Golf Features

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
OGILVY: ‘Reward fast players, don’t punish the slow’

OGILVY: ‘Reward fast players, don’t punish the slow’

It’s a fact of golfing life that the subject of slow play is guaranteed to provoke a reaction in almost every player. 22 Mar 2017
OPINION: Golf & the demon drink … here’s cheers!

OPINION: Golf & the demon drink … here’s cheers!

Despite some incredible performances on the course, the game’s leading players continue to stand accused of being boring. The reason, it has to be said, is the terrible scourge of teetotalism. 23 Feb 2017
The Royal Treatment

The Royal Treatment

Royal Canberra has undergone major changes during the past two years and the new layout has now been revealed. Mike Cocking from the design firm Ogilvy, Clayton, Cocking and Mead reveals some of the key changes and why they needed to be made. 23 Feb 2017
REVIEW: Magenta Shores Country Club

REVIEW: Magenta Shores Country Club

Having recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, Magenta Shores is looking to the future with some important changes 23 Feb 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
MARC LEISHMAN: My three keys to better iron play

MARC LEISHMAN: My three keys to better iron play

With a reputation for precise iron play, World Cup player Marc Leishman keeps his approach simple and straightforward. 21 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
30 Fearless Predictions For 2017

30 Fearless Predictions For 2017

Golf in 2016 will be remembered for its first time major winners and the success of the Olympics. As a new year begins, we look at who and what will make the headlines in world golf. 19 Jan 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
Taking on the World

Taking on the World

Adam Scott and Marc Leishman headline the most global field in golf, but which twosome will adapt best to the reprised foursomes and fourball format? 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
HUGGAN: The art of ‘looping’

HUGGAN: The art of ‘looping’

After a stint caddying for Peter O'Malley, Golf Australia columnist John Huggan reflects on how the role of caddie has become a more scientific business. 25 Oct 2016
TRAVEL: Sapphires & Diamonds

TRAVEL: Sapphires & Diamonds

With postcard quality scenery, a feast of great food and wine offerings and terrific golf courses, the New South Wales South Coast might just be one of Australia’s great golf road trip destinations. 1 Oct 2016