I will not pretend to understand golf. I am aware that the sport (?) has a wide appeal, but most golf courses become travel destinations because of some sort of added incentive. This could be a fancy country club dinner, or a nice view of the ocean, or the presence of 300 eastern grey kangaroos.
Anglesea Golf Course is an 18-hole course about an hour and a half southwest from Melbourne, along the coast. You can go there to golf, yes (around $20 USD for nine holes; $38 USD for 18). There’s also a driving range (around $5 USD for 40 balls; $8 USD for 80) and a mini-golf course (around $10 USD per game for adults; $7 USD for children under 12). Also a nice clubhouse, with a deck you can sit on while you take the edge off your jet lag by looking at all the kangaroos as they jump around or fight or have sex. Golf courses being pretty ideal kangaroo habitats, this one has been home to hundreds of them for years now. You just kinda … golf around ’em.
The southern coast of Australia is a famously gorgeous drive that you should absolutely do on your own if a rental car fits into your schedule and budget, but you can also grab a free shuttle to Anglesea on Friday and Saturday nights depending on where you’re coming from.