This is architect Seth Raynor’s original Redan, meaning the narrow green, flanked by bunkers short and behind, is angled from the tee with the back half of the putting surface running away from the player.
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.
The Doak Touch. Opinionated? Yes. Gifted? Absolutely. Successful? You bet. Tom Doak’s fingerprints are extending ever further across Australia, as his design flair comes to a course near you. Interviewed by Steve Keipert