Best golf courses: Australia

Australia: 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
Perth
Angove, William Henry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Perth

Designer

Original design by William Henry Angove.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Alice Springs
Thomson & Wolveridge

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Alice Springs

Designer

Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Perth (Aus)
Coate & Mackay

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

Michael Coate & Roger Mackay
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Brisbane
Bolton, Fred

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Fred Bolton
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
O/seas & I/state
Sydney
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Original course at this location laid out by Carnegie Clark (1904), with later improvements by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1920s) and Sloane Morpeth (1966), among others. Jack Nicklaus significantly redesigned the course in 1976, with further modifications in 2013.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
O/seas & I/state
Sydney
Watson, Ross

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Original design by Eric Apperly was revamped by Ross Watson (2007).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Sydney
Unknown

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Unknown
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Hobart
Coore, Bill

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hobart

Designer

Bill Coore of Coore & Crenshaw.
5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
Visitors welcome
Hobart
Doak & Clayton

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hobart

Designer

Tom Doak and Michael Clayton
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Various

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Original design by Victor "Vic" East (1920); various later modifications by Herbert L. “Cargie” Rymill, W.L. Spicer (1927), Joe Kirkwood, Alex Russell, Alister MacKenzie (1931) and Sloan Morpeth.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle (Aus)
Ellis, Prosper

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle (Aus)

Designer

Prosper Ellis
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.
O/seas & I/state
Sydney
Watson, Ross

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Original design at this location by Lance Giddings & Eric Apperly (1947). Significant redesign by Ross Watson (1995) and more recently by Ogilvy Clayton.
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
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
McArthur, Arch

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Arch McArthur
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
O/seas & I/state
Brisbane
Clark, Carnegie

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Original course at Yeerongpilly laid out in 1903/4 by Carnegie Clark. Subsequent modifications made by, among others, Dr Alister MacKenzie (1926), Wayne Grady and Ross Watson.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Greg Norman & Bob Harrison
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Perth (Aus)
Gough, Allen & Flanagan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

Albie Gough, Joe Allen & Fred Flanagan.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Sydney
Thomson, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Peter Thomson, Mike Wolveridge & Ross Perrett
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Currie
DeVries, Mike

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Currie

Designer

Mike DeVries (based in Michigan, USA) in collaboration with Australian golf writer Darius Oliver.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Melbourne
Thomson, Peter

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Peter Thomson, Mike Wolveridge & Ross Perrett
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Litten, Karl

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Private club
Sydney
Newton, Grant & Spencer

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Original design by Eric Apperly (1951). Significant redesign by Newton, Grant & Spencer (1992).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Sydney
Various

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Original design by the employees of Prince Henry Hospital and University of New South Wales.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
On application
Melbourne
Various

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Several contributors have evolved the course design, including Club Professional Sam Bennett (1921), Charles Lane (Club Capt 1923-33), Sloan Morpeth (Club Secretary 1930-62) and Kevin Hartley (1992).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
O/seas & I/state
Sydney
Soutar, Dan

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Original design by Dan Soutar (1920). Significant redesigns and renovations by Ross Watson (1997), Mark Parker (2009) and Tom Doak (2018).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Original nine dates from 1932; second nine (1951); third nine (1974); final nine (1981).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Original nine dates from 1932; second nine (1951); third nine (1974); final nine (1981).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
On application
Perth (Aus)
Various

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

Various designers contributed to Cottesloe's original design at its current location (1931). Recent improvements designed by Graham Marsh (2008/9).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Melbourne
Berriman, Sam

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Sam Berriman
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Perth (Aus)
Wilcher, James

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

James Wilcher
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle (Aus)
Smyers, Steve

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle (Aus)

Designer

Steve Smyers

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Cashmore, Tony

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Tony Cashmore & Associates
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
O/seas & I/state
Melbourne
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Greg Norman designed the current 27-hole layout at Yering, which opened in 2015.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
O/seas & I/state
Sydney
Various

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Original design by Dan Soutar (1928). Renovation overseen by James Wilcher (2000s).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Newcastle (Aus)
Norman & Harrison

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Newcastle (Aus)

Designer

Greg Norman & Bob Harrison
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Marsh, Graham

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

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

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Canberra

Designer

Prosper Ellis
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Maxwell, David Myles

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

David Myles Maxwell
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle (Aus)
Nagle, Kel

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle (Aus)

Designer

Kel Nagle and Mike Cooper designed the Tuncurry course.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Unknown
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Pacific Coast Design

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Current course at Lilydale (opened 2014) designed by Pacific Coast Design (lead architect Phil Ryan).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Greg Norman & Bob Harrison

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Not Saturdays
Adelaide
Morcom, Vern

Visitors?

Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Adelaide

Designer

Original members' design modified by Vern Morcom (1955), and by Neil Crafter & Bob Tuohy (1998).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Brisbane
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Greg Norman
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
On application
Adelaide
Morcom, Vern

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Adelaide

Designer

Vern Morcom's 1967 design, reworked by Greg Norman (2012).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
On application
Adelaide
Morcom, Vern

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Adelaide

Designer

Original members' design modified by Vern Morcom (1956-65), and Michael Clayton (2005-07).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Marsh, Graham

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Graham Marsh
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cairns
Thomson, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cairns

Designer

Peter Thomson
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Clayton, Michael

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Michael Clayton and Michael Cocking redesigned the existing course in 2009.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Melbourne
Cashmore, Tony

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Tony Cashmore in consultation with Nicklaus Design.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Melbourne
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Thomson, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle (Aus)
Marsh & Watson

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle (Aus)

Designer

Graham Marsh & Ross Watson
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
Newcastle (Aus)
Mercer, Richard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle (Aus)

Designer

Richard Mercer
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
O/seas & I/state
Melbourne
Alison, Charles

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Original design at this location by Charles "Hugh" Alison (1941). Subsequent improvements by Jack Newton, Graeme Grant & John Spencer (1998).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Watson, Ross

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Original course at St Lucia designed by Scottish-born professional golfer Dan Soutar (1926). Bob Green designed the 36-hole layout at the club's current Long Pocket site (1976). Significant improvements made by Ross Watson (1985, 2006 and ongoing).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Watson, Ross

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Original course at St Lucia designed by Scottish-born professional golfer Dan Soutar (1926). Bob Green designed the 36-hole layout at the club's current Long Pocket site (1976). Significant improvements made by Ross Watson (1985, 2006 and ongoing).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Perth (Aus)
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr designed the Quarry and Dune nines (1985) and Lake nine (1990).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Perth (Aus)
Marsh, Graham

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

Graham Marsh
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Perth (Aus)
Coate, Mackay & Baker-Finch

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

Michael Coate & Roger Mackay in collaboration with Ian Baker-Finch.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Unknown
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Sydney
Various

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Various people have contributed to this layout.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Currie
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Currie

Designer

Unknown

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Mon, Thur, Fri
Melbourne
Soutar, Dan

Visitors?

Mon, Thur, Fri

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Original design by Dan Soutar (1923). Bunkering improvements by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1926).
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
(Closed in 2018)
Melbourne
Cashmore, Tony

Visitors?

(Closed in 2018)

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Tony Cashmore
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle (Aus)
Watson & Parry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle (Aus)

Designer

Ross Watson & Craig Parry
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Muirhead, Desmond

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Desmond Muirhead
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Adelaide
Rymill, Cargie

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Adelaide

Designer

Herbert Lockett "Cargie" Rymill.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
(Closed in 2012)
Cairns
Graham & Panks

Visitors?

(Closed in 2012)

Nearest city

Cairns

Designer

David Graham and Gary Panks
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
On application
Perth (Aus)
Russell, Alex

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

Original design by Alex Russell, with later improvements by Mike Clayton in 2007.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature design.
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.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
On application
Sydney
Devlin & von Hagge

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Original layout by Eric Apperly & Tom Howard (1928). Substantial redesign by Bruce Devlin & Robert von Hagge (1967) when the course was split in two by the Mascot Freeway. Later improvements by Jack Newton, Graeme Grant & John Spencer (1995) and Peter Thomson, Mike Wolveridge & Ross Perrett (2000).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Adelaide
Newton, Grant & Spencer

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Adelaide

Designer

Jack Newton, Graeme Grant & John Spencer
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Sydney
Green, Bob

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Bob Green laid out the current course in Lansvale in 1971.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Sydney
Thomson, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Peter Thomson significantly revamped the existing layout in 1994.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Sydney
Nelson, Robin

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Robin Nelson
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Newcastle (Aus)
Watson, Ross

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Newcastle (Aus)

Designer

Ross Watson
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Perth (Aus)
Dawson, Murray

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

Murray Dawson
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Adelaide
Cashmore, Tony

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Adelaide

Designer

Tony Cashmore
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Perth (Aus)
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
O/seas & I/state
Melbourne
MacKenzie, J.B.

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Original design by J.B. MacKenzie (1908). Later improvements by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1926). Dick Wilson (USA) designed new holes in 1960 when a few original holes were absorbed by a school building project.
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
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Mon, Tue, Thur
Sydney
Scott, James

Visitors?

Mon, Tue, Thur

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

James Scott
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Perrett, Ross

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Ross Perrett
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Peter Thomson, Mike Wolveridge & Ross Perrett
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Sydney
Clark, Carnegie

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Original design by Carnegie Clark. First nine opened in 1913; full 18 completed along with the clubhouse in 1926.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Adelaide
Crafter, Brian & Neil

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Adelaide

Designer

Brian Crafter designed the front-nine (1994), but died before construction began. His son Neil Crafter completed the front-nine (1995), and later designed the back-nine (1998).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Perth (Aus)
Anderson, David

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

David Anderson
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-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
O/seas & I/state
Melbourne
Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Original design by Peter Thomson, Mike Wolveridge & Ross Perrett; significantly reworked by Tom Doak (2019).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
O/seas & I/state
Melbourne
Oliver, Gordon

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Gordon Bernard Oliver
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
O/seas & I/state
Melbourne
Norman & Harrison

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Greg Norman & Bob Harrison
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
O/seas & I/state
Melbourne
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle (Aus)
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle (Aus)

Designer

Unknown
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle (Aus)
Apperly, Eric

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle (Aus)

Designer

Original design by Fred Popplewell Sr (1915). Later significant improvements by Eric Apperly (1937).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Mon, Thur, Fri
Sydney
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

Visitors?

Mon, Thur, Fri

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Original design by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1928). Later revisions by Eric Apperly (1937 & 1951); Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge (1985); Jack Newton, Graeme Grant & John Spencer (1993); Greg Norman & Bob Harrison (2000).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Papworth, Graham

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Graham Papworth
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Marsh, Graham

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Graham Marsh
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Currie
Grant, Graeme

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Currie

Designer

Graeme Grant
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
Newcastle (Aus)
Wilcher, James

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle (Aus)

Designer

James Wilcher
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Watson, Ross

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Ross Watson
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Kobayashi, Mitsuaki

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Mitsuaki Kobayashi
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Marsh & Watson

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Graham Marsh & Ross Watson
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cairns
Wolveridge, Mike

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cairns

Designer

Mike Wolveridge (of Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Marsh, Graham

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Graham Marsh

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
(Closed in 2019)
Cairns
Marsh & Watson

Visitors?

(Closed in 2019)

Nearest city

Cairns

Designer

Graham Marsh & Ross Watson
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Greg Norman & Bob Harrison
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests & O/seas
Melbourne
Morpeth, Sloan

Visitors?

Rsrt guests & O/seas

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Original design at current location by Sloan Morpeth (1967). Later improvements by Michael Clayton (2001), and a major renovation by Michael Clayton & Mike Cocking (2017).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests & O/seas
Melbourne
Morpeth, Sloan

Visitors?

Rsrt guests & O/seas

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Original design at current location by Sloan Morpeth (1969). Later improvements by Michael Clayton (2004), and a major renovation by Michael Clayton & Mike Cocking (2016).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Warrnambool
Various

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Warrnambool

Designer

Redesigned by Club members (1963). Subsequent improvements made by Kevin Hartley (1989) and Michael Clayton (2000).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Various

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Original design by Jock Young (1925). Extension from 14 to 18 holes by Jack Howard & Sloan Morpeth (1955). Later improvements by Michael Clayton (2000).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
O/seas & I/state
Sydney
Soutar, Dan

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Dan Soutar
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Clayton, Mike

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Mike Clayton
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
O/seas & I/state
Melbourne
Russell, Alex

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Alex Russell (1930)
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Sydney
Harrison, Bob

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

The original Gangurru course dates from 1987. Bob Harrison designed the Bungool course, which opened in 2014.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Unknown

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
O/seas & I/state
Adelaide
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Adelaide

Designer

Original design by H.L. (Cargie) Rymill and C.L. Gardiner (1904). Substantially redesigned by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1926). Later improvements by Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge (1979, 1997).
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).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Private club
Perth (Aus)
Oliphant & Anderson

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

Arthur Oliphant and Peter Anderson
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hobart
Morcom, Vern

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hobart

Designer

Vern Morcom designed the current Royal Hobart layout (1956).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
O/seas & I/state
Melbourne
Russell, Alex

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Alex Russell, with Mick Morcom in charge of construction. The East course opened for play in 1932.
5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
O/seas & I/state
Melbourne
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Designed in 1926 by Dr Alister MacKenzie. Working with Alex Russell and Mick Morcom (Head Greenkeeper), the course opened for play in 1931.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Private club
Perth (Aus)
Unknown

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

Unknown
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Maruyama & Marsh

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Original design by Tomojiro Maruyama (1990). Extensively renovated by Graham Marsh (2015).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
On application
Brisbane
Clark, Carnegie

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Original design by Carnegie Clark (1920). Further improvements by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1926) and Michael Clayton (2007).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
O/seas golfers
Sydney
Clark, Carnegie

Visitors?

O/seas golfers

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Original design at this location by Carnegie Clark (1921). Bunkering improvements by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1926). Recent revisions by Thomson Wolveridge & Associates (1980-86) and Ross Watson (2001-03).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Watson, Ross

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Ross Watson, who also designed the substantial renovations and course re-routing in 2010.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Brisbane
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Arnold Palmer
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
O/seas & I/state
Melbourne
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Greg Norman & Bob Harrison
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
O/seas & I/state
Melbourne
Thomson & Perrett

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Peter Thomson & Ross Perrett designed both courses: North (2004) and Champions (2008).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests, O/seas & I/state
Melbourne
Appleby, Stuart

Visitors?

Rsrt guests, O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Stuart Appleby
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Perth (Aus)
Marsh, Graham

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

Graham Marsh
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
O/seas & I/state
Melbourne
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Greg Norman
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Scott, J.D.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

J.D. Scott (1929)
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
O/seas & I/state
Melbourne
Berriman, Sam

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Sam Berriman

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
O/seas & I/state
Melbourne
Morcom, Vern

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Vern Morcom

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Doak, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Tom Doak
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Sydney
Glancey & Moran

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Clem Glancey & Michael Moran (1938).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Sydney
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Greg Norman
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Perth (Aus)
Green & Dawson

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

Bob Green (golf architect) and Murray Dawson (club's first captain); later revisions by Mike Clayton & Geoff Ogilvy (2012/13).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle (Aus)
Hurdzan, Michael

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle (Aus)

Designer

Michael Hurdzan

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hobart
Howard, Al

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hobart

Designer

Al Howard
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
O/seas golfers
Sydney
Marsh & Watson

Visitors?

O/seas golfers

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

Graham Marsh & Ross Watson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Cashmore, Tony

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Tony Cashmore
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Faldo, Nick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Tony Cashmore in consultation with Nick Faldo.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Sydney
Marsh, Graham

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sydney

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Adelaide
Various

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Adelaide

Designer

Various people have contributed to Victor Harbor's layout and subsequent improvements.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Weekdays only
Melbourne
Meader & Damman

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Existing course laid out by William Meader (Founder) & Oscar Damman (Club Captain) when Club moved to Cheltenham (1923). Bunkering improvements by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1926). Further improvements by Michael Clayton (2001).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Perth (Aus)
Marsh & Watson

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

Graham Marsh & Ross Watson
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Perth (Aus)
Marsh & Watson

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

Graham Marsh & Ross Watson
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle (Aus)
Norman & Harrison

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle (Aus)

Designer

Greg Norman & Bob Harrison
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
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
On application
Perth (Aus)
Cohen & Steffanoni

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Perth (Aus)

Designer

E. Cohen & V. Steffanoni (1930). Graham Marsh (2001).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
On application
Adelaide
Various

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Adelaide

Designer

Various people have contributed to West Lakes' layout and subsequent improvements.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Banks, Rowley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Original design by Rowley Banks and J.D. Scott (1913). Professional golfer Sam Bennett completed the 18-holes three years later. Further improvements by Mick Morcom (1928).
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
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
O/seas & I/state
Melbourne
Russell, Alex

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Original design at current location by Alex Russell (1929).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Melbourne
Watson, Ross

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Melbourne

Designer

Current course in this location designed by Ross Watson (2008).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Canberra
Scott, James Herd

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Canberra

Designer

Original design by James Herd Scott. Later revisions by Kel Nagle of Cooper Nagle & Associates (1978).

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