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.

Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club

Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club

HOME of the NSW Open…now that does have a certain ring to it. You only have to glance at the honour roll for that tournament and you’ll see why it’s become an important quiver in the bow of Sydney’s Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club. This iconic event heads there again this month for the […]

The Mornington Peninsula: Australia’s Golfing Playground

The Mornington Peninsula: Australia’s Golfing Playground

Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is one of Australia’s most popular golfing destinations. Featuring some of the country’s highest-rated courses along with jaw-dropping scenery, golfers are spoiled for choice.   Portsea Golf Club Portsea Golf Club consistently ranks in the top 50 golf courses Australia wide and with its new modern clubhouse, hotel and course upgrades, it […]

Great Golf in Canberra and the NSW Southern Highlands

Great Golf in Canberra and the NSW Southern Highlands

We explore some of our favourite country golfing gems in and around NSW and the ACT       Gold Creek Country Club Outfitting a new golf shop, launching a new on-line booking system and even a new menu at their popular restaurant, Trevino’s, things have never looked brighter for Gold Creek Country Club. The […]

Club of the month: Gailes Golf Club

Club of the month: Gailes Golf Club

GAILES Golf Club, originally known as Goodna Golf Club, is renowned for having one of the best layouts in Queensland. In fact, it was rated good enough to host the 1955 Australian Open won by South African great Bobby Locke. But long before Locke won the national open at Gailes, another world-beater rated the course […]

Wembley Golf Course

Wembley Golf Course

WHEN the owners of a golfing facility pour $30 million into improving it for the benefit of golfers and the local community you know you are going to have something special. Wembley Golf Course, a Town of Cambridge council-owned and run facility, is considered a jewel in the West Australian capital. A golfing facility of […]

Club of the Month: Catalina Country Club

Club of the Month: Catalina Country Club

A GOLF club can ill-afford to rest on its laurels these days. You need to move with the times and there is no better example of that than the magnificent Catalina Country Club on the New South Wales South Coast. Not content with having an iconic golf course, magnificent clubhouse and ‘contented’ membership, this club […]

A ‘Renaissance’ at Yarra Yarra Golf Club

A ‘Renaissance’ at Yarra Yarra Golf Club

ESTABLISHED in 1898, the Yarra Yarra Golf Club is proving that a positive, forward-thinking attitude can pay massive dividends in today’s environment, while still retaining the historic, character-filled charm and traditions of a long and treasured past. Designed in 1926 by Alex Russell in partnership with the great golf architect Dr Alister MacKenzie, the world-class […]

Club of the month: Kooringal Golf Club

Club of the month: Kooringal Golf Club

A quick 20 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, Kooringal Golf Club is a picturesque and challenging members club, and a perfect candidate for this month’s Club of the Month. While it may be relatively unknown by many golfers, Kooringal Golf Club has a long and cherished history. Originally established as the “Williamstown Golf Club” in […]

Club of the Month: Rich River Golf Club

Club of the Month: Rich River Golf Club

Rich River Golf Club is situated within the beautiful Murray River region of Echuca-Moama. Less than 3 hours from Melbourne, this popular historic town was voted number 35 amongst the top 100 towns to visit in Australia. Rich River Golf Club features two very impressive 18-hole championship courses, the East and the West. They’ve been developed […]

Club of the month: Rosebud Country Club

Club of the month: Rosebud Country Club

Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula is regarded as one of the Australia’s most treasured and exciting locations for golfers. The variety and quality of the many golfing “gems” in the area is unmatched in our country, and at only a one-hour drive from Melbourne, it’s no wonder why many golfers (including the Inside Golf team) consider it […]

Mornington Golf Club

Mornington Golf Club

LIKE any good golfing anecdote, a golf course can always be improved on – and with a bit of embellishment, get even better with time. So when Mornington Golf Club ‘discovered’ a pocket of uncleared land on one corner of the course, they decided it just might be the perfect opportunity to give the membership […]

Brookwater Golf and Country Club

Brookwater Golf and Country Club

IN common with great golf courses everywhere, Brookwater, located at Springfield, 30 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD and 45 minutes from the Gold Coast, is very much a product of its natural surroundings. There is an aesthetic quality to the Greg Norman-designed course and a self-conscious reverence for nature. The course is quite different, of course, […]

Club of the Month: Monash Country Club

Club of the Month: Monash Country Club

BEYOND the large gates on Powderworks Road, in the shadows of the famous Baha’i Temple at Ingleside on Sydney’s famous Northern Beaches, lies a ‘cathedral’ of a different kind. It’s one that golfers ‘worship’ as one of Sydney’s private Group One courses, sitting firmly in many golfers’ “must play” lists. It’s just part of the […]

Club of the Month: Nelson Bay surges back

Club of the Month: Nelson Bay surges back

LET’S be honest . . . 30 years is a long time between ‘hits’. Yet that’s how long it has been since Nelson Bay Golf Club hosted a pro-am, hosting some of the best professional golfers in the state. This will just be one of many major moments that will take place at Nelson Bay […]

Moonah Links Resort

Moonah Links Resort

One of the premier golf resorts in Victoria, Moonah Links Resort offers two world-class championship golf courses, each boasting superior course conditions which assure year-round playability. The Open Course is a true test of golf. Designed to host the Australian Open, the course is long, challenging and full of risk-reward situations. It is a visually […]

Club of the month: Cranbourne Golf Club

Club of the month: Cranbourne Golf Club

When you think of golf along the spectacular Melbourne Sandbelt, the usual “famous” clubs will immediately spring to mind, with names like Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath and the like taking top billing.  Known for their pristine conditioning, strategic layouts and awe-inspiring beauty, the courses in this region represent the very best that Australia has to […]

Grand Opening reveals Royal facelift

Grand Opening reveals Royal facelift

FOR three years, Royal Canberra, the face and benchmark of championship golf in the Nation’s capital, has been undergoing an extensive renovation and its acclaimed unique facelift will be revealed in a special public showing this month. Designed by Melbourne course designers Ogilvy Clayton Cocking Mead Pty Ltd (OCCM), the new Westbourne Course will be […]

Ocean Dunes: Raw, rugged and remarkable

Ocean Dunes: Raw, rugged and remarkable

The once sleepy and secluded King Island has been making global headlines of late, most notably for the fact that it is now home to two of Australia’s (and perhaps the planet’s) most exciting and awe-inspiring golf courses. Last month saw the official opening of the island’s latest golfing gem, Ocean Dunes. Four years in […]

Rock Star treatment: Fly to King Island and Barnbougle in style

Rock Star treatment: Fly to King Island and Barnbougle in style

Travelling to golf tournaments by private jet has become very common practice for golf pros around the world with the likes of Jason Day, Jordan Speith and Rory McIlroy flying to and from events by private jet every week. Since the arrival of Barnbougle in Tasmania and, more recently, King Island, Australian golfers are now […]

Club of the Month: Curlewis Golf Club

Club of the Month: Curlewis Golf Club

Regular readers of Inside Golf will have seen Curlewis Golf Club in the news pages lately, as the club has been making many headlines over the last 12 months. The iconic club (regarded as the ‘emerald’ of Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula area) has been turning the Australian golf world on its head following a spate of […]

Club of the month: Bankstown Golf Club

Club of the month: Bankstown Golf Club

Despite scoring a tidy $14 million from a clever, well-planned, real estate development last year, Sydney’s Bankstown Golf Club’s high ranking isn’t due to any ‘multi-million dollar makeover’ of the 88-year-old course in Sydney’s southwest. Instead, the Board of this down-to-earth Group One rated club, which boasts a very high quality course, has continued to […]

Club of the Month: Ballina Golf and Sports Club

Club of the Month: Ballina Golf and Sports Club

BALLINA Golf and Sports Club, located about an hour south of the Gold Coast and 10 minutes from Ballina Airport, is a lush green parkland golf course that offers peaceful vistas of North Creek and lovely carefully maintained flora. Known as the Garden Course of the Northern Rivers, Ballina GSC is a traditional golf club […]

King Island – Australia’s newest golf destination

King Island – Australia’s newest golf destination

In most golfing circles these days, King Island is spoken about with much excitement. Home to two of Australia’s newest (and arguably most exciting) golf courses, the tiny island is on the verge of a major boom in golf tourism, as the courses, services, accommodation and food are all becoming renowned across the globe.   […]

Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club

Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club

NOW that’s what I call a grand and inviting entrance! The drive into Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club off Soorley Street at Tweed Heads South stretches to about 1500 metres, winding its way past the lush fairways and manicured greens of the West Course – first of two first-class 18-hole layouts. It takes about […]

New Eastern course open for business

New Eastern course open for business

Members of Melbourne’s Eastern Golf Club have begun a new chapter in their club’s history this month, with the long-awaited “soft” opening of their spectacular, brand-new Greg Norman-designed course in Yering on July 1. The new facility, in Melbourne’s Yarra Valley, is the culmination of a massive seven-year project which followed a member vote in 2008 […]

Western Australia, where golf sizzles

Western Australia, where golf sizzles

IF you play golf and travel, chances are you’ve heard the news – golf in Western Australia is hot. Yes, the golf courses in Perth and surrounds and out to Kalgoorlie are sizzling hot. In the West, they weave intriguing layouts, quality resorts, soothing spas, gourmet dining and blend urban cool with raw natural beauty. […]

Club of the Month: Club Mandalay

Club of the Month: Club Mandalay

Situated just off the Hume Highway, 45 minutes north of Melbourne in the town of Beveridge, is the spectacular Club Mandalay Golf Course, one of Victoria’s newest layouts. Recently ranked number 56 in Australia’s Top 100 Golf Courses, the Thomson-Perrett-designed layout takes players on a journey through beautifully landscaped parklands and the new Mandalay residential […]

Club of the Month: Tee it up at the ‘new’ Kew

Club of the Month: Tee it up at the ‘new’ Kew

One of Melbourne’s premier member courses, The Kew Golf Club is nearing completion of a three-year, multi-million-dollar redevelopment which has seen the layout and condition of the golf course vastly improved. Working with course designer Graham Grant, the club’s ambitious redevelopment included the re-design/building of eight new holes (1, 3, 8, 12, 14,15,16,17) and the […]

Club of the month: Rossdale Golf Club

Club of the month: Rossdale Golf Club

Widely regarded as “Melbourne’s Friendliest Golf Club”, Rossdale Golf Club is located in the south-eastern suburb of Aspendale.  The course sits firmly within the hearts of its members, who adore its open and friendly atmosphere. The bayside course weaves through corridors of pines, eucalyptus and coastal banksias that make finding the fairway more difficult than […]

Club of the month: Castle Hill Country Club

Club of the month: Castle Hill Country Club

  Castle Hill Country Club in Sydney’s population-booming north-west region in recent years has been surfing a surge of success which has provided it with a winning profile that few golf clubs in Australia currently could boast. However once you meet Castle Hill’s General Manager Melissa Ellis—enjoying her third year at the club despite coming […]

Club of the month: Flinders Golf Club

Club of the month: Flinders Golf Club

Just a short drive to the east side of the famed Mornington Peninsula is the lovely and picturesque Flinders Golf Club, an 18-hole seaside beauty built along an amazing stretch of land overlooking Bass Strait. While I’ve played heaps of golf on the Peninsula, Flinders has always held a special place in my heart. Though […]

Club of the Month: McLeod Country Golf Club

Club of the Month: McLeod Country Golf Club

LOCALS boast that McLeod Country Golf Club is in the peak of condition and the best it has been for years. In fact, all areas of the club have been greatly improved in its recovery from the 2011 floods and 2012 storms. Members and guests are so impressed with the conditions at McLeod that they […]

The beauty of Peregian Springs

The beauty of Peregian Springs

OPENED in 2003, Peregian Springs Golf Club on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast is building a reputation as a must-play golf course and must-visit golfing destination in the region. The club’s chief executive officer Declan McCollam said Peregian Springs started life as a private members club, but now welcomed green fee players seven days per week. […]

Pacific Golf Club just gets better

Pacific Golf Club just gets better

PACIFIC Golf Club in Brisbane’s southeast is one of those feel-good stories. “Things have been on the up-and-up ever since we put in place better processes,” said the club’s general manager Cameron Harvey. A new course superintendent, course improvements and renovations, a beautification program and changes to the catering department have given the popular club […]

Gardiners Run

Gardiners Run

Long known for its fabulous wineries, culinary delights and picturesque views, Melbourne’s Yarra Valley region is becoming increasingly known for its world-class golf. Already home to top-quality courses like The Heritage, Yering Meadows (formerly Croydon Golf Club) and RACV Healesville, the region has two exciting “New kids on the block”;  the upcoming Greg Norman-designed Eastern […]

Golf in a small, NSW rural village

Golf in a small, NSW rural village

Inside Golf’s DAVID NEWBERY ventured off-the-beaten-track and discovered a nine-hole golf course where serenity rules even at Death Valley, Pinball Alley and the Bermuda Triangle IT’S 8.25 on a heavenly Wednesday morning when I drive into Tabulam Golf Club’s car park and pull into a parking spot just metres from the “clubhouse”. Well, truth be […]

Golf on the Murray: Albury Commercial Golf Resort

Golf on the Murray: Albury Commercial Golf Resort

With a charming mix of country life and a modern city, Albury‘s Commercial Golf Resort offers visitors superb golf courses featuring wonderful greens that are regarded as the best in country NSW. Championship and casual golfers will be challenged along the picturesque tree-lined fairways and well-placed bunkers. The panoramic views and immaculate courses will ensure […]

Eastern Golf Club on the rise

Eastern Golf Club on the rise

With origins dating back to 1896, The Eastern Golf Club in Melbourne has a rich and treasured history.  From their early days in Mont Albert (with a railway station as their original clubhouse) through their transitional periods that saw their history intertwine with both the Box Hill and Huntingdale Golf Clubs, the club has grown […]