Golf Features

CLUB OF THE MONTH: Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club

CLUB OF THE MONTH: Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club

Blessed with two Top-100 Public Access Courses, this iconic Gold Coast club is not resting on its laurels as it fast approaches its centenary year. 22 Mar 2018
OGILVY: The Rules of Golf can be an ass

OGILVY: The Rules of Golf can be an ass

Like most people in golf, I’ve been watching with interest as the upcoming “refreshing” of the rule book has evolved. 22 Mar 2018
CLAYTON: It’s time we learned to adapt

CLAYTON: It’s time we learned to adapt

If the axe is to fall over some city golf courses, it should be the aim to make better, more interesting layouts with the land that remains – no matter how long or short or how hard or easy the courses become. 21 Mar 2018
CLUB OF THE MONTH: The Coast Golf Club

CLUB OF THE MONTH: The Coast Golf Club

Perched above the Pacific Ocean and laid out across the rugged clifftops of Little Bay, The Coast occupies some of the most picturesque land in Sydney and provides its members and guests with a spectacular test of golf. 26 Feb 2018
HUGGAN: How important are caddies really?

HUGGAN: How important are caddies really?

It’s a simple question. But not one that has, at least for this long-time observer of all things golf, never really provided an easy answer. 23 Feb 2018
REVIEW: The Sandhurst Club

REVIEW: The Sandhurst Club

Ever the strategist in winning five Open championships, Peter Thomson and design partner Ross Perrett bring the same emphasis to thinking golf in their course designs, including this 36-hole complex on the doorstep of Melbourne’s famous Sandbelt. 23 Feb 2018
OGILVY: The things taking the fun out of golf

OGILVY: The things taking the fun out of golf

The question before me is simple: what am I most disappointed to see on any golf course? 22 Feb 2018
OGILVY: Golf really is a game of opposites

OGILVY: Golf really is a game of opposites

One of the oldest clichés in golf is that it is a game of opposites. But like all clichés it is a cliché for a reason. It’s true in many ways. 22 Jan 2018
DADDO: It’s a funny game, isn't it!

DADDO: It’s a funny game, isn't it!

Hilarious, actually. Like, there are moments when it’s turned me inside out and had me ready to wet my pants with myrrh and then, there’re those other days. 22 Jan 2018
REVIEW: Murray Downs Golf & Country Club

REVIEW: Murray Downs Golf & Country Club

For nearly three decades, Murray Downs has been one of the premier courses to be found along the entire length of Australia’s biggest river. Here’s why it continues to be ranked among the nation’s finest layouts. 22 Jan 2018
RANKING: Australia's Top-100 Courses for 2018

RANKING: Australia's Top-100 Courses for 2018

SO here it is. The culmination of two year’s work to comb the country and come up with the list of Australia’s Top-100 Courses. 18 Jan 2018
Cathedral Lodge: Heaven Sent

Cathedral Lodge: Heaven Sent

Ellerston look out – there’s a new Victorian course about to take the “most exclusive” title out of New South Wales. It’s called Cathedral Lodge and this uber-expensive Greg Norman designed layout has the Shark calling it his best design yet. 29 Dec 2017
REVIEW: Moonah Links

REVIEW: Moonah Links

Moonah Links has been a part of the Australian golfing landscape for the best part of two decades but recent ownership changes has the 36-hole complex looking as good as ever. 28 Dec 2017
CLUB OF THE MONTH: Windsor Country Golf Club

CLUB OF THE MONTH: Windsor Country Golf Club

Despite being ravaged by floods numerous times throughout its 54-year history, Windsor Country Golf Club continues to rise from the depths and offers one of north-western Sydney’s most enjoyable rounds. 26 Dec 2017
OGILVY: Too easy to “blame the ball” in distance debate

OGILVY: Too easy to “blame the ball” in distance debate

The clue is in the title. I’m a professional golfer. That’s what I do for a living. So, logically, it follows that – whether I want to or not – I am going to work on my game in ways that are going to maximise my ability to make money. 22 Dec 2017
REVIEW: Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort

REVIEW: Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort

This Murray River golfing haven is not resting on 90 years of history as it continues to go from strength-to-strength, on and off the course. 22 Dec 2017
CLUB OF THE MONTH: Growling Frog Golf Club

CLUB OF THE MONTH: Growling Frog Golf Club

A tick over 13 years after it opened, Melbourne’s Growling Frog is no longer just the public access course with an ‘out there’ name. It really is something to croak about. 20 Dec 2017
Old v New: Clash Of The Eras

Old v New: Clash Of The Eras

Can three amateurs of varying abilities match their ability with modern equipment by using clubs from yesteryear? It was a question we bounced around the office and here was what we discovered. 20 Dec 2017
GUYATT: Making the leap from Tour player to coach

GUYATT: Making the leap from Tour player to coach

When I made the decision to ‘get a real job’ and leave Tour life I didn’t realise how tough it was going to be. 23 Nov 2017
CLUB OF THE MONTH: Black Bull Golf Club

CLUB OF THE MONTH: Black Bull Golf Club

The Murray River region is home to the best value golf in Australia. There’s a quality mix of traditional and resort-style courses and standing alongside the best of them is the newest kid on the block. 27 Oct 2017
REVIEW: Mona Vale Golf Club

REVIEW: Mona Vale Golf Club

Lying beside the Pacific Ocean on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Mona Vale Golf Club will celebrate its 90th anniversary this month as one of the most popular courses to be found in the Harbour City. Here’s why. 27 Oct 2017