Course Architects


Our biennial ranking of the premier courses in the country is once again a celebration of the very best in Australian golf, just as it should be. Yet inside the local golf-club scene exists an intriguing realm of mistakes and maladies that Australian course architects know only too well.

My Shot: Ross Perrett

My Shot: Ross Perrett

Australian course designer Ross Perrett on surviving a stroke, honouring Peter Thomson’s legacy, linking arms with Karrie Webb and how he hopes to win the Archibald Prize.

Links Hope Island

Course Review: Links Hope Island, QLD

Retaining a connection to its past while plotting a brave new future has Links Hope Island positioned to strengthen its standing as one of Australia’s most popular golf experiences.

Town & Country

Town & Country

Whether you hug the coastline or head inland, outside our capital cities are many fine layouts just waiting to welcome you in customary country style.

Island Home

Island Home

Sydney entrepreneur Craig Perkins loves the Players so much, he built a replica of TPC Sawgrass’ famous 17th hole in the backyard of his New South Wales Southern Highlands retreat. Very soon you can play it too.

Golfers are given a constant reminder of what the land looked like back in Ned Kelly’s day, with basalt rock framing several holes at Club Mandalay.

Course Review: Club Mandalay, Vic

Carving an immaculate course out of a paddock full of rocks is a remarkable feat. Creating a golf facility that’s enjoyed by an entire community is groundbreaking. Here’s how Club Mandalay achieved both.

Editor’s Letter

The Everywhere Man: Digging deeper into Australia’s obsession with course architect Tom Doak