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World's Best Australian Golf Courses

Here's how the best Australian courses - listed in order of their ranking by Australia's Golf Digest Magazine 2016 - were ranked by International (US) Magazines and by Planet Golf.

Interestingly, Digest's US Magazine has Ellerston slightly ahead of New South Wales, and Lost Farm a notch higher than RM East - the latter gaining respect after some attention by Tom Doak. National (Old) was a surprise choice by Golf Digest, ahead of the Moonah course, which along with an improved Victoria GC make the Planet Golf World Top 100. Royal Adelaide, previously well regarded by Golf Magazine, has disappeared from all three lists (No. 14 on Golf Digest Australia's ranking).

Cape WickhamCape Wickham (left) on King Island Tas was ranked by Golf Magazine Nov 2019 at what some saw as an uncharitable #60, but debuts at a stellar second place behind RM West from co-designer Darius Oliver on his Planet Golf list and a third spot (behind Kingston Heath) from both Digest publications. 
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Aus G Digest 2016 Course Name Location US Golf Mag 2019 US Digest Planet Golf
1 Royal Melbourne G.C. (West) Melbourne, Victoria 7 6 9
2 Kingston Heath Golf Club Melbourne, Victoria 22 18 18
3 Cape Wickham King Island, Tasmania 60 24 11
4 New South Wales Golf Club La Perouse, New South Wales 46 30 62
5 Barnbougle Dunes Bridport, Tasmania 35 33 42
6 Ellerston Golf Course Scone, New South Wales 77 29 80
7 Royal Melbourne G.C. (East) Melbourne, Victoria 96 55 96
8 Victoria GC Melbourne, Victoria nr   72
9 Barnbougle Lost Farm Bridport, Tasmania 89 40 47
10 The National GC (Old) Cape Schanck, Vic nr 87  
11 The National GC (Moonah) Cape Schanck, Vic nr   71

 

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