courses and travel

Australia's 50 Most-Fun Short Courses

Australia's 50 Most-Fun Short Courses

A round of golf is not always about playing 18 holes, nor is it about tough challenges and breaking handicaps. 26 Oct 2021
Review: Kalgoorlie Golf Course

Review: Kalgoorlie Golf Course

Kalgoorlie is the quintessential Australian country town. 26 Oct 2021
Top-100 Spotlight: Ocean Dunes

Top-100 Spotlight: Ocean Dunes

One of the treasured qualities of the acclaimed links layouts of Great Britain and Ireland is the natural setting – wild windswept holes rolling between sand dunes that have been in existence for centuries are the norm. 11 Oct 2021
Clayton: Hard golf doesn't always equal good golf

Clayton: Hard golf doesn't always equal good golf

One of the game’s great misconceptions is to equate an arduous golf course or a particularly difficult hole with good golf. 8 Sep 2021
Tasmania: Golf Tourism’s Titan

Tasmania: Golf Tourism’s Titan

It’s quite funny, really, that without one potato farmer taking an almighty risk, an entire state would almost certainly be without one of its strongest sources of tourism. 8 Sep 2021
Top-100 Spotlight: Meadow Springs G&CC

Top-100 Spotlight: Meadow Springs G&CC

Have you ever considered the importance of a golf course’s routing in creating enjoyable, interesting golf? 7 Sep 2021
Review: Links Lady Bay

Review: Links Lady Bay

A round at Links Lady Bay encapsulates everything that is enjoyable about links golf – the elements, beautifully defined terrain, firm playing surfaces and a little bit of ‘lady’ luck. 6 Sep 2021
Review: Mt Compass golf course

Review: Mt Compass golf course

Inspired by the principles of Dr Alister MacKenzie, course architect Neil Crafter’s creation at Mt Compass ticks all the boxes when it comes to fun, strategic golf for players of all standards. 9 Aug 2021
Top-100 Spotlight: Alice Springs GC

Top-100 Spotlight: Alice Springs GC

Playing desert golf is a unique experience. 3 Aug 2021
Sanctuary Cove reveals The Pines’ $5 million facelift

Sanctuary Cove reveals The Pines’ $5 million facelift

Circling the carpark to find the last available spot was the first indication and the energised throng of members on the putting green and filling almost every available space on the driving range in the distance on a glorious July winter’s day confirmed all suspicions. 2 Aug 2021
Holiday At Home: Queensland's Sunshine Coast

Holiday At Home: Queensland's Sunshine Coast

For the golfing holidaymaker, the picturesque stretch of Queensland coastline incorporating Bribie Island in the south to Noosa Heads in the north has it all. 29 Jul 2021
Rezone ruling may force Top-100 Course into redesign

Rezone ruling may force Top-100 Course into redesign

Mt Compass Golf Course – one of Australia’s Top-100 ranked layouts – could be forced to sell off some of its land for residential development if a local council rezoning ruling is not overturned. 19 Jul 2021
14 Reasons to put Tassie atop your golf holiday bucket list

14 Reasons to put Tassie atop your golf holiday bucket list

Make no mistake, if you are undecided where to go for your next golfing holiday or extended weekend away with a group of friends, put Tasmania at the top of your list. 30 Jun 2021
Ranking: Victoria's best public access courses for 2021

Ranking: Victoria's best public access courses for 2021

We continue our series on this country's best public access courses, listing the excellent layouts to be found in Victoria. 29 Jun 2021
Top-100 Spotlight: Eastlake Golf Club

Top-100 Spotlight: Eastlake Golf Club

Wedged between the private Bonnie Doon and The Lakes Golf Clubs, on a long stretch of undulating terrain, is Eastlake Golf Club – a wonderful public access course making its mark in the national rankings. 28 Jun 2021
Ranking: NSW & ACT's best public access courses for 2021

Ranking: NSW & ACT's best public access courses for 2021

We continue our series on this country's best golf courses every one can play by listing the excellent public access courses to be found in NSW and the ACT. 23 Jun 2021
Review: Mornington Golf Club

Review: Mornington Golf Club

One of the oldest golf clubs on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is basking in its rising popularity as a result of recent changes to its golf course. 21 Jun 2021
Holiday At Home: Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula

Holiday At Home: Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula

For so long the golf courses of Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula have existed in the shadow cast by the amazing layouts of the Mornington Peninsula, which is just a 40-minute ferry ride across Port Phillip Bay. 16 Jun 2021
The Thing About Golf Podcast #44 – Bill Coore

The Thing About Golf Podcast #44 – Bill Coore

In the world of golf course architecture Bill Coore is considered royalty. 16 Jun 2021
Born To Run: The story of Barnbougle's newest course

Born To Run: The story of Barnbougle's newest course

The world’s only course built during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic is now open for play, right next to two of Australia’s most highly-ranked layouts at Barnbougle. Say hello to Bougle Run. 15 Jun 2021
Review: The Kooralbyn Valley National

Review: The Kooralbyn Valley National

Lying within the beautiful and tranquil surrounds of the Queensland bush, is one of this country’s sternest golfing tests. 14 Jun 2021