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Review: Yarra Yarra Golf Club

Review: Yarra Yarra Golf Club

Years of tinkering saw this Melbourne Sandbelt gem lose much of its original spirit. Here’s how Tom Doak and Renaissance Golf Design restored the iconic Alex Russell layout to its former glory. 25 Jan 2021
From Bust to Boom

From Bust to Boom

A small town in the heart of Victoria’s Goldfields region has brought some fun back to golf, and is striking it rich with expanded memberships and plans for future course improvements. 20 Jan 2021
Top-100 Spotlight: Mollymook Golf Club

Top-100 Spotlight: Mollymook Golf Club

Having weathered bushfire and COVID-19 crises, Mollymook Golf Club is ready to put 2020 in the rear-vision mirror and greet the New Year as one of the best public access courses in the nation. 19 Jan 2021
Review: Hamilton Island Golf Club

Review: Hamilton Island Golf Club

An island that was once home to little more than “two goats and a lighthouse”, is today the spectacular setting for one of Australia’s best golf courses. 11 Jan 2021
Top-100 Spotlight: Cranbourne GC

Top-100 Spotlight: Cranbourne GC

Melbourne’s South East is home to the world famous Sandbelt courses. Travel a bit further and you will find some lesser known, but highly-rated gems, like Cranbourne Golf Club. 18 Dec 2020
100 Fun Aussie Courses to Play for $50 or Less

100 Fun Aussie Courses to Play for $50 or Less

More Australians are playing golf today than at any other time in the past 20 years. But the economic reality, as we emerge from the darkest months of the COVID-19 pandemic, is many of us now need to make our hard-earned dollars stretch a little further. Here, we reveal the 18-hole layouts – and some standout nine-holers – offering Australian golfers the greatest value for money golfing experiences. 16 Dec 2020
Australia’s 100 Best Par-5s

Australia’s 100 Best Par-5s

On the world’s professional Tours, par-5s aren’t what they used to be. In fact, many are turned into par-4s for tournament play. For the rest of us, they represent lengthy journeys but a good opportunity to improve our score with perhaps a couple of lusty blows and a deft pitch. 8 Dec 2020
Review: The Lakes Golf Club

Review: The Lakes Golf Club

This iconic Sydney course has a rich history dating back 92 years – but it is only in recent times that its fame and reputation has soared as a big tournament venue and a wonderful place to play. 2 Dec 2020
Home-Grown Holiday: Discovering the Illawarra

Home-Grown Holiday: Discovering the Illawarra

The great natural beauty of New South Wales’ Illawarra region forms the scenic backdrop to some quality golf courses, which are all accessible to the travelling golfer, making it the ideal destination for a home-grown holiday. 6 Nov 2020
Top-100 Spotlight: St Andrews Beach

Top-100 Spotlight: St Andrews Beach

It began as a concept for a private member-only golf course in the heart of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, but a significant chain of events has seen it evolve into one of the best public access layouts in the nation. 2 Nov 2020
Top-100 Spotlight: Commonwealth Golf Club

Top-100 Spotlight: Commonwealth Golf Club

A century after being established, one of the Melbourne Sandbelt’s finest layouts is looking to tweak its design to better reflect its origins. 27 Oct 2020
Review: Magenta Shores Golf & Country Club

Review: Magenta Shores Golf & Country Club

Despite being already well-established among the nation’s Top-100 Courses, the team at Magenta Shores is continually striving to improve its acclaimed layout and climb even higher in the rankings. 26 Oct 2020
Top-100 Spotlight: Lakelands Golf Club

Top-100 Spotlight: Lakelands Golf Club

Jack Nicklaus’ first ‘signature’ course design in Australia is fast approaching its 25th anniversary and remains steadfastly ranked among the Top-100 Courses in the nation and a ‘must play’ for golfing visitors to the Gold Coast. 7 Oct 2020
Review: The Vintage Golf Club

Review: The Vintage Golf Club

New South Wales’ Hunter Valley is rich in world-class wine and food, and since opening in 2004 The Vintage Golf Club has become the feature offering of the high quality golf in the region. And, like many of the top drops of the area, it just keeps getting better with age. 26 Aug 2020
Review: Joondalup Resort

Review: Joondalup Resort

Joondalup sets a high standard for visually striking and immaculate presented golf, both of which make for a fun and memorable experience. 24 Aug 2020
South Australian Road Trip: Vine to Vine

South Australian Road Trip: Vine to Vine

South Australia is home to some of the world’s great wineries. If you have a penchant for a good drop of red, and you love playing golf, here’s how you can combine the two pursuits into a terrific (responsible) driving holiday. 23 Apr 2020
Travel: Land of the Rising Sun

Travel: Land of the Rising Sun

Japan has emerged as a hotspot for golf-trotting pin seekers looking for something special. As a regular visitor to the country that is planning to host the Olympics at some stage next year, our correspondent jumped at the opportunity to take this golfing assignment. 21 Apr 2020
Review: Moonah Links Golf Club

Review: Moonah Links Golf Club

With two contrasting layouts firmly entrenched in Australia’s Top-100 Courses, Moonah Links continues to enjoy its status as one of this country’s best 36-hole complexes. 16 Apr 2020
Travel: The Road to Cornwall

Travel: The Road to Cornwall

Cornwall is renowned for its great food – everything from traditional Cornish pasties to incredible seafood – warm welcomes and incredible scenery from the wild moorlands and rugged cliffs to its sandy beaches. All of which makes this golfing journey as spectacular as the destination itself. 25 Mar 2020
Review: The National Golf Club

Review: The National Golf Club

If there is such a thing as a ‘super club’, The National Golf Club can rightly claim to be one. In fact, there are few clubs around the world that can boast as many diverse and interesting holes as can be experienced at The National. 23 Mar 2020
The Architects’ Series: Legacy of the Morcoms

The Architects’ Series: Legacy of the Morcoms

Mick Morcom and his son, Vern, were this country’s most pre-eminent greens keepers for more than half a century, but their influence on course design and construction remain today. 19 Mar 2020