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GOLF Course Guide DESIGN Rankings 2019

Course Design (40% weighting): How each hole presents an enjoyable, even thrilling challenge to golfers of all abilities from scratch markers to high handicappers and shorter hitters. The variety of different holes that make up the course, and the variety of shots that they require to test every facet of your game. How well the course exploits the ‘best’ set and sequence of holes the land offers, and how well the routing takes the golfer on a journey of discovery. The strategic design of each hole - where hazards come into play, reward for risk takers of an easier subsequent shot, with a more difficult shot or possibly an additional stroke for those who choose to play safely.

Courses that offer higher handicappers an exciting test will find themselves rated better in this Guide, and courses that are really only playable by low markers will be ranked lower. Courses with two separate 18s considered as two courses; where 27 holes available, the “best” 18 selected.

2019 DES RANK COURSE 2018 DES RANK
1 BARNBOUGLE DUNES 2
2 CAPE WICKHAM 1
3 BARNBOUGLE LOST FARM 3
4 ST ANDREWS BEACH 5
5 THE DUNES 4
6 OCEAN DUNES 6
7 KENNEDY BAY 8
8 NEWCASTLE 7
9 BARWON HEADS 9
10 THIRTEENTH BEACH - BEACH 11
11 JOONDALUP - QUARRY/DUNES 10
12 MAGENTA SHORES 13
13 MOONAH LINKS - LEGENDS 12
14 BONVILLE   14
15 RIVERSIDE OAKS - BUNGOOL 26
16 LINKS HOPE ISLAND 15
17 HAMILTON ISLAND 17
18 SANCTUARY COVE - THE PINES 18
19 PELICAN WATERS 20
20 SANCTUARY LAKES 31
21 THE CUT 16
22 PORTSEA 21
23 KOORALBYN 34
24 PACIFIC DUNES 22
25 PORT FAIRY 35
26 STONECUTTERS RIDGE 25
27 SETTLERS RUN 46
28 MEADOW SPRINGS 40
29 CAPRICORN  30
30 THE VINES - LAKES 39
31 GLADES 19
32 SANCTUARY COVE - PALMS 33
33 BROOKWATER 28
34 LINKS LADY BAY nr
35 MURRAY DOWNS 45
36 BLACK BULL nr
37 CRANBOURNE 44
38 HERITAGE - ST JOHN 23
39 TASMANIA 42
40 PACIFIC HARBOUR 24
41 THE VINTAGE 32
42 CURLEWIS nr
43 ARUNDEL nr
44 ROYAL PINES - GREEN/GOLD 43
45 SUN CITY nr
46 ST MICHAEL'S nr
47 PALMER COOLUM 41
48 NOOSA SPRINGS 50
49 HERITAGE - HENLEY nr
50 CAPE SCHANCK 48

 

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