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GOLF Course Guide CONDITIONS Rankings 2019

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.

2019 COND RANK COURSE 2018 COND RANK
1 BARNBOUGLE LOST FARM 2
2 BARNBOUGLE DUNES 1
3 JOONDALUP - QUARRY/DUNES 3
4 BARWON HEADS 12
5 MOONAH LINKS - LEGENDS 4
6 CAPE WICKHAM 11
7 THE DUNES 7
8 ST ANDREWS BEACH 8
9 MOONAH LINKS - OPEN 6
10 MAGENTA SHORES 10
11 LINKS HOPE ISLAND  13
12 KENNEDY BAY 5
13 THIRTEENTH BEACH - BEACH 9
14 HAMILTON ISLAND 18
15 BONVILLE   15
16 THE CUT 23
17 LAKELANDS  16
18 NEWCASTLE 29
19 SANCTUARY COVE - PINES 27
20 STONECUTTERS RIDGE 28
21 MEADOW SPRINGS  31
22 GLADES  14
23 PACIFIC DUNES 25
24 SANCTUARY COVE - PALMS 22
25 THIRTEENTH BEACH - CREEK 19
26 NOOSA SPRINGS  24
27 ARUNDEL 17
28 PORTSEA  35
29 BLACK BULL 32
30 BROOKWATER 20
31 SUN CITY  nr
32 SANCTUARY LAKES 34
33 OCEAN DUNES 41
34 PACIFIC HARBOUR 30
35 TWIN WATERS  33
36 CRANBOURNE 40
37 RIVERSIDE OAKS - BUNGOOL nr
38 SANDHURST - CHAMPIONS 26
39 MAROOCHY RIVER (HORTON PARK) nr
40 ROYAL PINES - GREEN/GOLD 38
41 BALLARAT 42
42 KALGOORLIE 21
43 ROYAL HOBART nr
44 MT COMPASS (FLEURIEU) nr
45 PORT FAIRY 39
46 SHEPPARTON 43
47 MURRAY DOWNS  46
48 CURLEWIS nr
49 RANFURLIE 49
50 CAPRICORN  50

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