The Takeaway: Legends is the better of the two layouts at Moonah Links and still one of the finest public tracks in Australia. The visual appeal, undulated terrain, and individual hole designs garner the strongest appeal to the course and are well worth a visit when on the Mornington Peninsula. Grade B+
Designer: Ross Perrett and Peter Thomson in 2003
Cost: $55 AUD - $100 AUD (Motorized cart is $50 AUD) Click for current rates
Phone Number: 61 3 5988 2047
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Moonah Links Resort (Legends)'s official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - Peter Thomson Drive, Fingal, Victoria 3939
Accolades: Ranked 16th in Australia by Golf Course Gurus.
What to Expect: Moonah Links Resort boasts two golf courses; the Legends with individual holes named after winners of the Austrailian Open, and the Open course which was designed to host large tournaments such as the Australian Open. The Legends is the better of the two courses with far more visual appeal and laid out on much more engaging terrain. The varied landscape and sand dunes combine with memorable hole designs to create a final product that makes the Legends one of the best public courses Down Under. The opening hole sets the tone early with an impressive downhill tee shot before the fairway ascends uphill to the challenging green site while the 16th hole boasts the largest green in the Southern Hemisphere. Players are given the option of walking or riding in a cart, so if you play 36 holes you may elect to walk in the morning and take a ride in the afternoon. While the private courses around Melbourne get all the hype, making a trip down to the Mornington Peninsula to access great public tracks is well worth it.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 1st Hole – 533 Yard Par 5 –
Best Par 3: 10th Hole – 194 Yards –
Best Par 4: 4th Hole – 372 Yards –
Best Par 5: 9th Hole – 541 Yards –
Birdie Time: 11th Hole – 297 Yard Par 4 –
Bogey Beware: 16th Hole – 202 Yard Par 3 –