courses and travel

RANKING: Australia's Top-100 Public Access Courses for 2019

RANKING: Australia's Top-100 Public Access Courses for 2019

Here it is....our biennial ranking of the Top-100 Public Access Courses in the nation. That's right, all the best courses everyone can play. 13 Feb 2019
Club of the Month: The Links Kennedy Bay

Club of the Month: The Links Kennedy Bay

A decade on from the most turbulent time in its history, this West Australian links layout is cemented among the best public access layouts in the nation. 8 Jan 2019
72 Hours on the … Fleurieu Peninsula

72 Hours on the … Fleurieu Peninsula

South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula might just stake a claim as being one of this country’s most underrated golf destinations. 2 Jan 2019
REVIEW: Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club

REVIEW: Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club

The Gold Coast’s original destination golf club is looking better than ever after an extensive renovation of its greens and bunkers. And there are more changes on the horizon. 27 Dec 2018
Exotic Destination: Champagne Golf

Exotic Destination: Champagne Golf

No matter where you golf in France, there’s bound to be a stunning château and lashings of gourmet choices close by. Our correspondents tee off at some choice courses to be found in Champagne-Ardenne and Normandy. 19 Dec 2018
A Taste of Tasmania

A Taste of Tasmania

Over the course of two decades, the Apple Isle has emerged as a world-class golf holiday destination, with the quality of its courses matched by the incredible food, cool climate wines, award-winning whiskies and natural attractions. 12 Dec 2018
REVIEW: Spring Valley Golf Club

REVIEW: Spring Valley Golf Club

The star of arguably the most underrated course on the Melbourne Sandbelt has started to rise. 7 Dec 2018
Singapore: Where the golf (and food) is ... Hot & Spicy

Singapore: Where the golf (and food) is ... Hot & Spicy

The melting pot of cultures that is Singapore has created a city that offers great food, attractions, unbelievable nightlife and did we mention the food? There’s all this and golf as well. 7 Nov 2018
CLUB OF THE MONTH: Surfers Paradise Golf Club

CLUB OF THE MONTH: Surfers Paradise Golf Club

If you have ever been to the Gold Coast for a holiday, golfing or not, and you have flown into Coolangatta Airport you will be familiar with the sight. As the plane banks left over the ocean and heads west for the final approach, the long strip of beach and the seemingly endless stand of high rise apartments that stretch north come into view to the right. It is an iconic view that is stereotypically Gold Coast. 7 Nov 2018
CLAYTON: Brown is good

CLAYTON: Brown is good

If you are living in a part of Australia that is drought-affected or under water restrictions, chances are you could be playing on firm, fast-running brown fairways this summer. 6 Nov 2018
REVIEW: Tropics Golf Club

REVIEW: Tropics Golf Club

Little more than 18 months ago this Townsville golf course was on its last legs. But a new owner, new name, hard work and a vision to make the layout one of North Queensland’s finest has it heading in the right direction once more. 5 Nov 2018
REVIEW: Natadola Bay Golf Course

REVIEW: Natadola Bay Golf Course

When spectacular scenery combines with terrific course design and five-star conditioning, it’s hard not to be impressed. This is what you’ll find at Natadola Bay. 2 Nov 2018
City Lights: Brisbane

City Lights: Brisbane

The capital of Australia’s Sunshine State is blessed with warm subtropical weather all year round, making it an ideal destination for golfers seeking a shirt and shorts round at any time. Here, we showcase the Top-12 Courses you will find within a 45-minute drive of Brisbane’s city centre. 2 Nov 2018
REVIEW: Strathfield Golf Club

REVIEW: Strathfield Golf Club

Golf was first played at Strathfield Golf Club in 1898. But, as the course approaches the end of its multi-million dollar redesign, there has never been a more exciting time to visit the Sydney club. 1 Nov 2018
CITY LIGHTS: Sydney

CITY LIGHTS: Sydney

Australia’s largest city is blessed with some of the nation’s most famous attractions. After you’re done with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, here are the dozen highest-ranked courses to be found, all within a 45-minute drive of Sydney’s GPO. 5 Sep 2018
REVIEW: Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club

REVIEW: Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club

The words ‘Sanctuary Cove’ have always invoked thoughts of high quality, on and off its golf courses. And 30 years after being presented to the world, the Gold Coast jewel still impresses. 2 Sep 2018
CITY LIGHTS: Perth

CITY LIGHTS: Perth

Perth has the distinction of being the most isolated capital (state or national) in the world. The West Australian capital lies beside the Swan River and is wedged into a coastal strip between the Indian Ocean and Darling Ranges, which means you’re never really that far from anything … including good golf courses. Here we showcase the Top-12 Courses you will find within a 45-minute drive of Perth’s city centre. 16 Aug 2018
CLUB OF THE MONTH: Kooyonga Golf Club

CLUB OF THE MONTH: Kooyonga Golf Club

Adelaide is often overshadowed by Australia’s larger capital cities. But when it comes to golf it certainly packs a punch – and Kooyonga Golf Club continues to present one of the finest courses in the nation. 31 Jul 2018
REVIEW: Commonwealth Golf Club

REVIEW: Commonwealth Golf Club

The simplest values of strategic course design are being rediscovered by one of the star courses of the Melbourne Sandbelt and the golf is more interesting for it. 29 Jul 2018
CITY LIGHTS: Melbourne

CITY LIGHTS: Melbourne

The Victorian capital is one of the world’s great golfing destinations. Do you need any more proof other than knowing all 12 courses showcased here have cemented a place in the ranking of the nation’s Top-100 Courses and can be found within a 45-minute drive of Melbourne’s GPO? 27 Jul 2018
REVIEW: Mt Compass Golf Course

REVIEW: Mt Compass Golf Course

A new owner, a new name, a new course superintendent and this South Australian gem is starting to sparkle again. 27 Jun 2018