Top 100 Spotlight: Avondale Golf Club

Call it secluded, call it unheralded, call it hidden within the bushy suburbs of Australia’s largest city. Whichever way you wish to frame it, found mere walking distance from Sydney’s bustling Pacific Highway is the bushland oasis of Avondale, which has been a steady rankings riser ever since Ross Watson oversaw thorough redesign work in Read more…

Top 100 Spotlight: 13th Beach Golf Links

For many years Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula sat in the shadow of its cross-bay sister peninsula, the Mornington, when it comes to golf. However, the emergence in 2001 of the first course at 13th Beach drew golfers’ attentions to the south-western corner of Port Phillip Bay as the golf offerings on the Bellarine began to flourish.

Top 100 Spotlight: Cathedral Lodge & Golf Club

Some golf courses are the result of the efforts and input of dozens of people – perhaps more. Others are the vision of a single person or one dedicated couple. For Cathedral, it was the latter. David and Sonya Evans had the land, the financial requirements and the courage to build a golf club of Read more…

Top 100 Spotlight: Royal Queensland Golf Club

The venerable Brisbane club received a complete makeover during the mid-‘noughties’ when the duplication of the city’s Gateway Bridge required the acquisition of a portion of Royal Queensland’s property.

Top 100 Spotlight: Newcastle Golf Club

The term ‘hidden gem’ is over-applied in golf-course circles. However, it fits when discussion turns to Newcastle Golf Club.

Top 100 spotlight: Elanora Country Club

Elanora’s charmed run within our biennial ranking was broken only by the club’s request to sit out the first three rankings of the new millennium while major course work was conducted and settled.

Top 100 Spotlight: Brisbane Golf Club

It was a calculated risk but one that paid off for Brisbane Golf Club. It was the first club in Australia to switch its putting surfaces from Bermuda 328 to the Champion Ultradwarf Bermuda strain of grass, doing so during a 40-month program prior to the club hosting the 2016 Queensland Open. Champion is a Read more…

Top 100 spotlight: Glenelg Golf Club

It took time for Glenelg to truly shine in the national golf consciousness, although today it is firmly in the must-play category for golfers visiting Adelaide.