Golf Australia Magazine share their 2023 list of Australia’s Top-100 Public Access Courses

If you’ve picked up the January 2023 issue of Golf Australia Magazine you’ll already have seen their biennial list of Australia’s Top-100 Public Access Courses.

If you didn’t, you can now check them out online at the Golf Australia Magazine website. Golf courses in Tasmania and Victoria fair very well once again but there are 16 courses on the list this year that weren’t in the rankings two years ago.

The ranking criteria are based on 50% design, 40% course condition, and 10% visual appeal. Golf Australia Magazine editor Brendan James also laid out a few extra criteria for a course to be considered in the biennial rankings concerning the term “public access”.

What you will find is that every course appearing in this ranking, as well as those that just missed out, offer public access tee times at least five and a half days a week. This benchmark standard has always been the foundation of our public access rankings. Sticking to that guideline, seven courses that appeared in our 2021 Public Access Courses ranking – Barwon Heads, Newcastle, Bonville, Ranfurlie, Indooroopilly, Sanctuary Cove’s Palms Course and Settlers Run – were not considered for this ranking as they have reduced their public access tee times. That said, in many cases you can still play these courses, either as a resort guest or by booking ahead for the times they still have available.

View the full list of Australia’s Top-100 Public Access Courses for 2023 at Golf Australia Magazine.

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