Top 100 Golf Courses in Australia - Australian Golf Digest 2010

Largely on the back of its successful staging of November’s Australian Masters tournament, Kingston Heath has replaced Royal Melbourne as Australia’s premier golf course, the first change at the top of the list since Australian Golf Digest started their Top 100 rankings back in 1986. In truth, Royal Melbourne’s grip on number 1 in 2010 was always going to be perilous, due to both severe conditioning issues experienced at the club over the past half-decade and because of the magazine's decision to finally remove composite rankings and instead judge the East and West courses separately. There was also stiff competition from two of the world’s grandest old layouts, Kingston Heath and New South Wales each presented in tip-top shape over summer and moving past Royal Melbourne after hosting significant professional championships.

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Top 100 Golf Courses in Australia - Australian Golf Digest 2010