Spectator info | Vic Open
The Vic Open returns to 13th Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads, from 1-4 February 2024.
Check out the tournament village with food trucks, animal farm and mini golf... discover what everyone is talking about - the excitement that is the Vic Open! Four days of watching brilliant golfers take to the stage with no ropes!
Free entry allows you to walk the fairways with our men and women professionals and some of the best amateurs in the country at the same course, at the same time, while they play for equal prize money.
The Vic Open is also a dog friendly event so bring along your furry friends and enjoy a day out at the golf together!
The official event charity is Challenge, which supports kids and families living with cancer.
Prize money: AUD$840,000 ($420,000 each) Sanctioning tours: ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia & WPGA Tour of Australasia Field size: 234 players (144 men & 90 women) Format: 72-hole stroke play; cut after 54-holes and 36-holes
TOURNAMENT VILLAGE: Daily from Thursday to Sunday; 9.00am – 5.00pm
Food and drinks:
Shumai’s Dumplings, Coffetti Gelato, Mr Squidgy, Sidewalk Cantina, Kebab Heist and Feed Me Bellarine
Saturday Family Fun Day:
Fun golf activations, face painting, animals, and more
Located on the Flat Lawn adjacent to the clubhouse and 15th tee on the Beach Course, enjoy DJ and acoustic music from 3pm – 7pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Challenge Merchandise stand supporting kids with cancer
Teddy and the Fox: enjoy Teddy and the Fox Gin tasting, promotions and purchases on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Barwon Heads Brewing Beer Deck:
Located behind the 17th green on the Beach Course, the Barwon Heads Brewing Beer Deck allows spectators to follow all the action of the Barwon Heads Brewing Hole in-One hole. Open from 12.30-5.30pm from Thursday to Sunday, enjoy the hospitality of Barwon Heads Brewery’s finest ales, wine and soft drink. Pre-purchased tickets are not required, so with attendance on a first come first served basis, be early so as not to miss out. Stay for an hour or for the day and enjoy the festivities
Located on the 12th hole of the Beach Course, watch all the BMW Hole-in-One action on Saturday and Sunday as players hit from 150m for their chance to win a BMW.
Terms of entry
We're excited to host another Vic Open at 13th Beach Golf Links and would like all attendees, staff and players to have a wonderful event experience. Please click here for terms of entry when attending the Vic Open.
We want to keep attendees as safe as possible while attending the Vic Open. Attendees are advised:
they won’t be required to have two doses or show their vaccination status before entering the venue;
masks are not mandatory, however will be available at the venue if an attendee requires one; and
Free entry, getting there & parking
Street Address 13th Beach Golf Links, 1732 Barwon Heads Rd, Barwon Heads VIC 3227
Entry & parking Entry is free! Car parking for all vehicles is $10 per car per day at the venue and can be purchased at Car Park C, located via the main entrance. Gates open at 6.30 am each day with the tournament village open from 7.30 am.
Railway PT and VLine services operate to the Geelong Railway Station at regular service frequencies seven days a week. For further train travel information, please visit the following website: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/
Bus Regular bus services (Route 55) then operate from the Geelong Railway Station to Ocean Grove with a bus stop directly opposite the front gate of the 13th Beach Golf Links. For complete Route 55 bus timetable information, please visit: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/line/9522/
Victorian Inclusive Championship and Australian Wheelchair Championship
13th Beach Golf Links: Creek Course Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th February, 2024
The Victorian Inclusive Championship is the state equivalent Vic Open for golfers with a disability in Victoria. As a World Ranking for Golfers with a Disability event (WR4GD), the Victorian Inclusive championship is played concurrently with the Vic Open, connecting into a global tournament structure run by the International Golf Federation and EDGA.
Played under the same conditions as the Vic Open field, players contest 36-holes.
Participants from across Australia who are vision impaired, amputees, neurological and players with intellectual disabilities come together under the same rules and contest the gross, net and stableford events.
The Australian Wheelchair Championship will return - a 36-hole championship for seated golfers who play golf through assistive equipment such as the Ottobock Paragolfer, an all-terrain power chair designed specifically for golf. The only event of its type in the southern hemisphere!