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Published January 18th 2017
Share the golf course with a few kangaroos
Sometimes golf is not just about golf, it can also be about spectacular views and seeing Australian fauna all around. This is certainly the case on the golf courses at Anglesea and Lorne.
Both golf courses have spectacular views, both have kangaroos and if you are lucky, even a koala or two, and lots of Australian birdlife. Both are also quite hilly. But at the end of the golf game you will feel energised and thrilled to have climbed those hills, hit some good shots and enjoyed the views. Walking from hole to hole and absorbing the spectacular views and seeing kangaroos hopping about, reminds you of what is important in life, and it's not necessarily a good golf score.
Anglesea Golf Club has a number of summer specials to entice you to get your clubs out and get swinging. There is a summer membership special and an after 5 pm price. The kangaroos probably enjoy watching you less than you enjoy watching them. They are neither impressed nor disappointed by your golf swing or the long shot you managed on tee 4.
The kangaroos are not impressed nor bothered by golfers
If you are not a golfer but would still like to see the kangaroos you can do the kangaroo tour, where on a golf buggy, for $10 per person you are able to get up close and personal to these Australian native animals and see them relaxing and hopping about their business. The golf club bistro also serves lunches and dinners .
The course at the Lorne Country Club is somewhat more challenging due to its hilly and slanting terrain but this is compensated by the stunning views. The club sits high above the beach of Lorne and there is a peaceful feel about the expanse of green with the blue sea down below. Hole number 9 and 18 has an interesting rope tow to help you get up that last hill.
There are also tennis courts for non-golfers and Don's Kitchen which serves Malaysian cuisine for lunch and dinner.
Both golf courses are staffed by very friendly people who go out of their way to be helpful and to make you feel welcome. So why not give golf at Anglesea and Lorne a go next time you visit the Great Ocean Road!