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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
2021 Getaways Guide

2021 Getaways Guide

Richard Clapton released that great track, Down in the Lucky Country, 43 years ago. But it’s a message that still rings true today. 30 Apr 2021
CLAYTON: A Question of Strategy

CLAYTON: A Question of Strategy

Great golf holes afford players of all standards the opportunity to test their skills against the questions being asked by the design. How you answer those questions isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. 27 Apr 2021
Top-100 Spotlight: The Glades Golf Club

Top-100 Spotlight: The Glades Golf Club

One of the best courses to be found on the golf rich Gold Coast has had recent refurbishments validated with an improved national ranking. Here’s why The Glades’ popularity is growing. 21 Apr 2021
Review: Narooma Golf Club

Review: Narooma Golf Club

In this era of holidaying at home, ‘taking the scenic route’ is one sure way to make a golfing discovery that will live long in the memory. Here is one course to be found on the road less travelled that we’re sure you will agree is simply spectacular. 14 Apr 2021
CLAYTON: How Augusta could be better

CLAYTON: How Augusta could be better

Augusta National is the course on every golfer’s bucket list. But it’s evolution away from the original creation of Alister MacKenzie and Bob Jones has been to its detriment. Here’s how the home of the Masters could be an even better course. 6 Apr 2021
The Lost Lido Shuffle

The Lost Lido Shuffle

It is nearly 80 years since the last shots were played across the famed and acclaimed Lido Club in New York’s Long Island. But its spirit will rise again later this year with the opening of a Gil Hanse-designed layout on the other side of the world. 15 Mar 2021
Review: Growling Frog Golf Club

Review: Growling Frog Golf Club

New management and passionate staff with a firmly held view of sustainable golf practices has led to dramatic improvements at the course known by regulars simply as ‘The Frog’. 8 Mar 2021
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