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Australia's Best Golf Holes

by Darius Oliver, from Australia's Finest Golf Courses

 

 

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Best Australian Golf Holes - The following are Australia's best golf holes, according to Darius Oliver, author of a new book on Australia's leading golf courses. Oliver has divided the golf courses of Australia into two categories - classic and modern and aside from reviewing more than 60 of our top tracks, has also ranked the best golf holes, courses, settings, clubhouses etc in Australian golf. Below are his lists of Australia's best golf holes, which appear in the book Australia's Finest Golf Courses (RRP $49.95).

 
 

Best Par Three’s - Classic

Kingston Heath 15
Royal Melbourne West 5
Yarra Yarra 11
New South Wales 6
Royal Melbourne East 16
Woodlands 17
Newcastle 7
Kingston Heath 10
Metropolitan 2
Royal Melbourne West 7
Peninsula North 14
Kingston Heath 5
Barwon Heads 13
New South Wales 11
Royal Queensland 14
Royal Melbourne East 4

 


Best Par Three’s - Modern

National Old 7
Thirteenth Beach 12
Ellerston 6
Thirteenth Beach 16
Kennedy Bay 16
Capital 8
The Dunes 17
National Moonah 5
Thirteenth Beach 7
Capital 16
National Ocean 11
National Moonah 17
Ellerston 2
Joondalup (Quarry) 3
Glades 17
Links Lady Bay 17

Best Set of Par Three’s  - Classic

Kingston Heath
Yarra Yarra
Royal Melbourne West
Royal Melbourne East
New South Wales


 

Best Set of Par Three’s – Modern

Thirteenth Beach
Ellerston
Capital
Laguna Quays
National Moonah
The Dunes


 

 

 

Best Par Four’s - Classic (over 340m)

Royal Melbourne West 6
Royal Melbourne West 17
Royal Canberra 16
Commonwealth 16
Royal Adelaide 11
New South Wales 15
Royal Melbourne East 18
Newcastle 5
Royal Adelaide 14
Commonwealth 11
Yarra Yarra 5
Kingston Heath 6
Royal Melbourne West 18
Metropolitan 5
Peninsula South 17
New South Wales 7
Royal Adelaide 18
Royal Melbourne East 2
Victoria 13

 


Best Par Four’s - Modern (over 340m)

Ellerston 16
National Moonah 11
Kennedy Bay 15
National Moonah 3
Ellerston 7
Vines Lakes 11
National Moonah 4
Ellerston 5
Capital 17
Glades 2
Laguna Quays 6
National Moonah 10
The Dunes 8
The Vintage 2
Thirteenth Beach 8
Capricorn New 17
Capital 6
Heritage 8

Best Par Four’s - Classic (under 340m)

Royal Adelaide 3
Kingston Heath 3
Royal Melbourne West 10
New South Wales 14
Royal Melbourne East 1
Woodlands 7
Kingston Heath 9
Commonwealth 17
Victoria 15
The Lakes 10
Royal Melbourne East 15
Woodlands 13
Royal Melbourne West 3
Woodlands 4
Portsea 13
Peninsula North 13

 

Best Par Four’s - Modern (under 340m)

Pelican Waters 12
Kennedy Bay 7
The Dunes 4
Thirteenth Beach 5
Glades 16
The Grand 10
Kennedy Bay 12
Pelican Waters 2
Thirteenth Beach 13
Hyatt Coolum 5
Moonah Links 1
The Vintage 4
Joondalup (Lake) 2
National Ocean 13
Lakelands 8
Links Lady Bay 10

Best Set of Par Four’s - Classic

Royal Melbourne West
Royal Adelaide
Kingston Heath
Commonwealth
Newcastle
New South Wales
Royal Melbourne East

Best Set of Par Four’s – Modern

Ellerston
National Moonah
Kennedy Bay
The Dunes
Capital


 

 

Best Par Five’s - Classic

New South Wales 5
Royal Melbourne West 4
Kingston Heath 14
The Lakes 11
Victoria 9
Woodlands 15
Royal Melbourne East 17
Royal Melbourne West 12
Kooyonga 2
Royal Melbourne East 10
Peninsula South 8
Newcastle 10
Yarra Yarra 9
Kingston Heath 7
Peninsula North 15
Royal Sydney 16

 


Best Par Five’s - Modern

Ellerston 9
National Moonah 15
National Moonah 2
Ellerston 10
Capital 7
National Moonah 7
Palm Meadows 18
Thirteenth Beach 6
The Grand 12
Ellerston 1
Hope Island 8
Kennedy Bay 8
Thirteenth Beach 4
Joondalup (Quarry) 4
The Dunes 12
Thirteenth Beach 11
Glades 7

Best Set of Par Five’s - Classic

Kingston Heath
The Lakes
Royal Melbourne West
Victoria
Yarra Yarra

 

Best Set of Par Five’s – Modern

National Moonah
Ellerston
Thirteenth Beach
Hope Island
Kennedy Bay

Hardest Holes

National Ocean 9
Sanctuary Cove Pines 10
Ellerston 16
National Ocean 18
National Moonah 16
Moonah Links 18
Kooralbyn 15
Ellerston 3
Kooralbyn 5
National Old 3
Ellerston 8
National Old 7
The Grand 9
Joondalup (Dune) 4
Yarra Yarra 11
Ellerston 15
Moonah Links 15


Moonah Links 18th hole

Most Spectacular Holes

National Old 7
New South Wales 5
New South Wales 6
Royal Melbourne West 4
Ellerston 16
National Ocean 1
New South Wales 14
National Moonah 11
Ellerston 7
Narooma 3
Joondalup (Quarry) 3
Ellerston 6
Laguna Quays 13
Kooralbyn 5
National Old 17


New South Wales 5th hole


Best Opening Hole

Metropolitan
Royal Melbourne East
Portsea
Kingston Heath
Ellerston
The Lakes
Royal Adelaide
Woodlands
Moonah Links
Kennedy Bay
Links Lady Bay
National Moonah


Best Closing Hole

Royal Melbourne East
Royal Melbourne West
Royal Adelaide
Ellerston
Royal Sydney
Commonwealth
Kingston Heath
National Moonah
Palm Meadows
The Dunes


Hardest Opening Hole

National Old
Capricorn New
Yarra Yarra
Paradise Palms
Joondalup (Dune)


Hardest Closing Hole

National Ocean
Moonah Links
Pelican Waters
Sanctuary Cove Pines
Sanctuary Lakes
Glades


Best Opening Stretch – (Holes 1-3)

Royal Melbourne East
Metropolitan
National Moonah
Kingston Heath
Royal Adelaide
Ellerston
Royal Melbourne West

 


Best Closing Stretch – (Holes 16-18)

Royal Melbourne East
Commonwealth
Royal Melbourne West
Kingston Heath
Ellerston
National Moonah
Metropolitan

 


Best Consecutive Holes – Any 3

Royal Melbourne West 4-6
New South Wales 5-7
Royal Melbourne East 16-18
Ellerston 5-7
Newcastle 5-7
Kingston Heath 14-16
Royal Melbourne East 1-3
Commonwealth 16-18
New South Wales 13-15
Peninsula North 12-14
Capital 6-8


Hardest Closing Stretch – (Holes 16-18)

Moonah Links
National Moonah
Sanctuary Lakes
The Australian
National Ocean

 

Australia's Finest Golf Courses

These rankings feature in Darius Oliver's book

Australia's Finest Golf Courses