Peter Wood

Peter Wood came to golf late – a tennis player who took up golf in his 30’s – and was hooked for life with the unique combination of different golf course strategies in different terrains and just the game itself.

After years running a successful accountancy practice, heart surgery became the catalyst for change, and on regaining good health Peter pursued his passions in golf architecture and travel to set up The Travelling Golfer – an international golf tour operator specialising in small groups and special destinations.

Along the way Peter took on the challenge of building a world-class golf course, becoming part owner, inaugural chairman and financial controller of Barnbougle Dunes golf links in Tasmania – Australia’s premier public access golf course and a World Top 50 course.

Peter is also a golf writer – Australia’s first member of the International Golf Travel Writers Association. Peter and Heather also run an annual charity golf tournament for the benefit of breast cancer research.


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Narin & Portnoo 16/01/2019

6th Donegal - Best in Area 28th Ireland Ranking
Narin & Portnoo Golf Club is located in a delightful seaside resort in south west Donegal. The site is surrounded by the Atlantic Coast on one side, with sweeping views o...


Kooyonga 16/01/2019

2nd South Australia - Best in Area 27th Australia Ranking
H.L. 'Cargie' Rymill was a keen golfer and student of the game. He had a huge impact on the game he loved and left a lasting legacy seen to this day in the iconic courses...


Glenelg 16/01/2019

4th South Australia - Best in Area 43rd Australia Ranking
Glenelg Golf Club was formed in 1926. Cargie Rymill laid out 9 holes in sandy marshland which opened for play in 1927. A year later a further 9 holes were added. In 1947...


Vines (Lakes) 15/01/2019

11th Western Australia - Best in Area 87th Australia Ranking
The Vines Resort & Country Club is a golfing complex just 30 minutes from Perth’s CBD. Originally designers Ross Watson & Graham Marsh initially designed 27 holes (3 loop...


The Cut 15/01/2019

4th Western Australia - Best in Area 45th Australia Ranking
The Cut GC was designed by James Wilcher, and opened for play in 2005. The course is located in duneland on the coast near Dawesville in Western Australia. Previously Wil...


Secret Harbour 14/01/2019

12th Western Australia - Best in Area 96th Australia Ranking
Secret Harbour GC, or Secrets as it used to be known, was designed by Graham Marsh, and opened for play in 1995 as a nine holer, and as 18 holes in 1999. The links style...


Royal Fremantle 14/01/2019

13th Western Australia - Best in Area 99th Australia Ranking
Royal Fremantle is a delightful parkland course in the heart of suburbia. With lush kikuyu fairways, and a typical Aussie bush setting of gum trees and blackboys it reall...


Meadow Springs 14/01/2019

5th Western Australia - Best in Area 65th Australia Ranking
Robert Trent Jones Jnr has certainly left a legacy in Australia with some quality golf designs that are all unique in their own way, and fit the land they sit on. Meadow...


Lake Karrinyup 09/01/2019

1st Western Australia - Best in Area 21st Australia Ranking
Lake Karinyup CC occupies a very impressive site dominated by a large sprawling clubhouse sitting on the high point – and looking quite majestic, I must say! Perhaps thi...


Cottesloe 08/01/2019

9th Western Australia - Best in Area 81st Australia Ranking
Although Cottesloe GC was originally formed in 1908 as a 9 hole course, it moved to the current site in 1931 when the club pro David Anderson set up the course. In the 19...


Port Fairy 08/01/2019

24th Victoria - Best in Area 54th Australia Ranking
Although off the beaten track a little, Port Fairy has a sporty links type golf course, which is improving and gaining a reputation as a hidden gem. There are not many t...


King Island 07/01/2019

7th Tasmania - Best in Area
Those that journey down to King Island for a few days or more may be tempted to play the King Island Golf & Bowling Club.The nine-hole course has been sited in classic ro...


Cathedral Lodge 06/01/2019

8th Victoria - Best in Area 14th Australia Ranking 18th Oceania Ranking
Cathedral has some similarities to the Norman-designed Ellerston GC owned by the Packer family, as both are routed through typical Australian terrain. However whilst Elle...


Barwon Heads 06/01/2019

15th Victoria - Best in Area 29th Australia Ranking
After a visit to the quirky two-storey weatherboard proshop, the first 6 holes at Barwon Heads head out into classic links land, open and exposed to the elements before r...


St Andrews Beach 06/01/2019

6th Victoria - Best in Area 12th Australia Ranking 15th Oceania Ranking
St Andrews Beach is located in 'the cups region' of The Mornington Peninsula, just an hour south of Melbourne's CBD. This area is perfect for golf with miles of undulatin...


Ocean Dunes 02/01/2019

4th Tasmania - Best in Area 22nd Australia Ranking
The first four holes at Ocean Dunes along the ocean are absolutely world class, varied and spectacular. On the par five first hole you stand on an elevated tee looking do...