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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Coffs Harbour (The Lakes) 21/07/2021

55th New South Wales - Best in Area
Coffs Harbour Golf Club is located on New South Wales' northern coast, just up the road from Bonville Resort. The club started with a nine hole course designed by Carnegi...

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Nambucca Heads Island 20/07/2021

70th New South Wales - Best in Area
Located on New South Wales' northern coast, Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club occupies a unique location on Stuart Island. The Nambucca River meets the Pacific Oean close b...

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Hamilton Island 16/07/2021

3rd Queensland - Best in Area 42nd Australia Ranking 72nd Oceania Ranking
Hamilton Island Resort dates from the 1980's. Like a number of other island Queensland's island getaways, Hamilton Island had a turbulent history until Bob Oatley purchas...

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Mirage Country Club 15/07/2021

40th Queensland - Best in Area
Christopher Skase had a chequered career as a business tycoon, but he certainly left his mark on the sleepy fishing village at Port Douglas. He transformed it to the swis...

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Ocean Shores 28/06/2021

31st New South Wales - Best in Area
Ocean Shores Country Club was established in 1972, as part of a large real estate development.The course was designed by Australian golfing legend Bruce Devlin together w...

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Murwillumbah 28/06/2021

42nd New South Wales - Best in Area
Murwillumbah Golf Course is set in rolling terrain perfect for golf, with views of the Rous River and Mount Warning National Park an impressive backdrop.Like many of the...

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Byron Bay 27/06/2021

62nd New South Wales - Best in Area
Byron Bay GC first opened as a nine hole course in April 1958, eventually adding a further nine and becoming an 18 hole course in March 1983.Right from the start the loca...

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Murray Downs 02/06/2021

20th New South Wales - Best in Area 88th Australia Ranking
Murray Downs Golf & Country Club is located in the heart of the historic Murray Downs sheep station in New South Wales, just across the bridge from Victoria's Swan Hill....

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Chapelco 26/05/2021

3rd Argentina Ranking 7th Central & South America Ranking
Chapelco Golf Club was the first design in South America by Jack Nicklaus Design, under the keen eye of Jack Nicklaus Jnr. It opened in 2006 as part of a large real estat...

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Jockey Club (Red) 26/05/2021

1st Argentina Ranking 3rd Central & South America Ranking
The famous Jockey Club was designed by the doyen of golf course architects, Dr Alister McKenzie (Augusta National, Cypress Point, Royal Melbourne). The Jockey Club is one...

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Tenby 14/05/2021

1st West Wales - Best in Area 7th Wales Ranking
It doesn't take you long to realise you are in for a different type of experience when you arrive at Tenby. We thought we might drop in for a quick lunch at the famous wa...

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Royal St David's 13/05/2021

2nd North Wales - Best in Area 4th Wales Ranking 86th Britain & Ireland Ranking
The links at Royal St David's Golf Club occupies a beautiful stretch of low lying dunesland which is overlooked/dominated by the dark and foreboding presence of Harlech C...

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Pennard 12/05/2021

2nd South Wales - Best in Area 2nd Wales Ranking 71st Britain & Ireland Ranking
Pennard is called 'the links in the sky', and indeed it is a remarkable site for a golf course, with rolling linksy land on a headland 200 feet above the sea.The routing...

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Nefyn & District (Old) 11/05/2021

4th North Wales - Best in Area 12th Wales Ranking
We played the Front and Old nines at Nefyn & District. The front nine starts beautifully with a glorious opening hole. It requires a decent drive, and then an accurate lo...

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Pyle and Kenfig 10/05/2021

5th South Wales - Best in Area 10th Wales Ranking
Unusually for a links course Pyle & Kenfig is laid out in two loops of nine holes. Even more unusual is the fact that the club has 23 holes. Five additional holes were ad...

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Conwy 08/05/2021

3rd North Wales - Best in Area 5th Wales Ranking
Conwy does have a unique location with the site being surrounded on three sides, by sea, village and the imposing mountain range to the west. Although the land is relativ...

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Aberdovey 08/05/2021

1st North Wales - Best in Area 3rd Wales Ranking 73rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
The doyen of Golf writers, Bernard Darwin waxed lyrical about the charms of Aberdovey, and brought it to the attention of golfers around the world. It was his 'little sli...

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