An aerial of the par-four 15th at Victoria Golf Club. Photo: Mark Wilson - Golfplus Media.


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Victoria Golf Club.

Victoria Golf Club's recent renovation project has elevated an already Top 100 world ranked golf course and a Sandbelt favourite to even loftier standards of course presentation. The quality of the putting surfaces in particular are a standout having been fully renovated for the first time since they were laid nearly a century ago. 

The overall results are absolutely superb.

Golfplus Media were able to play the golf course during Presidents Cup week in December 2019 and again in February 2020 in preparation for this feature for The Cut Magazine's Autumn 2020 edition.  

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Peninsula Kingswood.

One of Golfplus Media's most exciting recent projects was the opportunity to showcase the astounding work completed recently at  the 36-hole Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club on the outskirts of Melbourne.

The golf courses at the longstanding Melboune Sandbelt club were completely overhauled following the merger of Peninsula and Kingswood Golf Clubs. Funds from the sale of Kingswood's land  have been channelled into creating world class offerings on and off the two existing Peninsula layouts. 

The experience for members and the public is now second to none in this country and we're proud our feature articles and imagery were published in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore. 

Mark's aerial shot (above) of the 14th on the South course was used on the cover of Golf Vacations Magazine in Singapore; and another on the cover of The Cut Magazine in Australia.

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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

Pacific Dunes, part of a fantastic quartet of golf courses (6 if you count the par-three and putting course) at Bandon. Photo: Mark Wilson - Golfplus Media


'Golf as it was meant to be' on the remote, sandy clifftops of the Pacific Coast of Oregon in the United States. 

Links golf that is as British an experience as you can find outside of Britain. No tricks, no gimmicks, just you and the elements. An essential inclusion on every serious golfer's bucket list.

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Pasatiempo Golf Club - Santa Cruz, California

The majestic 18th hole at Pasatiempo

Perched in the hills above Santa Cruz on the northern tip of the Monterey Peninsula, Pasatiempo is one of Dr Alister MacKenzie's most enduring legacies in a life's work that gave us Cypress Point, Royal Melbourne West, Augusta National and Lahinch, among many around the world.     

Bobby Jones was so taken by Pasatiempo that he invited MacKenzie to design the course he was building back home in Georgia - Augusta National. 

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Wollongong Golf Club - NSW.

Looking north along the coast from the Wollongong Golf Club.  Photo: Mark Wilson - Golfplus Media

Not many golf clubs established in the 19th century are still going strong, if not stronger than ever. One of Australia's oldest golf clubs to Sydney's south, is doing just that.   

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St Andrews Beach - Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.


A Tom Doak-design which in a short history has opened, closed and re-opened again, is now starting to gain the attention and plaudits it deserves with a recent ranking among the Top Ten courses in Australia. 

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Royal Melboure East gets the 'Doak' treatment.

Australia's most famous golf club engaged one of golf's most famous course designers, Tom Doak, to re-design a number of holes on the East Course. 

The results have been spectacular, raising the already lofty bar on the quality of golf at Royal Melbourne.

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Kapalua Resort, Plantation Course - Maui, Hawaii


Maui's spectacular north-west coastline is home to the famed Kapalua Resort, where the PGA Tour makes it's annual pilgrimage to kick start each season.

Golfplus Media were welcomed by Kapalua and were grateful for the opportunity to take in the magnificent scenery while playing and photographing some of the dramatic holes on Coore & Crenshaw's 'Plantation Course' - home of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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'Evolution of a Masterpiece' - NSW Golf Club, Sydney, NSW.


The addition of fairway bunkers and native vegetation have made the tee shot from the 18th a far more exacting prospect. Credit-Mark WilsonDr Alister Mackenzie was responsible for the early blueprint for the stunning layout on the promontory at the entrance to Botany Bay, near to the spot where Captain Cook stopped to fill his water supplies in 1770 at a still visible soak just below the current 17th tee.

Golfplus Media visited NSW following the completion of course upgrade work conducted by Consultant architect, Greg Norman.

The results are spectacular and reinforce NSW's reputation as one of the world's premier golf courses.

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The National GC, Old Course - Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.

The National, Old Course. Photo: Mark Wilson, Golfplus MediaA magnificent blend of the talents of course designer, Robert Trent Jones Jnr, and the spectacular coastline of the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, Australia.

Trent Jones Jr has said that ‘Any golf course architect would kill for a piece of land like this. It is one of the most unique areas of links country left anywhere in the world.’

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