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Top 100 Golf Courses "BiteSize" - November 2016

This month’s November BiteSize focuses on Australia and Vietnam, where we’ve re-ranked and extended our coverage for each of Australia’s six states and for ACT, where the nation’s capital is located. Vietnam’s golfing success story shows absolutely no signs of slowing down, either at national or regional level, so we’ve published, for the first time, a Vietnamese Top 20.

Further afield, our editor travelled to the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, which is set in the northeast corner of Italy, to see what’s on offer for visiting golfers. We also share Nicolas Iorio’s story following his tournament adventure to the Rio Olympic Golf Course.

And if that’s not enough, we doff our caps to Brian Ward, who recently completed a remarkable double-century that has been eighteen long years in the making.

Top 20 Golf Courses of Vietnam 2017

In this latest edition of our Vietnamese rankings, we’ve doubled the number of listed courses. We started with a Top 10 six years ago so this is the third revision of a chart that has now been expanded to a Top 20. Greg Norman’s Bluffs Ho Tram Strip entered our rankings at No.1 two years ago and it retains the top spot in our listings.

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Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales Best in State Rankings 2017

In this Australian regional report, we highlight two areas in the southeast of the country, namely the federal district of the Australian Capital Territory, which is enclaved within the state of New South Wales, and separate charts are maintained for each of these domains. ACT is home to only ten registered clubs and five of these are now featured whilst fifty of the four hundred golf facilities located within NSW are also listed.

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Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania Best in State Rankings 2017

In this review, we’ve completed a ranking revision of courses in Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania, adding ten tracks to the thirty that were already in place within these three states which translates into us now maintaining a Top 20 for Western Australia and a Top 10 for the other two regions.

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Queensland and Victoria Best in State Rankings 2017

We’ve increased the number of courses in our Queensland rankings by 50% so we now have a Top 30 for this state. The Victoria chart has also had fifteen courses added to it so we maintain a Top 60 for a very strong golfing region where more than half the ranked courses are listed nationally, with the top three also occupying positions in our World Top 100.

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Italy – Golf and More…

Located in the northeast corner of Italy, where it borders Austria to the north and Slovenia to the east, Friuli Venezia Giulia occupies a diverse landscape that stretches from the peaks of the Carnic and Julian Alps, through the foothills and plains of Friuli and the Karst, to the lagoons of Marano and Grado on the shoreline of the Adriatic Sea. It’s a district that can trace the origins of the Roman ruins at Aquileia back to 181 BC…

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Playing the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Golf Course

On October the 29th, WeGolf finished the first international golf tournament for amateurs at the Olympic Golf Course located in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. They tried to replicate the Olympic Games experience where amateurs from different countries participated in a 36-hole competition, awarding the first three positions with exact replicas of the Olympic medals.

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Brian Ward - The Double Century

No golfer wants to card a century, let alone a double-century for their round. A three-figure number on the scorecard represents a bad day at the golfing office, but Brian Ward was overjoyed to achieve a remarkable double-century at Hankley Common Golf Club last month, where he put the final tick in the box and competed playing both the GB&I and England Top 100 lists.

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John Sabino reviews and rates his World Top 100

John Sabino is a widely followed blogger and golf critic and is among a small group of golfers who have achieved the feat of playing the Top 100 ranked courses in the world. He has been featured in Links Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Golf Digest Index, Australian Golf Digest and Billionaire magazine. He is the author of How to Play the World’s Most Exclusive Golf Clubs and he has exclusively reviewed and rated his World Top 100 for us.

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Explore a world of whisky at The Telegraph Whisky Experience

Mark the start of the festive season with a visit to the Telegraph Whisky Experience on December 5 and December 6, 2016. Held at the historic One Whitehall Place in London and hosted by world-renowned spirit experts, the event offers you the chance to sample a collection of over 100 premium, rare and unusual whiskies from around the world at a private whisky fair. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced connoisseur, join us to learn the art of whisky tasting from independent industry experts and brand ambassadors.

Tickets to The Telegraph Whisky Experience are £75, and include a mini tasting guide, access to the private whisky fair, a two-course meal and a Glencairn crystal tasting glass. Masterclass Experience tickets are £90 and include all of the above plus an informative and entertaining masterclass.
To purchase tickets and for further information, please visit: telegraph.co.uk/whiskyexperience or call 0800 542 5859.

Have you downloaded our Scottish publication yet?

Top 100 Golf Courses of Scotland 2016-2017 was recently published in Kindle format, which can be enjoyed on any device with Kindle’s free App. This latest title in the Top 100 series is jam-packed full of previously unreleased material and it includes an insight from our Editor and Scottish Correspondent, Jim McCann, who has played every layout in the Scottish hundred.

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Recent Player Reviews

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