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A year in architecture - 2018 newsmakers (Part 1 of 3)

The 2018 calendar is drawing to a close and looking back there were a number of key newsmakers clearly providing a significant impact on the architectural side of things. In some cases the headliners of 2018 will carry forward into 2019.

A year in architecture - 2018 newsmakers (Part 1 of 3)

Review of the Month November 2018 – Oitavos Dunes

Here’s the rub, in fact here’s two rubs. Oitavos purports to be a natural links course. It’s not. No run on fairways, hit and stick on the green, best played through the air and crater plug marks on the fairways. It looks somewhat like a links, but plays more parkland...

Review of the Month November 2018 – Oitavos Dunes

The ranking and rating conundrum

Over the years, many people have written in asking us to explain our ranking and rating process. In this article we explain that design is the most important element of consideration but we also admit that subjectivity is impossible to eliminate.

The ranking and rating conundrum

Review of the Month October 2018 – Lough Erne

On my first visit a few years ago, Lough Erne blew me away… I’ve [since] become less enamoured by the course… the widow’s peak style bunkers, clover-like in their appearance, aren’t to my taste and the fairway conditions can play very soft.

Review of the Month October 2018 – Lough Erne

‚ÄčTop 100 Golf Courses of Australia 2019

It’s nearly two years to the day since we published the last edition of our Australian Top 100, so it’s time we presented the latest biennial revision of this ranking list, where you'll also find nine courses sitting comfortably within our World Top 100.

‚ÄčTop 100 Golf Courses of Australia 2019

Response to Course Reviews

Old Head

Not worth the journey but you've been 3 times ? How is Old Head Americanised ? The architect has utilized almost every piece of land next to the cliffs and to t...

Conestoga

Love the sentiment in the opening paragraph. There is more than one way to skin a golfing cat, so if it occasionally takes an economic compromise of a housing d...

Rimba Irian

Scarlett, I played Rimba Irian in 2014 while on a short post to Manokwari and I was fortunate that my office was able to arrange the trip. The course was availa...

Lake Forest

Gary Kern, architect of Lake Forest and dozens of other courses throughout the Midwest, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the age of 80. He was a very...