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25 of Australia's Longest Golf Courses

Brookwater Golf & Country Club near Brisbane is a lengthy test of golf. (Photo: Henry Peters)
For most of us, 6000-metre 18-hole golf courses are more than long enough to test our skill. 

And for the vast majority of us, playing a course from the 'tips' will actually make a round less enjoyable.

But if you're on a quest to find a brutally long golf course, you'll find this list of 25 of Australia's Longest Golf Courses very useful.

 

25. The Grange Golf Club (East Course) (SA)

6485 metres

The Grange's West Course is preparing to again host the Women's Australian Open in 2019 but its East Course (see 14th hole below) is the longer of the two layouts.

 

24. The Vines Golf & Country Club (Lakes Course) (WA)

6495 metres

The Vines Golf & Country Club - on the outskirts of Perth - shot to fame in the early 1990s as the host venue for the Heineken Classic. Pictured below is The Lakes Course's famous par-five 18th.

 

23. Terrey Hills Golf & Country Club (NSW)

6499 metres

A host venue of the former Canon Challenge, Terrey Hills Golf & Country Club is located in a suburban pocket of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in northern Sydney.

 

22. Brookwater Golf & Country Club (QLD)

6505 metres

Not only is it long on the scorecard, Brookwater Golf & Country Club is one of the hilliest courses in Australia. Carts are advised at the spectacular South-East Queensland layout.

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21. Lake Karrinyup Country Club (WA)

6505 metres

Lake Karrinyup is probably the most famous course in Western Australia having hosted many professional events including the World Super 6 Perth, Johnnie Walker Classic and four Australian Opens.

 

20. Sanctuary Lakes Club (VIC)

6508 metres

A stern test from the back tees, Sanctuary Lakes's 18-hole course opened for play in 2000 and winds through a housing estate in Melbourne's west.

 

19. Capricorn Resort Championship Course (QLD)

6542 metres

Formerly a 36-hole facility, Capricorn's Championship Course opened for play in 1992 and was designed by American Karl Litten. 

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18. Metropolitan Golf Club (VIC)

6556 metres

One of the great Melbourne sandbelt golf courses and host venue for the 2018 World Cup of Golf. The fast, carpet-like fairways at 'Metro' often make the course play shorter than its length.

 

17. Royal Adelaide Golf Club (SA)

6557 metres

Widely viewed as the premier golf course in South Australia and recently under the golf spotlight as the 2017 Women's Australian Open host venue.

 

16. The Vines Resort & Country Club - Ellenbrook Course

6561 metres

The less heralded of the two courses at The Vines. Seven holes of the composite course used for the Heineken Classic were from the Ellenbrook Course while 11 came from The Lakes Course.

 

15. Eastern Golf Club (South Course) (VIC)

6567 metres

Eastern Golf Club - which relocated from suburban Doncaster to Yering in 2015 - is a 27-hole facility with holes 1 to 18 comprising the South Course.

 

14. The Sands Torquay (VIC)

6575 metres

Only 20 minutes' drive south of Geelong, The Sands in Torquay is a great place to start a Great Ocean Road golf trip.

 

13. The National Golf Club - Moonah Course (VIC)

6576 metres

Designed by Greg Norman & Bob Harrison and part of The National's astonishing 54-hole site on the Mornington Peninsula.

 

12. Eynesbury Golf Club (VIC)

6577 metres

Eynesbury is situated in the western outskirts of Melbourne and if you're playing from the back tees, you're playing the 'Silo Course'.

 

11. Hidden Valley Golf & Country Club (VIC)

6584 metres​​

Hidden Valley is about an hour's drive north of Melbourne between the towns of Wallan and Kilmore and its 18-hole golf course was designed by Australian golf icon Craig Parry.

 

10. Settlers Run Golf & Country Club (VIC)

6607 metres​

About an hour's drive south-east of Melbourne's CBD. Designed by Greg Norman, Settlers Run is known for its sandbelt-style bunkering.

 

9. The Australian Golf Club (NSW)

6610 metres

Many times a major tournament host, The Australian Golf Club is just six kilometres from Sydney's CBD.

 

8. Mt Broughton Golf & Country Club (NSW)

6619 metres

Located in the Southern Highlands about 90 minutes' drive from central Sydney, Mt Broughton Golf and Country Club opened in 1994.

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7. Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club (Pines Course) (QLD) 

6681 metres

The only Arnold Palmer signature golf course in Australia and significantly longer than the brilliant Palms Course at Sanctuary Cove.

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6. Ellerston Golf Club (NSW)

6686 metres

Perhaps Australia's most exclusive golf course, Ellerston is on a private Packer Family property in the Upper Hunter Region.

 

5. Capital Golf Club (VIC)

6,701 metres

The brainchild of Melbourne businessman Lloyd Williams and designed in the late 1990s by Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett. Like Ellerston, tee times at Capital are hard to come by.

 

4. Royal Pines Resort (Tournament Course) (QLD)

6734 metres 

Playing from the back tees of Royal Pines' Tournament layout is not recommended unless you're a competitor at the Australian PGA Championship.

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3. Kalgoorlie Golf Course (WA) 

6769 metres

Host of the WA PGA Championship, Kalgoorlie has a unique desert landscape and is also home to the members of Goldfields Golf Club.

 

2. Moonah Links (Open Course) (VIC)

6783 metres

The older (and longer) of the two courses at Moonah Links, the Open Course at least offers golfers some very wide fairways to aim at.

 

1. Hills Golf Club (QLD)

6906 metres

A quick glance at the scorecard for Hills Golf Club in Brisbane reveals a common theme: extremely long golf holes.

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