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GOLF Course Guide CONDITIONS Rankings 2018

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.

2018 COND RANK COURSE 2017 COND RANK
1 BARNBOUGLE DUNES 1
2 BARNBOUGLE LOST FARM 2
3 JOONDALUP - QUARRY/DUNES 3
4 MOONAH LINKS - LEGENDS 4
5 KENNEDY BAY 7
6 MOONAH LINKS - OPEN 5
7 THE DUNES 8
8 ST ANDREWS BEACH 6
9 THIRTEENTH BEACH - BEACH 10
10 MAGENTA SHORES 9
11 CAPE WICKHAM 14
12 BARWON HEADS 11
13 LINKS HOPE ISLAND 12
14 GLADES 18
15 BONVILLE   15
16 LAKELANDS 13
17 ARUNDEL HILLS nr
18 HAMILTON ISLAND 17
19 THIRTEENTH BEACH - CREEK 19
20 BROOKWATER 22
21 KALGOORLIE 20
22 SANCTUARY COVE - PALMS 27
23 THE CUT 16
24 NOOSA SPRINGS 25
25 PACIFIC DUNES 32
26 SANDHURST - CHAMPIONS nr
27 SANCTUARY COVE - PINES 24
28 STONECUTTERS RIDGE 23
29 NEWCASTLE 21
30 PACIFIC HARBOUR 28
31 MEADOW SPRINGS 34
32 BLACK BULL 26
33 TWIN WATERS 29
34 SANCTUARY LAKES 33
35 PORTSEA 31
36 CLUB MANDALAY 37
37 EAGLE RIDGE 30
38 ROYAL PINES - GREEN/GOLD 36
39 PORT FAIRY 46
40 CRANBOURNE 35
41 OCEAN DUNES nr
42 BALLARAT 39
43 SHEPPARTON 50
44 SETTLERS RUN 41
45 KOORALBYN nr
46 MURRAY DOWNS 44
47 CAPE SCHANCK 42
48 HORSHAM 38
49 RANFURLIE 45
50 CAPRICORN  49

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