1.  The National Golf Club – Old Course
The National Golf Course at Cape Schanck has long been recognised as one of the most spectacular courses in the country, and when new land was acquired nearby back in 1996 to build two links style courses it looked every bit as good. Featuring three world class golf courses – the Old National course (designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr), the new Moonah course (designed by Greg Norman) and the Ocean course (designed by Thomson Wolveridge and Perrett) All three courses are voted in the top 40 in Australia.
2.  Royal Melbourne golf club – west course
Founded in 1891, Royal Melbourne is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious golf club. Its West and East courses are respectively ranked number 1 and 6 in Australia. The West course is a course to rival the best in the world. The clubs initial routing was altered by the great golf course architect, Alister Mackenzie in 1926.
3.  Kingston Heath Golf Club
Kingston Heath is one of Australia’s premier golf clubs. located in the world-renowned sandbelt region in the south east suburbs of Melbourne, it is almost universally regarded as the second best course in the country and is ranked 27th in the world. Its superb conditioning is the envy of many a rival club.
5.  New South Wales golf club
Known to many as ‘La Perouse’, this Alister Mackenzie layout is a shining jewel amongst Australia’s golfing gems and a must-play course if you are visiting Sydney. It offers everything you would expect from a world-class links course – plenty of undulation, excellent well-paced greens and spectacular sea views.
6.  Cape Wickham golf links
Designed by renowned US golf architect Mike DeVries, Cape Wickham sits on a magnificent piece of natural coastal land at the far north western tip of King Island, in the windswept waters of Bass Strait. Cape Wickham has already captured the attention of international golf writers and will no doubt enter the Australian golf rankings in an enviable position.
7.  Barnbougle Dunes golf club
Rated number 2 Golf Course in Australia by Australian Golf Magazine and Number 11 in the World by U.S. Golf Digest, The Dunes, with its spectacular vistas of Tasmania’s North East Coast, is a spectacular example of traditional Links golf. The 18 hole championship layout was designed by course architects Tom Doak and Mike Clayton.
8.  The Lost Farm golf club
Ranked #2 public course in Australia by Golf Australia Magazine, and #23 in the World by US Golf Digest, the Lost Farm course is an exciting challenge for Golfers of all levels. The sand dunes on which Lost Farm is located are steeper and more dramatic than those of Barnbougle Dunes, making it a remarkably different course.
9.  Royal Adelaide golf club
Royal Adelaide is one of Australia’s most famous golf courses. This traditional ‘links’ course has been the venue for many international and interstate matches and championships for over 100 years. Located just 15 minutes from Adelaide’s city centre, Royal Adelaide has played host to the Australian Open 9 times.
10.  Kooyonga golf club
Kooyonga Golf Club is a wonderful example of a championship golf course in undulating sand hills just a short drive from the central business district of Adelaide. It’s challenging layout and sensational playing surfaces provide golfers with the ultimate golfing experience.