About the Course

Curlewis Golf Club - The Bellarine

Curlewis is regarded as one of the most progressive and exciting public access golf courses in Australia.

Purchased in July 2015, by renowned local winery and cidery business operators, Lyndsay and David Sharp, Curlewis has rocketed up the course rankings after the new owners began investing heavily in improving the course and clubhouse.

Since that time Curlewis has been recognised as the fastest membership growth of any golf club in Australia and was honoured to receive the inaugural “Australian Golf Digest Club Excellence Award” for their contemporary and forward-thinking approach to golf.

The Curlewis course was always highly regarded, but the new owner’s investment has seen it now being recognised as one of Golf Australia's Top 50 Australian Public Access Courses and ranked in the top five courses in Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast regions.

The Course

With a sandy base, a minimum of trees, and naturally undulating couch fairways this Vern Morcom designed links is one of the best courses on The Bellarine. Following the opening of the course in 1970, the original design was again enhanced in 1976 by a Kevin Hartley course master plan.  

In 2001, significant improvements were again made following the adoption a second master plan by renowned course architect, Michael Clayton.  With challenging bunkers and firm, fast greens, it is the wind that often determines the level of playing difficulty.

Mike Clayton and the team from Ogilvy, Clayton, Cocking, Mead (OCCM) were commissioned by the new owners for a five-year term, commencing in 2016. As part of this agreement OCCM conduct annual course audits and provide recommendations to the owners on improvement for the coming year.

The course measures 6,150 metres and is a challenging par-72. A challenge for players of all standards and a true test of golfing ability.

The comfortable clubhouse offers a wide array of delicious, chef-prepared, dishes in the bistro, along with a renowned a la carte dinner menu every Friday and Saturday night.

New Driving Range in late 2017

In 2017, the next exciting phase begins at Curlewis, with a state-of-the-art 18-bay driving range and teaching academy opening on site. This multi-million project is the only one of its type in regional Victoria and will combine a fully licensed café, function room and outdoor viewing to the range. The teaching academy will be staffed by a PGA Teaching Professional and will also club fitting and two, top-of-the-line, golf simulators allowing golfers to play some of the best courses throughout the world.

Curlewis Golf Club has had a golden past and a shining future and we look forward to welcoming everyone to our Hip! Green! Fun golf course and facilities.

Green fee players are always welcome. To book a tee time online and see the live timesheets, visit Public Tee Bookings or alternatively phone (03) 5251 1111 (option 1 for the Golf Shop)

  • 6,150 metre Par 72 course
  • Large contoured greens
  • Naturally undulating couch fairways
  • Well bunkered, links style layout - watered year round
  • Iconic, much-loved course of The Bellarine, Victoria
  • One hour from Melbourne
  • 15 minutes from Geelong
  • Vistas across Corio Bay

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