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GOLF Course Guide CONDITIONS Rankings 2020

Course Conditions (40% weighting): Year round playing conditions (from best to worst season) and course maintenance of greens (greatest weighting), fairways, tees, roughs and hazards. 

In contrast with other lists, this weighting was arrived at by listening to Guide readers – Green Fee players – who dictated that conditioning was important for an enjoyable round.
Mackenzie decreed that “The course should be equally good during winter and summer, the texture of the greens and fairways should be perfect, and the approaches should have the same consistency as the greens”. More than just firm greens and smooth fairways – our players agree with the good Doctor: “There should be a complete absence of the annoyance and irritation caused by the necessity of searching for lost balls”, they feel that balls should not plug in a bunker face, or be held up by thick rough on the edge of a bunker.

All these aspects of an enjoyable round are taken into account under Conditions.

2020 COND RANK COURSE 2019 COND RANK
1 BARNBOUGLE LOST FARM 1
2 BARNBOUGLE DUNES 2
3 CAPE WICKHAM 6
4 BARWON HEADS 4
5 JOONDALUP - QUARRY/DUNES 3
6 THE DUNES 7
7 MOONAH LINKS - LEGENDS 5
8 MOONAH LINKS - OPEN 9
9 THIRTEENTH BEACH - BEACH 13
10 KENNEDY BAY 12
11 ST ANDREWS BEACH 8
12 LINKS HOPE ISLAND  11
13 BONVILLE   15
14 THE CUT 16
15 MAGENTA SHORES 10
16 HAMILTON ISLAND 14
17 SANCTUARY COVE - THE PINES 19
18 LAKELANDS  17
19 NEWCASTLE 18
20 PORTSEA  28
21 MEADOW SPRINGS  21
22 BLACK BULL 29
23 NOOSA SPRINGS  26
24 THIRTEENTH BEACH - CREEK 25
25 BROOKWATER 30
26 STONECUTTERS RIDGE 20
27 GLADES  22
28 PACIFIC DUNES 23
29 SANCTUARY COVE - THE PALMS 24
30 MOUNT COMPASS 44
31 PORT FAIRY 45
32 SUN CITY  31
33 PACIFIC HARBOUR 34
34 TWIN WATERS  35
35 OCEAN DUNES 33
36 CLUB MANDALAY nr
37 SANCTUARY LAKES 32
38 MURRAY DOWNS  47
39 CRANBOURNE 36
40 RIVERSIDE OAKS - BUNGOOL 37
41 SANDHURST - CHAMPIONS 38
42 ROYAL PINES - GREEN/GOLD 40
43 CURLEWIS 48
44 ROYAL HOBART 43
45 MAROOCHY RIVER  39
46 KALGOORLIE 42
47 SETTLERS RUN nr
48 BALLARAT 41
49 KOORALBYN nr
50 CAPRICORN  50

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