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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
Opinion: A winning week for diversity

Opinion: A winning week for diversity

It is somewhat fitting that at a tournament and golf club not known for its diverse membership and inclusive policies for much of its history, that the diversity of golf took centre stage at the beginning and end of the Masters. 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
Morri: A little more conversation on Elvis

Morri: A little more conversation on Elvis

There’s no such thing as a ‘can’t-miss kid’. The golf history books are littered with those who were ordained the next Tiger or Jack or Greg Norman but who, for all sorts of reasons mostly unrelated to ability, never made it. 29 Mar 2021
Inside Golf Australia April 2021

Inside Golf Australia April 2021

One of the silver linings about last year’s coronavirus-delayed visit to Augusta is that we’re able to enjoy the Masters Tournament again just five months later. 18 Mar 2021
The Preview: The Players Series Sydney hosted by Braith Anasta

The Preview: The Players Series Sydney hosted by Braith Anasta

The second The Players Series pitting men and women against one another on scaled course setups for the same prize purse takes place this week at Bonnie Doon Golf Club in Sydney. Here is all you need to know. 2 Mar 2021
Inside Golf Australia March 2021

Inside Golf Australia March 2021

Aaron Baddeley turns 40 in March. But the two-time Australian Open winner and father of six believes his best golf is still in front of him. 18 Feb 2021
The Thing About Golf Podcast #36 - Mat Goggin

The Thing About Golf Podcast #36 - Mat Goggin

There isn’t much Mat Goggin hasn’t done in the game of golf, from Australian Amateur champion to professional tournament winner. 17 Feb 2021
The Preview: The Players Series Victoria hosted by Geoff Ogilvy

The Preview: The Players Series Victoria hosted by Geoff Ogilvy

Local tournament golf continues in Victoria this week as the inaugural staging of The Players Series takes place at Rosebud Country Club. The new event series sees men and women tee it up together on scaled course setups for the same prize purse. 27 Jan 2021
Clayton, DeVries & Pont to design Tassie beach course

Clayton, DeVries & Pont to design Tassie beach course

It has been nearly a decade in the making, but the much-anticipated Seven Mile Beach project in Hobart is one step closer to becoming a course with the appointment of a world class design team. 25 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
Join A Club: Sun City Country Club

Join A Club: Sun City Country Club

Sun City Country Club is one of Western Australia’s premier layouts, being one of only ten to grab a place in Golf Australia’s most recent ranking of the Top-100 Courses in the nation. 7 Jan 2021
Join A Club: Curlewis Golf Club

Join A Club: Curlewis Golf Club

Curlewis Golf Club is one of Australia’s most improved courses of the past decade, with its success coming on the back of years of “just getting by”. 18 Dec 2020
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
Inside Golf Australia January 2021

Inside Golf Australia January 2021

Our biennial ranking of Australia’s Top-100 Public Access Courses means more than ever this year, with international travel restrictions likely to be in place for the foreseeable future. 17 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
Inside Golf Australia December 2020

Inside Golf Australia December 2020

Have you ever wondered what makes the world’s best golfers so good? 19 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
Clayton: Australia’s Scottish lesson

Clayton: Australia’s Scottish lesson

“At least 25 percent of the golf courses need to be converted into mountain bike trails. The rest can be used for walks and picnics, off-leash dog runs, boot camps and community veggie gardens. Maybe keep one for posterity.” 21 Oct 2020
Course Design: Beyond COVID

Course Design: Beyond COVID

From the golf courses played on the game’s biggest pro Tours to interesting short courses and the public layouts in our biggest urban centres, the architectural quality of those layouts in a post-COVID golfing world will be important for the game and the environment. 7 Oct 2020
Michel’s Major Leap

Michel’s Major Leap

Lukas Michel will make his long-awaited major debut at Winged Foot Golf Club this week, courtesy of his historic victory at the US Mid-Amateur last September. 17 Sep 2020