courses and travel

Review: Hamilton Island Golf Club

Review: Hamilton Island Golf Club

The spectacular Peter Thomson and Ross Perrett-designed Hamilton Island course has never looked better as it celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. 24 Jun 2019
Chip & Sip along the Murray River

Chip & Sip along the Murray River

The Murray River is Australia’s longest river, meandering more than 2,500 kilometres west from the Australian Alps. And as you could imagine, such a large area provides an enormous number of varied activities to take part in along the famous watercourse. 21 Jun 2019
Review: Peregian Golf Course

Review: Peregian Golf Course

The future of this Sunshine Coast course appeared uncertain in mid-2016. Today, after three years under new management and with an open door to all golfers, it is realising its potential once again. 20 Jun 2019
Top-100 Spotlight: St Michael’s Golf Club

Top-100 Spotlight: St Michael’s Golf Club

For many years, St Michael’s was regarded as a rough diamond on the Sydney golfing landscape. But recent works around the course have polished off some of those abrasive edges. 19 Jun 2019
Course design: The joy of 3s

Course design: The joy of 3s

One-shot holes are golf’s great leveller, where professionals and high handicappers can find success. What are some of the greatest par-3s in the nation? Golf Australia Architecture Editor Mike Clayton casts his eye across the best and what makes them better than others. 18 Jun 2019
Travel: Northern Links

Travel: Northern Links

From some of the world’s best links courses, legendary Irish hospitality, plus a visit to the home of Irish whiskey, the north of Ireland is a top destination for a golf holiday. Our correspondents take the journey … 17 Jun 2019
Review: Cape Wickham Links

Review: Cape Wickham Links

Cape Wickham boasts postcard views at almost every turn, which can distract from appreciating just how good this links layout really is. 14 Jun 2019
Travel: 72 hours on the … Golf Coast

Travel: 72 hours on the … Golf Coast

Never heard of the Golf Coast? It’s a 40-kilometre stretch of West Australian coastline south of Perth that has established a reputation as one of this country’s ideal golf holiday destinations. Here’s what you have been missing. 10 Jun 2019
Review: Maroochy River Golf Club

Review: Maroochy River Golf Club

The newest addition to the Queensland golfing landscape has quickly developed a reputation for quality … a reputation that extends far beyond the sunshine coast. 10 Jun 2019
New Course: The ‘re-gen’ of Peninsula Kingswood

New Course: The ‘re-gen’ of Peninsula Kingswood

The biggest course redevelopment in Australian golfing history is set to propel Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club’s North and South Courses onto the world stage. 4 Jun 2019
Review: Warrnambool Golf Club

Review: Warrnambool Golf Club

Victoria’s Warrnambool Golf Club is proud of its longstanding association with Marc Leishman. But it doesn’t necessarily depend on it. The golf course continues to climb the national rankings due to its improved playing surfaces and subtle design tweaks. 9 May 2019
Travel: 72 Hours in the Hunter

Travel: 72 Hours in the Hunter

New South Wales’ Hunter Region boasts beautiful surf beaches, world-famous vineyards and fantastic golf courses … It’s no wonder locals like Aussie golfing icon, Jack Newton call it “God’s Country.” 1 May 2019
Travel: A Scottish Pilgrimage

Travel: A Scottish Pilgrimage

Golf’s spiritual home has never been more popular, with golfers from around the globe descending on its world-class courses. Our correspondent joined the throng for a once-in-a-lifetime experience on and off the course. 26 Apr 2019
Top-100 Spotlight: Narooma Golf Club

Top-100 Spotlight: Narooma Golf Club

Lying approximately halfway between Sydney and Melbourne on the NSW South Coast, the small regional town of Narooma is home to great natural wonders, including one of this country’s most visually striking courses. 29 Mar 2019
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