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Golf Digest Top 100 2012

March 2012 Ranking List - Golf Digest Magazine

Australian golf has a new number 1. For the first time since Australian Golf Digest started publishing a Top 100 ranking of golf courses in the 1980s, the West Course at Royal Melbourne has topped our biennial list. Until 2010 every previous ranking compiled by this magazine had featured the Composite Course at Royal Melbourne in top spot. Last time it was the sublime Kingston Heath that instead took first place. While the accolade was fully deserved, it was an honour that even the most passionate Kingston Heath member must have accepted was only temporary.

Enjoy this years list, always a great source of healthy debate and controversy, and please send any feedback to info@ausgolf.com.au.

2012 2010 COURSE NAME
1 3 Royal Melbourne (West)
2 1 Kingston Heath
3 5 Ellerston
4 4 Barnbougle Dunes
5 2 New South Wales
6 New Lost Farm
7 6 The National (Moonah)
8 8 Royal Melbourne (East)
9 10 Victoria
10 7 Metropolitan
11 12 Lake Karrinyup
12 16 The National (Old)
13 9 Royal Adelaide
14 17 The Lakes
15 13 Moonah Links (Legends)
16 14 The Dunes
17 11 The Australian
18 19 Joondalup (Quarry/Dune)
19 22 Woodlands
20 18 Newcastle
21 15 Royal Sydney
22 21 Barwon Heads
23 20 Golf Club at Kennedy Bay
24 29 Thirteenth Beach (Beach)
25 33 Brookwater
26 23 Kooyonga
27 28 Magenta Shores
28 32 St Andrews Beach (G'matta)
29 30 Royal Queensland
30 25 Peninsula (North)
31 24 Commonwealth
32 31 The Cut, Port Bouvard
33 26 Moonah Links (Open)
34 34 Yarra Yarra
35 35 Hope Island
36 37 The National (Ocean)
37 27 Royal Canberra
38 36 Huntingdale
39 New Hamilton Island
40 45 Glenelg
41 39 Peninsula (South)
42 47 Elanora
43 42 The Grand
44 38 Portsea
45 40 Coolum (Hyatt Regency)
46 46 Terrey Hills
47 49 Grange (West)
48 41 Bonville
49 48 Glades
50 44 The Vintage
51 43 Concord
52 61 Western Australia GC
53 54 Pelican Waters
54 59 Capricorn (C'ship)
55 62 Spring Valley
56 56 Pacific Harbour
57 55 The Heritage (St John)
58 51 Sanctuary Cove (Pines)
59 75 Avondale
60 74 Pacific Dunes
61 58 St Michael's
62 60 Port Fairy
63 68 Twin Creeks
64 57 Links Lady Bay
65 65 Meadow Springs
66 76 Paradise Palms
67 52 Mount Lawley
68 64 Settlers Run
69 50 The Vines (Lakes)
70 63 Cottesloe
71 72 The Heritage (Henley)
72 82 Amstel (Ranfurlie)
73 New Kalgoorlie
74 66 Sanctuary Lakes
75 85 Narooma
76 70 Lakelands
77 New Sanctuary Cove (Palms)
78 67 Secret Harbour
79 71 Tasmania
80 87 Riversdale
81 80 Long Island
82 97 Castle Hill
83 79 Eynesbury
84 93 Kooindah Waters
85 88 Sorrento
86 83 Murray Downs
87 New The Sands, Torquay
88 69 Alice Springs
89 New Sandhurst Club (Champions)
90 100 Horsham
91 New Sea Temple (for. Links PD)
92 New Robina Woods
93 77 Araluen
94 New Monash
95 New Thirteenth Beach (Creek)
96 New Federal
97 98 Tallwoods
98 81 Arundel Hills
99 84 Macquarie Links
100 78 Royal Hobart