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GOLF Course Guide DESIGN Rankings 2017

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. The strategic design of each hole - where hazards come into play, reward for risk takers that is in proportion to the degree of risk, with a safer/easier option, maybe with an additional stroke, for those who choose not to take the risk.

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.

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

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