Discover Golf : May 2015
18 discovergolf.com.au Wild, natural and untouched, Ocean Dunes boasts a spectacular landscape— it’s a dream site for golfing purists. So, there’s little wonder why course designer Graeme Grant, a former Course Superintendent at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne’s sandbelt, was drawn to the 290-acre property located on King Island. Grant has been in the business of Golf Architecture for nearly 30 years. The redesign of many greens at Kingston Heath and the new Links Lady Bay course are a testament to his knowledge and ability. He is able to blend his work with the likes of Alister MacKenzie and create new courses that can be recognised amongst the finest in the world. His latest work, Ocean Dunes, is surely headed for international acclaim. Located on King Island’s rugged West Coast, Ocean Dunes is ideally situated just a 5 minute drive from the Island’s largest settlement, Currie, and King Island airport. The par 72, 6365-metre track, which enjoys ocean views from all holes is bursting with thrilling features. Grant’s design utilises the natural features of the links and the spectacular nature of the coastline. It includes large undulating greens to fit in with the rolling landscape. Various tee boxes offer different driving angles to the fairways with forward tees available for windy days. As with all links golf the wind will have a significant impact on play. The variable weather conditions Image Credit: Ocean Dunes, Hole 4.