Tony Cashmore is an Australian golf course architect who has spent much of the 21st century working in Asia, producing few new golf courses but dozens of course Masterplans across the region. He remains best recommended, however, for his work on rolling dune land in Victoria. Cashmore's big break in design came during the 1990s with the redesign of what became The Dunes Golf Links on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Modestly priced and built on glorious sandhills, the course was a hit with Victorian golfers and the same owner employed Cashmore to repeat the recipe on the other side of Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay, this time at Thirteenth Beach in Barwon Heads.
At Thirteenth Beach Cashmore first crafted the popular Beach Course, routed mostly through rugged sand dunes adjacent the coast, and later added the Creek Course with some input from Sir Nick Faldo. With its odd ponds, goalpost trees and surrounding housing, The Creek Course is a less inspiring place to golf than the Beach, but it has its fans and does boast a number of impressive green complexes.
Tony Cashmore also designed the Henley Course at the Heritage Golf & Country Club in Melbourne’s Yarra Valley. Due to strict environmental restrictions, Henley was a tough assignment but Cashmore did well to make play interesting here, particularly on the elevated ground.
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