Baker-Finch lists his favourite golf courses

Baker-Finch names Melbourne sandbelt courses in his favourite golf courses.

The January 2012 issue of Golf Vacations magazine that hit the shelves last week features a nice article with Ian Baker-Finch listing his favourite Australian and International golf courses.

Last year, Golf Vacations ran an article that featured Greg Norman’s favourite golf courses he has designed. Here though, Baker-Finch’s list isn’t limited in any way and his number one golf course comes from the Melbourne sandbelt.

“I would rate the composite course at Royal Melbourne as the best in the world when it’s in the kind of condition it was in for the recent Presidents Cup,” says Baker-Finch.  

“But as far as stand-alone layouts go, I’m sticking with Kingston Heath, an old favourite that I believe is the best course in Australia. This is down to its design aesthetics, exceptional year-round conditioning and quite possibly some of the best green complexes in the world.”

And as far as International courses go:

“Augusta is the most difficult course in the world to get a tee time. Enjoy the Masters telecast this year because it’s the closest you are ever likely to get.” Baker-Finch said.

Check out the full article in the latest issue of Golf Vacations magazine. It is the one with Jack’s Point on the front cover, which must mean a good golf magazine in my books.

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  • January 11, 2012 at 19:27
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    I have played Kingston Heath and while it was a beautiful golf course to play I still feel like there is better one out there. The National in Melbourne was absolutely beautiful. The conditions of the fairways in particular was as good as I have even seen.

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