Curlewis Golf Club
Curlewis Golf Club
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With a sandy base, a minimum of trees, and naturally undulating couch fairways this Vern Morcom designed links is one of the best courses on The Bellarine. Following the opening of the course in 1970, the original design was again enhanced in 1976 by a Kevin Hartley course Master Plan. In 2001 significant improvements were again made following the adoption a second master plan by Michael Clayton. With challenging bunkers and firm and fast greens, it is the wind that often determines the level of playing difficulty. The course measures 6,150 metres from the championship marks and is a challenging par-72. A challenge for players of all standards and a true test of golfing ability.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Sandy S
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Cheese & Meat platter $33. Very disappointing. Have had this b4 & it was lovely. Tired grapes, pickled veg had thick pieces of garlic. Preserved vegies were dripping in oil. The venue & service was great. But won't order this next time.
Written 27 April 2024
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Nicky085
Melbourne, Australia41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Fantastic accommodation- such a great hotel. Rooms have everything you need. Bathrooms are beautiful. Breakfast was super nice and had dinner at the French restaurant which was super high standard. The staff was very attentive
Written 7 October 2023
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James M
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Booked a week in advance. No mention during booking that they had just dethatched the fairways.
Checked in. No mention at the pro shop.

Played a slow round and the pro shop staff did not attempt to speed up play.

Fairways were a completel mess and it really took away from the experience, but we could get over that if it weren’t for the complete lack of understanding at the pro shop when we went to speak to them about it after.

We said how they were in really poor condition, to which they said we were incorrect and they they were ‘playable’. Reasoning being that it was preferred lie but that really didn’t matter (also no mention of this before we started from the pro shop). He said this time last year they were completely muddy as if that was some justification (no surprise there considering it was one of the wettest winters on record). We’ve played loads of courses this winter and they’ve all been great.

He kept saying that he disagreed with everything we were saying. Said that they have been telling everyone that it’s been dethatched, but evidently they hadn’t because we weren’t told. It was incredibly frustrating after playing a nearly 5 hour round in that mess to essentially be told ‘no they’re great you are just wrong’.

We were only in the area for the weekend and could have booked in at one of the many other courses around so generally feel ripped off at the whole situation.

We didn’t ask for money off the round, but to be able to come back at a discount rate at some point in the future to play when it has better conditions, to which they just said no. This was a full price round too even though it had been dethatched less than 2 weeks ago.

So I guess we’re never going back.

1/5 customer service.
1/5 conditions
2/5 pace
Written 27 August 2023
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The Summer Traveller
Melbourne, Australia55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Solo
Good golf course. One of the best in Geelong. Course is always in good condition.

If you can't play 13th beach or Barwon Heads, this is the next best in the area.
Written 17 August 2023
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Jeanette F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
called in there for lunch, relaxing enviroment staff extremely freindly and efficient the Meals were delicious, and a reasonable price
Thank you Will be back
Written 15 November 2022
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Trevor
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We were at the Spike Bar on Wednesday for lunch and we really were expecting a good time with a couple of friends. However after we ordered our friends received their meal in a timely manner and finished it at least 20 minutes when we enquired where our meal was. The issue was they some how never got the order in the kitchen and were going to make it now. Another fifteen minutes later our meal arrived "the steak sandwiches the steak might as well been boot leather as we couldn't tell the difference. The staff did offer coffee and cake for the oversight while appreciated.

The" Cat out of the Bag" Shiraz we had was wonderful. The other problem I had was the paper towel dispenser was not locked so it dropped on my wrist.

This bar has only two things going for it one the wine and two the ambience,

With all the redevelopment that the Sharp's have done they deserve a better review. This establishment staff could learn a thing or two from there other establishments ie Jack Rabbit and Flying Brick which never disappoint.

We will not be back.
Written 1 September 2022
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m4slcsam
Geelong & Bellarine, Australia305 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
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"Lovely golf course setting,limited menu but nice choice friendly staff"

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Sarah Carter
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We were totally disappointed tonight. We found the front of house service poor. Seated by the fire and forgotten about. It was a good while sitting with empty starter plates. Then mains plates sat even longer. Empty glasses, no refills. …More

Denise P
Local Guide·16 reviews
3 months ago
I am so happy, a fine dining restuarant walking distance to my home here on the beautiful bellarine. I went there last night and the food was amazing, I had the mussels and they were cooked perfectly in a creamy garlic sauce and served with …More

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Daniella Gilroy
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4 months ago
We went here tonight, and it is so good! We had the duck and steak tartare for starters, and both were amazing. The salad in the duck was so fresh. …More

Giulia Hazell
1 review
a month ago
Son and i went there tonight i had chicken corden blu it was amazing and cooked perfectly .staff displayed fantastic customer service .meal was cooked spendidly and tasted fantastic definately would highly this recommend this restaurant.

Domenic C
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2 months ago
Unbelievable work done here in last 12 to 18 months. Well done. After a round exactly what I needed. Cold beer and great food

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Everything about our first dining experience at Clairebeaux was magnifique!

Henry Wasiak
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Lovely golf course setting,limited menu but nice choice friendly staff

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Fantastic service, wine list and food. Thank you for a really enjoyable experience.

Lee Osborne
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4 months ago
Very disappointed in this restaurant. Service was great but thought the food was very average and over priced

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We were totally disappointed tonight. We found the front of house service poor. Seated by the fire and forgotten about. It was a good while sitting with empty starter plates. Then mains plates sat even longer. Empty glasses, no refills. Wanted desserts. In the end i went to the bar and asked for a takeaway container. We then went to the till to pay disappointed we hadnt even been offered dessert. As we paid the bill we weren't even asked how the meal was. The souffle was lovely. Steaks were good. Fries so heavily salted they weren't pleasant. Overall the food was nice but service way below par. Visited Jack Rabbit last weekend and expected similar standard but J.R service was exemplary. Won't be rushing back!
Written 12 August 2022
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Morkie8
Ocean Grove, Australia378 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Had lunch with a group of friends, service was swift, menu pretty standard for a golf club, what is it about chips that fill half your plate! Good wines reasonable coffee and a pleasant outlook. Staff where friendly and efficient
Written 5 December 2019
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Chris V
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Last Saturday 23rd November we were privileged to hire the function room at The Curlewis Golf Club Driving Range, for a Surprise Birthday party for my wife.
We have nothing but praise for Jodie Pitfield (function manager) & her wonderfully attentive staff.
From my initial meeting to choose a date & set agendas etc. Jodie’s attention to detail was outstanding.
Every step was effortlessly planned. & carefully itemised. Nothing left to chance.
On the day of our Celebration, once again the whole event was beautifully managed.
Our guests were met & ushered into the function room prior to our “surprise “ arrival.
All staff were courteous & considerate in every way.
We had elected to have a Gourmet BBQ , which was of outstanding quality & superbly cooked. Our guests raved over the food.
The Function room itself is bright & airy & as a bonus looks out onto both Driving Range & mini golf course. Fantastic for us as we had many kids that we could see from the room playing outside.
Hiring a couple of ranges with unlimited balls also provided amusement for many of our party.

We have no hesitation in giving this venue a big 10 out of 10.
Thank you Jodie , Carol , & all your wonderful team.
With great respect,

Chris & Kerry Vance.
Written 24 November 2019
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Hi Chris & Kerry, We're so glad that you enjoyed your celebrations with us. Thanks also for the 10 out of 10! I'll pass on your kind words to the Hospitality team @ The Range and we hope to see you and your guests again soon. Jamie Brigden - General Manager
Written 25 November 2019
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keepwalkingmate
City of Greater Geelong, Australia105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
We went to the restaurant, down the road from the driving range. We Arrived and were given a nice seat, restaurant overlooked the golf course. The staff greeted us warmly. The menu had a small selection to chose from.

The meals were great. Cooked perfectly, and we were allowed to alter our selection a bit to, instead of mash, we were able to get chips.

Will be back for sure. Why, because it was a great relaxing atmosphere and the staff were great and friendly. If the owner sees this post, this is the reason customers return, because you have great staff.

Not a family with teenagers more young adults.
Written 13 October 2019
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Great to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Curlewis Golf Club Bistro. I've passed on your kind comments to the staff involved. We hope to see you again soon. Jamie Brigden - General Manager, Curlewis Golf Club
Written 16 October 2019
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