It is the first time that Royal Melbourne has not occupied the top spot but in past years it has always been the composite course in this position. Australian Golf Digest no longer rank the composite course to be played in next year’s Presidents Cup, as only the professionals ever play that design.
Combined with a few conitional problems Royal Melbourne West comes in at number 3 and the East at number 8. With conditions on the way up, expect these courses to rise back up the rankings next year.
My only gripe is the inclusion of Ellerston in the list. It is easier to find Tiger Woods than get a tee time on the late Kerry Packer’s private golf course.
I’ll list the top 25 below. For the full Top 100 you’ll need to buy the latest Australian Golf Digest magazine. Which is fair enough…..as they did all the “work”.
Anyone played many of these courses? Any comments? Add them below.
1 Kingston Heath (Victoria)
2 New South Wales (NSW)
3 Royal Melbourne (West) (Victoria)
4 Barnbougle Dunes (Tasmania)
5 Ellerston (NSW)
6 The National (Moonah) (Victoria)
7 Metropolitan (Victoria)
8 Royal Melbourne (East) (Victoria)
9 Royal Adelaide (South Australia)
10 Victoria (Victoria)
11 The Australian (NSW)
12 Lake Karrinyup (Western Australia)
13 Moonah Links (Legends) (Victoria)
14 The Dunes (Victoria)
15 Royal Sydney (NSW)
16 The National (Victoria)
17 The Lakes (NSW)
18 Newcastle (NSW)
19 Joondalup (Quarry/Dune) (Western Australia)
20 The Links Kennedy Bay (Western Australia)
21 Barwon Heads (Victoria)
22 Woodlands (Victoria)
23 Kooyonga (South Australia)
24 Commonwealth (Victoria)
25 Peninsula (North) (Victoria)