About Us

The Club

Queenscliff Golf Club provides a unique island setting, residing on Australian Defence Force land. We are surrounded by the natural beauty and tranquillity of Swan Bay. The absolute beauty of the course and its’ environs is not lost on Golfers, as it evolves with the time of day, the light, the sea breezes, and the change of seasons. The tranquillity is only disturbed by the occasional train whistle from the Bellarine Steam Train.

The big advantage of having a course built on an island made up of drifting sand, is that the course is a true all weather course. Regardless of heavy rain, you’d need to step into Swan Bay or a water hazard to get your feet wet.

Queenscliff gc & the environment

A RAMSAR wetlands registered site

Swan Bay is a unique and vital haven for local and migratory birdlife. A registered RAMSAR wetlands site, significant birds can be found on the Island, including the Orange Bellied Parrot, the Royal Spoonbill, Magpies, Plovers, Swans, and Pelicans.

A Ramsar site is recognised internationally for the ecological significance of its wetlands.

The Ramsar Convention provides the framework for local, regional and national actions, and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and to halt the worldwide loss of these ecosystems.

The Port Phillip Bay (Western Shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula Wetlands achieved Ramsar status in 1982, and includes Lake Connewarre, Swan Bay, Mud Island, Point Wilson, Limeburners Bay, Avalon Foreshore, the Western Treatment Plant and Cheetham/Point Cook. The area provides critical habitat for thousands of migratory birds. These important Ramsar wetlands are home to 12 threatened fauna species, over 50 species of fish and the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot”.

Corangamite CMA

Environmental practices

Here at QGC the course staff are challenged to keep the course at the highest standard, while keeping the wildlife and natural habitat untouched.

These are some environmental practices we do:

  • Minimal use of pesticides and chemicals.
  • Removal of non indigenous plants without the use of chemicals.
  • Planting of native trees and grasses to the island.
  • Construction of new wetlands for the native wildlife to live.
  • Try to keep the noise pollution to an appropriate level and time.