courses and travel

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
Inside Royal Queensland

Inside Royal Queensland

As Royal Queensland Golf Club’s centennial year drew to a close in 2020, one of the men who masterminded its rebirth 14 years ago offered some insights into the layout and addressed some misconceptions about the design. 18 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
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
Australia’s 50 Favourite Courses for 2020, as voted by you

Australia’s 50 Favourite Courses for 2020, as voted by you

What do you like about the golf courses you play? Are you a course design geek or does the quality of the playing surfaces get the juices flowing? 3 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 Brisbane Golf Club

Review: The Brisbane Golf Club

The oldest club in the Queensland capital has managed to embrace its significant and historic roots while also not shying away from change and continual improvement. 6 Oct 2020
Australia's 100 Best Short Par-4s

Australia's 100 Best Short Par-4s

At the heart of all great short par-4s is the interesting choice to be made on the tee. As a rule, if you decide to eschew the challenge and play the ‘easy’ tee shot the pitch will be pretty demanding. It works the other way too. 5 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
Ranking: Victoria's Best Courses

Ranking: Victoria's Best Courses

Victoria boasts 38 layouts in Australia's Top-100 ranked courses making it a world-class destination for golf. 17 Jun 2020
Ranking: Best South Australian & Northern Territory courses

Ranking: Best South Australian & Northern Territory courses

From the sand dunes of Adelaide's sandbelt courses to the ochre sands of Alice Springs, we celebrate the best courses to play in South Australia and the Northern Territory. 10 Jun 2020
Ranking: Best NSW & ACT Courses

Ranking: Best NSW & ACT Courses

We continue our celebration of this country's best places to play the game by showcasing the finest layouts in New South Wales and the ACT. 3 Jun 2020