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Golf Australia magazine, June 2021

"One of the oldest golf clubs on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is basking in its rising popularity as a result of recent changes to its golf course... When the 2021 ranking was published earlier this year, Mornington had risen to No.64 making it one of the most improved layouts in the country.. courtesy of hole redesigns as part of a Masterplan put into action by the Club in 2016."

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Golf Industry Central, 2019

"John McCullagh, Chairman of the Yowani Board, said “of the seven architects invited to prepare Concept Plans as part of the bidding process, we received five extraordinary conceptual designs. Following an extensive and detailed due diligence process, the Board determined that one of the five proposals clearly stood out in terms of its vision for the site. As a result of this process the Board has appointed Ben Davey of Contour Golf Design Group to prepare a Masterplan for the redevelopment"."

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Rottnest Island website, 2018

"In 2013, the course underwent the most impressive refurbishment in its history. The original sand greens and artificial tee boxes made way for new grass greens and tees, designed by renowned Australian architect Ben Davey... These new renovations have given the Country Club a new lease on life, with multiple teeing positions on all holes providing golfers of all abilities an enjoyable experience."

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TripAdvisor (AndyGrey1) agrees, 2015

"Don't miss this great course, you wouldn't believe how good it is... The greens are some of the best in WA and up there with the best in Australia. The course is challenging and rewarding. The best overseas golf course in Australia!"

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Society of Australian Golf Course Architects journal (issue 14), 2018

Sweet and Sour in China by Ben Davey

"The site is basically an elevated plateau of rolling hills and sand dunes, forests of stunning white-trunked birch trees, exposed sand drifts and so many possible golf holes it defied the imagination. All of this sat above a steep valley, perhaps 100 metres in depth."

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Inside Golf magazine, November 2017

"We LOVED this golf course. We all agreed that Mornington Golf Club is... truly an unsung hero of the Mornington Peninsula. It features the rare combination of thoughtful layout, enjoyable playability and top-notch conditioning. This was no more evident than when we approached the new 19th hole... as the combination of strategically-placed bunkers, thick bushland/rough surrounds and tricky-to-read breaks (not to mention the awe-inspiring backdrop) all add up to a serious challenge."

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Golf Industry Central, 2017

"One of the most prestigious golf clubs on the Mornington Peninsula, Mornington Golf Club, is currently bucking the trend of dwindling memberships and financial decline, and is experiencing a soar in participation rates...". The Club's General Manager, Craig Murdoch, explains, ”Our new hole and the Course Master Plan highlights the commitment we have made to continually improve the golf course and add value to being a member at Mornington Golf Club".

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Golf Course Architecture journal, 2018

"The Baihua Ridge golf course, which has been designed by Australian golf course architect Ben Davey of Contour Golf Design Group, is located in a mountainous region in the interior of the island, between the tourist hub of Sanya and the capital Haikou."

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