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Welcome to Planet Golf On-line, the home of independent golf course reviews from the successful Planet Golf series of books. We have the World’s Best Golf Courses covered, as well as news and ranking lists from all major golfing regions. There is also a comprehensive directory of Golf Course Architects.



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While away recently I missed the news that Peter Dawson, Chief Executive of the R&A, had passed away. Catching up over the weekend I noted several, “Golf to Farewell Dawson” type headlines, which gave pause. Now nobody likes to speak ill of the dead but while Dawson’s family will no doubt grieve, the game of golf will not miss him.


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One of the most anticipated ranking lists in recent memory, Australia's Top 100 Golf Courses 2016 has now been published by the Australian Golf Digest Magazine. As expected there was a high debut for exciting new entrant Cape Wickham Links, with the King Island wonder course shooting straight into the Top 3 despite having only been opened for a couple of months. Read comments on all 100 golf courses here.


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In the middle of Bass Strait, on the northwestern tip of remote King Island, sits Australia’s tallest lighthouse and one of the world’s most spectacular golf sites. Cape Wickham Links opened for public play on October 30, 2015.
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Planet Golf USA named #1 Golf Book in 2009 by GOLF Magazine - Available now for $30 A companion to the hugely successful Planet Golf, this gorgeous book features photographs and detailed reviews of more than 140 of America's finest golf courses, making it the most comprehensive directory ever published on the nation's outstanding layouts.  Included are reviews of every Top 100 ranked course in the United States, according to Golf
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With a foreword by Greg Norman, PLANET GOLF was written to be the Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses outside the United States of America. This magnificent book features reviews of more than 130 of the finest golfing layouts in existence. Covering both history and design, Darius Oliver's reviews are accompanied by the images of world renowned photographer David Scaletti, and include comments from leading course designers such as Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Pete
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