Murray and Lake Courses listed among Australia’s best
Golf Australia Magazine’s annual ranking of the top 100 public access courses in Australia is highly respected within the golfing community. It is a comprehensive list that takes into account a range of factors, including course design, maintenance, and overall playing experience.
In its latest 2023 rankings, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort is proud to have both of its championship 18-hole layouts ranked among the country’s best.
The Murray Course, designed by 5-time Open Champion Peter Thomson and Mike Wolveridge, jumps to number 46, up four spots on the 2022 ranking. The picturesque layout winds its way through hundred-year-old river red gums and native bushland. With its sloping fairways, well-bunkered greens, and challenging tee shots, the Murray Course poses a wonderful test of golf.
And the Lake Course has moved up three spots, now ranked 66. More forgiving off the tee, the Lake Course boasts wider fairways and more forgiving rough lines. However, the larger and more undulating greens emphasise approach shots and test golfers’ capacity to hit the right yardages and choose the correct lines.
In addition to its two top-ranked courses, the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club also offers a range of other amenities, including a driving range, practice greens, and a fully-stocked pro shop. The large Clubhouse is also a favourite for locals and visitors alike, with its popular bar and bistro facilities and modern 60-seat cinema a destination for families year-round.
Having not one, but two courses ranked among the best in Australia is a significant achievement. It is a testament to the quality of the courses, the attention to detail in its design and maintenance, and the overall golfing experience it provides to its members and visitors. The rankings are even more impactful, given the recent challenges of border closures and floods.
Along with the neighbouring Black Bull Golf Course, ranked 52, Yarrawonga Mulwala now boasts three of the top 100 public access courses in Australia – a remarkable feat for a small regional town and a must-visit destination for any golf enthusiast.