Royal Melbourne (East)

Royal Melbourne (East), Top 100 Courses
Founded
Alex Russell, 1932

Ever confident in his own work, Alister MacKenzie was quick to praise the talent of others. In the United States, he considered Perry Maxwell to be as talented as anyone; in Australia, his man was Alex Russell. Another of Russell’s creations, Paraparaumu Beach in New Zealand, just missed out inclusion this year but the panel’s appreciation of the East Course raises the question: What is the best 36-hole day in golf at one site? Winged Foot, Cabot, Bandon, Sunningdale or here? (New)