Course Reviews

Inside Golf Australia’s popular golf course reviews by golf writers, golf professionals and the average Australian golfer. We travel all around Australia to review your favourite public golf courses and private golf clubs.

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

Rated by many as among the top golf layouts in the world, the Cape Kidnappers golf course offers a combination of breathtaking scenery and world-class golf like no other.  Inside Golf ventured to this unique kiwi destination to experience this beauty for ourselves. “Is it normally this windy here?” I asked, holding onto my cap, […]

Back to Tassie and loving Launceston

Back to Tassie and loving Launceston

From the magnificent Country Club Tasmania in Launceston, a facility that also features a well-groomed championship golf course and a boutique casino amongst other special features, to the highly rated Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm, my three-day tour has me wanting to book my next visit – and it’s certain it won’t take another 25 years for that to happen.

Norman’s ‘Copperclub’ course opens in South Australia

Norman’s ‘Copperclub’ course opens in South Australia

Australian golfing legend Greg Norman’s first course design in South Australia has officially opened for play. The finishing touches have been put on the first nine holes of the new Copperclub golf course at The Dunes Port Hughes on the Yorke Peninsula, with thousands of golfers expected to tackle the Scottish style links layout in […]

Be a Course Reviewer

Be a Course Reviewer

Announcing: The Inside Golf “Carpark to the 19th” Course Experience Ratings Historically, golf course rankings have been written by golf pros, journalists, course architects and industry professionals. The ratings have been based on features like design, condition, length, number of hazards, etc, with sometimes a hint at the “Wow Factor”. And while these rankings are […]

Yowani Country Club

Yowani Country Club

On a recent trip to the ACT, we were fortunate enough to have a quick play on this enjoyable track. This 6300-metre par-72 championship layout is certainly one of the more enjoyable inland courses in the area, and requires solid ballstriking if you want to do well. Designed by James Herd Scott in 1954, the […]

Rich River Golf Club

Rich River Golf Club

Nestled alongside the beautiful Murray River at Echuca Moama, Rich River Golf Club offers a pleasant and challenging golf experience for players of all levels. With fully self-contained accommodation on site, it is also a great location for a “Weekend Away” with the gang, as Bushranger Golf stalwart Mick Van Raay recently discovered.

Eynesbury GC

Eynesbury GC

While Victoria’s best golf courses are generally found in Melbourne’s Sandbelt or along the Mornington Peninsula, a new course in Melbourne’s outer west, Eynesbury, is beginning to turn some heads in the social golfing community. The recent host of the Victorian Social Golf Club Championships (VSGCC), Eynesbury’s course and homestead offer an endearing combination of […]

The Sands Torquay

The Sands Torquay

Great golf in Victoria isn’t limited to the Mornington Peninsula or the Sandbelt. A short trip down the famed Surf Coast offers a variety of challenging and picturesque seaside courses that offer a true test of golf. The Stuart Appleby-designed Sands Torquay is one of these courses. Though still a relatively young course, it has […]

Croydon Golf Club at Yering Meadows

Croydon Golf Club at Yering Meadows

In June 2009, the Croydon Golf Club packed up and moved from their long-time residence at Dorset Road to their shiny new home in the Yarra Valley. Featuring an impressive 27-hole Ross Watson-designed course, a 15 hectare walnut grove and a modern clubhouse with all the amenities, the new facility is certain to grow into one of Melbourne’s premier courses.

A mix of NSW golfing magic

A mix of NSW golfing magic

Whether you choose the Hunter Valley, Newcastle or Port Stephens you will have hit on a region rich in golfing treasures.Each region can boast numerous top-quality golf courses and venues and over the next few pages we feature a selection of the finest in these areas. From the championship layouts of Pacific Dunes, Hunter Valley […]

North Lakes Resort Golf Club

North Lakes Resort Golf Club

Located just 45 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD is the only Graham Marsh designed course in Brisbane – North Lakes Resort Golf Club. Featuring one of Queensland’s best championship golf courses, excellent dining, and a dedication to providing the very best in service and quality, North Lakes offers a unique golfing experience in the greater Brisbane area.

Secret Harbour Golf Links

Secret Harbour Golf Links

Featuring a challenging layout, spectacular scenery and a sparkling new $2.5million clubhouse renovation, the Graham Marsh-designed Secret Harbour Golf Links is an extremely popular track that caters to locals and visitors alike.

Flinders Golf Club

Flinders Golf Club

Great golf on the Mornington Peninsula isn’t limited to courses like The Dunes and Moonah Links. Just a short drive to the east is the lovely and picturesque Flinders Golf Club, an 18-hole seaside beauty built along an amazing stretch of land overlooking Bass Strait. This month, we examine this historic gem.

Hamilton Island Golf Course

Hamilton Island Golf Course

The mere mention of Hamilton Island is enough to get most tongues wagging. The tropical surrounds, the laid-back island atmosphere and the overall friendliness of the locals are all world renowned. And now, you can add “World-class golf” to the list. The brand-new Hamilton Island Golf Course – situated on the nearby Dent Island – […]

Mornington Peninsula: Australia’s golfing playground

Mornington Peninsula: Australia’s golfing playground

Visitors to Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula are spoiled for choice when it comes to golf. With so many world-class courses on offer, mapping out a golfing itinerary for this wonderful part of Victoria is tough. So what course to play? The best part about the Mornington Peninsula’s golf courses is that they’re almost all open to the […]

St Andrews Beach Golf Course

St Andrews Beach Golf Course

Nestled on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, St Andrews Beach has been rated as one of Australia’s top courses – achieving the #10 spot by Golf Australia in 2010. Featuring some of the Peninsula’s more challenging holes, this Doak/Clayton gem was originally a members-only course — with shares fetching a reported $55,000 each – before it closed […]

The LONG Drive – The World’s Longest Golf Course

The LONG Drive – The World’s Longest Golf Course

As anyone who has ever driven the length of the Eyre Highway will contend, there’s not much to do along the barren, desolate expanse of the Nullarbor. That is, unless you love a game of golf. Winding along the Eyre between Norseman in WA and Ceduna in SA, the brand-new Nullarbor Links is set to […]

Amstel Ranfurlie

Amstel Ranfurlie

If you’ve ever considered becoming a member of a private or semi-private course, but haven’t yet had the opportunity to play on one of these local gems, then Amstel Golf Club’s Ranfurlie Course in Melbourne’s south-east may be just what you’re looking for. Ranked in “Australia’s best 50 courses” by Golf Australia (2004 and 2006), […]

Settlers Run

Settlers Run

Melbourne’s south east corridor can add another quality golf course to its ever-expanding resume. With a population explosion throughout this area in the last 10 years — coupled with the recently-completed Eastlink bypass — entrepreneurs and designers alike have taken advantage of the course-friendly land available and some excellent tracks have emerged. Greg Norman’s latest […]

Growling Frog Golf Course

Growling Frog Golf Course

The Growling Frog is easily one of the best public access courses in the surrounds of Melbourne. The layout rewards the aggressive golfer, suggests good course management for solid scoring, and still maintains a liberal smacking of forgiveness for the hack.

Sandhurst Club: Champions Course

Sandhurst Club: Champions Course

The new home of the Australian PGA, Sandhurst Club is a short 30-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD. With two championship golf courses — the well-established North Course and the realtively new Champions Course – as well as a world-class clubhouse and health club (complete with a pool, aerobics room, gymnasium and tennis courts), the facility […]

Thirteenth Beach

Thirteenth Beach

With two championship golf courses, a brand-new 4.5-star resort and a top-quality clubhouse facility, the 13th Beach Golf Links on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula is a shining star of Victorian golf. Just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne, The Beach Course offers a challenging links style course (voted 7th Best Public course in Australia) while the […]

Barnbougle Dunes Golf Course

Barnbougle Dunes Golf Course

Barnbougle Dunes is a true golfer’s golf course. It’s for the traditionalists who adore rugged, raw, “knock-down-bump-and-run-the-way-the-game-was-meant-to-be-played” golf. It’s a humbling, awe-inspiring course that demands accuracy, exceptional course management skills, and a smidgen of good-old-fashioned risk-taking “guts”.

Moonah Links Legends

Moonah Links Legends

From the opening par-5 with a huge, intimidating bunker in the driving area to the par-3 16th boasting the southern hemisphere’s biggest putting surface (you have to see it to believe it) the fun factor at Moonah Links The Legends is high at every turn.