Michael Wolveridge

Michael Wolveridge, a recently retired golf professional, began his career in golf course design in 1965, when he joined Peter Thomson, a recent winner of his fifth Open, and Commander John Harris - a golf course architect.

Initially, the firm was called South Pacific Golf Pty?Ltd but soon became Harris Thomson and Wolveridge. Early projects included The Wairakei Golf Course in New Zealand, Royal Hong Kong Golf Club in Hong Kong, Bali Handara in Indonesia, Fujioka Country Club in Japan and the renovation of both The Delhi Golf Club and The Royal Calcutta Golf Clubs in India - the latter being the first course built in Asia (1829).

In the 1960s and 1970s, Thompson was pioneering the Asian Tour by playing across the Asia Pacific, and this helped the company expand. Meanwhile, Michael set up the Melbourne office whilst Harris concentrated on the European market from a London office. In 1981 Wolveridge met a young architect named Ross Perrett who later joined the company.

By the time he retired, Michael Wolveridge had designed over 200-golf courses around the world.

Golf Courses designed by Michael Wolveridge

Alice Springs Golf Club

Desert Springs, Alice Springs, NT, Australia
Distance: 6196m Par: 72
Set in the foothills of the majestic MacDonnell Ranges in Australia's red centre, the Alice Springs Golf Club boasts one of the world's finest, 18 hole, desert courses. Australia's golfing legend Peter Thomson, with his business partner Michael Wolveridge, designed and constructed the course during the early 1980s. Alice Springs rated 43rd in Australia by...

Collier Park Golf Course

Como, WA, Australia
Located in the heart of South Perth, just 10-minutes from Perth's CBD, Collier Park Golf is a 27 hole, international standard public golf course, driving range and practice facility. Uniquely designed, Collier Park offers three world-class, individual, 9 hole courses. Each course offers a different playing experience requiring differing strategies. All three walk or cart...

Links Hope Island Golf Club

Hope Island, QLD, Australia
Par: 72
Located on the Gold Coast, just 20-minutes from Surfers Paradise, and 40-minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Links Hope Island Golf Course is the centrepiece of Hope Island Resort. The course at Hope Island Resort is an 18 hole, traditional Links style championship course, designed by five times British Open champion Peter Thomson. The layout and...

Moonah Links Open Course

Fingal, VIC, Australia
Distance: 6783m Par: 72
Peppers Moonah Links Resort is located in prime Australian coastal bushland amidst an undulating landscape in the Mornington Peninsula, less than an hour and a half from Melbourne. Dubbed his 'Leviathan' by course designer Peter Thomson, Moonah Links was Australia's first purpose-built championship course. It was set up specifically to host the Australian Open National...

Northern Golf Club

Glenroy, VIC, Australia
Situated a half-hour drive from the Melbourne CBD, Glenroy's Northern Golf Club is a well presented Australian top 100 course. With mature gumtrees lining the fairways, impressive conditioning, and Peter Thomson and Michael Wolveridge design, Northern Golf Club is a well renowned 18 hole members course. Located in the 'claybelt' region of Melbourne, the topography...

Royal Canberra Golf Club

Yarralumla, ACT, Australia
Distance: 6338m Par: 72
Located in Canberra and founded in 1926 when the Federal Capital Commission constructed a new golf course at Acton is the Royal Canberra Golf Club. Named as the most beautiful in Australia by Gary Player, this 27-hole private course is regarded as one of the finest in the country. The original Acton course was built...

Sorrento Golf Club

Sorrento, VIC, Australia
Distance: 5644m Par: 70
The Sorrento Golf Club enjoys a special reputation as one of Australia's premier golf courses and is located only 90-minutes from Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula. Sorrento is a private golf club although some limited tee times are available to visitors and guests of members. The club was formed on March 30 in 1907 and...

The National Golf Club - Gunnamatta Course

Cape Schanck, VIC, Australia
Par: 71
The National Golf Club is located at Cape Schanck on Victoria's spectacular Mornington Peninsula and is just a short drive to the south of Melbourne. The club has three highly regarded 18-hole golf courses at Cape Schanck, the Old Course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, The Moonah designed by Greg Norman and Bob Harrison...

Thurgoona Country Club Resort

Lavington, NSW, Australia
Distance: 6372m Par: 72
Thurgoona Country Club Resort is located in the Albury-Wodonga region of New South Wales, which is situated roughly half way between Sydney and Melbourne. Thurgoona's 18-hole walk or cart course is a 6,372-metres long par 72 for the men and a 5,480-metre par 74 for the ladies. This semi-private facility offers membership packages as well...

Tura Beach Country Club

Tura Beach, Merimbula, NSW, Australia
Distance: 6018 m Par: 73
Located on the beautiful Sapphire Coast of New South Wales is the Tura Beach Country Club which offers an 18-hole layout that is becoming a must-play for both serious and leisure golfers. It is one of Australia's truly great non-metropolitan golf courses and is part of a rich pocket of regional golfing opportunities that include...

Twin Waters Golf Club

Twin Waters, QLD, Australia
Distance: 6183m Par: 72
Twin Waters Golf Club is centrally located and easily accessible on the Sunshine Coast, just an hour's drive north from Brisbane. The course is internationally recognized as one of the top six resort courses in Australia. The 18 hole championship course was designed by five times British Open champion Peter Thomson and partner Mike Wolveridge....

Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary

Thermal Explorer Highway, Wairakei, Waikato, New Zealand
Distance: 6444m Par: 72
Open to the public Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary is set midway between Auckland and Wellington, in the heart of the spectacular scenery of the Lake Taupo region. Wairakei offers golfers the opportunity to navigate their way through an 18-hole layout of exceptional beauty whilst listening to the abundant birdlife, meandering streams and delightful waterfalls that...

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