Our picks for the Top Five Australia Golf Courses.
Australia has more than 1,500 golf courses offering a huge variety from well manicured greens to odd 'paddock' courses in remote, sports-minded outback areas.
Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Mackenzie/Russel (1926) Par 72, 6,031 metres
Considered to be Australia's most prestigious and oldest, it is located south of Melbourne. It was the site of the Wold Cup in 1959 and the Presidents Cup in 1998, the first time it was held outside the United States.
Ellerston Golf Club
Hunter Valley, N.S.W., Australia
Greg Norman/Bob Harrison, (2001) Par 72, 6,601 metres
This is a picturesque course with hills, long views, craggy bush, and shoals of white sand with blond wiry grasses, has a number of isolated holes along a fast flowing creek on the front nine, some of the holes have it winding directly in front of the green.
Kingston Heath Golf Club
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Alister Mackenzie (1925) Par 72 - 6,352 metres
Tel: +61 3 8558 2700
This is a beautifully conditioned and well designed course. The bunkers and the rough with tall grass will challenge you to recover for a decent score. This course has been the host for the Australian Open on numerous occasions as well as other major tournaments.
New South Wales Golf Club
Matraville, New South Wales, Australia
Alastair McKenzie (1928) Par 72, 5,954 metres
Tel:+ 61 2 9661 4455
This pitchuresque course hugs the coast of Botany Bay, approximately 20 minutes north of Sydney. It is a links style course set amongst the hills and valleys with fantastic ocean views as a backdrop. The undulating fairways and small greens make for interesting challenges especially when the ocean breezes rise up.
Royal Adelaide Golf Club
Findon, South Australia, Australia
Alastair McKenzie - Par 73, 6,387 metres
Tel: +61 8 8356 5511
One of the oldest courses in Australia, it is a relatively open links course that is mostly flat and free of water hazards. However, the fairway, the rough, and bunker hazards are many making it a difficult course to play. This has been the site of 9 Australian Open Championships and 16 Australian Amateur Championships
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