St. Andrews Beach was designed as a 36- hole facility in concert with Tom Doak. The Gunnamatta was largely comprised of an earlier routing of Tom’s in the early 1990’s when a course on this land was first explored. We then routed a second course that was unfortunately never built.
The Gunnamatta course was built in 2002 / 03 and is one of the best examples of minimalist design anywhere in the world. The before and after pictures illustrate just how little dirt was moved, with most greens, tees and fairways requiring little more than irrigation and grass.
The Gunnamatta is regularly ranked inside the top 10 in Australia.