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GOLF Course Guide CONDITIONS Rankings 2017

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.

2017 COND RANK COURSE 2016 COND RANK
1 BARNBOUGLE DUNES 1
2 BARNBOUGLE LOST FARM 2
3 JOONDALUP - QUARRY/DUNES 3
4 MOONAH LINKS - LEGENDS 4
5 MOONAH LINKS - OPEN 7
6 ST ANDREWS BEACH 8
7 KENNEDY BAY 5
8 THE DUNES 9
9 MAGENTA SHORES 6
10 THIRTEENTH BEACH - BEACH 10
11 BARWON HEADS 11
12 LINKS HOPE ISLAND  15
13 LAKELANDS  17
14 CAPE WICKHAM nr
15 BONVILLE   16
16 THE CUT 12
17 HAMILTON ISLAND 21
18 GLADES  20
19 THIRTEENTH BEACH - CREEK 22
20 KALGOORLIE 18
21 NEWCASTLE 13
22 BROOKWATER 14
23 STONECUTTERS RIDGE 19
24 SANCTUARY COVE - PINES 31
25 NOOSA SPRINGS  25
26 BLACK BULL 49
27 SANCTUARY COVE - PALMS 24
28 PACIFIC HARBOUR 26
29 TWIN WATERS  29
30 EAGLE RIDGE 33
31 PORTSEA  23
32 PACIFIC DUNES 35
33 SANCTUARY LAKES 27
34 MEADOW SPRINGS  28
35 CRANBOURNE 34
36 ROYAL PINES - GREEN/GOLD 41
37 CLUB MANDALAY 53
38 HORSHAM 47
39 BALLARAT 37
40 PELICAN WATERS 30
41 SETTLERS RUN nr
42 CAPE SCHANCK 48
43 ROYAL HOBART nr
44 MURRAY DOWNS  44
45 RANFURLIE 42
46 PORT FAIRY 50
47 PARADISE PALMS  38
48 THE VINES - LAKES 39
49 CAPRICORN - CHAMPIONSHIP 36
50 SHEPPARTON 45

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