|The par-4 fourth at Royal Adelaide Golf Club
The March 2011 edition of Australian Golf Digest
magazine has been on the shelves for a while now but grab a copy if you can, they have listed their best 18 golf holes in Australia.
Australian Golf Digest usually compiles Australia’s top golf courses every year but they’ve broken with tradition for 2011 and rated the country’s best golf holes to make up their Hall of Fame for Australia’s golf holes.
“Great golf holes are the bedrock of great golf courses,” Australian Golf Digest editor Steve Keipert says.
“But there are also places across Australia where a single brilliant hole can elevate the entire golf experience, and make an ordinary course a must-play destination.”
Keipert says it’s not just the heavyweights, such as Royal Melbourne, getting attention – Narooma, Newcastle and Barnbougle Dunes all find themselves inducted into the publication’s Hall of Fame for Australia’s iconic golf holes.
The rules for the Hall of Fame dictate that only one hole per course can be listed and the holes have to be in play for at least 12 months.
– 15th Kingston Heath Golf Club 142 metres
– 7th The National Golf Club (Old) 139 metres
– 11th Yarra Yarra Golf Club 165 metres
– 3rd Narooma Golf Club 141 metres
– 13th Barwon Heads Golf Club 130 metres
– 4th Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links 271 metres
– 4th Woodlands Golf Club 251 metres
– 3rd Royal Adelaide Golf Club 266 metres
– 11th The National Golf Club (Moonah) 359 metres
– 5th Newcastle Golf Club 368 metres
– 18th Hyatt Regency Coolum 385 metres
– 18th Royal Melbourne Golf Club (East) 395 metres
– 6th Royal Melbourne Golf Club (West) 391 metres
– 12th The Cut Golf Club 400 metres
– 5th New South Wales Golf Club 468 metres
– 18th Palm Meadows Golf Club 523 metres
– 3rd Tasmania Golf Club 528 metres
– 11th The Lakes Golf Club 528 metres
|The par-5 sixth hole at New South Wales Golf Club. Photo: Greg Gering