Scarlett

I'm an Australian who has been fortunate enough to live in a few different countries and to have been able to travel widely throughout the world with my job and on holidays. My golf sticks pretty much always go with me and at last count I've been able to experience life and golf in 68 different countries and played about 600 different courses (315 of those in Australia, including all of the top 100 public access courses).

Even though I know it's highly unlikely, I love the thought of trying to play golf in every country in the world with a golf course - it's a long, long term goal.

My excuse for my 13 handicap is that I'm still working full time. My favourite golf courses include the rather diverse: Prestwick, Barnbougle Dunes, Paa-Ko Ridge, all the courses at St Andrews, and NSW Golf Club.

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Pacific Harbour 19/10/2020

10th Queensland - Best in Area 75th Australia Ranking
A resort style course and housing development on Bribie Is. Although parkland in character, many of the holes are flanked by native shrubs rather than trees, so some hole...

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Lakelands 19/10/2020

9th Queensland - Best in Area 74th Australia Ranking
This parkland cartball resort course is well kept, has plenty of bunkers and water hazards that are regularly visible off the tee (it is called Lakelands after all) but w...

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Settlers Run 19/10/2020

29th Victoria - Best in Area 73rd Australia Ranking
Even though the course has been established for probably ten years, it still feels like a newish championship course. It was designed as the centrepiece of a country club...

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Sanctuary Lakes 05/09/2020

30th Victoria - Best in Area 76th Australia Ranking
Sanctuary Lakes is a championship, members course set on a sandy links-style layout a half hour south of the CBD and close to Port Philip Bay. There are pure greens and b...

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Curlewis 02/09/2020

31st Victoria - Best in Area 77th Australia Ranking
Curlewis is a fairly rural members course set 20 minutes south of Geelong, or probably just over an hour from central Melbourne. Although rural, it is better than average...

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Ranfurlie 02/09/2020

32nd Victoria - Best in Area 78th Australia Ranking
A Melbourne members club course that has tried to emulate a linksland layout and partially succedded. The trees are sparsely scattered and the rough is mostly low reed-st...

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Gailes 02/09/2020

Gem Australia - Best in Area
Gailes is an older style members parkland course set around a gently sloped and broad hill. The key design feature is the slight dog-legs on the holes, combined with the...

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Yas Links 17/03/2020

1st United Arab Emirates Ranking 1st Middle East Ranking
Notwithstanding the ongoing zombie apocalypse, there is change in the air at Yas Links. They seem to have recognised the concerns over some of the conditioning issues an...

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Al Mouj (Championship) 16/03/2020

1st Oman Ranking 2nd Middle East Ranking
I am perhaps very fortunate to have played here at Al Mouj and then at Yas Links, within a few days of each other. Both courses share so many similarities being routed be...

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Muscat Hills 16/03/2020

2nd Oman Ranking 19th Middle East Ranking
Initially I found this course a little hard to fit into a neat box: was it a desert course, a members course trying to be parkland, or was it a resort course catering to...

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St Michael's 21/02/2020

18th New South Wales - Best in Area 80th Australia Ranking
St. Micks is a championship coastal course in Sydney's southeastern suburbs that combines many of the features of the very highly rated next door neighbour NSW GC. Qualit...

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Palmer Sea Reef 25/12/2019

27th Queensland - Best in Area
When there's been a significant period between visits to a golf course, it's quite interesting to compare what you remembered about it and what it actually is. It had bee...

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Paradise Palms 25/12/2019

19th Queensland - Best in Area
Unfortunately for Tyson (below) there will be no next time playing Paradise Palms as the true intentions of the current owners are now clear. The course has been closed,...

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Links Lady Bay 04/12/2019

6th South Australia - Best in Area 70th Australia Ranking 97th Oceania Ranking
I can see why they use the word Links in the name, with the sandy base and the style of bunkering throughout, but in the true sense this is not a links course: more a lin...

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Sorrento 03/12/2019

33rd Victoria - Best in Area 82nd Australia Ranking
There is plenty of quality golf to be found in the Mornington Peninsula. Whilst the small Sandbelt area with courses such as Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath and Victoria...

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