Australian Golf Digest’s Top 100 Golf Courses

The 2016 List from Australian Golf Digest

0011265_australian-golf-digest_220After an absence of nearly 20 years, The Brisbane Golf Club has been named in the Top 100 golf courses in Australia according to the Australian Golf Digest magazine.

The list, which is updated every two years, is compiled by a national panel of judges who are asked to score golf courses on the criteria of Shot Value, Design Variety, Memorability and Conditioning.

Our ranking, at 96, is again a credit to Course Chair, Terry Campbell and Course Superintendent, Mitch Hayes who have worked tirelessly in recent years to complete our course improvement program.

It is also a credit to members who have showed loyalty and patience throughout the last four years. To those members I again would like to offer my special thanks and appreciation.

Whilst awareness of the quality of our course is strong internally our inclusion on this list will improve awareness levels externally and hopefully continue the strong interest in membership we have been enjoying in recent times.

The following comments were made by the judges from Australian Golf Digest.

Absent from the Top 200 for nearly 20 years, Brisbane is one of the oldest golf clubs in Queensland and last featured in our Australian Golf Digest ranking list in 1998 in 77th position. The course is ban at No. 96 this year, thanks largely to the success of a greens resurfacing project that involved converting all 21 greens (yes, 21) to a new Champion Ultra Dwarf grass, popular in the US bu untried here. Several judges commented on the state of the greens, and that they were now the envy of most other courses in Queensland. The club potentially has further improvement still left in it, with consultant Ross Watson to undertake several key design tweaks in the years ahead.

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