Portsea is a classic case of good things coming in small packages. Located amid the Mornington Peninsula’s brawnier layouts, the 5,747-metre gem is a test that even modern technology cannot dilute. Firm and bouncy with rugged, natural bunkering, Portsea is as fun as it is fickle. It’s also a golf course that offers endless challenges. With Bass Strait on one side and Port Phillip Bay on the other, the capricious links-style layout rarely plays the same way twice.

Playing golf at Portsea is an 18-hole duel with the elements, the coastal breeze and exceptional natural landforms uniting to give golfers all they can handle. One minute is a downwind avenue beckoning a daring shot and an opportunity to score; the next sees a ball flying into a gnarled moonah tree or being swallowed by a craggy bunker or hungry sand dune.

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Portsea Golf Club
Ranking in 2022: 49th
Prior rankings: 52nd (2020), 57th (2018), 62nd (2016), 54th (2014), 44th (2012), 38th (2010), 49th (2008), 47th (2006), 40th (2004), 34th (2002), 28th (2000), 49th (1998), 62nd (1996), 73rd (1994), 81st (1991), 73rd (1989), Seventh Ten (1986)
Where: London Bridge Rd, Portsea VIC 3944
Phone: (03) 5981 6155
Web: portseagolf.com.au