Architecture: The Art Of Design

A round-table discussion of Australian course architects reveals the trends, tales and talking points of golf course architecture in this country and abroad.

The Last Stand

Tree removal has been at the heart of golf-course architecture for the past few decades. Has the game finally arrived at its natural balance?

Golf’s darkest day

The sun was out, the wind was down and the field was away.
Yet the 2002 Australian Open stopped not long after play started. Two decades on, we revisit the day Australian golf made world headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Vale Lyndsay Stephen

As the golfing world mourns the loss of ‘Lynds’, Mike Clayton remembers his pal who was “everyone’s friend”.

The Greatest Composite Course on the Planet: 18 Best Holes in Victoria

If you could create the ultimate fantasy course for this year’s Presidents Cup by cherry picking the very best the state of Victoria has to offer, how would it look? We laid down the challenge to some of Australia’s elite players and course designers. Naturally, they didn’t disappoint.

Two For The Show

A second major overhaul this century has the two Peninsula Kingswood layouts turning heads again.

River Revival

Like the city itself, Brisbane’s best golf clubs are undergoing a dramatic transformation.

Not So Missing Links

Whether or not a seaside golf course classifies as a true links is often secondary to the experience it provides.