Forest Country Club

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Introducing the Forest Country Club family membership, a unique membership that the whole family can enjoy. For one annual fee everyone in your family can take advantage of all the facilities that the Forest Country Club has to offer – with some added extras!

Treat yourself to the exclusive accommodation escape packages included in your membership, use the many leisure facilities on offer, or simply enjoy the dining discounts at the restaurant and bar while meeting fellow members. Whatever you choose to do, the Forest Country Club will be your home away from home.

Click here to download the membership application form.


The Forest Resort Golf Course was designed by internationally-renowned golf course architect, Tony Cashmore. This magnificent vision of such a legendary course designer resulted in a course of forest framed greens, fairways set in cathedral-like passages, sweeping slopes and cooling creek systems invoking the unique Forest experience near Ballarat and Daylesford, Victoria.

This beautiful 6.2km course incorporates natural vegetation in a bushland setting with 15 picturesque lagoons to add to the challenge of the game and beauty of the environment.

The international-class course is of championship length from the back tees, running 6,200 metres with each nine having two par-5 holes and two par-3 holes. The course design has allowed for the natural flow of land to determine the course routing wherever possible using all available ground elements - ridges, swales, spurs and trees to create golf course holes with individuality, visual beauty and strategic flexibility. In addition, amid the scenic beauty of the course surroundings are a generous practice fairway and other training areas.

In designing the course, the emphasis was environmental sustainability with the use of native/drought tolerant indigenous grasses and minimal chemical use. The course is watered with recycled treated water, thereby causing no strain on the environment and local water supply. This makes for a more challenging course and means that native animals will remain in this habitat.

From the novice to the professional, the chance to play on a world-class golf course is a rare opportunity for many but at Novotel Forest Resort Creswick, a Par 72, 6,200 metre golf journey awaits as part of the everyday lifestyle.

Please note car park at the resort is complimentary.

Daily Green Fees


Green Fees & Equipment Hire
Standard Fees
Forest Country Club Member
9 Holes
Included in Membership
18 Holes
Included in Membership
Pull buggy


Sunday - Friday: 8.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday: 6.00am - 5.00pm

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Golf Activities

The course offers a number of challenging and fun golf activities, if you are looking for something a little different to the typical 18 hole round of golf.

Par 3 - A new par 3 golf course has been incorporated into the current course, making for an easier and faster round of golf, yet still challenging.

Sip'n'Chip - Specifically designed for groups with time limitations and varying skill levels, Sip'n'Chip is a relaxing activity involving pitching to a wine barrel whilst sampling former contents of said barrel.

Night Golf - Golf is no longer just a day sport, but can be played at night too! Night Golf, for groups of 20 or more, is played after sunset using glow in the dark LED golf balls and luminous markers to light up the fairway, bunkers and pins.  Bookings are essential.

Contact us to find out more information about these, and other, fun golf activities on offer.


  • Spanning 150 acres of superb golfing terrain
  • Par 72 course of international standard
  • Flexibility to suit both the novice and professional, with each hole featuring several tees at varying levels of difficulty
  • Driving range and generous practice areas
  • All golf members’ facilities including lounge, spike bar and change rooms
  • Electric golf carts, golf clubs and buggies for hire
  • Personal golf lessons available
  • Resort Sports and Activities Shop


Dress Code at the Golf Course of Novotel Forest Resort in Creswick, Australia

Forest Resort Golf Club is a friendly and relaxed club that understands dress sense and that standards vary according to each and every individual. The minimum dress standard is clean, neat and tidy at all times. As you would expect, we like to see an appropriate standard of dress on the course and in the clubhouse. Like any prestigious golf club in the world, Forest Resort Golf Club has its own dress code requirements. While on Golf Club premises, all members and visitors must maintain a reasonably conservative standard of dress and dress in proper golf attire while on the course. All patrons should dress in a manner that is inoffensive to others.

Here are our basic dress code requirements:
Clubhouse, Golf Courses, Driving Range and Practice Greens.


Tailored trousers or shorts are required. T-shirt with collar and sleeves is required. Mock neck golf shirts are permitted. Shorts with side pockets are permitted.

The following are not acceptable:

  • Sleeveless T-shirts (singlets)
  • Cut-off shorts or shirts
  • Denim
  • Pool wear
  • Athletic attire (including football/soccer shirts)


Golf shirts or blouses are required. Golf trousers, 3/4 length "Capri" trousers, shorts or skirts are required. Ladies round neck golf T-shirts are permitted

The followings are not acceptable:

  • Denim
  • Cut-off shorts or shirts
  • Pool wear
  • Athletic attire


Golf shoes with soft spikes or flat-soled training shoes are required. Socks are required.

The followings are not acceptable:

  • Shoes with metal spikes
  • 'Open' shoes
  • Golf sandals

The Club reserves the right to refuse access to the golf course and practice facilities or to anyone it considers being inappropriately dressed. Appropriate golf attire is required for all players as noted above.



Tailored trousers or shorts are required.  T Shirt with collar and sleeves is required.   Mock neck golf shirts are permitted.  Shorts with side pockets are permitted


The following are not acceptable

  • Sleeveless T Shirts (Singlets)
  • Cut Off Shorts or shirts
  • Pool Wear
  • Athletic attire (including soccer / shorts)



Golf Shirts or blouses are required.  Golf trousers, ¾ length “Capri “trousers, shorts or skirts are required.  Ladies round neck golf T Shirts are permitted.


The following are not acceptable

  • Denim
  • Cut off shorts or shirts
  • Pool wear
  • Athletic attire



Golf shoes with soft spikes or flat soled training shoes are required.  Socks are required.


The following are not acceptable

  • Shoes with metal spikes
  • Open shoes
  • Golf Sandals


Forest Country Club reserves the right to refuse access to the golf course and practice facilities to anyone it considers being inappropriately dressed.  Appropriate golf attire is required for all players as noted above. 

Fundraiser Golf Day

Mission Australia

Join us on Friday, 25th September for a Fundraiser Golf Day, as we stand together to raise money for Mission Australia, who transform the lives of Australians on a daily basis. 

The action packed day will include a shotgun start, 4 person Ambrose golf event, BBQ, raffles, silent auction and plenty of fun!

Accor Hotels Australia are proud corporate partners of Mission Australia and, in the past two years, have raised over $2 million through hotel fundraisers and Accor's annual 'Race to Survive'.

Last year, Novotel Forest Resort Creswick raised over $12,000 to support Mission Australia services, which include Charcoal Lane in Melbourne and The Mission Australia Centre in Sydney.

Click here to download an entry form or contact us on 03 5345 9600 for more information about the event and special accommodation deals, for those wanting to make it a weekend getaway!