About the Course
Originally crafted in 2001 by the acclaimed golf course architect Mike Clayton, Ranfurlie’s #64 ranked golf course has continued to evolve under meticulous reviews orchestrated by the renowned design firm OCCM. Presently, Ranfurlie Golf Club benefits from the collective expertise of the Clayton DeVries & Pont team. This group of exceptionally skilled architects have contributed to some of Australia’s most revered golfing destinations, including Barnbougle Dunes, Cape Wickham, St Andrews Beach, and the highly anticipated 7 Mile Beach. Clayton DeVries & Pont (CDP) currently extend their advisory services to clients across 15 countries spanning five continents, offering their valuable insights and consultation for the enhancement of Ranfurlie.
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 as well as certain sections which are reminiscent of Kingston Heath. 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. A fundamental principle guiding Ranfurlie’s design philosophy is to transform areas other than the central fairway into the preferred vantage points for approaching the greens.
The topography at Ranfurlie can be best described as an open expanse, thoughtfully adorned with native eucalyptus trees. As these indigenous trees continue to grow and mature, they will ensure that the course maintains a harmonious connection with the land it occupies. The soil composition at Ranfurlie is a compelling blend of sandy, rocky, and locally sourced loam, a composition that, through the hard work of our outstanding groundskeeping team, delivers impeccable playing surfaces throughout the year.