Peter Thomson

"Designing a golf hole is an artistic pursuit, like painting or writing. As I played golf, I started to appreciate the architecture of a golf course. As I played these courses, I'd study them and figure out ways of playing them by minimizing the risk, so when it came my turn to impose trouble I was able to do it effectively because all my life I had studied it. With age comes wisdom, and I've learned that a golf course should be pleasurable to all manner of golfers. Any course that's simply a torture test for scratch players is going to be a horror for 90-per cent of the golfing population and I think that's quite wrong."

Five-time British Open Champion (1954, 1955, 1956, 1958 and 1965), Peter Thomson was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in1988. He began designing golf courses in 1965 and continued until he was joined by Ross Perrett in 2004, forming Thompson Perrett Golf.

After over 50 years in golf course design, Peter announced his formal retirement from golf course architecture. In that time he had worked on over 250 projects in 30 countries including building over 100 new courses. Peter Thomson's contribution and impact on golf in the Asia Pacific region is unparalleled, and his passing in June of 2018 was mourned deeply by the golfing fraternity.

Golf Courses designed by Peter Thomson

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...

Ayodhya Links

Wangnoi, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand
Distance: 7639m Par: 72
The Ayodhya Links, which lies approximately 50-minutes from central Bangkok, is one of Thailand's premier golfing destinations. The land at the members only Ayodhya Links has been sculpted into an 18-hole championship golf course with naturally rolling fairways, elevation changes, charming streams and sparkling lakes which all makes for breathtaking views. Though the design team...

Ballarat Golf Club

Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Distance: 6283m Par: 72
Located in Ballarat, Victoria, this championship Course has a long and proud history going back to 1895, as Australia's oldest continually played course. This championship course which opened in 2008, has been redesigned by Peter Thomson and Ross Perrett and provides an outstanding experience for golfers of all levels. Over 18 holes golfers of all...

Black Bull Golf Club

Yarrawonga, VIC, Australia
Par: 72
Located on the edge of beautiful Lake Mulwala and two minutes drive from the town centre of Yarrawonga, Black Bull Golf Course is an 18 hole, par 72 course that is comparatively new on the scene. With a links style layout firmly in the developer's blueprint, the design team of Thomson and Perrett utilised the...

Club Mandalay

Beveridge, VIC, Australia
Club Mandalay is located just off the Hume Freeway, a leisurely 45-minute drive north of Melbourne. Mandalay Golf Course, since its inception, has risen across a range of golf course ranking institutions and is now placed as the 38th best public access golf course in Australia. Five-time British Open Champion and renowned golf course architect,...

Delhi Golf Club (Lodhi)

New Delhi, Delhi, IN-DL, India
Distance: 7036 yd Par: 72
The Delhi Golf Club is a prominent golf club situated in Delhi, India, and sits on the archaeologically significant site of a former metropolis of the Mogul Empire. Although the club has an ultra-restrictive membership, with a waiting period of over 50 years for prospective members, it remains a publicly accessible course. The club came...

Hamilton Island Golf Club

Whitsundays, QLD, Australia
Distance: 6140m Par: 71
The only Australian 18 hole championship course on its own island, the Hamilton Island Golf Course is located on Dent Island, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The 18 hole, par 71, Hamilton Island Golf Course is said to be one of the most challenging in the world. Designed by five time British...

Karnataka Golf Association

Kodihalli, Bangalore, IN-KA, India
Distance: 7227yd Par: 72
Situated approximately 10-kilometres east of Bangalore's city centre is the Karnataka Golf Association's 18-hole golf course. Such is the quality of Karnataka that in 2012 it became the first venue outside New Delhi or Kolkata to host the Indian Open. Building commenced on the Peter Thomson designed course in 1986 and local enthusiasts created this...

Lakeside Golf Club Camden

Gledswood Hills, Camden, NSW, Australia
Distance: 6300m Par: 72
Featuring a picturesque rural landscape, Lakeside Golf Club Camden is located just 45-minutes east of the Sydney CBD. Lakeside Camden has received numerous awards over the years based on its par 72, 6,300-metre layout. The course is the only one in Sydney to be designed by five times British Open Winner Peter Thomson AO CBE...

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...

Long Reef Golf Club

Collaroy, NSW, Australia
Par: 72
Located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Long Reef Golf Club is just 30-kilometers from the CBD. Long Reef is a stunning, 18 hole links style golf course, with a breathtaking beachfront location boasting an unsurpassed vista all the way from the Central Coast to Manly. The par 72 layout is a genuine test for...

Moonah Links Legends Course

Fingal, VIC, Australia
Distance: 6,783m 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...

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...

Riversdale Golf Club

Mount Waverley, VIC, Australia
Distance: 5895m Par: 72
Situated in Melbourne's famed Sandbelt region and only 20-minutes from the city is the publicly accessible Riversdale Golf Club. Home to the Riversdale Cup, Australia's premier amateur event, the course's fairways are amongst the best in the area with Santa Anna couch spread throughout and improved drainage meaning that even in the winter Riversdale will...

Royal Calcutta Golf Club

Tollygunge, Kolkata, IN-WB, India
Distance: 7237yd Par: 72
The Royal Calcutta Golf Club and its beautiful parkland golf course is synonymous with the game of golf in India. Founded in 1829, the Royal is also the oldest golf club outside the British Isles. Originally located near what is now Calcutta airport, the club moved to the Maidan and finally to its present location...

Sandhurst Club, Champions Course

Sandhurst, VIC, Australia
Distance: 6277m Par: 72
Located to the south-east of the Melbourne CBD, Sandhurst boasts two stunning championship golf courses that are both nationally renowned for their challenging but fair design, outstanding condition, and stunning visual appeal. Open to the public, Sandhurst is the Official Home of the PGA of Australia and of the PGA Q-School, and the PGA Legends...

Sandhurst Club, North Course

Sandhurst, VIC, Australia
Distance: 6478m Par: 72
Located to the south-east of the Melbourne CBD, Sandhurst boasts two stunning championship golf courses that are both nationally renowned for their challenging but fair design, outstanding condition, and stunning visual appeal. Open to the public, Sandhurst is the Official Home of the PGA of Australia and of the PGA Q-School, and the PGA Legends...

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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