Top 5 Golf Courses in Australia

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With its sunny weather and a variety of landscapes, Australia makes a brilliant golf destinations. For the passionate golf player, Australia means no only hundreds of golf courses, but also the possibility to experience all sorts of terrains and landscapes.

Premiere golf courses can be find anywhere in Australia, from the vicinity of the big cities, to remote mountain resorts or tropical beaches. Here are the top 5 golf courses in Australia, handpicked for you by the Australia Wanderer team:

Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Melbourne

Allegedly the oldest golf club in Australia, the Royal Melbourne golf complex has managed, during its more than one century of existence, to preserve its prestige intact. The club has two courses,  the East Course and the West Course, but during tournaments, players move between both, in what is called the Composite Course. Throughout the years, the Royal Melbourne Golf Club has hosted important Australian and International competitions, including the World Cup and The Presidents Cup.

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Kingston Heath Golf Club, Victoria

A constant presence in the top 5 golf courses in Australia, Kingston Heat is another long-established Australian Club. The 18-hole course is considered a real masterpiece in terms of golf course design, combining a very compact structure with a naturally-looking setting. The highlights of this golf course are its 15th and 16th holes, which have created real difficulties even for the best of players.

Barnbougle Dunes, Tasmania

Unlike the above mentioned golf courses, Barnbougle Dunes is among the newest in the country. Its setting on the rugged Tasmanian coast is fantastic, and the design meets the latest standards. Another quality of this premiere golf course is its accessibility: unlike many other popular golf courses, there is no membership and a very relaxed etiquette at Barnbougle Dunes.

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National Golf Course, Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula is a very popular destination in Victoria, do the fact that it also happens to have one of the best golf courses in the country adds up to its touristic potential. The ‘National’ is very different from the other golf courses in the sense that it has no less than 54 holes. There are 3 major courses at the National: the Old Course, the Ocean Course and the much-praised Moonah Course.

Barnbougle Lost Farm, Tasmania

Within minutes from the Barnbougle Dunes, the Lost Farm is meant to be an upgraded version of this popular Tasmanian golf course. While the setting of the two courses is very similar, Lost Farm is a bit more difficult than its neighbor. The 20-hole course also comes with a luxurious lodge and a spa center where you can socialize and relax after spending a whole day in the crisp Tasmanian air.

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