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Australia's Top 100 Golf Courses - Golf Digest

2020 Rankings  - Golf Digest Magazine

ROYAL MELBOURNE WEST remains entrenched at the top of the list, this gem of a design is possibly Mackenzie's best work, combined with a wondrous site, superb construction, and supreme conditioning. The Legend fairways have been presented by Superintendant Richard Forsyth to permit the ball to bounce and roll thus preserving the architect's intent, where the clever doglegs mitigate much of the long hitter's advantage. The firm fecue surrounds brilliantly enhance the fun of the running approach shot to greens that can be presented as the firmest and fastest in the world. As showcased to a global audience for the 2019 Presidents Cup, the course presented thrilling matches and superb shot-making by the world's best players without being humbled - yet remains playable for senior members throughout the year.

          

COURSE NAME 2020 RANK 2018 RANK
ROYAL MELBOURNE - WEST 1 1
CAPE WICKHAM 2 3
KINGSTON HEATH 3 2
BARNBOUGLE DUNES 4 4
NEW SOUTH WALES 5 5
PENINSULA - NORTH 6  
BARNBOUGLE LOST FARM 7 6
ROYAL MELBOURNE - EAST 8 8
VICTORIA 9 11
ELLERSTON 10 7
ROYAL ADELAIDE 11 9
NATIONAL - MOONAH 12 12
OCEAN DUNES 13 10
METROPOLITAN 14 13
LAKE KARRINYUP 15 17
NATIONAL - OLD 16 15
CATHEDRAL LODGE 17 16
JOONDALUP - QUARRY/DUNES 18 21
THE LAKES 19 18
PENINSULA - SOUTH 20  
THE AUSTRALIAN 21 14
KOOYONGA 22 25
THE DUNES 23 19
BARWON HEADS 24 30
ROYAL CANBERRA 25 29
ST ANDREWS BEACH 26 23
WOODLANDS 27 26
NEWCASTLE 28 20
BROOKWATER 29 24
COMMONWEALTH 30 27
MAGENTA SHORES 31 22
THIRTEENTH BEACH - BEACH 32 32
HAMILTON ISLAND 33 31
BONVILLE 34 35
ROYAL QUEENSLAND 35 33
THE CUT 36 37
GLENELG 37 36
KENNEDY BAY 38 28
THE GRAND 39 39
BONNIE DOON 40 47
MOONAH LINKS - LEGENDS 41 34
ELANORA 42 45
GRANGE - WEST 43 44
SANCTUARY COVE - THE PINES 44 49
MOONAH LINKS - OPEN 45 41
CONCORD 46 52
LINKS HOPE ISLAND 47 43
ROYAL SYDNEY 48 38
TERREY HILLS 49 42
HUNTINGDALE 50 40
THE VINTAGE 51 46
PORTSEA 52 57
GRANGE - EAST 53 48
LONG ISLAND 54 63
SPRING VALLEY 55 52
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN 56 55
PORT FAIRY 57 71
KALGOORLIE 58 62
PACIFIC DUNES 59 53
SORRENTO 60 67
ST MICHAEL'S 61 70
MOUNT LAWLEY 62 69
GLADES 63 54
AVONDALE 64 58
RIVERSIDE OAKS - BUNGOOL 65 64
LAKELANDS 66 56
LINKS LADY BAY 67 60
BLACK BULL 68 76
CURLEWIS 69 77
STONECUTTERS RIDGE 70 72
SANCTUARY COVE - THE PALMS 71 59
COTTESLOE 72 66
MOUNT COMPASS 73 96
PACIFIC HARBOUR 74 65
CAPE SCHANCK 75  
THIRTEENTH BEACH - CREEK 76 84
CRANBOURNE 77  
PELICAN WATERS 78 61
SETTLERS RUN 79 74
FEDERAL 80 88
SUN CITY 81 86
NAROOMA 82 89
ARUNDEL HILLS 83 83
MEADOW SPRINGS 84 73
BRISBANE 85 81
HEALESVILLE (RACV) 86 79
THE VINES - LAKES 87 92
CYPRESS LAKES 88 85
SECRET HARBOUR 89 80
SANCTUARY LAKES 90 82
ROYAL PINES - GREEN/GOLD 91 95
MOLLYMOOK - HILLTOP 92  
TWIN CREEKS 93 75
EASTERN - SOUTH 94  
NOOSA SPRINGS 95 98
KOOINDAH WATERS 96 97
PALMER COOLUM 97  
MURRAY DOWNS 98 91
HORIZONS 99  
MAROOCHY RIVER 100  

                           

 

STATE BY STATE – LEADING COURSES

 

Victoria

1 Royal Melbourne West (1st overall)

2 Kingston Heath (3rd overall)

3 Peninsula Kingswood North (6th overall)

4 Royal Melbourne East (8th overall)

5 Victoria (9th overall)

 

New South Wales

1 New South Wales (5th overall)

2 Ellerston (10th overall)

3 The Lakes (19th overall)

4 The Australian (21st overall)

5 Newcastle (28th overall)

 

Queensland

1 Brookwater (29th overall)

2 Hamilton Island (33rd overall)

3 Royal Queensland (35th overall)

4 The Grand (39th overall)

5 Sanctuary Cove Pines (44th overall)

 

Western Australia

1 Lake Karrinyup (15th overall)

2 Joondalup Quarry/Dune (18th overall)

3 The Cut (36th overall)

4 Links Kennedy Bay (38th overall)

5 The Western Australian (56th overall)

 

South Australia

1 Royal Adelaide (11th overall)

2 Kooyonga (22nd overall)

3 Glenelg (37th overall)

4 Grange West (43rd overall)

5 Grange East (53rd overall)

 

Tasmania

1 Cape Wickham (2nd overall)

2 Barnbougle Dunes (4th overall)

3 Barnbougle Lost Farm (7th overall)

4 Ocean Dunes (13th overall)

 

ACT

1 Royal Canberra Westbourne (25th overall)

2 Federal (80th overall)