The history of the Port Fairy golf club dates back to April 1899 when moves to form the club were first introduced. The Port Fairy Gazette of that year records that the mayor of Port Fairy, Cr P.Tennyson was the first president of the club. Although the club was formed in 1899 there was little golf played at the Southcombe park course until 1901. Golf was then played at that site in the township for over 50 years.
Golf at Port Fairy is typical of the great Scottish courses, such as St Andrews, Troon and Carnoustie. Golfers who have never had the experience of playing these courses should take the opportunity to visit the district for a unique experience. Wind is a factor when you play golf at Port Fairy, and the choice of club varies from day to day.