Australia Best Golf Courses

Best golf courses in Australia

It wasn't hard to find five-star golf courses in Melbourne; some of the golf complexes here are truly spectacular – excellent rolling, impressive bunkering, nicely sloping greens, pitching fairways, ocean, countryside, lagoon and marshland views and well architected clubhouses.

In Sydney, we discovered what we believe to be Australia's best golf course – a gem with spectacular sea views, well-paced greens and unbelievable bunkering. Amidst the scenic views of the Gold Coast, we played at championship golf courses with challenging holes and interesting bushland greens that add suspense to your game! 

To look up the location of the best golf courses in Australia click on the map below. It will help you with your planning to play the best courses during your vacation. 
On the maps we have indicated golf hotels and Stay & Play resorts with the following symbol Stay & Play Golf Resorts
We applied a rating to each golf course visited. The rating scale, 5 (highest) to 1 (lowest), attempts to provide an indication of the golfing experience you can expect at each rated course. 
Australia Golf Map with Top Golf Courses and Resorts

click on the green arrow in the toolbar OF the table below to sortStay & Play Golf Resort.Private course – for members and their invited guests only.Unrated course – not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.2-star: reasonable standard. Good value, especially if better courses not available.3-star: a good course with many fine features.3+ (3-gold): a good course with many fine features. One of our top-rated 3’s.4-star: a must play course - excellent standard.4+ (4-gold): a must play course - excellent standard. One of our top-rated 4’s !5-star: simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.5+ (5-gold): simply the best - golf courses don’t get better than this. One of our top-rated 5’s!
Albany, Aus 0.gifVisitors welcomePerthAngove, William Henry
Alice Springs 4a.gifVisitors welcomeAlice SpringsThomson & Wolveridge
Araluen 4a.gifVisitors welcomePerth (Aus)Coate & Mackay
Arundel Hills p.gifPrivate clubBrisbaneBolton, Fred
Australian, The 5a.gifO/seas & I/stateSydneyNicklaus, Jack
Avondale, Aus 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateSydneyWatson, Ross
Bankstown 4a.gifWkends restrictdSydneyUnknown
Barnbougle (Lost Farm) 5a.gifVisitors welcomeHobartCoore & Crenshaw
Barnbougle (The Dunes) 5b.gifVisitors welcomeHobartDoak & Clayton
Barwon Heads 5a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneVarious
Belmont 4b.gifVisitors welcomeNewcastle (Aus)Ellis, Prosper
Black Bull, Aus 4a.gifVisitors welcomeYarrawongaThomson & Perrett
Bonnie Doon 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateSydneyWatson, Ross
Bonville 4b.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneWatson & Stirling
Bribie Island 3a.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneMcArthur, Arch
Brisbane GC 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateBrisbaneClark, Carnegie
Brookwater 5a.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneNorman, Greg
Bunbury 0.gifVisitors welcomePerth (Aus)Gough, Allen & Flanagan
Camden Lakeside 4a.gifVisitors welcomeSydneyThomson, Peter
Cape Schanck 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneJones Jr, Robert Trent
Cape Wickham 5a.gifVisitors welcomeCurrieDeVries, Mike
Capital GC, Aus p.gifPrivate clubMelbourneThomson, Peter
Capricorn (Ch'ship) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneLitten, Karl
Capricorn (Resort) 0.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneThomson & Wolveridge
Castle Hill 4a.gifPrivate clubSydneyNewton, Grant & Spencer
Coast, The 4a.gifVisitors welcomeSydneyVarious
Commonwealth 4a.gifOn applicationMelbourneVarious
Concord, Aus 4b.gifO/seas & I/stateSydneySoutar, Dan
Coolangatta & TH (River) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneUnknown
Coolangatta & TH (West) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneUnknown
Cottesloe 4a.gifOn applicationPerth (Aus)Various
Cranbourne 3b.gifWkends restrictdMelbourneBerriman, Sam
Cut, The 4b.gifVisitors welcomePerth (Aus)Wilcher, James
Cypress Lakes 4a.gifVisitors welcomeNewcastle (Aus)Smyers, Steve
Dunes, The (Melbourne) 4b.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneCashmore, Tony
Eastern, The (Aus) 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneNorman, Greg
Elanora 4b.gifO/seas & I/stateSydneyVarious
Ellerston p.gifPrivate clubNewcastle (Aus)Norman & Harrison
Eynesbury 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneMarsh, Graham
Federal 4a.gifWkends restrictdCanberraEllis, Prosper
Flinders 0.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneMaxwell, David Myles
Forster Tuncurry 3a.gifVisitors welcomeNewcastle (Aus)Nagle, Kel
Gainsborough Greens 3a.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneUnknown
Gardiners Run 0.gifVisitors welcomeMelbournePacific Coast Design
Glades 4b.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneNorman, Greg
Glenelg 4a.gifNot SaturdaysAdelaideMorcom, Vern
Grand, The (Aus) p.gifPrivate clubBrisbaneNorman, Greg
Grange (East), Aus 4a.gifOn applicationAdelaideMorcom, Vern
Grange (West), Aus 4a.gifOn applicationAdelaideMorcom, Vern
Growling Frog 0.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneMarsh, Graham
Hamilton Island 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCairnsThomson, Peter
Healesville 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneClayton, Michael
Heritage (Henley), Aus 4a.gifRsrt guests onlyMelbourneCashmore, Tony
Heritage (St John), Aus 4b.gifRsrt guests onlyMelbourneNicklaus, Jack
Hope Island 4b.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneThomson, Peter
Horizons Resort 4b.gifVisitors welcomeNewcastle (Aus)Marsh & Watson
Horsham 4a.gifVisitors welcomeHorshamBerriman, Sam
Hunter Valley 0.gifVisitors welcomeNewcastle (Aus)Mercer, Richard
Huntingdale 5a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneAlison, Charles
Indooroopilly (East) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneWatson, Ross
Indooroopilly (West) 4a.gifNot SaturdaysBrisbaneWatson, Ross
Joondalup 5a.gifVisitors welcomePerth (Aus)Jones Jr, Robert Trent
Kalgoorlie 4a.gifVisitors welcomePerth (Aus)Marsh, Graham
Kennedy Bay 5a.gifVisitors welcomePerth (Aus)Coate, Mackay & Baker-Finch
Keperra 3b.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneUnknown
Killara p.gifPrivate clubSydneyVarious
King Island G&BC, Tas. 3b.gifVisitors welcomeCurrieUnknown
Kingston Heath 5a.gifMon, Thur, FriMelbourneSoutar, Dan
Kingston Links 3a.gif(Closed in 2018)MelbourneCashmore, Tony
Kooindah Waters 4a.gifVisitors welcomeNewcastle (Aus)Watson & Parry
Kooralbyn Valley 0.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneMuirhead, Desmond
Kooyonga 4b.gifVisitors welcomeAdelaideRymill, Cargie
Laguna Quays 0.gif(Closed in 2012)CairnsGraham & Panks
Lake Karrinyup 5a.gifOn applicationPerth (Aus)Russell, Alex
Lakelands, Aus 4a.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneNicklaus, Jack
Lakes Entrance 4a.gifVisitors welcomeBairnsdaleMorcom, Mick
Lakes, The (Sydney) 4a.gifOn applicationSydneyDevlin & von Hagge
Links Lady Bay 4b.gifVisitors welcomeAdelaideNewton, Grant & Spencer
Liverpool, Aus 3b.gifVisitors welcomeSydneyGreen, Bob
Long Reef 4a.gifVisitors welcomeSydneyThomson, Peter
Macquarie Links p.gifPrivate clubSydneyNelson, Robin
Magenta Shores 4b.gifRsrt guests onlyNewcastle (Aus)Watson, Ross
Mandurah 3a.gifVisitors welcomePerth (Aus)Dawson, Murray
McCracken 3a.gifVisitors welcomeAdelaideCashmore, Tony
Meadow Springs 4a.gifVisitors welcomePerth (Aus)Jones Jr, Robert Trent
Metropolitan, Aus 4b.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneMacKenzie, J.B.
Millicent 4a.gifVisitors welcomeWarrnamboolBeale, Lance
Mollymook 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCanberraAndriske, Bill
Monash CC 4a.gifMon, Tue, ThurSydneyScott, James
Moonah Links (Legends) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbournePerrett, Ross
Moonah Links (Open) 5a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneThomson, Wolveridge & Perrett
Moore Park, Aus 3a.gifVisitors welcomeSydneyClark, Carnegie
Mount Compass 4a.gifVisitors welcomeAdelaideCrafter, Brian & Neil
Mount Lawley 4a.gifWeekdays onlyPerth (Aus)Anderson, David
Murray Downs 4a.gifVisitors welcomeSwan HillParslow, Ted
Narooma 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCanberraSpencer, John
National, The (Long Island) 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneOliver, Gordon
National, The (Moonah) 5b.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneNorman & Harrison
National, The (Ocean) 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneThomson, Wolveridge & Perrett
National, The (Old) 4b.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneJones Jr, Robert Trent
Nelson Bay 4a.gifVisitors welcomeNewcastle (Aus)Unknown
New South Wales 5b.gifMon, Thur, FriSydneyMacKenzie, Dr Alister
Newcastle, NSW 5a.gifVisitors welcomeNewcastle (Aus)Apperly, Eric
Noosa Springs 4a.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbanePapworth, Graham
North Lakes 4a.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneMarsh, Graham
Ocean Dunes, Aus 4b.gifVisitors welcomeCurrieGrant, Graeme
Ocean Shores 4a.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbanevon Hagge & Devlin
Pacific Dunes, NSW 4a.gifVisitors welcomeNewcastle (Aus)Wilcher, James
Pacific Harbour 4b.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneWatson, Ross
Palm Meadows 3b.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneMarsh, Graham
Palmer Colonial 3b.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneKobayashi, Mitsuaki
Palmer Coolum Resort 4b.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneJones Jr, Robert Trent
Palmer Gold Coast 4a.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneMarsh & Watson
Palmer Sea Reef 3b.gifVisitors welcomeCairnsWolveridge, Mike
Paradise Palms 3b.gif(Closed in 2019)CairnsMarsh & Watson
Pelican Waters 4b.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneNorman, Greg
Peninsula Kingswood (North) 5a.gifRsrt guests & O/seasMelbourneMorpeth, Sloan
Peninsula Kingswood (South) 4a.gifRsrt guests & O/seasMelbourneMorpeth, Sloan
Port Fairy 4a.gifVisitors welcomeWarrnamboolVarious
Portsea 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneVarious
Pymble 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateSydneySoutar, Dan
Ranfurlie 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneClayton, Mike
Riversdale, Aus 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneRussell, Alex
Riverside Oaks (Bungool) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeSydneyHarrison, Bob
Rosebud 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneUnknown
Roseville p.gifPrivate ClubSydney
Royal Adelaide 4b.gifOn applicationAdelaideMacKenzie, Dr Alister
Royal Canberra 4b.gifOn applicationCanberraHarris, John
Royal Fremantle 4a.gifPrivate clubPerth (Aus)Oliphant & Anderson
Royal Hobart 4a.gifVisitors welcomeHobartMorcom, Vern
Royal Melbourne (East) 5a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneRussell, Alex
Royal Melbourne (West) 5b.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneMacKenzie, Dr Alister
Royal Perth, Aus 4a.gifPrivate clubPerth (Aus)Unknown
Royal Pines 4a.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneMaruyama & Marsh
Royal Queensland 4b.gifOn applicationBrisbaneClark, Carnegie
Royal Sydney 4b.gifO/seas golfersSydneyClark, Carnegie
Sanctuary Cove (Palms) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneWatson, Ross
Sanctuary Cove (Pines) 4a.gifRsrt guests onlyBrisbanePalmer, Arnold
Sanctuary Lakes 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneNorman, Greg
Sandhurst, Aus 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneThomson & Perrett
Sands Resort, Aus 4a.gifRsrt guests, O/seas & I/stateMelbourneAppleby, Stuart
Secret Harbour 3b.gifVisitors welcomePerth (Aus)Marsh, Graham
Settlers Run 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneNorman, Greg
Sorrento 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneScott, J.D.
Southern 0.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneBerriman, Sam
Spring Valley 3b.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneMorcom, Vern
St Andrews Beach 4b.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneDoak, Tom
St Michael's 4a.gifVisitors welcomeSydneyGlancey & Moran
Stonecutters Ridge 4a.gifVisitors welcomeSydneyNorman, Greg
Sun City, nr Perth 3b.gifVisitors welcomePerth (Aus)Green & Dawson
Tallwoods 4a.gifVisitors welcomeNewcastle (Aus)Hurdzan, Michael
Tasmania 4a.gifVisitors welcomeHobartHoward, Al
Terrey Hills 5a.gifO/seas golfersSydneyMarsh & Watson
Thirteenth Beach (Beach) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneCashmore, Tony
Thirteenth Beach (Creek) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneFaldo, Nick
Twin Creeks 4a.gifVisitors welcomeSydneyMarsh, Graham
Twin Waters 4a.gifVisitors welcomeBrisbaneThomson & Wolveridge
Victor Harbor 3a.gifVisitors welcomeAdelaideVarious
Victoria GC, Aus 5a.gifWeekdays onlyMelbourneMeader & Damman
Vines, The (Ellenbrook) 4a.gifVisitors welcomePerth (Aus)Marsh & Watson
Vines, The (Lakes) 4a.gifVisitors welcomePerth (Aus)Marsh & Watson
Vintage, The (NSW) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeNewcastle (Aus)Norman & Harrison
Warrnambool 4a.gifVisitors welcomeWarrnamboolLowe, George
West Lakes 3b.gifOn applicationAdelaideVarious
Western Australian 4a.gifOn applicationPerth (Aus)Cohen & Steffanoni
Woodlands GC, Aus 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneBanks, Rowley
Yarra Yarra 4a.gifO/seas & I/stateMelbourneRussell, Alex
Yarrawonga (Lake) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeYarrawongaThomson & Wolveridge
Yarrawonga (Murray) 4b.gifVisitors welcomeYarrawongaThomson & Wolveridge
Yering Meadows 0.gifVisitors welcomeMelbourneWatson, Ross
Yowani 3b.gifWkends restrictdCanberraScott, James Herd

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