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World's Best Australian Golf Courses

Here's how the best Australian courses - listed in order of their ranking by Australia's Golf Digest Magazine 2016 - were ranked by International (US) Magazines and by Planet Golf.

Interestingly, Digest's US Magazine has Ellerston slightly ahead of New South Wales, and Lost Farm a notch higher than RM East - the latter gaining respect after some attention by Tom Doak. National (Old) was a surprise choice by Golf Digest, ahead of the Moonah course, which along with an improved Victoria GC make the Planet Golf World Top 100. Royal Adelaide, previously well regarded by Golf Magazine, has disappeared from all three lists (No. 14 on Golf Digest Australia's ranking).

Cape WickhamCape Wickham (left) on King Island Tas is yet to be ranked by Golf Magazine, but debuts at a stellar second place behind RM West from co-designer Darius Oliver on his Planet Golf list and a third spot (behind Kingston Heath) from both Digest publications. 
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Aus G Digest 2016 Course Name Location US Golf Mag 2015 US Digest Planet Golf
1 Royal Melbourne G.C. (West) Melbourne, Victoria 12 6 9
2 Kingston Heath Golf Club Melbourne, Victoria 28 18 18
3 Cape Wickham King Island, Tasmania new 24 11
4 New South Wales Golf Club La Perouse, New South Wales 37 30 62
5 Barnbougle Dunes Bridport, Tasmania 36 33 42
6 Ellerston Golf Course Scone, New South Wales 73 29 80
7 Royal Melbourne G.C. (East) Melbourne, Victoria - 55 96
8 Victoria GC Melbourne, Victoria     72
9 Barnbougle Lost Farm Bridport, Tasmania 85 40 47
10 The National GC (Old) Cape Schanck, Vic   87  
11 The National GC (Moonah) Cape Schanck, Vic     71

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