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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
NSW Open an outstanding success at Concord

NSW Open an outstanding success at Concord

A new venue, increased spectator facilities & access, player satisfaction, and a bumper crowd have combined to make the 2021 Golf Challenge NSW Open one of Golf NSW's most successful championships in recent years. 1 Apr 2021
The Preview: Golf Challenge NSW Open

The Preview: Golf Challenge NSW Open

The conclusion of the wraparound 2020/21 PGA Tour of Australasia season is upon us, as the NSW Open takes place at Concord Golf Club. From the course, players to watch and how to watch the event, here is all you need to know. 23 Mar 2021
USGA adds to world-leading Dye collection

USGA adds to world-leading Dye collection

The United States Golf Association (USGA), at the invitation of Crooked Stick Golf Club members Joe and Marcia Luigs, along with Tony Pancake, the club’s director of golf, has acquired a selection of artefacts and ephemera from the estate of Pete and Alice Dye. 18 Mar 2021
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
The Preview: Vivint Houston Open

The Preview: Vivint Houston Open

The PGA Tour returns to US soil this week for the final Masters tune-up, as the Houston Open welcomes the circuit’s first fans since the cancelled Players Championship. Here is all you need to know, including details of the host course designed by Tom Doak with help from Brooks Koepka. 3 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
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
The Preview: Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open

The Preview: Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open

The European Tour moves to Scotland this week for the resumption of its Rolex Series at the Scottish Open. With plenty of big names in the field and significant money on offer, can one of the six Aussies break our 25-year drought? 29 Sep 2020
NSW Open moves to Concord in 2021

NSW Open moves to Concord in 2021

New South Wales’ premier golf championship has received a timely boost with the NSW Government ensuring the tournament's future for 2021 and beyond. 3 Sep 2020
Ogilvy exclusive: Golf in the coronavirus era

Ogilvy exclusive: Golf in the coronavirus era

We’ve all been experiencing strange times over the last three months. But not being able to play golf for a while and living almost exclusively at home has been especially odd for a seasoned traveller like me. 19 Aug 2020
The Preview: Ladies Scottish Open

The Preview: Ladies Scottish Open

The LPGA Tour has arrived in Scotland for back-to-back events. First up: The Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club, where in-form American Danielle Kang will lead a field that features eight Aussies. 11 Aug 2020
The Thing About Golf Podcast #15 - Tom Doak

The Thing About Golf Podcast #15 - Tom Doak

Tom Doak is one of golf’s intriguing characters. 8 Apr 2020
Review: The National Golf Club

Review: The National Golf Club

If there is such a thing as a ‘super club’, The National Golf Club can rightly claim to be one. In fact, there are few clubs around the world that can boast as many diverse and interesting holes as can be experienced at The National. 23 Mar 2020
The Preview: Women’s Australian Open

The Preview: Women’s Australian Open

The Women’s Australian Open returns this week to Royal Adelaide Golf Club, where American Nelly Korda will defend the prestigious Patricia Bridges Bowl. Can an Aussie claim the title for the first time in six years? 12 Feb 2020
Daddo: The joys of playing with hickory clubs

Daddo: The joys of playing with hickory clubs

"Hickory is the new black.” I heard it more than once. 11 Dec 2019
MacKenzie’s Royal Melbourne

MacKenzie’s Royal Melbourne

Their feet were on hallowed ground, Augusta National Golf Club. But with prime vistas and sweeping views, they could easily close their eyes and be taken to Royal Melbourne on the other side of the globe. 1 May 2019
Club of the Month: Concord Golf Club

Club of the Month: Concord Golf Club

One of Sydney’s best-known clubs has been transformed through the creative eyes of course architect Tom Doak and the results are stunning. 26 Feb 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