There are some one thousand and five hundred golf courses in Australia and even more golf clubs. If your a member of a club, check with them to see if there are equal rights shared between your club and ones in Australia. Many do.
As golf is so popular in the country, you will also find most cities and towns have public courses for you to enjoy.
Melbourne has two its best golf courses ranked in the top thirty in the world, the Royal Melbourne and the Kingston Heath. Sydney has the Australian, a course designed by the great Jack Nicklaus. Moore Park, designed by Carnegie Clark, welcomes visitors and overseas players.
Tasmania has Cape Wickham and the Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links, there are many more, set in stunning locations, from the oceanside, amidst towering sand dunes, to deserts and mountains. These are just some of the great courses found in the country. See a further, more detailed, listing below.
Where to Golf? Enthusiasts around the world know Australia has a number of great, challenging and enjoyable courses around the country.
Golf is a popular sport in a country where people love sports, some 10% of the population plays. Below are some of the best golf courses in Australia, both for being enjoyable yet challenging for visitor guest golfers and social players:
Kambah Pool Rd,
Kambah, ACT 2902
Phone: +061 2 62962311
An 18 hole championship golf course, Murrumbidgee Golf Club is rated as one of the best in Canberra, if not the most scenic.
50 Raby Road
Catherine Field, NSW 2557 Phone: +061 2 8777 1000
This links style course with 3 tee positions is suitable for guest golfers of all levels. There are even 5 tiger tees for the more adventurous. The best public golf course found in the south west of Sydney. Lakeside Golf Club. Pot bunkers, perched greens and fairway undulations, complete with a practice range and putting green.
Links Road, Marrara NT 0812 Phone: +061 8 8927 1322
Offering a truly unique golf experience, the Darwin Golf Club has a tropical 18 hole championship course. Enjoy a game on the Peter Thomson designed course in the lush surrounding greenery.
1 Tournament Drive
Brookwater, QLD 4300
Phone: +061 7 3814 5500
This tournament standard course, with long, narrow fairways and challenging bunker locations, make for a fun and challenging day for visiting golfers of all levels: Brookwater Golf & Country Club.
425 Waterhouse Road
Bridport, TAS 7262
Phone: +061 3 6356 0094 (Bookings Essential)
North east of Launceston on the coast and amongst the dunes in Tasmania are the Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links with its wide fairways and smooth undulating bunkers. However, there is Marram Grass which will present a challenge to any social or visitor golfer. That being said, the beach surrounds, the sounds of the ocean and birdlife, tends to keep one calm and focused. Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links.
Oakleigh, South VIC 3167
Phone" +61 3 9575 0444
The Commonwealth Golf Club is one of the eight clubs that forms the famous “Melbourne Sand Belt”. A superb test for golfers of all standards. The Club has hosted numerous events over the years, notably the Australian Open, the Victorian Open and the Women’s Australian Open.
Also amongst the best golf courses in Victoria are Kingston Heath and both the East and West Royal Melbourne. Further afield from Melbourne, there are there are St. Andrews Beach and the Greg Norman’s National.
Country Club Blvd
Connolly, Western Australia 6027 Phone: +61 8 9400 8888
Rated as one of the top golf courses in Western Australia, Joondalup Country Club is amongst everything from steep cliffs, bushland and lakes. There are fairways buffeted by gentle and sometimes strong sea breezes. A challenge but well worth the effort. A driving range is available.
Golf is an extremely popular sport in Australia, our wide open spaces lend themselves to building challenging and enjoyable courses around the country. Oceanside to desert, we have courses to enjoy.
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