2018 Rankings - Golf Digest Magazine
ROYAL MELBOURNE WEST remains entrenched at the top of the list, this gem of a design is possibly Mackenzie's best work, combined with a wondrous site, superb construction, and supreme conditioning. The Legend fairways have been presented by Superintendant Richard Forsyth to permit the ball to bounce and roll thus preserving the architect's intent, where the clever doglegs mitigate much of the long hitter's advantage. The firm fecue surrounds brilliantly enhance the fun of the running approach shot to greens that can be presented as the firmest and fastest in the world.
CAPE WICKHAM remains at No. 3 in Golf Digest's 2018 list. Neighbour King Island course OCEAN DUNES debuts at No. 10 - several places higher than judges at The GOLF Course Guide ranked the new arrival as its playing surfaces are yet to mature. Barnbougle LOST FARM improved 3 places in this latest list, with ROYAL ADELAIDE jumping 5 spots.
The exclusive CATHEDRAL LODGE designed by Greg Norman debuts at No. 16.
The full Top 100 is below.
In 2018 Golf Digest amended their criteria:
To arrive at a course’s final score, we total its averages in the seven categories, doubling Shot Values*