mike clayton

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
Inside Golf Australia October 2020

Inside Golf Australia October 2020

Generation Z is taking over the game of golf ... 17 Sep 2020
Amateur Michel eyes major debut at Winged Foot

Amateur Michel eyes major debut at Winged Foot

Australian amateur Lukas Michel hopes rolling his sleeves up and digging trenches on golf courses in Detroit has toughened him up for a US Open debut at New York's notoriously brutal Winged Foot course. 15 Sep 2020
Inside Golf Australia September 2020

Inside Golf Australia September 2020

The September issue of Golf Australia previews the 120th US Open at Winged Foot Golf Club by speaking exclusively with the affable Marc Leishman. 20 Aug 2020
Late Masters an issue for Aussie Open: Day

Late Masters an issue for Aussie Open: Day

Jason Day says he would love to face off against Adam Scott at the Australian Open but the late-season Masters could complicate Australia's top male golfers returning this year. 7 May 2020
Clayton calls on stars to prop up Aussie summer

Clayton calls on stars to prop up Aussie summer

Mike Clayton has challenged the likes of Jason Day and Adam Scott to rush home after the Masters to give Australian golf a boost in the post-coronavirus era. 6 May 2020
The Thing About Golf Podcast #17 - Mike Clayton

The Thing About Golf Podcast #17 - Mike Clayton

The seeds of Mike Clayton’s love affair with golf began as a six-year-old tagging along beside his father during a round at Victoria’s Point Lonsdale course. 6 May 2020
Should Victorians be allowed to play golf?

Should Victorians be allowed to play golf?

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic and its resulting restrictions have quickly led to one of the most heated golf debates in the history of the game in this country: Should Victorians be allowed to play golf? 20 Apr 2020
10 of golf’s best: Twitter accounts

10 of golf’s best: Twitter accounts

The coronavirus pandemic has effectively forced golf’s professional circuits into hibernation. But the game’s analysts, players and impressionists continue to utilise other platforms to entertain members of the golfing world – one of which includes Twitter. Here are 10 of the best golf accounts in the Twittersphere. 14 Apr 2020
Norman credited for Masters resilience

Norman credited for Masters resilience

In what would have been Masters week, reminders of Greg Norman's shattering losses and grace in defeat at August National are making their annual return. 8 Apr 2020