Golf Features

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
HUGGAN: First-time major winners … get used to it

HUGGAN: First-time major winners … get used to it

In this upwardly-mobile, increasingly aspirational and ever-more technically sophisticated 21st century, it was inevitable. Oh, so inevitable. But it isn’t necessarily good or desirable. 30 Sep 2016
TESTED: Bushnell Neo iON GPS rangefinder watch

TESTED: Bushnell Neo iON GPS rangefinder watch

The Neo iON is Bushnell’s lightest and thinnest golf watch and has been redesigned to meet the ever-changing needs of golfers. 30 Sep 2016
TESTED: Odyssey X-Act Tank chipper

TESTED: Odyssey X-Act Tank chipper

Chipping just got a whole lot easier with the Odyssey X-Act Tank Chipper that is a hybrid between a putter and a wedge. We put it to the test. 29 Sep 2016
TESTED: Cobra King LTD driver

TESTED: Cobra King LTD driver

Created with the best materials and technologies, the King LTD is the longest and straightest driver that Cobra has ever created …it is the ultimate distance machine 29 Sep 2016
REVIEW: Ocean Dunes Golf Course

REVIEW: Ocean Dunes Golf Course

It’s played something of a second-fiddle role during construction, but King Island’s latest wonder course is a shining example of good things coming to those who wait. 29 Sep 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