Top Australia & New Zealand Golf Courses

While these top golf clubs and golf resorts are generally private and by invitation only, they are still worth discussing thanks to their incredible beauty, outstanding course design, and utmost luxury and extravagance. Courses are graded on a strict set of criteria including the design variety, aesthetics and resistance to scoring, and EbalonGolf.com has everything you need to know.

Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Black Rock, Australia

Royal Melbourne Golf ClubFor more than 100 years Royal Melbourne Golf Club has been the apex of golf in Australia and its courses the most celebrated in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Named #1 in Australia Gold Digest’s Top 100 Golf Courses
  • Private club, open to members and by invitation only
  • Club members from overseas and interstate may apply in writing to the CEO to establish playing conditions
  • Consists of three courses: Composite Course (6401 metres, par 72), West Course (6077 metres, par 72) and the East Course (6007 metres, par 71).

Kingston Heath Golf Club, Cheltenham, Australia

You’ll quickly be swept away by the incredible beauty of Kingston Heath Golf Club and this beautiful course has hosted 7 Australian Opens and 1 Women’s Open.

  • Named #2 in Australia Gold Digest’s Top 100 Golf Courses
  • Private club, open to members and by invitation only
  • Gently rolling couch fairways and bent grass greens with 128 bunkers
  • Club members from overseas and interstate can apply in writing to play
  • Championship course of 18 holes, 6373 metres in length

Cape Wickham Links, Wickham, Australia

Cape Wickham boasts with unmatched beauty and was designed by Mike deVries to make the most of the views of the Bass Straits on every hole.

  • Named #3 in Australia Gold Digest’s Top 100 Golf Courses
  • Course is gently undulating and interspersed by massive sand dunes and ridges
  • Layout made up of 3 basic loops and soft spikes are required
  • Ranked #24 in the world by Golf Digest U.S.
  • Season opens 15 September and closes 15 June annually

Tara Iti Golf Club, Mangawhai, New Zealand

If you’re fortunate enough to play at Tara Iti you’ll soon realise that it may be one of the best courses on the planet.

  • Named #1 by Australia Gold Digest’s Top 40 NZ Golf Resorts
  • Designed by Tom Doak of Cape Kidnappers fame
  • Ultra-private open to members and invited guests only
  • Opened its 18-hole championship course in October 2015

Jack’s Point, Kawarau Falls, New Zealand

Situated between Lake Wakitapu and The Remarkables mountain range, Jack’s Point features magnificent scenery no matter where you look.

  • Named #2 by Australia Gold Digest’s Top 40 NZ Golf Resorts
  • A 20 minute drive from Queenstown and just 5 minutes from Queenstown Airport
  • The 18-hole, par 72 course laid out on land that needed minimal modification boasts dramatic rocky outcrops and tussock areas
  • Private course, but guests are welcome to enjoy it 7 days a week during season
  • Course measures 6388 metres

Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Cape Kidnappers has been hailed as one of the great modern golf marvels and features breathtakingly beautiful views no matter where you look.

  • Named #3 by Australia Gold Digest’s Top 40 NZ Golf Resorts
  • Opened in 2004 and designed by Tom Doak, the 18-hole par 71 course measures 6510 metres in length
  • Ranks in the world’s Top 100 courses
  • The closing 9 is a big draw point and plays along a ridge and valley out towards Cape Kidnappers

Hopefully our EbalonGolf.com guide to the top courses and resorts for golf betting games in Australia and New Zealand has helped you plan your next luxury golfing holiday!