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Australia's Best Golf Courses

by Darius Oliver, from Australia's Finest Golf Courses

Royal Melbourne Golf Club
  Royal Melbourne West

The following are Australia's best golf courses, according to Darius Oliver, author of a new book on Australia's leading golf courses. Oliver has divided the golf courses of Australia into two categories - classic and modern and aside from reviewing more than 60 of our top tracks, has also ranked the best golf holes, courses, settings, clubhouses etc in Australian golf. Below are his lists of Australia's best golf courses, which appear in the book Australia's Finest Golf Courses.

Best Private Course - Classic

Royal Melbourne West
Kingston Heath
New South Wales
Royal Adelaide
Royal Melbourne East
Victoria
Metropolitan
Commonwealth
Woodlands
Royal Sydney

 

Best Private Course – Modern

Ellerston
National Moonah
Capital
National Old
The Grand
National Ocean
Terrey Hills
Ranfurlie
Heritage
Sanctuary Lakes

 

Best Non-Member Access

Kennedy Bay
Newcastle
The Dunes
Thirteenth Beach
Laguna Quays
Portsea
Brookwater
The Vintage
Glades
tie - Hope Island, Joondalup

 

Hardest courses

Ellerston
Moonah Links
National Ocean
National Moonah
Capital
Sanctuary Cove Pines
Joondalup
Kooralbyn
Paradise Palms
National Old

 

Meanest Back Tees

Moonah Links
Royal Adelaide
Kooralbyn
National Moonah
tie - Brookwater, Paradise Palms

 

Best Redesign/Restoration

The Lakes
The Australian
Peninsula North
Portsea
Concord

 

Best inland

Ellerston
Royal Canberra
Brookwater
The Vintage
Heritage

 

Best Coastal

New South Wales
National Moonah
Kennedy Bay
Newcastle
Thirteenth Beach, Portsea

 

Best of Australian Golf - Setting

 

 

Best Golf Sites

Royal Melbourne
New South Wales
Royal Adelaide
National Moonah/Ocean
Kingston Heath
Thirteenth Beach
Kooyonga
Peninsula North
The Dunes
tie - Newcastle, Portsea

 

Best Transformation - bad land, great result

Capital
Metropolitan
Glades
Hope Island
Pelican Waters

 

Most Attractive Setting

Royal Melbourne
Metropolitan
Bonville
Royal Canberra
Kingston Heath
Ellerston
Kooyonga
Royal Adelaide
Brookwater
tie - The Grand, Laguna Quays, Yarra Yarra

 

Most Dramatic Setting

New South Wales
National Old
National Moonah/Ocean
Royal Melbourne
Thirteenth Beach
Ellerston
Joondalup
Laguna Quays
Brookwater
Secret Harbour

 

Best Views

New South Wales
National Old
National Moonah/Ocean
Laguna Quays
Ellerston
Best of Australian Golf – Miscellaneous

 


The National Golf Club, Old Course

 

Best Bunkering - Classic

Kingston Heath
Royal Melbourne
Victoria
Commonwealth
tie - Woodlands, Yarra Yarra

 

Best Bunkering - Modern

National Moonah
Thirteenth Beach
Brookwater
Kennedy Bay
tie - Pelican Waters, The Dunes, Glades

 

Best Greens - Classic

Royal Melbourne
Kingston Heath
Yarra Yarra
Victoria
Woodlands
Commonwealth
Royal Canberra
Metropolitan
Kooyonga
tie - Royal Adelaide, Concord

 

Best Greens - Modern

Ellerston
National Moonah
Capital
The Dunes
Kennedy Bay
Glades
Thirteenth Beach
The Grand
Vines Lakes
tie - Terrey Hills, Links Lady Bay, Hope Island

 

 

 

Australia's Finest Golf Courses

These rankings feature in Darius Oliver's book

Australia's Finest Golf Courses