The rankings are collated by Australian Golf Digest’s team of golf experts and industry gurus who visit golf courses around the nation and provide ratings on key criteria including shot values, design variety, memorability and conditioning. Palmer Coolum Resort’s 18-hole, par 72 championship course was designed by renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. Many of the world’s top golfers have played the course, including the likes of Adam Scott and Greg Norman. Just recently, young greenkeeper Kurt Davies was announced as runner-up in the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Queensland Turf Apprentice of the Year award.