Best golf courses: Aus - South East

Aus - South East: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Yarrawonga
Thomson & Perrett

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Yarrawonga

Designer

Peter Thomson & Ross Perrett

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Watson & Stirling

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Terry Watson & Ted Stirling

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Canberra
Ellis, Prosper

Visitors?

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Nearest city

Canberra

Designer

Prosper Ellis

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Horsham
Berriman, Sam

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Horsham

Designer

Sam Berriman

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bairnsdale
Morcom, Mick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bairnsdale

Designer

Current design by Mick Morcom (1958), although it was not until 1978 that the full 18 holes were ready for play.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Warrnambool
Beale, Lance

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Warrnambool

Designer

Lance Beale designed the current layout when the club moved to Mt Burr in 1961.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Canberra
Andriske, Bill

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Canberra

Designer

Bill Andriske and Ken McKay

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Swan Hill
Parslow, Ted

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Swan Hill

Designer

Ted Parslow

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Canberra
Spencer, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Canberra

Designer

John Spencer

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
von Hagge & Devlin

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Robert von Hagge & Bruce Devlin

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Warrnambool
Various

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Warrnambool

Designer

Original design in 1963 at this location by Club members, extended to 12 holes in 1973, and 18 in 1985. Subsequent improvements made by Kevin Hartley (1989) and Michael Clayton (2000).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
On application
Canberra
Harris, John

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Canberra

Designer

Current layout designed by Cmdr John Harris (1962). Newer Brindabella-nine and improvements to original Westbourne course designed by Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge (1984). The Club's earlier course, located in Acton, was designed by James Herd Scott (1945).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Warrnambool
Lowe, George

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Warrnambool

Designer

George Lowe

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Yarrawonga
Thomson & Wolveridge

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Yarrawonga

Designer

Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Yarrawonga
Thomson & Wolveridge

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Yarrawonga

Designer

Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Canberra
Scott, James Herd

Visitors?

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Nearest city

Canberra

Designer

Original design by James Herd Scott. Later revisions by Kel Nagle of Cooper Nagle & Associates (1978). Major redevelopment by Ben Davey of Contour Golf Design (2023/24).

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