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Golf is a very common and favourite pass-time of all Australians, be it male or female. About 10% of the total Australian population are engaged in the game of golf. Out of the total population, 12% of the males play golf while 3% of the female population regularly play the game. As a result, Australian golf courses are always found occupied and there are about 1500 golf clubs all around the country. While most of the Australian golf course has 18 holes, there are others who have 9 holes. Some of the famous Australian golf championships are the Holden Australian Open Championship, Australian PGA Championship, the Clearwater Classics, Perth International and Jacob’s Creek Open Championship.

Australia boasts of some of the finest golf courses in the whole world. According to the 2007 survey, the top ten Australian golf course list includes names like:
  • Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links
  • Kennedy Bay Golf Club
  • The Dunes
  • Laguna-Turtle Point
  • Joondalup Resort
  • Brookwater Golf Club
  • The Moonah Course
  • Hope Island
  • Moonah Links- Legends
  • Bonville International Golf Resort
Apart from these, some other popular golf courses in Australia are—Royal Canberra Golf Club, Royal Sydney Golf Club, Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Kingston Heath Golf Club, New South Wales Golf Club, Royal Adelaide Golf Club, Ellerston Golf Club, The Metropolitan Golf Club, The Australian Golf Club, Victoria Golf Club, Commonwealth Golf Club, Brookwater Golf Club, Newcastle Golf Club, The Dunes Golf Links, Hope Island Resort, Concord Golf Club, The Vintage, and Woodlands Golf club among many others.

The Royal Melbourne Golf course is regarded to be the oldest golf course in Australian country. The club was set up under the guidance of J M Bruce, who was a rich industrialist. The longest hole is of 370 yards and the shortest is of 160 yards. During the late 1920’s the club shifted its base to its current location.

Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links is one of the leading and renowned Australian golf courses in Tasmania. This course has 18 holes and has been designed by Tom Doak and Mike Clayton in the year 2004. The golf course has a short length par 4 holes, testing par 3 holes and 3 par 5’s. The Barnbougle golf course has a restaurant and bar which provides excellent playing experience.

The Joondalup Resort lies 20 minutes north of Perth and is very close to the beach. This is one of the finest Australian golf courses which has 27 holes and is created by architect Robert Trent Jones Junior in the heart of the Joondalup Country Club and Resort Hotel. The accommodation at this resort is excellent and is in harmony with the natural environment. The Bistro restaurant of the hotel serves excellent international cuisine and makes golf playing a memorable experience.

The Moonah Open course is another leading Australian golf course which has 18 holes and is one of the longest courses in Australia. The architects of this course are Thomson, Perrett and Wolveridge and it was designed in the year 2002. This open course is the home of the Australian Golf Union. The Australian Open will be held on this ground every three years.
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