The results are in! GSM Golf are pleased to see both St Andrews Beach Golf Course & Ranfurlie Golf Club represented with prominent positions in Golf Australia’s Top 100 Overall Golf Course Rankings for 2024.

St Andrews Beach Golf Course

Address: 209 Sandy Rd, Fingal VIC 3941
Phone: (03) 5988 6000

Judge’s Comments:The course proves public golf can be every bit as good as private course golf. St Andrews Beach is fun, quirky and a joy to play with its best as good as anything you’ll play. The sublime 2nd is in the handful of best short fours in the country.” – Brian Walshe.

“Tom Doak says St Andrews Beach is the course he’s built that he would most want in his own backyard – sorry Barnbougle, sorry Ballyneal, sorry Bandon – and Aussies can roll up and play it any day for a hundred bucks. Many probably don’t realise how fortunate they are.” – Scott Warren.

Ranfurlie Golf Club

Address: 825 Cranbourne-Frankston Rd, Cranbourne VIC 3977
Phone: (03) 9788 8270

Judge’s Comments: “Ranfurlie seamlessly encapsulates the quintessential elements of Sandbelt golf, with its expansive fairways reminiscent of the generous width Alister MacKenzie originally introduced at Royal Melbourne. The bunkers, too, adhere to the characteristic Sandbelt design ethos – both in their aesthetic and their strategic placement, extending right up to the edges
of the greens.” – Kevin Nolan.

“Ranfurlie might be the most misunderstood course introduced to the Melbourne landscape in the past 50 years. Some have said it is a paddock with flags in it. It may seem so at first glance, but the truth is Mike Clayton’s design is a strategic gem, where the centre of the fairway is not always the best place to be, where the player willing to risk hitting in a bunker for a better line to the target on the next shot is rewarded for good shot-making. Yes, its wide and sparse but there is great golf to be found out in that paddock.” – Brendan James