Australian golf has a new number 1. For the first time since Australian Golf Digest started publishing a Top 100 ranking of golf courses in the 1980s, the West Course at Royal Melbourne has topped our biennial list. Until 2010 every previous ranking compiled by this magazine had featured the Composite Course at Royal Melbourne in top spot. Last time it was the sublime Kingston Heath that instead took first place. While the accolade was fully deserved, it was an honour that even the most passionate Kingston Heath member must have accepted was only temporary.