Mirror loves The Dunes but then he’s a Mornington Peninsula golf junkie. I have to admit though it’s very impressive right from the moment you pull into the car park. The club rooms are amazing with views everywhere. Although with the temperature around 6 degrees and the wind chill making it feel like minus 6 – I was tempted to stay inside by the fire.
No way was I getting away with that. To the first and what a start- stroke hole 1 first up, never easy with my swing because as you all know that needs a little warming up. As they say on their scorecard- Links Golf is real golf and The Dunes is real golf. There’s also a great feeling with The Dunes – friendly, easy and relaxed and while it’s a public course they have a strong membership base and from our experience that always makes a huge difference to the golf atmosphere. We were there on a crisp Monday Morning expecting it to be very quiet but a bunch of older members were there, doing battle on the Cups Course which seems to have its own band of devoted followers.
Meanwhile on the wind swept fairways I was going OK- coming from the Canterbury Plains out of the South Island of New Zealand- I’m used to wind and not the type coming from Dad driving the families Austin A35. I took the honours off Mirror on the day and went away with some lifelong memories of a very special course. My favourite holes on the course were the 8th and the 17th but on the day I was very keen to warm the bones as we approached that stunning clubhouse on the 18th.
The Dunes- another wonderful reason why if you love your golf you have to head to Mornington Peninsula and get some links golf inside you. Love to know what your favourite holes are on course. In the meantime I think I might wait for summer before I head that way again.
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Shaun “Fade” Fay www.golfgetaway.com.au