Ranfurlie represented a watershed moment in the burgeoning design career of Mike Clayton when the course opened in 2001. The former touring professional’s first ‘from scratch’ project became emblematic of the shape his design portfolio would take over time. The course is open, astutely bunkered and asks golfers to veer away from the centrelines of fairways in order to open up the preferred angles to the greens, which are generous in size and not contoured to excess. Trees do have a home at Ranfurlie but they are afforded distance from the targets as the ground features instead provide the challenge.     – Steve Keipert

Ranfurlie Golf Club
Where: Cranbourne-Frankston Rd,  Cranbourne VIC 3977
Phone: (03) 9788 8288
Web: ranfurlie.com.au