Golf Australia Magazine has listed 50 of Australia’s most fun short courses in a recent issue and we had almost as much fun reading them as it would be playing them.
After years of playing golf on many of the best golf courses in Australia – in club competitions, socially with friends or even alone in the long shadows at the end of the day – perhaps the most memorable experiences have been on short golf courses.
We’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve stumbled upon a random, unknown (to me) 9-hole golf course and found a lot of joy discovering what new, often quirky holes the place has to offer.
They tend to provide a more welcoming opportunity to introduce someone to golf. A round won’t take up much time, it’s often a more casual atmosphere, and almost by definition, you don’t have to hit the ball as far.
So we were excited to read Golf Australia Magazine’s recent list of Australia’s 50 best golf courses. As someone who has got a lot of fun hunting down new, shorter golf courses, I recommend giving scrolling through this list and perhaps visiting a few.
There’s also a few on our bucket list such as Rottnest Island Golf Course and that wonderful looking course on Lord Howe Island that I’ve heard great things about.
I’m sure they’ve missed a few so keen to hear your thoughts on these.