Australian Golf Digest reveal their list of Australia’s Top-100 golf courses

Royal Melbourne reigns … Packer’s pride disappears from view… 18 holes not required.

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Released every two years, the industry standard rankings of Australia’s best golf courses have just been released.   Royal Melbourne (West) continues to reign supreme, but Kerry Packer’s masterpiece Ellerston has been omitted from the latest list … due to COVID.  

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Golf Australia Magazine’s list of Australia’s best par-3 golf holes

In case you missed the issue August issue of Golf Australia magazine, they’ve published the list of Australia’s 100 best par-3 golf holes online.

Listed state-by-state, it won’t come as a surprise to see that in the list of Australia’s best par-3 golf holes, the well-known one-shotters are all there such as Kingston Heath’s 15th hole, Barnbougle Dunes’ 7th, New South Wales’ 6th, and also Narooma’s famous 3rd hole across the ocean.

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Must-read golf course review of Barnbougle Dunes

Ran Morrissett casts his eye over one of Australia’s best golf courses; Barnbougle Dunes

If you love Barnbougle Dunes, want to go play golf there or simply a connoisseur of great golf course design, you must read this review of Barnbougle Dunes by Ran Morrissett.

As founder of Golf Club Atlas, Morrissett is a doyen in the realm of golf course architecture and his captivating review of Barnbougle begins with a great overview of the history of its construction; from the initial consultations with land owner (and non-golfer) Richard Sattler to the intricacies and challenges of the layout:

In the end the routing became a classic figure 8 with the clubhouse in the middle.

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Bonnie Doon Golf Club: course review

Here is out Bonnie Doon golf course review after the first stage of a full course redesign.

Just 20 minutes south of the Sydney CBD, Bonnie Doon Golf Club has always been considered a good golf course. Always in great condition, a round at Bonnie Doon is an enjoyable experience with a fine layout, without any particularly memorable golf holes.

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