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GOLF Course Guide DESIGN Rankings 2021

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.

2021 DESIGN RANK COURSE 2020 DESIGN RANK
1 CAPE WICKHAM 1
2 BARNBOUGLE DUNES 2
3 OCEAN DUNES 3
4 THE DUNES 5
5 BARNBOUGLE LOST FARM 4
6 ST ANDREWS BEACH 6
7 BARWON HEADS 8
8 NEWCASTLE 9
9 JOONDALUP - QUARRY/DUNES 10
10 THIRTEENTH BEACH - BEACH 11
11 MOONAH LINKS - LEGENDS 13
12 MAGENTA SHORES 12
13 PORTSEA  19
14 BONVILLE   15
15 THE CUT 14
16 SANCTUARY COVE - THE PINES 17
17 CAPRICORN  41
18 PACIFIC DUNES 18
19 BROOKWATER 22
20 LINKS HOPE ISLAND  16
21 HAMILTON ISLAND 20
22 SETTLERS RUN 35
23 THE VINTAGE 38
24 PORT FAIRY 25
25 LINKS LADY BAY 32
26 MOONAH LINKS - OPEN 24
27 THE VINES - LAKES 29
28 PACIFIC HARBOUR 43
29 RIVERSIDE OAKS - BUNGOOL 30
30 MOUNT COMPASS 48
31 SANCTUARY COVE - THE PALMS 31
32 BLACK BULL 46
33 GLADES  27
34 KOORALBYN 28
35 STONECUTTERS RIDGE 23
36 PELICAN WATERS 21
37 KALGOORLIE 58
38 MEADOW SPRINGS  34
39 CURLEWIS 33
40 ST MICHAEL'S 39
41 THIRTEENTH BEACH - CREEK 40
42 PALMER COOLUM nr
43 HORIZONS nr
44 TASMANIA 45
45 PALMER GOLD COAST  nr
46 SANCTUARY LAKES 26
47 CRANBOURNE 36
48 HERITAGE - ST JOHN 37
49 HERITAGE - HENLEY nr
50 RANFURLIE 44

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