Magenta Shores Golf & Country Club is the Central Coast’s top ranked course (No 23 in Australia, Golf Digest). It is built on coastal dunes and opened for play in 2006. It was once a brutally tough course with very little margin for error despite almost ever-present wind. It has softened a little recently with areas of coastal scrub removed so that errant balls can at least be found. The turf and greens are exceptional and the rugged bunker style helps the course to feel very natural. Magenta Shores possesses some thrilling holes, but it’s the variety of challenge that elevates it into a top course. By way of example, the 4 par 3’s all play in different directions and vary in length from 124m to 186m.