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Get into the swing of summer on a Grampians golf course!

12 Dec. 2018

Get into the swing of summer on one of the first-class fairways in and around the main centres in the Grampians region, each with their own set of challenges, picturesque views and resident wildlife.

Ararat & Stawell: Friendly regional clubs

Discover the excellent Santa Ana Couch fairways and manicured greens at the highly regarded Chalambar Golf Club near Ararat. You don’t have to be a member to play at this attractive golf club, so be sure to bring your clubs for a challenging round of golf if you’re visiting the Grampians region.

The Chalambar Golf Club is meticulously maintained year round and can be expected to be in excellent condition, with challenging fairways and well maintained greens. The vista from the back nine is awe-inspiring and the perfect point from which to observe the native wildlife which surrounds the course.

The Club also features lawn bowling greens, a club and Chally’s Bar and Bistro serving lunch and dinner and is also open Sundays for brunch between 10.30am – 2.00pm.

Test your game for accuracy to avoid the creek that runs the length Stawell Golf Club's natural bushland setting. The 18-hole course offers guests the opportunity participate as well as enjoy the golfing competitions held at this beautiful course. Stawell Golf Club’s natural bushland setting welcomes both novice and pro-golfers to come here for a wonderful golfing experience.

Halls Gap: Mt Difficult views with abundant wildlife

Gently undulating, mostly native Bent and couch fairways, Cobra Bent greens and bracken fern hazards with some water is what you’ll find at Halls Gap Golf Course at the base of Mt Difficult.

With jaw-dropping views over the Wonderland ranges and emu, kangaroo and deer meandering through, this venue in the Grampians National Park is as unique as it is spectacular! Make sure you finish up with a few well-earned frothies on the verandah at the nearby Halls Gap Hotel.

Dunkeld: At the foot of the mountain

Grampians Golf Course is sculpted out of a natural bush setting nestled at the base of the majestic Mount Abrupt in the Southern Grampians. Only a short drive from the township of Dunkeld, this spectacular 18 hole golf course provides stunning views of the Grampians at every turn.

A round of golf at Grampians golf course will be shared with Kangaroos, Wallabies, Emus, an abundance of birdlife including the resident Gang Gangs, wildflowers in season and grass trees hundreds of years old.

The course has generous fairways that provide plenty of room off the tee but thick bush and abundant grass trees await those who miss. Several doglegs and well-positioned trees make careful course management the key to playing this deceptively tricky course.

A 5-minute drive from the Royal Mail Hotel, pop into the wine bar or enjoy a thirst-quenching ale at Parker Street Project on your way home!

Hamilton: A golf course with history

Hamilton, 290 km from Melbourne in the centre of Western Victoria is known as the Wool Capital of the World. Golf in the district had an early beginning when a group of local men returned from a trip to Scotland where they had seen the game played and they formed a club on August 5, 1896.

This course is one of the western districts leading golf courses with spectacular 18 hole grass greens offering a relaxing, peaceful environment for the golf enthusiast. Whether you’re spending the day or simply a few hours with friends take advantage of the 18 hole grass greens, tree-lined couch fairways, well-bunkered greens and colourful natural setting.

This golf course is a short distance from Pierrepoint Wines if you need to refuel afterward on delicious local wines and antipasto and cheese platters.

Horsham: A showcase green

Located halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide, discover the Grampians region's showcase greens course at Horsham Golf Club, regarded as one of the best public courses in Victoria and ranked within the national top 50.

Tackle the undulating course set on a natural sandbelt, typified by tall trees and sculptured bunkers. The opening hole is a tight par four with numerous fairway bunkers and a tree-lined fairway to negotiate. Finish up at the Albatross Café & Bistro where delicious food meets the Wimmera’s most beautiful views.

Baa3400 is a choice spot close at hand to finish the golfing day over a refreshing ale and some tasty salt & pepper squid.