• 94%
    Australian Golf Digest - 2018
  • 95%
    Golf Australia Magazine - 2018
  • 71%
    Golf Australia Magazine Public Access - 2017
  • 11% - 2017
A man on a quest to play Top 100 Golf courses


Carl Murphy holding top 100 golf course scorecards

Mission Accomplished – Completing The Top 100

So I mentioned earlier that the Australian Golf Digest Top 100 courses for both 2014 and 2016 had been completed in November 2017. This was a great personal achievement. One which the publishers of the list also recognised.
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Australian Golf Digest Release 2018 Top 100

Last month saw Australian Golf Digest release 2018 Top 100 list. Reviewed biennially, there were a few movements in, out and within the list which always raise quite a bit of debate among the golf community.
The 18th tee at Cape Wickham Links

Completing The Australian Top 100

How quickly time has passed, being a couple of months since what can only be described as a spectacular journey, completing the Australian top 100 golf courses.
The great courses entice the player to outwit himself
Tom Doak


The 18th hole at Cape Wickham Links

Cape Wickham Links

The final game to complete the Australian Top 100 Golf course list was at Cape Wickham Links. Located along the norther coastline of King Island, this course has taken the World by storm since its opening.
Coastline at Ocean Dunes

Ocean Dunes

Ocean Dunes, another good course on King Island off the coast of Tasmania, is a must visit. Built along the coastline this takes in some spectacular views with challenging holes, some of which extend inland as well.
The 17th green at Royal Queensland Golf Club

Royal Queensland Golf Club

Whilst in Brisbane to complete the remaining courses on the Top 100 Golf list before heading to Cape Wickham, I decided to revisit Royal Queensland Golf Club.
The 18th fairway at Flinders Golf Club

Flinders Golf Club

After hearing such great things about Flinders Golf Club, we decided to make the journey south. The club is located on the eastern side of Mornington Peninsula, most of the more popular courses are on the western side.
The 10th green at Riversdale Golf Club

Riversdale Golf Club

In an effort to ensure the Australian Top 100 Golf list was completed this year, a visit to Riversdale Golf Club was required. This is the second oldest club in Melbourne.
The 7th green at Woodlands Golf Club

Woodlands Golf Club

An opportunity came up to play Woodlands Golf Club for its foundation day, celebrating 100 years. How could I pass up the chance to play another Sandbelt track celebrating such a milestone.

A man on a quest to play the Australian Top 100 Golf Courses

Starting in 2010, the quest to play the latest published list of Australian Top 100 golf courses has come to the end. I completed both the 2014 and 2016 Golf Digest Australian Top 100 Golf course lists in November 2017.

The conclusion was played at Cape Wickham. Making its debut at number three spot, it only seemed fitting to complete the Australian Top 100 Golf Course list at this magnificent venue. So yes my ultimate goal has been achieved, but the journey continues to play future Australian Top 100 Golf course lists from both Golf Digest and Golf Australia Magazine. Who knows it may even progress to become a quest to conquer the World Top 100 Golf list.