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 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|