For a long time the splendid classic links-style Barwon Heads was the only course around, but given the abundance of promising land in the area, it was only a matter of time before others sprouted up. The Thirteenth Beach was, in 2001, next to be built here, according to Anthony Cashmore's design, which is quite contemporary. The dunes and rugged oceanside land were used to maximum effect by Cashmore, and the result is a top-notch links-style course. Naturally, the difficulty is a function of the wind. The 16th, at par 3, is the signature hole; a mere 100 meters long, it is windswept and features a quite small green. Nowadays, it is a treat to find a place where short holes are the main stars, while each of the three longer holes is uniquely set with sand traps. At some 6400 meters off the back tees, the course boasts some impressive length.