Australia’s Top 100 Golf Courses – Golf Australia 2016 Rankings

Royal Melbourne 595

The distinctive Royal Melbourne clubhouse


GOLF Australia Magazine has released its latest rankings of Australia’s Top 100 Golf Courses with Royal Melbourne continuing to dominate but an “upstart” in the recently opened Cape Wickham on Tasmania’s King Island muscling into the top five.

The Royal Melbourne West Course retains its long standing No.1 ranking while Cape Wickham, officially opened only in October 2015, debuts at No.5.

Whilst Melbourne’s sandbelt and Mornington Peninsula areas continue to feature strongly at the top of the rankings, Tasmania – with other comparatively new courses in Barnbougle Dunes (No.2) and Barnbougle Lost Farm (No.4) joining the new No.5 – is increasingly challenging for the attention of local and international golfing visitors.

The much anticipated new Ocean Dunes course, also on King Island, only has nine holes currently operating and was not included in the judging.

The full list of Australia’s top 100 courses is below, with more details on each course available in the January edition of the Golf Australia Magazine, currently in newsagents.

The par four 16th at Cape Wickham - the new course was also ranked 24th in Golf Digest's World 100 top courses. (<a href="">Story here</a>)

The par four 16th at Cape Wickham – the new course was also ranked 24th in Golf Digest’s recent list of the World’s 100 top courses


  1. Royal Melbourne West


  1. Barnbougle Dunes


  1. Kingston Heath


  1. Lost Farm


  1. Cape Wickham


  1. Royal Melbourne East


  1. New South Wales


  1. Ellerston (A private course in NSW)


  1. National Moonah


  1. Royal Adelaide


  1. Victoria GC


  1. Metropolitan


  1. St Andrews Beach


  1. Lake Karrinyup


  1. Lakes GC


  1. Woodlands


  1. National Old


  1. Newcastle


  1. Commonwealth


  1. Peninsula North


  1. Barwon Heads


  1. Kennedy Bay


  1. Royal Queensland


  1. Thirteenth Beach


  1. Glenelg


  1. Kooyonga


  1. The Dunes


  1. Grange West


  1. Royal Sydney


  1. Joondalup


  1. The Australian


  1. Brookwater


  1. Moonah Links Legends


  1. Yarra Yarra


  1. Grange East


  1. Portsea


  1. The Cut


  1. Bonnie Doon


  1. Magenta Shores


  1. Stonecutters Ridge


  1. The Vintage


  1. Elanora


  1. Spring Valley


  1. Hamilton Island


  1. Terrey Hills


  1. Huntingdale


  1. National Ocean


  1. Port Fairy


  1. Concord


  1. Healesville


  1. Long Island


  1. Thirteenth Beach Creek


  1. Bonville


  1. Riverside Oaks Bungool


  1. Hope Island


  1. Avondale


  1. The Grand


  1. Pelican Waters


  1. Meadow Springs


  1. Ranfurlie


  1. Settlers Run


  1. Glades


  1. Mt Lawley


  1. Cranbourne


  1. Vines -Lakes


  1. Moonah Links Open


  1. Sanctuary Lakes


  1. Kalgoorlie


  1. St Michael’s


  1. Pacific Harbour


  1. Pacific Dunes


  1. Sanctuary Cove Pines


  1. Lakelands


  1. Cottesloe


  1. Sanctuary Cove Palms


  1. Manly


  1. Eynesbury


  1. Curlewis


  1. Sorrento


  1. Tasmania


  1. Links Lady Bay


  1. Black Bull


  1. Royal Fremantle


  1. Sun City


  1. Murray Downs


  1. Sandhurst Champions


  1. Horsham


  1. Royal Perth


  1. Warrnambool


  1. Narooma


  1. Riversdale


  1. Yarrawonga Murray


  1. Twin Waters


  1. West Australian


  1. Brisbane


  1. Yering Meadows


  1. Twin Creeks


  1. Indooroopilly


  1. Heritage Henley


  1. Keysborough

About Brian O'Hare

Brian is the editor and founder of ASG. He is a former Sydney journalist and is now an avid "senior" golfer. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Writers Association.

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