The mechanical hum that periodically emanates from several grates on the course are not proof that the tournament is a Matrix-like simulation created by green-jacketed aliens. Instead, the grates provide ventilation for Augusta National's extensive subterranean turf-conditioning system.
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.
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.