mike clayton

Review: Victoria Golf Club

Review: Victoria Golf Club

A multi-million dollar renovation of one of Australia’s finest courses is set to propel it into the consciousness of discerning golfers worldwide. 21 Feb 2020
Inside Golf Australia February 2020

Inside Golf Australia February 2020

Min Woo Lee is an unquestioned rising star of Australian golf. 28 Jan 2020
Brisbane to host 2020 Australian PGA Championship

Brisbane to host 2020 Australian PGA Championship

The Australian PGA Championship will return to Brisbane in 2020 to celebrate Royal Queensland Golf Club’s centenary year. 9 Jan 2020
Golf Australia magazine claims major awards

Golf Australia magazine claims major awards

Golf Australia magazine was one of the big winners at the Australian Golf Media Awards presented in Sydney last night. 8 Dec 2019
Time is nigh … For short-form golf

Time is nigh … For short-form golf

The common complaint from the part-time golfer is they wish they could play more. Matt Cleary is among those time-poor swingers and he ponders the opportunities clubs have to tap into shorter forms of the game. 6 Dec 2019
Baker-Finch concerned for injured Day

Baker-Finch concerned for injured Day

Ian Baker-Finch is more concerned by the frequency of Jason Day's back injuries than the 32-year-old's withdrawal from the Australian summer of golf. 2 Dec 2019
Inside Golf Australia December 2019

Inside Golf Australia December 2019

Australians all let us rejoice. The summer of golf has finally arrived – and so have some of the game’s biggest names. 21 Nov 2019
The Pitfalls of DIY Course Design

The Pitfalls of DIY Course Design

Recent major course renovations at some big-name clubs in Australia have come under the watchful eye of experienced course architects and have received rave reviews. The clubs have benefitted from trusting an expert eye, reminding once again of the potential pitfalls DIY course changes, or lack thereof, can cause. 7 Nov 2019
Morri: Walk or Ride

Morri: Walk or Ride

There are a couple of debates that simmer in golf with no obvious resolution, old faithful topics that can always be drawn on by a golf writer struggling for a column idea. 6 Nov 2019
Course Design: Fantastic Fives

Course Design: Fantastic Fives

Par-5s aren’t what they used to be, at least in the way they are played at the top echelons of the game. But as Golf Australia Architecture Editor Mike Clayton explains, Australia still has a bunch of first-class long holes no one would ever describe as ‘nondescripts’. 13 Sep 2019
Inside Golf Australia August 2019

Inside Golf Australia August 2019

Former World No.1 Jason Day is one of the best putters on the planet … 18 Jul 2019
Course Design: Two-Shot Stars

Course Design: Two-Shot Stars

Two-shot holes – whether they are medium to long par-4s or short par-5s – make up the majority of holes we all play. Golf Australia Architecture Editor Mike Clayton explains what separates the great from the good and reveals a host of Australia’s best. 17 Jul 2019
Course Design: Short Fours

Course Design: Short Fours

Golf Australia Architecture Editor Mike Clayton dissects the qualities of what makes a great short par-4 and reveals some of the best in the game can be found here in Australia. 4 Jul 2019
New Course: The ‘re-gen’ of Peninsula Kingswood

New Course: The ‘re-gen’ of Peninsula Kingswood

The biggest course redevelopment in Australian golfing history is set to propel Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club’s North and South Courses onto the world stage. 4 Jun 2019
Inside Golf Australia June 2019

Inside Golf Australia June 2019

The US Open returns to Pebble Beach Golf Links this month … Nineteen years after Tiger Woods produced one of the most dominant performances in sporting history. 23 May 2019
Morri: The Endless Summer

Morri: The Endless Summer

Golf shares similarities with lots of other sports but one of its great appeals is that it simultaneously manages to remain wholly unique. 1 May 2019
Inside Golf Australia April 2019

Inside Golf Australia April 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … If you’re a golf fan, that is. The Masters is here! 21 Mar 2019
A Taste of Tasmania

A Taste of Tasmania

Over the course of two decades, the Apple Isle has emerged as a world-class golf holiday destination, with the quality of its courses matched by the incredible food, cool climate wines, award-winning whiskies and natural attractions. 12 Dec 2018
CLAYTON: Brown is good

CLAYTON: Brown is good

If you are living in a part of Australia that is drought-affected or under water restrictions, chances are you could be playing on firm, fast-running brown fairways this summer. 6 Nov 2018
Inside Golf Australia October 2018

Inside Golf Australia October 2018

Justin Thomas is pound-for-pound the world’s biggest hitter. In this month's edition of Golf Australia magazine, he explains the five key movements that drives his distance and can help you rip it, too. 20 Sep 2018
Clayton: Bunkers 101

Clayton: Bunkers 101

Believe it or not, bunkers are not scattered across a golf course simply to make your life a misery. The great designers used them to improve the strategy of their creations, but, as Mike Clayton points out here, not all bunkering is good and often it can be misplaced to make a hole more difficult. 26 Jul 2018