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australia's top courses

Since 2001 we have asked our clients to rank their favourite golf courses whilst in Australia. Below is the top 10.

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1. National Golf Club Old Course

  • 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.

    The National Golf Club — Old Course
  • 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.

    The National Golf Club — Old Course
  • 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.

    The National Golf Club — Old Course
  • 4.  Metropolitan golf club

    Situated in Melbourne’s famous Sandbelt, Victoria Golf Club is one of Australia’s top ten golf courses. It has hosted many events over the years including the Australian Open and the Women’s Australian Open.

    The National Golf Club — Old Course
  • 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.

    The National Golf Club — Old Course
  • 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.

    The National Golf Club — Old Course
  • 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.

    The National Golf Club — Old Course
  • 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.

    The National Golf Club — Old 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.

    The National Golf Club — Old Course
  • 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.

    The National Golf Club — Old Course