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.

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