Designed by Robert Trent Jones II at the same time as he was building the original National Golf Club next door, Cape Schanck is now owned by the motoring group RACV and part of a resort and residential complex. Higher up the hill in places than The National, the views are equally glorious of the Mornington Peninsula coastline, although holes interact with the scenery and use the backdrops in a less impressive manner.
Cape Schanck is noted for some enormous and heavily contoured greens, one more than 70 yards from front and back and with all sorts of dips and rolls. The fairways are lined by the same dense ti-tree as at The National, and the bunkering is similarly large and obtrusive. For resort golfers playing in a cart, the steep terrain is easily overcome and the fact there are lots of short half-par holes and birdie chances make it a fun place to golf.
RACV Cape Schanck will always be compared to the Trent Jones Jr big brother next door, and despite being a clear rung down in quality is a fun choice nonetheless for those unable to play the private neighbour.