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GOLF Course Guide DESIGN Rankings 2018

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.

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

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