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.
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.
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.