Peppers The Sands Golf Resort
Australia, Victoria, Bellarine Peninsula, Torquay
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Peppers' twin golf resorts, The Sands and Moonah Links, are both situated in prime golf locations on the Bass Strait coast south of Melbourne - Victoria’s state capital at the head of Port Phillip Bay. While Peppers The Sands Resort lies on the Surf Coast, on the Bellarine Peninsula - Southwest of the bay, while Peppers Moonah Links Resort sits on the Mornington Peninsula - Southeast of the bay. These two opposite peninsulas close Port Phillip Bay into a narrow sound that opens onto the Bass Strait and the Indian Ocean.
The Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula form a prime golf destination with several championship golf courses, among them the Peppers The Sands Resort. Perched on the northern headland of Torquay, this architecturally designed resort provides a stunning environment to play golf & relax. The Sands Resort comprises two inter-connecting three level buildings, offering privacy and breathtaking views over the golf course and the coast, while the Clubhouse groups the dining and leisure facilities as well as conference rooms accommodating up to 300 delegates.
Designed by Stuart Appleby, former Australian Open winner, the championship golf links at Peppers The Sands Resort winds its way through undulating land and flaxen sand dunes above Zeally Bay. Peppers The Sands Resort is ideally located at the start of the world famous Great Ocean Road and is close to several other coastal courses both on the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula. Additionally, it is conveniently located a short drive to the ferry crossing and access to the celebrated Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne Sandbelt. At the heart of Victoria's surfcoast, Torquay is also home to iconic surfbrands Rip Curl & Quiksilver and the famous Bells Beach.
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The Sands Resort
The Sands Resort comprises two inter-connecting three level buildings, offering privacy and breathtaking views over the golf course and the coast. The accommodation features spacious room with private balconies, tasteful furnishings, designer fittings and all up-to-dates facilities. Additionally, suites offer premium facilities with separate lounge and dining spaces.
The Sands Clubhouse comprises dining and leisure facilities. Hanners Restaurant and Bar offers gourmet dining in a stylish yet casual atmosphere. The restaurant’s cuisine is Mediterranean style with modern Australian influences. Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Clubhouse also features a Health Club including a 25 metre heated indoor lap pool with panoramic vistas across the golf course, and a fully air conditioned state-of-the-art Health Club available to Hotel guests over the age of 18 years.
112 Luxury Rooms & Suites
• Studio Room
Kings or King singles for twin options
• Studio View Room
Kings or King singles for twin options
Golf or ocean views
• Premium Suite
Separate lounge and bedroom designer fittings and King size bed
• Deluxe Suite
The ultimate in luxury
All with air conditioning/heating and balcony • STD/ISD phone, Hard wired and WiFi internet access, 32" LCD TV, cable channels, CD/DVD mini hi-fi, minibar and tea/coffee makers • Ironing facilities, hairdryer
Room service • Laundry/ Valet service • 24 hour Reception • Concierge • Tour desk • Car rental and Limousine service
The Sands Clubhouse
Hanners Restaurant (Mediterranean/ modern Australian cuisine) Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Health Club: State of the art Gym with golf views + Indoor heated lap pool (4 lanes/25 m.) • Tennis courts • Walking tracks • Boardwalk access to beach
3 Function Rooms (30-300 pax) • Boardroom (6-50 pax) • All rooms with natural daylight and golf views • High speed WiFi internet access • Business & Secretarial services
The Sands Golf
• The Sands Course
Stuart Appleby (built 2004) 18 holes - 7,190 yds - Par 72
Designed by Stuart Appleby, former Australian Open winner, the championship golf course at Peppers The Sands Resort winds its way through undulating land and flaxen sand dunes above Zeally Bay. This unique links style layout is moulded into the beautiful natural environment, where key features are both water hazards and sand traps - with no less than 118 bunkers, it certainly lives up to its name, so don’t forget your sand wedge ! The Sands Torquay offers an extensive range of facilities including pitching and putting greens, a driving range and golf professionals are also available for private lessons.
Full Practice facilities
Resident Pro and Proshop
Bellarine Peninsula & Melbourne Sandblet Golf
The Bellarine Peninsula features a dozen courses of splendid variety. The most famous one is the vintage Barwon Heads (1920), #20 in Australia's Top 50 Courses.
• Barwon Heads Golf Club
Victor East (1921) Seaside, Links
Not long by modern standards, this ture links built in 1921 is a challenging layout carved into the natural dune la landscape. The challenge here is the ever changing wind - the course never plays twice the same, which make up for the lack of lenght, as does the cleverly positioned hazards and tricky greens, alwyas in top-notch conditions. A little vintage gem outside the beaten track of Melbourne’s more famous Sandbelt classic courses. The welcoming clubhouse offers nineteen guestrooms with en-suite bathrooms, several of them with a blacony looking across the fairways to the Bass Straight. Great dining and breakfst value
• Thirtheenth Beach Links
- Beach Course | Tony Cashmore (2001) Seaside, lLnks
- Creak Course | Tony Cashmore & Nick Faldo (2003) Seaside
Next door to the wonderfull Barwon Heads, Thirtheenth Beach features two championship courses, a modern version of its vintage neighbour carved in the same links terrain. The eldest, the Ocean course, made full use of the dunes and craggy seaside landscape, while its younger brother, the Creek, co-designed by Nick Faldo, extends inland from the Ocean course but still presents fine links features. No need to mention that the wind will be the determining factor of play on both courses.
Additionally, it is conveniently located a short drive to the ferry crossing and access to the celebrated Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne Sandbelt. Australian golf's spiritual home, the Sandbelt area is located to the SE of Melbourne CBD. Blessed with ideal golfing terrain, its superb golf courses are built on sandy soil. Since the 1920's, the Sandbelt area has developed into arguably the finest golf region on earth, home to Australia #1 course, Royal Melbourne (1891) and other top venues such as Kingston Heath, The Metropolitan or The Commonwealth, all listed in Australia's Top 50
Peppers The Sands Resort is ideally located at the start of the world famous Great Ocean Road and is close to several other coastal courses both on the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula. Additionally, it is conveniently located a short drive to the ferry crossing and access to the celebrated Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne Sandbelt. At the heart of Victoria's surfcoast, Torquay is also home to iconic surfbrands Rip Curl & Quiksilver and the famous Bells Beach.
The Bellarine Peninsula is a peninsula located south-west of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, surrounded by Port Phillip and Bass Strait. The peninsula, together with the Mornington Peninsula separates Port Phillip from Bass Strait. The peninsula itself was originally occupied by Indigenous Australian clans of the Wathaurong nation, prior to European settlement in the early 19th century. Originally centred around wheat and grain agriculture, the area became a popular tourist destination with most visitors arriving from Melbourne by paddle steamer on Port Phillip in the late 19th century.
The beachfront town of Torquay has been a popular holiday destination for Victorians since the early 1900’s. Located at the northern end of the Surf Coast section of the Great Ocean Road and 95 kilometres south of Melbourne, Torquay is one of Australia’s most well known surfing destinations.
Torquay boasts family friendly beaches and surging surf suited to the experienced surfer, the most famous breaks being Bells Beach and Jan Juc. Some of the biggest names in the surf wear industry are headquartered here while The Surfworld Museum captures the spirit of everything associated with the sport and its lifestyle.
Bellarine Peninsula: Beaches, wineries, Geelong (Waterfront) and Queenscliff (Victorian seaside resort) • Victoria Surf Coast (Bells Beach) • Surf World Surfing Museum (The world's largest surfing and beach culture museum) • Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell National Park & The Twelve Apostoles
Address & Contact
Peppers The Sands Resort
2 Sands Boulevard
Torquay, Victoria 3228
Torquay, Surf Coast, one hour drive SW of Melbourne
Melbourne International Airport (MLB)
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Moderate oceanic climate. Warm summers (Nov-Apr) and cool winters (Jun-Sep). Some rain can be expected throughout the year