California or South Carolina also in the USA. The large number of courses in the region make it a real golfing getaway.

The 18 holes Dunes Championship course is a tough test for all standards of golfer, especially when subjected to the elements (which is generally the case). The Cups 9 hole course is a more relaxed par 33 layout designed to attract the casual golfer.

The championship course features a number of different styles of holes, some with elevated tees hitting down to wide fairways, a number which are generally flat with subtle undulations and some great par 3s where bunkering, wind and large, uneven putting surfaces are the norm. Wind is a real factor at The Dunes and slightly errant shots are exaggerated by the wind's presence, leaving a more difficult approach, or in many cases, a chip out of complete trouble. 

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6409
Architect: Tony Cashmore
Design Year: 1997
Top 100: 19

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 409m

This hole is a mid length par 4 whereby keeping a line left of the distant cypress trees, you can cut the corner off the fairway.

2
Par 4, Length 365m

The second shot on this hole is at least one more club than the yardage would suggest, and into the wind possibly two or three more clubs.

3
Par 3, Length 135m

Play this shot straight at the pin, don't go left and right.

4
Par 4, Length 310m

This short par 4 has plenty of room to the left with the drive, however a drive played left will leave a difficult second shot. The best line is straight over the bunkers.

5
Par 5, Length 473m

Don't let the dune put you off on this par 5. The carry is only 140 metres from the back tee to a big wide valley. The best line is directly over the white stone.

6
Par 3, Length 193m

This par 3 has a large green and down wind plays a short 200 metres. The best line for this hole is down the left edge.

7
Par 5, Length 477m

This is the last of the blind drive holes. Drive over the hill into the huge valley which leaves a big bail out area for the second shot to the right. Playing this line however will leave you with a tough pitch.

8
Par 4, Length 392m

Off the tee hit as far as possible.

9
Par 4, Length 376m

This part 4 has a big dogleg to the left, so aim just to the right of the fairway bunkers.

10
Par 4, Length 340m

A long drive over the bunker will leave you with a beautiful second shot.

11
Par 4, Length 300m

On this short par 4, the bunkers on the dune can be carried if the wind direction is right.

12
Par 5, Length 502m

This par 5 is the longest hole on the course with a tough dog leg to the right. A long drive down the centre will open up the hidden green through the wasteland.

13
Par 3, Length 160m

This hole plays long into the wind with more room at the back left section of the green than what appears.

14
Par 4, Length 354m

Watch out for the second shot as it is longer than what the yardage would suggest on this par 4.

15
Par 5, Length 392m

Off the tee, keep left of the "six pack" fairway bunkers and carefully place your second shot. Also make special note of the reverse tier on the green.

16
Par 4, Length 419m

For this par 4, a drive left of centre will ensure a shorter and safer shot.

17
Par 3, Length 179m

A beautiful looking par 3 hole however if you intend missing the green (which none of us do!) miss it right.

18
Par 4, Length 409m

Aim just left of the slot in the dunes, and this will bring you to rest in a beautiful wide valley.

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