courses and travel

REVIEW: Paradise Palms

REVIEW: Paradise Palms

With new owners, a new management team and a much-improved course, there is plenty to be excited about for the future of this iconic tropical North Queensland course. 23 Mar 2017
TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: Twin Waters Golf Club

TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: Twin Waters Golf Club

Twin Waters has been a fixture of Sunshine Coast golf ever since the Peter Thomson and Mike Wolveridge design opened for play in 1991. 22 Feb 2017
Vive La Difference!

Vive La Difference!

No South Pacific island is nearer to Australia than New Caledonia. And a hot new course has given golfers even more reason to make the short journey to the French territory. 21 Feb 2017
CLAYTON: We need to look back to move forward

CLAYTON: We need to look back to move forward

The architecture of the golf course is one thing separating the game from most others where the field of play is confined, regulated by lines, and very often flat. Think, tennis, football, swimming, snooker, athletics or darts. 20 Feb 2017
Australia’s Top-100 Public Access Courses for 2017

Australia’s Top-100 Public Access Courses for 2017

Golf Australia ranks Australia's Top-100 Public Access Courses for 2017 and there's a new No.1. Check out the list here and see how many you have played. 17 Jan 2017
TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: The Grange Golf Club

TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: The Grange Golf Club

Blessed with twin layouts possessing subtly different design characteristics on mildly undulating, sandy terrain, The Grange Golf Club is rich with not just its volume of holes but also the physical form nurturing them. 19 Dec 2016
REVIEW: Bonnie Doon Golf Club

REVIEW: Bonnie Doon Golf Club

The evolution of one of Sydney’s best known courses continues and the transformation is stunning. Here, is an insight into the redesign of the layout from one of the men overseeing the project. 19 Dec 2016
TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: The Dunes Golf Links

TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: The Dunes Golf Links

One of The Dunes’ most valuable assets is that the course is as fun as it is challenging. It’s an often intangible union that continues to lure good players without punishing novices. 24 Nov 2016
REVIEW: Mollymook Golf Club

REVIEW: Mollymook Golf Club

Mollymook has been an integral part of the golfing landscape on the NSW South Coast for nearly 40 years but it has rarely looked better than it does now. 24 Nov 2016
WORLD CUP: Good to be King

WORLD CUP: Good to be King

Kingston Heath’s many admirers will revel seeing the great dame in full springtime splendour for the best players in the world 22 Nov 2016
TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: St Michaels Golf Club

TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: St Michaels Golf Club

For a course sitting on such natural, untouched land, St Michael’s has endured an awful lot of tinkering during its 70-plus years. 27 Oct 2016
REVIEW: Alice Springs Golf Club

REVIEW: Alice Springs Golf Club

Australia’s original desert course is starting to emerge from a lengthy period of decline and is set to shine again on the back of spectacularly picturesque surrounds and equally good playing surfaces. 27 Oct 2016
TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club

TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club

Every course designer confronted with creating a layout from scratch faces the conundrum of having to challenge better players without alienating beginner golfers. 29 Sep 2016
My Favourite Courses: Peter O'Malley

My Favourite Courses: Peter O'Malley

The man known universally as ‘Pom’ chooses an array of esteemed tournament venues – plus a home favourite – to fill his top-ten layouts. 28 Sep 2016
TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: Ranfurlie Golf Club

TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: Ranfurlie Golf Club

No one could have possibly imagined Dr Alister MacKenzie’s brief visit to Melbourne in 1926 would have such a significant influence on the future of golf course design in this country. 2 Sep 2016
TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: New South Wales Golf Club

TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: New South Wales Golf Club

For nearly 90 years, New South Wales Golf Club has basked in the glow of accolades from those golfers who have been lucky enough to sample its delights. 1 Sep 2016
REVIEW: Woodlands Golf Club

REVIEW: Woodlands Golf Club

Occasionally overlooked in appraisals of the elite Sandbelt courses of Melbourne, Woodlands is a club on the rise thanks to a supreme layout and savvy approach. 31 Aug 2016
My Favourite Courses: Jane Crafter

My Favourite Courses: Jane Crafter

The former LPGA Tour veteran-turned-TV analyst is loyal to her roots while including several Northern Hemisphere classics among her top-ten layouts. 31 Aug 2016
TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: Portsea Golf Club

TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: Portsea Golf Club

If ever there was a golf course that proved you don’t need to be long to be challenging, Portsea Golf Club is it. 3 Aug 2016
My Favourite Courses: Brendan Jones

My Favourite Courses: Brendan Jones

The well-travelled star of the Japan Golf Tour touches many parts of the globe with his top-ten choices. 3 Aug 2016
Unpredictable design = better golf

Unpredictable design = better golf

Target golf is boring golf. The more unpredictable courses are for players, the more interesting the game is to play, argues Mike Clayton. 3 Aug 2016