Lonsdale Links

A newly redeveloped golfing gem, Lonsdale Links is a distinctive links experience nestled into the coastline of Victoria's Geelong and Bellarine region

About the Club

In 1921, a group of Point Lonsdale residents, under the leadership of Mr. A.M.Nicholas of Aspro fame, together with some holiday home owners got together and decided to buy some land and establish golf links at Point Lonsdale. 43 acres, Lot 7 was purchased for ₤1000 from Mr. R.Thomson.
After around eighteen months of toiling the opening day was held on Saturday, November 18th 1922. Mr. A. M. Nicholas, the inaugural President, drove the first ball off the first tee and declared the “Point Lonsdale Golf Links” officially open.
Almost 100 years later, the club now known as Lonsdale Links, has undergone a complete course and clubhouse redevelopment. The redeveloped course designed by OCM and new state-of-the-art clubhouse opened to the public in December 2020.

The club celebrated its 100th Birthday in November 2022.

Strategically designed to reveal more of itself each time you play, Lonsdale Links’ newly redeveloped course draws inspiration from trailblazer, Charles Blair Macdonald, and his colleagues Seth Raynor and Charles Banks. Ogilvy Cocking Mead designed the course as a deliberate throwback to an earlier age. The template holes you’ll find throughout make it a nostalgically challenging yet fun course, unique to Australia.

For those looking to elevate their golfing experience, the on-site state-of-the-art, architecturally designed Point Lonsdale clubhouse offers lunch, dinner, coffee, drinks, and snacks for golfers and non-golfers alike. With uninterrupted views of Lake Victoria, guests can enjoy an elevated and casual dining experience.

The short par-4, 16th was inspired by the famous road hole at the Old Course at St Andrews.
In theory, the approach is a little easier from the left but no matter where the pitch is played from, care must be taken to avoid the out of bounds fence that sits against the green and the ‘Road hole’ inspired bunker on the right. Although this bunker may seem small, its sphere of influence is quite large, with the surrounding contours funnelling many running approach shots into the sand.

See Key features
#37 (Golf Digest Australia) - Australia

OCM: Ogilvy Cocking Mead

Closest City
Melbourne (103km)
1922, Redeveloped 2020 - OCM: Ogilvy Cocking Mead
Club hire, Range Balls, Golf Lessons, Cart Hire
Golf Course, Pro Shop, Restaurant and Bar, Meeting Room, Driving Range, Practice Greens, 6-hole Short Course