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Australia's Top 100 Golf Courses - Golf Digest 2006

March 2006 Ranking List - Golf Digest Magazine

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1 ROYAL MELBOURNE VIC – Alister Mackenzie (West Course, 1931) & Alex Russell (East Course, 1932) 6,395 72
(Composite)

2 NEW SOUTH WALES NSW – Alister Mackenzie (1928)/Eric Apperly (1937 & ’51) 6,232 72

3 KINGSTON HEATH VIC – Dan Soutar (1925) 6,352 72

4 ELLERSTON NSW – Greg Norman & Bob Harrison (2001) 6,602 72

5 ROYAL ADELAIDE SA – Herbert Lockett Rymill & C.L. Gardiner (1904)/Alister Mackenzie (1926) 6,603 73

6 METROPOLITAN VIC – J.B. MacKenzie (1906)/Dick Wilson (1959) 6,460 72

7 BARNBOUGLE DUNES TAS – Tom Doak & Michael Clayton (2004) 6,141 71

8 THE NATIONAL VIC – Greg Norman & Bob Harrison (2000) 6,576 72
(Moonah)
9 THE AUSTRALIAN NSW – Jack Nicklaus (1976) 6,610 72

10 VICTORIA VIC – Oscar Damman & William Meader (1927) 6,219 72

11 KOOYONGA SA – Herbert Lockett Rymill (1924) 6,160 72

12 ROYAL CANBERRA ACT – James Herd Scott (1945)/John Harris (1962) 6,375 72
(Championship)
13 NEWCASTLE NSW – Fred Popplewell Snr (1915)/Eric Apperly (1937) 6,345 72

14 THE NATIONAL (Old) VIC – Robert Trent Jones Jnr (1988) 6,313 72

15 LAKE KARRINYUP WA – Alex Russell (1928) 6,432 72

16 THE GOLF CLUB KENNEDY BAY WA – Michael Coate, Roger Mackay & Ian Baker-Finch (1998) 6,420 72

17 MOONAH LINKS (Open) VIC – Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett (2001) 6,783 72

18 THE LAKES NSW – Bruce Devlin & Robert von Hagge (1967) 6,315 73

19 BROOKWATER QLD – Greg Norman & Bob Harrison (2002) 6,505 72

20 JOONDALUP WA – Robert Trent Jones Jnr (1985) 6,332 72
(Quarry–Dune)
21 THE CUT, PORT BOUVARD WA – James Wilcher (2004) 6,385 72

22 ROYAL SYDNEY NSW – Carnegie Clark (1913)/Ross Watson (2003) 6,230 72

23 COMMONWEALTH VIC – Sam Bennett (1921) 6,380 73

24 HOPE ISLAND QLD – Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett (1993) 6,457 72

25 LAGUNA WHITSUNDAYS QLD – David Graham & Gary Panks (1992) 6,366 72
(Turtle Point)

26 WOODLANDS VIC – J.D. Scott & R.J. Banks (1913) 6,038 72

27 THE VINES (Composite) WA – Graham Marsh & Ross Watson (1989) 6,529 72

28 PENINSULA (North) VIC – Sloan Morpeth (1967)/Michael Clayton (2001) 6,135 72

29 THE DUNES VIC – Tony Cashmore (1997) 6,409 72

30 TERREY HILLS NSW – Graham Marsh & Ross Watson (1994) 6,437 72

31 COOLUM (Hyatt Regency) QLD – Robert Trent Jones Jnr (1988) 6,326 72

32 BARWON HEADS VIC – Victor East & Mick Morcom (1921) 5,757 70

33 HUNTINGDALE VIC – Charles H. Alison (1941)/Newton, Grant & Spencer (1998 and ongoing) 6,395 72

34 YARRA YARRA VIC – Alex Russell (1929) 6,104 72

35 THE HERITAGE VIC – Jack Nicklaus (2000) 6,667 72
(St John)
36 BONVILLE NSW – Terry Watson & Ted Stirling (1992) 6,285 73

37 MOONAH LINKS VIC – Ross Perrett (2003) 6,315 72
(Legends)
38 CONCORD NSW – Dan Soutar (1916)/Ross Watson (1998) 6,102 71

39 SANCTUARY COVE QLD – Arnold Palmer (1989) 6,681 72
(Pines)
40 THE GLADES QLD – Greg Norman & Bob Harrison (2000) 6,420 72

41 THIRTEENTH BEACH VIC – Tony Cashmore (2001) 6,410 72
(Beach)
42 CLUB PELICAN QLD – Greg Norman & Bob Harrison (2000) 6,359 72

43 LINKS LADY BAY SA – Newton, Grant & Spencer (2000) 6,400 72

44 THE VINTAGE NSW – Greg Norman & Bob Harrison (2003) 6,310 71

45 TASMANIA TAS – Al Howard (1972) 6,200 72

46 THE NATIONAL (Ocean) VIC – Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett (2000) 6,552 72

47 PORTSEA VIC – Jock Young (1925)/Sloan Morpeth (1962) 5,935 72

48 GRANGE (West) SA – Vern Morcom (1956) 6,220 72

49 SECRET HARBOUR WA – Graham Marsh (1999) 6,423 72

50 PENINSULA (South) VIC – Sloan Morpeth (1967)/Michael Clayton (2004-2006) 6,350 73
51 THE GRAND QLD – Greg Norman & Bob Harrison (1997) 6,199 72

52 MOUNT LAWLEY WA – David Anderson (1927) 6,124 72

53 MEADOW SPRINGS WA – Robert Trent Jones Jnr (1993) 6,071 72

54 CAPRICORN (New) QLD – Karl Litten (1992) 6,542 72

55 GRANGE (East) SA – Vern Morcom (1967) 6,344 72

56 ROYAL HOBART TAS – Vern Morcom (1956) 6,115 72

57 ST MICHAEL’S NSW – Michael Moran & C.W. Cole (1938) 6,194 72

58 ARALUEN WA – Michael Coate & Roger Mackay (1994) 6,401 72

59 LAKELANDS QLD – Jack Nicklaus (1997) 6,489 72

60 ROYAL QUEENSLAND QLD – Carnegie Clark (1920) 6,513 73

61 PACIFIC DUNES NSW -– James Wilcher (2005) 6,403 72

62 ALICE SPRINGS NT – Thomson & Wolveridge (1985) 6,196 72

63 HORIZONS NSW – Graham Marsh & Ross Watson (1992) 6,187 72

64 HORSHAM VIC – Sam Berriman (1949) 5,895 71

65 MACQUARIE LINKS NSW – Robin Nelson (2002) 6,278 72

66 MURRAY DOWNS NSW – Ted Parslow (1990) 6,197 72

67 PARADISE PALMS QLD – Graham Marsh & Ross Watson (1990) 6,464 72

68 TWIN WATERS QLD – Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett (1991) 6,189 72

69 GLENELG SA – Vern Morcom (1955)/Neil Crafter & Bob Tuohy (1998) 6,267 71

70 SPRING VALLEY VIC – Vern Morcom (1948) 6,161 71

71 INDOOROOPILLY QLD – Ross Watson (1985) 6,355 72
(West)
72 CAMDEN LAKESIDE NSW – Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett (1993) 6,400 72

73 NORTH LAKES QLD – Graham Marsh (2002) 6,455 72

74 WESTERN AUSTRALIA WA – E. Cohen & V. Steffanoni (1930)/Graham Marsh (2001 and ongoing) 5,825 70

75 SUN CITY WA – Bob Green & Murray Dawson (1974) 6,400 72
76 RIVERSDALE VIC – Alex Russell (1930) 6,027 72

77 OCEAN SHORES NSW – Bruce Devlin & Robert von Hagge (1972) 6,359 72

78 TALLWOODS NSW – Michael Hurdzan (1999) 6,190 72

79 FEDERAL ACT – Prosper Ellis (1946) 6,248 72

80 MILLICENT SA – Lance Beale (1961) 6,011 72

81 THE CAPE VIC – Robert Trent Jones Jnr (1987) 5,692 70
(Cape Schanck Resort)
82 NAROOMA NSW – John Spencer (1980) 5,941 72

83 ALBANY WA – William Henry Angove (1898) 6,069 72

84 NOOSA SPRINGS QLD – Graham Papworth (1999) 6,189 72

85 BONNIE DOON NSW – Lance Giddings & Eric Apperly (1937)/Ross Watson (1995 and ongoing) 5,966 71

86 CASTLE HILL NSW – Eric Apperly (1951)/Newton, Grant & Spencer (1992) 6,187 72

87 SANCTUARY LAKES VIC – Greg Norman & Bob Harrison (2000) 6,489 72

88 MONASH NSW – James Scott (1950) 6,069 72

89 ARUNDEL HILLS QLD – Fred Bolton (1992) 6,386 72

90 PORT FAIRY VIC – club members (1963)/Kevin Hartley (1990) 5,870 72

91 COTTESLOE WA – various (1931)/Graham Marsh (work ongoing until 2008) 6,050 72

92 LONG ISLAND VIC – Gordon Oliver (1938) 6,205 72

93 SOUTHERN VIC – Sam Berriman (1949) 6,249 73

94 SEA TEMPLE QLD – Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett (2000) 6,125 71
(Links Port Douglas)
95 SORRENTO VIC – J.D. Scott (1929) 5,644 70

96 WARRNAMBOOL VIC – George Lowe (1926) 5,738 72

97 MOLLYMOOK (Hilltop) NSW – Bill Andriske & Ken Mackay (1977) 6,225 72

98 YOWANI ACT – James Herd Scott (1958) 6,272 72

99 ROBINA WOODS QLD – Graham Marsh & Ross Watson (1989) 6,078 71

100 CYPRESS LAKES NSW – Steve Smyers (1992) 6,487 72

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