Courses

Araluen Country Club

Country Club Avenue
Roleystone, WA, 6111
Australia

Region: 6. Perth & Mandurah

Araluen Country Club

Located 40kms south-east of The City of Perth in the beautiful hills of Roleystone, Araluen GOLF Resort offers golfers of all abilities a challenging 18 hole championship layout. This layout designed by Roger Mackay and Michael Coate has lush couch fairways and greens that are smooth, undulating and fast.

The course presents wondrous views of wooded valleys below, with some holes stretching from the tee over the horizon. The signature hole is the ninth, a thrilling downhill par 4 which requires a full carry over the lake to reach the green.

Course Information

Par: 71
ACR:
Length (m): 5940
Architect: Michael Coate and Roger Mackay
Design Year: 1994
Top 100: 95

Playing Tips

1
Par 5, Length 506m

The first hole is a par 5, gently uphill to a large green protected by three bunkers. The ideal tee shot is up the right side of the fairway to open up the green for a strong second shot. A wayward shot to the left will encounter problems with trees and shrubs.

2
Par 4, Length 327m

A short downhill par 4, dog-legging to the right around a yawning fairway bunker. Two bunkers protecting the green allow for tight pin positions which can only be accessed by accurate pitch shots to a green which slopes gently downwards to the rear.

3
Par 4, Length 359m

A strong uphill par 4, dog-legging to the right. The tee shot is guarded only by trees, while the approach shot to an elevated green must negotiate a cavernous bunker on the right side and another bunker at the left.

4
Par 3, Length 160m

A downhill par 3 to a wide green sloping gently to the rear and protected by two bunkers in the front and one behind. Do not overclub here, because there is dense bushland at the back of the green which could be costly for the unwary.

5
Par 4, Length 371m

A straightaway par 4, gently uphill with a series of fairway contours. An accurate drive up the left side, flirting with a deep fairway bunker will open up a well protected and subtly contoured green, for the approach. There are bunkers on both sides of the green and shrubbery behind it.

6
Par 4, Length 410m

This is a strong par 4. The tee shot, along level ground should ideally be played right of centre. A drive over a large fairway bunker on the right side of the fairway will provide the best line for a downhill approach to a green which is angled around a bunker at front left.

7
Par 3, Length 185m

A longer par 3, downhill to an angled green bisected by a narrow ridge running across it. The views beyond the green are enchanting, but concentration must be maintained to avoid the three bunkers guarding the green and the steep back slopes behind.

8
Par 5, Length 524m

The longest hole on the course. The drive is uphill with large fairway bunkers left and right on a right hand dogleg. Few players will reach the green in two when the sea breeze is blowing. When the easterly is blowing a blind shot played with draw will best find a green which is guarded in the front by a swale on the left side.

9
Par 4, Length 398m

The final hole of the outward nine is a real showpiece. The hole is straightaway downhill and a solid drive will find low handicappers faced with a mid iron across a lake guarding the right side of the green. A long drive will find a steep down slope which will gain sufficient extra length that the player is faced with a short pitch to the green. However, if such a drive misses the fairway to the left it may find an impenetrable marshy hazard.

10
Par 4, Length 308m

The tenth hole is a drive and pitch par 4. The drive is uphill with the hole dog-legging to the left around two imposing fairway bunkers. The ideal drive is down the right hand side to avoid the bunkers and open up the dogleg. The subtly contoured green is protected by two bunkers.

11
Par 5, Length 519m

The eleventh runs to the north along the west side of a ridge which offers magnificent views towards the coast. A good drive will afford the player the option of laying up to the right of a crescent of three bunkers down the left side, or of fading a strong second shot onto a green angled from the left to right along the side of the ridge.

12
Par 3, Length 173m

The green of this 173 metre par 3 hole lies sandwiched between two large bunkers in front and one behind. The back bunker provides an enhanced perception of distance, which is vital for the player, because immediately behind the green is a valley with a backdrop of hills in the distance.

13
Par 4, Length 388m

The thirteenth hole is a long uphill par 4. The fairway slopes down to the left. It is necessary to drive right of centre alongside a fairway bunker to provide a view of and a good line to a green angled from right to left, protected by a deep front bunker on the left side.

14
Par 4, Length 366m

A drive bunker on the inside of a left hand dogleg will ensure that a good tee shot is needed to reach the start of a down slope to the green of this mid length par 4. The second shot must be accurately placed between two greenfront bunkers. The green is not deep and care must be taken not to go through the green and down the steep backslope.

15
Par 4, Length 368m

The only hole without any bunkers. The strategy is provided by strategic visual mounding. A tee shot to the left of the fairway will find the green obscured by a greenfront mound, whilst a drive to the higher right hand side will provide a full view of the green. Correct club selection is very important here.

16
Par 3, Length 165m

A spectacular one shotter from tees high above the green. The back tee is thirty metres higher than the putting green, which lies behind a series of ponds, with a large irrigation lake below to the left. Club selection is difficult as the height provides greater influence by the wind. The green is generous and is bisected by a gentle central ridge from back to front.

17
Par 5, Length 479m

A beautiful par 5 which runs up a valley with the fairway sloping down to a stream meandering down the right side. For the strong player, a well hit tee shot will allow the decision whether to layup short of the creek which crosses in front of the green, or to go for the green with the second shot. The green is ringed by a series of pot bunkers at the rear and playing out of these towards the creek is fraught with peril.

18
Par 5, Length 479m

The finishing hole continues the gentle ascent up the valley. The creek meanders along the left side of the hole, past a grove of poplar trees and crosses the fairway just past the left hand dogleg. A firm tee shot to the right side will give an enhanced view of a green lying to the left of a walled pond with bunkers behind at the left side. Do not push or slice your approach shot!

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Cottesloe Golf Club

173 Alfred Road
Swanbourne, WA, 6010
Australia

Region: 6. Perth & Mandurah

Cottesloe Golf Club

Cottesloe Golf Club is a private member's located just south of the state of Western Australia - Perth. It is a well manicured course with wide sweeping fairways and fast greens. It has a great variety in hole length - from driveable par 4 holes to exacting long holes with a smattering of everything else in between and set over a varied topography. Graham Marsh has done a fair bit of remodelling work and this is only making the course better with distinctive bunkering framing many of the holes and providing visual appeal where it was lacking previously.

Cottesloe Golf Club is a private member's located just south of the state of Western Australia - Perth.

It is a well manicured course with wide sweeping fairways and fast greens. It has a great variety in hole length - from driveable par 4 holes to exacting long holes with a smattering of everything else in between and set over a varied topograhpy.

Graham Marsh has done a fair bit of remodelling work and this is only making the course better with distinctive bunkering framing many of the holes and providing visual appeal where it was lacking previously.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6065
Architect: Various (1931), Graham Marsh (ongoing to 2008)
Design Year: 1931
Top 100: 64

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 274m

Tee shot to be laid up short of bunkers on the right of the fairway, which leaves a short iron to an undulating green be sure to play attention to the pin placement or a very difficult putt can result. For the long hitters its a 259 meter carry to get over the bunker in front of the green.

2
Par 3, Length 168m

A long iron to a difficult green. It is essential to be below the pin on the left side of the green or a treacherious putt can be expected.

3
Par 4, Length 397m

A drawn tee shot hugging the left side gives the best angle to this difficult green. The second shot must have enough carry to pass the daunting bunker on the short left hand side of the green. Balls struck right could end up out of bounds. Then the fun starts on this more then difficult green.

4
Par 5, Length 480m

Drive down the left hand side of the fairway to escape the fairway bunkers, which will leave you with the perfect angle to play your second two. Well struck woods would leave you a mid iron to a narrow green.

5
Par 3, Length 146m

A strong par 3 up the hill to a blind green. Much care must be taken to pick the right club as disaster abounds both long and short.

6
Par 4, Length 366m

A long par 4 dog leg right and up hill all the way. The tee shot must take on the corner to enable the player to hit for the green with thier second shot. The second shot must be hit to the right hand side of the green as it has a right to left slope of 20 degrees. Adifficult putt ensues as this is the most difficult green on the course.

7
Par 4, Length 356m

A blind tee shot must be struck to the right hand side of this fairway. The Fairway slopes from right to left and downhill. Most players are hitting a long iron from a difficult lie to a green which is bunkered short and slopes away at the back. The ideal spot to aim your second shot is to the left hand side of the green, which will leave you a very quick first putt.

8
Par 5, Length 437m

The drive must be struck toward the left hand bunkers to open up the dogleg to the right (the longer hitter might prefer to take on the dogleg but beware of the bunker and the lake). The second shot should be laid up to 50 meters short of the green to avoid the bunker crossing the fairway, which leaves a short iron shot to a teired narrow green.

9
Par 4, Length 344m

A generous fairway leads you to believe this is an easy hole but the underlying problems start when you are confronted with a blind second shot to a narrow subtle green which is well bunkered. This is a perfect example of look easy but plays difficult.

10
Par 4, Length 400m

Astrong par 4 from an elivated tee, you must hit your tee shot to the plateau short of the fairway bunker some 20 meters from the tee. If you are not precise with your tee shot you will be blocked off your second shot by a group of tuart and peppermint trees. The second shot would be played with a long iron or fairway wood up the valley to a well bunkered slightly elevated, multi level green.

11
Par 3, Length 160m

A difficult par three in the prevailing winds. Better to under club than over club as a disaster abounds behind the green. For the shorter hitters, use the slopes on the right hand side of the fairway to help with access to the green.

12
Par 4, Length 392m

A demanding teeshot would need to be carried some 180 meters to a plataue on top of the hill, leaving a fairway wood up the left hand side of the bunkers guarding the green. This hole is better played as a par 5. For the longer hitters the hill can be carried and the ideal line would be the right hand side of the fairway as there is a camber from right to left once over the hill which would leave a mid iron second to a well guarded green.

13
Par 3, Length 151m

This is one of the shorter par 3's on the course, but beware of the narrow, subtle green.

14
Par 5, Length 475m

Aspectacular looking hole that can be intimidating from the tee. It requires an acurate tee shot to an undulating fairway between the fairway bunkers - usually into a stiff breeze. For the conservative players a three wood is best, laying up short of the bunkers where there is plenty of room. The second shot is best placed down the left hand side of the fairway where there is ample room. The third tee shot is hit to an elevated multi teired green. Putters beware!

15
Par 4, Length 378m

A generous fairway easy to hit a drive struck up the left center will avoid the fairway bunker. However, from there on this is one of the hardest par 4's you will play. The second shot is hit from some 200 meters to a blind green with a wicked slope off the front. It's much better to be long on this green as getting up and down from the front requires skills and nerves like Tiger Woods. A 4 is always a great score on this difficult hole.

16
Par 4, Length 288m

A short hole that requires some thought. Most players will lay up their tee shot to the left hand side of the bunker but beware, the fairway slopes into the bunker. For the longer hitters, have a go to get over the bunker.A short iron is left to a multi level green. It doesn't have to be long to be challenging.

17
Par 5, Length 483m

A long par 5. The tee shot must hug the left hand side of the fairway to avoid the bunkers on the right. The longer hitters will have to deal with two bunkers on the left as well. The second shot must be hit up the right hand side, however, beware of the fairway bunkers on the right, leaving the ideal line in to this heavily bunkered long green.

18
Par 4, Length 370m

A difficult hole. The tee shot must be hit to a fairway that seems to slope the wrong way. It's also up hill all the way. A well struck drive leaves a long second that requires at least one more club than one would think to a punishing green that slopes off at the back.

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Joondalup Resort

Country Club Boulevard
Connolly, WA, 6027
Australia

Region: 6. Perth & Mandurah

Joondalup Resort

You will never forget a visit to Joondalup. Just 20 minutes from Perth and 3 minutes from the beach, yet totally immersed in its bushland setting, Joondalup meanders sometimes across and sometimes through a network of majestic old quarries, lakes and dunes.

Just a drive, chip and putt from the Perth city

Joondalup Resort is just 20 minutes north of Perth and 3 minutes from the beach, yet totally immersed in its bushland setting. Joondalup meanders through a network of majestic quarries, lakes and dunes, providing a picturesque landscape on every hole. The course quality is accompanied by a high level of customer service found only at Australia's #1 Golf Resort.

Few golf courses anywhere in the world offer the dramatic contrasts, the scenic beauty and the sheer golfing challenge of Joondalup Country Club's 27 hole championship golf course. Designed by the internationally renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr, the course presents a tough, uncompromising lay-out, featuring great variation in setting and style.

The spectacular course sweeps across dense bushland, cuts through steep limestone quarries and skirts picturesque lakes, to present surprises and challenges at almost every turn. One minute you are playing an approach shot beneath a 30-metre limestone cliff, the next you are adapting to the fresh ocean breeze on an undulating links style fairway.

The hotel’s Bistro 38 restaurant serves International cuisine – a la carte or buffet-style – for a breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can dine indoosr or alfresco, overlooking the pool. For drinks, there’s the Kangaroo Arms – a cosy “pub” style bar – and a sophisticated cocktail lounge. The Joondalup Resort Hotel also features a range of function rooms ideal for conferences, business meetings and social gatherings.

  • Essential Escape - One night accommodation with full buffet breakfast for Bistro 38 for two $225.00
  • Ultimate Breakaway - One night accommodation with mouth watering dinner at Bistro 38, complemented with a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates on your private balcony and a hearty full breakfast. $360.00
  • True Indulgence - Overnight accommodation complemented by bottle of champagne in your room, 1 x full body massage, facial or 1 x 18 holes of golf, and b/fast. $460.00
  • Par 3 - One night accommodation with 9 holes of golf and motorised cart for two and full buffet Breakfast. $350.00
  • Par 4 - One night accommodation, full buffet breakfast, 18 holes of golf and motorized cart for two. $410.00
  • Par 5 - One night accommodation, full buffet breakfast, dinner in Bistro 38, and 18 holes of golf with a motorised cart for two. $510.00

Accommodation/Golf Ph: (08) 9400 8888
Fx: (08) 9400 8889
Email: frontofficemanager@joondalupresort.com.au
Website: www.joondalupresort.com.au

“Unquestionably one of the world’s finest golfing experiences” - Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 74
Length (m): 6332
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jnr
Design Year: 1985
Top 100: 17

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 368m

Quarry 1 - Drive needs to be slightly right of the tree which is situated on the left hand side of the fairway to open up green for second shot. If pin is on right side, you need the correct club to carry bunker.

2
Par 4, Length 370m

Quarry 2 - Drive needs to be left of fairway to avoid larger bunker on right and allow for a good approach angle for second shot to green. Do not be short!

3
Par 3, Length 136m

Quarry 3 - To be short here is to be out of bounds. Hit for the heart of the green, as there is plenty of room at the back. Do not be intimidated by quarry.

4
Par 5, Length 475m

Quarry 4 - Drive to right side of fairway avoiding clump of trees at corner. For second shot, you should follow the fairway line left, allowing 3rd shot to the heart of the green with short iron.

5
Par 4, Length 370m

Quarry 5 - A drive to centre of fairway will find the best position allowing medium to short iron to green next to quarry. If the pin is on right side, allow for quarry and wind factors.

6
Par 4, Length 363m

Quarry 6 - Drive to centre of fairway aiming for distant central bunker, allowing second shot to the high green. As green is elevated, take more club to carry bunker.

7
Par 3, Length 203m

Quarry 7 - Straight forward tee shot with long iron or wood, but favouring left side of green.

8
Par 5, Length 483m

Quarry 8 - Drive left half of the fairway, allowing for straight forward long fairway wood second shot to left side of fairway. Fairway slopes from left to right. Easy third shot to a narrow three tier green which slopes away.

9
Par 4, Length 390m

Quarry 9 - Position is important here, rather than length. It is better to find the narrow fairway with a long iron than to find trouble with a wood. Long iron to green for second shot.

10
Par 4, Length 404m

Dune 1- Play the tee shot to the left side of fairway aiming for the big tree. This leaves us with a long second shot to a slightly raised green. Green may appear flat but it is not!

11
Par 4, Length 337m

Dune 2 - As fairway is very narrow, position is very important from the tee rather than length. This leaves a longish second to a very well guarded green which is elevated.

12
Par 4, Length 372m

Dune 3 - Drive must be placed on the left half of the fairway towards the bunker, leaving a medium iron second shot to an elevated green.

13
Par 3, Length 224m

Dune 4 - One needs to hit the best shot of the day here, as there is very little margin for error left or right, the green being guarded and 2 tiered. A headwind could mean more club.

14
Par 5, Length 482m

Dune 5 - Drive should favour the right side of the fairway from the tee. The second shot also needs to be on the right of fairway to allow a pitch shot to be played up to the green.

15
Par 4, Length 395m

Dune 6 - Place the tee shot slightly to the left of centre. This leaves a medium to long iron second shot to the green set into the hillside. As it is important not to be short here, check distance carefully.

16
Par 3, Length 137m

Dune 7 - Elevated 3 tiered green well guarded. A medium or short iron will be needed. Watch wind factor beyond tee areas

17
Par 4, Length 316m

Dune 8 - Tee shot to be played to centre right side of fairway, allowing access to the green which is set above the fairway. A medium or short iron will be needed here to carry front bunker.

18
Par 5, Length 507m

Dune 9 - Drive down centre allowing for concealed left side bunker. This sets up second shot also down centre which leaves short shot to hidden green.

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Lake Karrinyup Country Club

North Beach Road
Karrinyup, WA, 6018
Australia

Region: 6. Perth & Mandurah

Lake Karrinyup Country Club

Lake Karrinyup Country Club is widely acknowledged as Western Australia's premier golf club, and was home to the Johnnie Walker Classic in 2002 and 2003. The course is renowned for its challenging layout, lush undulating couch fairways and manicured Bent grass greens are set around a large natural lake and amongst a forest of magnificent native trees and plants. Lake Karrinyup is also a tranquil botanical haven for wildlife including native birds and kangaroos.

Lake Karrinyup Country Club is widely acknowledged as Western Australia's premier golf club, and was home to the Johnnie Walker Classic in 2002 and 2003. The course is renowned for its challenging layout, lush undulating couch fairways and manicured Bent grass greens are set around a large natural lake and amongst a forest of magnificent native trees and plants.

Lake Karrinyup is also a tranquil botanical haven for wildlife including native birds and kangaroos.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 73
Length (m): 6026
Architect: Alex Russell, Mike Clayton (2008)
Design Year: 1928
Top 100: 15

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 264m

Whilst you can blast away with a driver here the percentage play is to lay-up from the tee short of the bunkers, leaving a well judged short iron into the green. This green is very shallow and good club selection is imperative.

2
Par 4, Length 420m

A testing hole. Long hitters should drive down the left center of the fairway to take advantage of the downslope over the rise leaving a mid to short to a green sloping right to left. Shorter hitters should play up the right side of the fairway and rely on a chip and a putt to make par.

3
Par 5, Length 468m

If you are a 'Tiger' you might try and get home in two here but mortals should make this hole as a definite 'three shotter' - play conservatively from the tee and favour the right side of the fairway to lay up short of the bunkers. The second too should be played favouring the right side and be short of the two traps. This will then leave a pitch to the green and a chance of a birdie.

4
Par 4, Length 380m

A challenging par 4. Try to avoid the fairway bunkers up the right side and you will leave yourself with a mid to long iron into a narrow green guarded by grass mounds on the left and a swale on the right. The approach is often into a stiff sea breeze so take an extra club or two.

5
Par 3, Length 142m

A slight uphill tee shot to a two tiered green. It is essential to use enough club to ensure you reach the top tier when the pin has a Blue or Red showing.

6
Par 4, Length 379m

Rated the toughest hole on the course and into the sea breeze you will sea why! Needs a strong accurate drive to reach the top of the hill and then its a long iron or wood to a narrow, deep green which slopes from back to front. The green itself is guarded left and right by bunkers. You will be happy to make four here!

7
Par 5, Length 523m

A long downhill par five. Big hitters can get home in two down wind but most players will be happy to get on in 3. The drive should be aimed just left of the radio mast and the second played to avoid the fairway bunkers leaving a short iron approach to a 36 metre deep green that slopes from back to front - take plenty of club for a Red pin position.

8
Par 3, Length 178m

The signature hole which requires a shot over the water to a raised green that is guarded at the front and side by steep bunkers. Take an extra club here as the slope at the back is better than the bunkers at the front! The green is difficult to read so take a little extra care here.

9
Par 4, Length 323m

Aim your tee shot just inside the left hand bunker. This will leave an uphill second to a green guarded at the front by some of the steepest bunkers on the course. Take an extra club here to be sure of avoiding these. The green slopes from back to front and is usually very slick so ideally try and leave your approach just below the hole.

10
Par 4, Length 332m

The hole requires an accurate tee shot just right of center to hit this tree lined fairway which is often buffeted by crosswinds. The second is to a small well bunkered green sloping right to left. Play for the center of the green and you will not be far away - and maybe a birdie opportunity.

11
Par 5, Length 450m

Only the longest hitters can reach this green in two so play short of the left hand trap off the tee. A second shot at the left edge of the fairway will leave a pitch to the green. Try and leave your ball below the green as it slopes steeply from back to front with a tier in the front section that makes putting very difficult from above the hole.

12
Par 3, Length 138m

A picturesque downhill tee shot to a generous green. Not too challenging unless the wind is strong. Be sure to take enough club.

13
Par 4, Length 377m

When it is calm long hitters can reach the hidden fairway bunkers so a three wood is a good idea. Mortals should aim their drive just right of centre. The second shot is from a downhill lie so the ball tends to fly lower and to the right - aim a touch left of target and expect the ball to run a little.

14
Par 4, Length 252m

Whilst you can blast away with a driver the percentage play is to aim at the right hand bunker taking a club to leave you short of it. The approach is very important as the green slopes steeply from back to front with a swale in the front section - a good birdie opportunity here if the second is well judged.

15
Par 5, Length 472m

A sweeping dog leg par 5 that requires a drive aimed just inside the right hand bunker leaving the long hitter with a chance of getting home in two. The water is close on the right so if in doubt play short of the fairway bunker in front of the green and rely on a good pitch to setup a birdie chance.

16
Par 4, Length 392m

A testing hole that requires a good drive favouring the right side of the fairway. The second is slightly uphill and all carry if you are to make the green, ideally aiming just left of the pin. The club selection has to be exact as anything short will find the short will find the sand and if you are too long you will have a very fast putt back down the sloping green - a par here is always a good score.

17
Par 3, Length 176m

A lovely par three that requires a long iron for most players. Be sure to use enough club to avoid the bunkers at the front and check the wind direction before playing. The green slopes from back to front so be cautious if you are past the pin.

18
Par 4, Length 360m

A tough hole to finish - hit your drive up the right hand side of the fairway - a good drive will be rewarded with extra yards if it reaches the downslope over the brow. The second shot needs to be aimed to the right side of the pin and as a general rule take one more than you think, especially if the pin is back left. Then that shower and that well earned drink awaits you.

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Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club

Meadow Springs Drive
Meadow Springs, WA, 6210
Australia

Region: 6. Perth & Mandurah

Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club

Meadow Springs is a well groomed golf course which winds it way through open bushland offering a fairly unique golfing experience. Above all else, the course offers "golf as nature intended". Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, the course presents a highly regarded test for players of all levels, but is also renowned for its playability.

Meadow Springs is a well groomed golf course which winds it way through open bushland offering a fairly unique golfing experience. Above all else, the course offers "golf as nature intended". Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, the course presents a highly regarded test for players of all levels, but is also renowned for its playability.

Just thirty minutes south of Perth, near the coastal resort town of Mandurah, the Meadow Springs golf course promises a unique experience through open bushland. The course winds its way through undulating terrain, the layout dictated by the natural features of the land. Towering 200 year-old Tuart trees line generous fairways and subtly rolling greens are equal to the best in Australia.

Few holes run parallel and all are surrounded by bushland. Other players on the course are often out of view, enhancing the sensation that you are alone in the wilderness. And, thanks to its excellent drainage, Meadow Springs is one of the best all-weather courses in the country.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6118
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jnr
Design Year: 1993
Top 100: 78

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 330m

A generous sized fairway. Keep the tee shot left to avoid a hungry fairway bunker. Your approach shot must stay left as a cavernous bunker awaits anything to the right of the green.

2
Par 5, Length 454m

Another generous sized fairway with little trouble. Bang off a long tee shot here to set up an easy second shot. Long hitters can carry the left side fairway bunker leaving an iron to the green. If not attempting this in two, leave yourself far enough back to play a full shot to the elevated green.

3
Par 4, Length 286m

Short par four rewarding accuracy over power. The ideal tee shot is a lay up just short of the left fairway bunker, leaving a short iron to a particularly long and narrow green. The temptation from the tee is to blast a driver over the right hand fairway bunker to the corner of the dogleg. A risk not worth the return.

4
Par 3, Length 146m

Discriminating par three rejecting all who are short. Take plenty of club to this large green protected by a wall of turf at the front. Getting down for two from the valley in front of this green leaves a lot of chance.

5
Par 4, Length 308m

Straightforward short par four if played as a dogleg. The fairway drastically narrows at 250m mark causing unnecessary problems for the overly bold golfer. Your approach shot tends to stop very quickly here so be up.

6
Par 4, Length 333m

A sweeping dogleg left par four over a crest. Your tee shot must stay right as anything left is either swallowed by the fairway bunker or you find approach blocked by a towering tuart. The fairway opens out to the right more than is apparent on the tee. Your approach shot must carry well onto the green as anything short will stop very quickly.

7
Par 5, Length 430m

A straightforward par five over a crest that rewards those who stay to the left. A large gum tree blocks your second shot if the tee shot is out to the right.

8
Par 3, Length 142m

A challenging par three penalising any shot that is short or left. Aim your shot to the right back section of the green taking perhaps two clubs more than the yardage may suggest. The large bank behind the green returns anything long back on to the putting surface.

9
Par 4, Length 354m

A ferocious par four that challenges all who play it. The key is to play your tee shot well to the left with high trajectory to stop the ball rolling into the fairway bunkers that guard the left side. The approach demands that you are well up and to the right of the centre to avoid the deep grass valley to the left and short of this green.

10
Par 4, Length 355m

Featuring a sparkling lake along its right hand side, this medium par four is visually deceptive. The fairway bunkers along the left hand side are further away than they appear as is the putting surface. The key on the approach shot again to be up as there is some dead ground if front of the green.

11
Par 3, Length 142m

A stunning par three over a lake with a green offering a large variety of pin placements. Any approach shot that lands short lands wet. The percentage target is the back right section of the green.

12
Par 4, Length 360m

A long par four requiring a careful approach shot. Anything landing short of this raised green is swept away into a deep valley. A high approach shot gives the best chance of hitting the green. Keep your tee shot to the right and avoid being blocked out by the large gum tree at the dogleg corner on the left.

13
Par 4, Length 302m

A short par four requiring a controlled tee shot. Four bunkers frame the landing area for the shot which must be played with great height to prevent the ball from rolling. If a tee shot rolls more than 15m or so it is likely to be swallowed by one of the bunkers. Once again the approach shot must be well up to carry over the large mound at the green's front right corner.

14
Par 4, Length 306m

Another short par four with a demanding tee shot. Any tee shot heading left is potentially lost or unplayable. Anything to the right is blocked out by trees making the approach shot difficult - often from a sandy lie. After a straight drive you will be left with a semi blind approach shot to a green whose flagstick appears closer than it really is.

15
Par 5, Length 437m

Meadow Springs' signature hole from an elevated tee provides a stunning vista of the developed golf course and the land from which it has been carved. A long drive down to the left side opens the fairway to the second shot. A sloping green adds the challenge.

16
Par 3, Length 157m

The last and most difficult of the par threes. Missing the green left or right leaves devilishly difficult bunker shot. A ball landing short of the green rolls away down the large slope short of the green. Aim your approach shot to the back centre left section of the green. Club slection is critical here.

17
Par 4, Length 330m

A dogleg par four with a fairway gently sloping from left to right. Aim centre left off the tee and your ball will roll down to the centre of the fairway. Any tee shot to the right makes this hole harder than it should be. The approach shot is uphill to a green with three levels. Take two clubs more than the yardage suggests.

18
Par 5, Length 430m

The final challenge from an elevated tee through a tuart chute. Longer hitters can reach this par five easily in two shots - and should try to do so. The sharply sloping fairway to the "sahara" bunker makes the second shot lay up a stern test of courage and technique. Keep your lay up shot well to the left to avoid rolling into sandy oblivion.

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Mount Lawley Golf Club

Walter Road
Inglewood, WA, 6052
Australia

Region: 6. Perth & Mandurah

Mount Lawley Golf Club

Mount Lawley is a traditional course reminiscent of the famous sandbelt courses in Melbourne. The course has long been considered the best member course in Western Australia.

Mount Lawley Golf Club is located on ten minutes from the CBD of Perth. It is a fine Perth golf club that provides an enjoyable challenge to golfers of all abilities. The clubhouse provides magnificent views over tranquil undulating fairways surrounded by heavily wooded roughs.

There are plenty of doglegs, and generally placement rather than length off the tee is required for a really good score. There are over 60 bunkers.

Perhaps the most memorable hole is rated the easiest on the card. It's the 13th, a 131m par three named "Commonwealth" for the shape of the green resembles a map of Australia.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 73
Length (m): 6213
Architect: David Anderson
Design Year: 1927
Top 100: 69

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 345m

A straightaway par 4 with a generous landing area for tee shots. From a good drive a mid to short iron is required to reach the green which is guarded by a deep bunker short right. Approach shots missing the green will leave a difficult chip with the mounding on the left and swale on right side of green.

2
Par 4, Length 377m

The large pine on the horizon is the aiming point for what is the only blind drive on the course. Longer hitters can draw their tee shot around the sweeping dogleg, however a word of warning. Don't cut too much off the corner, as the long bend could result in your second shot being blocked. An accurate approach is required to an awkwardly angled green.

3
Par 5, Length 478m

Longer hitters can drive across the corner bunker, however it is the second shot that determines how the hole should be approached. Aim right so that the slope brings your shot back to the middle of the fairway where you'll have the best opportunity of getting your third shot close. A bump and run approach up the front bank is often the best option, but allow for a big sweep to the left. Strong contours on the green will test the putting nerves, particularly when the green is running fast.

4
Par 4, Length 404m

A drive just short of the fairway bunker gives the flattest lie and best angle into the green on this strong par 4. A long iron or fairway wood landing short of the green will generally bounce on or leave a straightforward chip. A subtle ridge running the length of the green can leave some challenging putts and the odd misread is not uncommon.

5
Par 4, Length 347m

Old pump house used to be located near by.. Large trees create a classic chute through which the drive must be threaded. Although a wide landing area awaits the drive, the fairway falls away to the left and right, shedding errant shots towards the tree lines. Distance control is critical on the approach shot for any chance of a birdie.

6
Par 3, Length 144m

Uphill par 3 where the base of the flag not visible from tee. A two tiered green makes club selection critical. Finish on the correct tier and a birdie is a real possibility - finish on the wrong tier and you'll have to work hard for your par.

7
Par 4, Length 361m

A solid fade finishing on the right side of the fairway sets up the best angle into a strongly contoured green. You can play safe to the front of the green, but if the pin is cut left or back, you'll have your work cut out saving par. A braver shot will require precision in distance and direction if the protecting bunkers are to be avoided. The reward however will be birdie opportunity, or at least a solid par.

8
Par 3, Length 200m

A strong par 3 that shorter hitters can reach by running a low shot though the narrow entrance to the green. Errant shots will find themselves in the greenside bunker or grassy hollow to the right. Aim to leave yourself an uphill putt on this strongly contoured green.

9
Par 5, Length 494m

Drive to the right side of the fairway to give the best angle around the sweeping dogleg. Only the brave will hit their second shots across the trees on the corner. A more conservative line keeping to the right side of the fairway will give the best angle into the long and narrow green. A ridge separating the back third of the green ensures a difficult two putt if your approach stays on the wrong side of the ridge.

10
Par 4, Length 314m

A sweeping dogleg challenges the long hitters to take the short way home across the corner trees. A more conservative long iron finishing close to the fairway bunkers will set up the best line into the green. Subtle green contours can leave deceptive putts, but definitely a birdie opportunity.

11
Par 4, Length 399m

The toughest hole at Mount Lawley requires a strong drive to the corner to leave a direct shot to the green. Anything short of the corner leaves a blind shot that must be drawn around the corner and over the hill. A severely sloping green will test the nerve on all but the shortest putts.

12
Par 4, Length 366m

Long hitters can take on the challenge of threading their drives between the fairway bunker and the corner trees, but a more conservative shot just short of the bunker will leave a midiron to perhaps the most difficult target on the course. A precise approach to the elevated green is necessary to avoid the protecting bunkers and carry the bank at the front. Once on the green, don't be deceived by the modest looking slope, it's steeper than it looks. A two putt on this green is a good result.

13
Par 3, Length 129m

The shortest hole at Mount Lawley is also the one most affected by the wind. Played from an elevated tee either into the prevailing sea breeze or with the morning easterly, club selection is critical. Shaped like the map of Australia, pin positions are often described by their 'geographical' location. When the wind is blowing, Alice Springs represents the safest target, even when the pin is cut at Kalgoorlie or Broken Hill. A definite birdie hole that just as easily becomes a bogey hole if anything less than full concentration is applied to the tee shot.

14
Par 5, Length 501m

A drawn tee shot hugging the left side will gain maximum run off the reverse cambered fairway. The prevailing sea breeze brings the fairway bunkers into play and a solid shot up the left side of the fairway is required to avoid them. This side will also give you the best angle into the green. An accurate pitch will set up a birdie opportunity on a subtly contoured green.

15
Par 3, Length 177m

A strong par 3 where a solid tee shot is required if the large front bunker is to be carried. A safer approach is to draw the tee shot through the opening on the right side of the green. The moderately contoured green will reward a well-struck tee shot with a good birdie opportunity.

16
Par 4, Length 268m

A classic short par four that dares the long hitters to power a drive around the dogleg into a tight green. A more conservative iron to the base of the hill leaves only a short pitch to a green above eye level. Judge the distance correctly and you'll have a great birdie opportunity.

17
Par 5, Length 472m

A reachable par 5 for the long hitters, particularly when the prevailing sea breeze is blowing. Aim to draw your tee shot between the fairway bunkers to gain maximum distance up the hill. A strong fade will skirt the fairway bunker over the hill on the right and run up the steep bank onto the plateau green. A more conservative second will leave either a delicate pitch or a bump and run shot that must negotiate the swale cut into the front of the green. Take care when putting - the relatively flat green produces more breaks than appearances would suggest.

18
Par 4, Length 331m

A solid draw up the hill will leave you on the inside of the dogleg and give the best approach into a challenging finishing hole. Aim your approach to allow for the right to left slope on the green. When the greens are running fast, this is the fastest of them all. A downhill putt for the money will test the nerve of even the best putters.

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Royal Fremantle Golf Club

359 High Street
Fremantle, WA, 6160
Australia

Region: 6. Perth & Mandurah

Royal Fremantle Golf Club

Royal Fremantle is one of the few golf clubs that still occupies its original site. The course can be tamed on a still day, but when the prevailing sea breeze, colloquially called the "Fremantle Doctor" arrives, after midday, only the best swings survive. Royal Fremantle at 6168m is not long by modern standards. The course is well maintained with clearly defined Kikuyu fairways that are amongst the best all year round in the country, tidy tee boxes and Bent grass greens that are deceptively quick.

Royal Fremantle is one of the few golf clubs that still occupies its original site. The course can be tamed on a still day, but when the prevailing sea breeze, colloquially called the “Fremantle Doctor” arrives, after midday, only the best swings survive.

Royal Fremantle at 6168m is not long by modern standards. The course is well maintained with clearly defined Kikuyu fairways that are amongst the best all year round in the country, tidy tee boxes and Bent grass greens that are deceptively quick.

Course Information

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Royal Perth Golf Club

Labouchere Road
South Perth, WA, 6151
Australia

Region: 6. Perth & Mandurah

Royal Perth Golf Club

Built on just 74 acres of land, Royal Perth Golf Club offers a degree of leniency for the handicap player whilst, being a championship course, provides a thorough test of golf. Royal Perth Golf Club has a strong history dating back to 1895, when the club commenced on Burswood Island before moving to Wattle Grove Farm, Belmont in 1900 and then to its current site in 1908. Royal Perth Golf Club is the oldest golf club in metropolitan Western Australia (WA) and was awarded its Royal Status in 1937.

The Founders of Royal Perth Golf Club can rest easy knowing that they produced a unique golf course, built on just 74 acres of land, which is a challenge for all golfers. By modern standards Royal Perth is not long and does not have extreme hazards or rough - factors which, combined with the flat terrain, make it a pleasant course for members to enjoy.

Nonetheless, while offering a degree of leniency for the handicap player, it is a championship course, which provides a thorough test for most golfers. Major open and amateur tournaments have been played regularly at Royal Perth over many years and invariably scores indicate the course to be considerably tougher than it appears.

The narrow fairways require accurate placement from the tee, while the small size greens can provide elusive targets. Usually scoring is easier on the front nine with three par-5s offering birdie opportunities. The inward nine with par of 35 is considerably harder. Holes such as Nos. 11, 14 and 16 are difficult par-4s, requiring both length and accuracy.

In summary Royal Perth has made a fine contribution to golf in WA and Australia. Apart from hosting numerous championships it has also produced many of golf's senior administrators over the years. History also shows the club has consistently produced many top golfers who have represented the sport with distinction. The fine traditions established at Royal Perth over the past 100 years have provided much enjoyment for countless golfers.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6067
Architect:
Design Year:

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 345m

A straightaway par 4 with a generous landing area for tee shots. From a good drive a mid to short iron is required to reach the green which is guarded by a deep bunker short right. Approach shots missing the green will leave a difficult chip with the mounding on the left and swale on right side of green.

2
Par 3, Length 187m

One of the most difficult par 3's by anyones standards. Long irons threaded through the narrow opening from the tee to a very small moat styled green is a challenge for all players. Tee shots missing the target require excellent chipping skills to secure a par. The deep greenside bunker on the right is almost certain to produce a bogey or worse! The handicap golfer is better not to attack the green from the tee. Approach shots from short of the green are not quite so difficult. Rated Royal Perth's hardest hole with good reason!

3
Par 5, Length 467m

The first par 5 offers a good birdie opportunity for the longer hitters. Like most of the holes at RPGC the fairway is narrow, placing emphasis on straight tee shots. From a good drive the second shot will leave a short pitch to the green, guarded by a bunker left and large mound out right just short of the green. Two bunkers on the right of the fairway short of the green will catch an errant second shot, making a par more difficult.

4
Par 4, Length 292m

Bordering the southern end of the course this short par 4 without any bunkers still provides a challenge, especially when played into the prevailing sea breeze! From the tee, position is the key with right of centre giving a clean view of the small green. Usually a long iron is sufficient from the tee leaving a high iron (8 or 9) second shot. Tee shots too far left are blocked out by big pine trees in the narrow neck of fairway making approach shots more difficult, especially into the wind. Putting is often deceiving in judging the pace, particularly from beyond the hole.

5
Par 4, Length 387m

A strong par 4 that requires a good drive to a narrow split level fairway. With out of bounds close on the left, many drives, helped by the prevailing left to right wind finish on the adjoining 16th fairway. The second shot must carry a bunker 30 metres short of the green - from a good tee shot this would usually be a 5 or 6 iron. Missing the green right will bring a severe mound and slope into play and a par difficult to achieve. Making a par is always satisfying.

6
Par 3, Length 148m

Considerably easier than the second hole this par 3 requires a 6 or 7 iron tee shot aimed right of centre to avoid front left slope on green and left greenside bunker. A deep bunker at front right of green is best avoided so if in doubt with club selection take one more to ensure carrying the bunker. The putting green like most at RPGC is flat with a run-off on the front left corner of green.

7
Par 5, Length 490m

Like the third hole, a birdie opportunity, especially for the longer hitters. From a good drive avoiding the fairway bunkers the green is in reach. Length and accuracy is required to miss the four cross bunkers diagonally positioned, and pot bunkers left. A lay up short of the cross bunkers leaves a short iron to the green - disappointed if par is not achieved.

8
Par 4, Length 288m

This short par 4 back to the clubhouse is proof that length isn't a pre requisite for a good hole. Unlike the short 4th hole the 8th is heavily bunkered on the left fairway short of the green - best avoided to ensure a par. Most players use a fairway wood or long iron from the tee, leaving a full pitching wedge to hold the green which slopes from front to back. Definitely a birdie opportunity if played properly into position with tee shot. An excellent short par 4 for all golfers.

9
Par 5, Length 419m

The shortest par 5 is a great birdie chance. The tee shot needs to avoid the fairway traps on right side to allow a long iron or fairway wood (metal) second shot to the green. Length is not an issue for the long hitters but accuracy is required to stay out of the traps guarding the green on both sides. The putting surface is very flat and one of the larger greens at RPGC.

10
Par 4, Length 367m

Tee shots on this hole are not for the faint hearted if a driving club is selected. The landing area is extremely narrow with over hanging trees on either side of fairway blocking out the shot to the green.Many players elect to use a long iron or 3 wood (metal) for position from the tee.Ideally right of centre is best position, to have a clean view of the green from a mid-iron distance.The greenside right bunker is the only hazard on this demanding par 4 where accuracy is a premium.

11
Par 4, Length 346m

Parallel to No 10, this par 4 offers a more generous landing area from the tee with just one bunker on the right edge of the fairway.

12
Par 3, Length 140m

Situated in the centre of RPGC, the shortest of par 3's but the most interesting. Unlike the majority of greens at Royal Perth which are flat the 12th features a well defined tier creating a split level green. To reach the top level tier requires a 6 or 7 iron whilst the bottom level is one club less. The green is surrounded by bunkers for the errant tee shot and not an easy up and down, especially when the hole is cut on the top tier. The putting surface will test the skill of all players.

13
Par 4, Length 417m

This longest par 4 has recently been made more interesting with three fairway bunkers and mounding near the green. Requires a long drive on this demanding par 4 of 417 metres. The landing area is generous by Royal Perth standards and a long iron or fairway wood (metal) is needed to reach the green. The wide green features strong mounding across the back of the green and a bunker front right that gets a lot of use! The putting surface gently slopes from back left to front right. A par here is always acceptable.

14
Par 3, Length 146m

Only 146 metres, but a testing par 3, especially when exposed to the strong south-westerly wind. Tee shots into the strong cross wind are difficult to judge. The green is well bunkered left and right and at back of green with two bunkers that are definitely not the place to be! Under calm conditions a 6 or 7 iron. Into the prevailing wind it can be at least two clubs more to reach green. One of the faster greens for putting, especially from behind the hole.

16
Par 4, Length 397m

Definitely one of the most narrow and difficult par 4's around. The tee shot has to negotiate an extremely narrow opening for the first 100 metres. The landing area opens out before the fairway bottle-necks all the way to the green. A good tee shot will leave a long iron to the green which is a small target protected by a large pine tree that over-hangs the front left corner. There are no secrets to this tough hole other than it requires two well executed shots to reach the putting surface.

17
Par 4, Length 355m

Always offers some respite after playing the 16th. A much shorter par 4, well bunkered from the tee and at the green.Players have an option of taking on the fairway bunkers or laying up, leaving a 6 or 7 iron second shot to the green.The green is wide, but not a lot of depth, so the approach shot has to be precise to carry the right front bunker and stay short of the pot bunker cut into back mound.Not long, but an interesting par 4 requiring thought to obtain best result.

18
Par 5, Length 465m

This final hole like the previous par fives is a birdie opportunity. A long straight drive missing the fairway bunkers right, and grass mounds on the left edge provides the chance to attack the second shot. It is possible for the longer hitters to reach the green in two, but it also requires accuracy to miss the cluster of bunkers beginning 60 metres from the green. The majority of players will lay-up short of the bunkers leaving a short iron approach. The green bunkered left and right, slopes gently from back to front offering golfers the chance to finish with a birdie.

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Secret Harbour Golf Club

Secret Harbour Boulevard
Secret Harbour, WA, 6173
Australia

Region: 6. Perth & Mandurah

Secret Harbour Golf Club

Secret Harbour Golf Club was designed by the renowned golf architect and player, Graham Marsh. Secret Harbour reflects the style of the traditional Scottish courses such as Muirfeild, Turnberry and St. Andrews. To all golfers who are used to treelined parkland courses this will present a totally new and exciting challenge, and one to be savoured.

Secret Harbour Golf Club was designed by the renowned golf architect and player, Graham Marsh. Secret Harbour reflects the style of the traditional Scottish courses such as Muirfeild, Turnberry and St. Andrews.

To all golfers who are used to treelined parkland courses this will present a totally new and exciting challenge, and one to be savoured.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6103
Architect: Graham Marsh
Design Year: 1999
Top 100: 76

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The Cut Golf Club

Country Club Drive
Dawesville, WA, 6210
Australia

Region: 6. Perth & Mandurah

The Cut Golf Club

The Cut at Port Bouvard is a new addition to the ever growing Western Australian golfing landscape. The course is located 80 minutes from the centre of Perth and is spectacular to say the least. A series of unforgettable ocean views form the focal point for no less than eight holes and certainly leave the golfer with a wow factor that will have you talking long after the round is finished.

The Cut at Port Bouvard is a new addition to the ever growing Western Australian golfing landscape. The course is located 80 minutes from the centre of Perth and is spectacular to say the least. A series of unforgettable ocean views form the focal point for no less than eight holes and certainly leave the golfer with a wow factor that will have you talking long after the round is finished.

The course combines heavily undulating fairways with well placed bunkers and generally large greens. The course contains a series of "ocean" holes which form the memory that one takes away from The Cut with arguably the most spectacular par 4 hole in Australian golf. The 12th hole starts atop a rise and the fairway feeds its way down into a valley flanked by two very prominent sand dunes. The uphill approach shot plays to a green which is generous in size yet looks like a sliver from the fairway. Walking off with a par on this number one rated hole will pick up a shot on the field in most situations.

There are two distinct types of holes at The Cut. Holes 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17 and 18 contain the ocean views that course will become famous for whilst the other holes are played inland from the ocean and, whilst currently exposed to the fast growing housing which is a key part of the development, will be sheltered over time as the natural vegetation grows.

The brand new clubhouse contains a range of dining options as well as a full catered professional shop.

The Cut is well worth playing if you are visiting Western Australia.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6385
Architect: James Wilcher
Design Year: 2004
Top 100: 42

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 325m

A line of sight fairway bunker some 240 metres from the tee should be avoided. Assuming the fairway is reached a short iron is all that is needed to find the elevated green, but if the wind is blowing, a low running shot might be the better play. Four will inevitably prove to be a good score here, particularly if played into the sea breeze.

2
Par 4, Length 306m

From an elevated tee with spectacular views of the coast, two deep, cavernous fairway bunkers located in the ideal landing area suggest a lay-up, therefore a 3-wood or long iron might be preferable to the driver. From the fairway a short iron is all that is needed to reach a flattish, perched green exposed to the elements.

3
Par 4, Length 280m

From the tee the golfer is seduced with panoramic ocean views whilst at the same time much of the fairway is obscured by a large sand dune. Bunkers in the right side of the fairway are short of a generous landing area, which can be reached by a 3-wood or long iron. 30 metres short of the green the fairway narrows and the brave may contemplate 'threading the needle' with the driver. If successful a birdie or eagle awaits. For most a short pitch from the wider section of the fairway to a protected green should result in par or better.

4
Par 3, Length 143m

The visual splendour of this wonderful par 3 will ensure golf remains the day's sport of choice. The green, is nestled under a massive dune, which protects the putting surface from the prevailing winds. A well struck mid-iron will be needed.

5
Par 5, Length 465m

An elevated tee exposes the entire hole, tempting the golfer to shorten the challenge by taking on the cavernous fairway bunkers guarding the inside of the dog-leg. Finding these bunkers will almost certainly make par impossible and bogey a challenge. The second must either pierce the bunkers guarding the approach or otherwise lay-up short. A large flattish green is receptive to the golfer prepared to attack.

6
Par 4, Length 300m

This is another shortish par 4 where taking driver is not required. The fairway is wide but narrows considerably around the 240 metre mark with unforgiving rough penalising errant shots. Assuming the fairway is reached a shortish iron is all that is required to find a green guarded by a clutch of bunkers on the right and large mound on the left. Depending upon the winds strength and direction par may be a suitable reward for some good shot-making however this hole has the potential to spoil a good start.

7
Par 4, Length 302m

With the irrigation lake guarding the right side of this fairway the drive must either lay-up short of the left hand bunker, located to keep the golfer honest from the tee or otherwise take on the water from where the golfer will find the ideal line to the green. A bunker guarding the left hand edge of the green will cause problems for those not prepared to take on the challenge of the water but if the green is found, par of better should be a very real proposition.

8
Par 4, Length 394m

The longest of the par 4s on the course plays uphill for its entire length. The prevailing winds should assist, however, large strategically placed fairway bunkers will influence decision making on the tee. Generous fairway width invites use of the driver, although wind direction and tee markers will ultimately influence club choice and determine whether the right hand side fairway bunker can be carried. Carrying the bunker is very tempting because if successful substantial distance is taken off the length of the hole and par or better becomes more likely. Bunkers guarding the right hand side of the green should be avoided if par is to be a reality.

9
Par 4, Length 348m

This is an exposed and elevated par 4 where driving accuracy will be key to posting a good score. Wind will be a factor in choosing the line from the tee. An elevated and undulating green awaits a mid to long iron shot. Any golfer leaving this green with a par or better should undoubtedly be in a good frame of mind to begin the back nine experience.

10
Par 4, Length 375m

The blind tee shot hides the fact that you are about to embark on a golfing journey that will be memorable for its uniqueness to Australian golf. The fairway seeps through a valley enclosed by Peppermints trees. The shape of the fairway should assist in ensuring a well-struck tee shot runs to the bottom of the valley, into the ideal landing area. A well struck long iron will be needed to reach the large green guarded by sand on the right. Accuracy from both the tee and fairway is needed on this hole if par is to be threatened but importantly, par will be an important number as you embark on the mind game that is the closing 8 holes.

11
Par 4, Length 273m

From an elevated tee the short par 4 lists and rolls all the way to the elevated green perched on the primary dune high above the Indian Ocean. From the tee a 3-wood or even long-iron might be the best play to reach the ideal position from which to approach the green. The green, blind from the bottom of the fairway rolls and dips such that the accuracy of the approach shot will be the most important element in the pursuit or par or better. For to be on the opposite side of the green to the pin will almost certainly mean that 3 putts and a resultant 5 becomes the order of the day.

12
Par 4, Length 367m

Enough of the easy holes! You might just have to hope that when you arrive at this elevated tee, perched literally on top of the beach, the wind is blowing in a favourable direction, or not at all. As one of the most exposed holes on the Australian coast the 12th is never likely to be a pushover. The fairway meanders between some ruggedly wild sand dunes, which dictate the line of play from the tee. Anything other than an accurate tee shot will not be good enough if par is to be challenged. From the landing area some 15 metres below the tee elevation the fairway rises again to a green literally parked on the beach to which a fairway wood or long-iron will be needed. Once on the green the distraction of the crashing waves nearby might be the biggest challenge en-route to the hole. Par will be a welcome score on a hole that will become synonymous with golf at The Cut.

13
Par 3, Length 163m

This hole turns us away from the beach and plays slightly uphill to a wonderfully large green partially hidden from view by a wild looking sand dune short left. Dont let this worry you as the hole is actually much less daunting than its appearance suggests. Not only is the green spacious but it is also receptive and depending upon wind speed and direction, should be easily found with a long-iron. If birdie presents itself here take it with open arms as there might not be too many more opportunities as you turn for home.

14
Par 4, Length 353m

Again, an elevated tee shot to a sweeping fairway some 15 metres below the height of the tee. The fairway is relatively wide and the ideal line should be the left hand side fairway bunker, which is in clear view. If your game is all about risk taking then I would suggest that the right hand side fairway bunker might be the challenge you seek as it can definitely be flown when the prevailing wind is about. If successful in flying the bunker the green is several clubs closer and par becomes easier. The fairway itself turns and moves graciously through its own natural valley with the last portion engulfed by Peppermints and bunkers. Again accuracy is the key to making a good score on this demanding par 4.

15
Par 5, Length 447m

This shortish par 5 represents an to pick up previously dropped shots. From the tee the fairway is wide enough for it to be easily found with the driver, unlike many of the holes before it. The only real caution being The Cuts bunker of hell guarding the right hand side. From here the fairway climbs through a narrow high-sided valley before turning at right angles for its last 60 metres. If the tee shot is long enough it will be very tempting to fly the corner of the dog-leg as the smallish but blind green becomes very reachable.

16
Par 3, Length 114m

This hole commences from the highest spot on the golf course, which has a commanding view of the 17 th and 12 th holes below and the Indian Ocean beyond. It might be worth taking some time out to ponder life while awaiting the tee shot as the views from the tee are unsurpassed. The green on this short par 3 is partially hidden such that if the pin is tucked in the back portion of the green only the flag will be evident. Because of its exposure, wind direction will be vital in terms of the degree of challenge presented. With no formal bunkers to speak of and at only 134 metres this hole will yield its share of 2s but it is the amount of others that the hole will be remembered for.

17
Par 4, Length 274m

The key to success on this hole will be ensuring the less than generously proportioned fairway is found. To achieve this I would suggest you go nowhere near the driver but instead grapple for a mid to long-iron that only needs to find the saddle, resulting in an easy task to find the broad rolling green. The elevated green has some interesting pin options, particularly in the rear where the conjoined green (with 11) presents an interesting and challenging location to be putting to.

18
Par 5, Length 497m

This is the longest and the most demanding par 5, particularly if played into a morning breeze. When the sea breeze is blowing the hole becomes a very different proposition where the drive becomes the key to a good score. From an elevated location above the beach the hole follows the coast before disappearing inland behind a high dune. The brave may challenge the dog-leg and if successful will be rewarded by extra roll. From the landing area the fairway dips and rolls before climbing steeply to a green perched high on a ridge adjacent to the clubhouse. A cluster of bunkers in the second landing area and surrounding the green must be avoided if a routine par is to be made. Hopefully 5 or better closes out the round, which should encourage golfers to return and take on the wonderful challenge that is The Cut.

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The Links Kennedy Bay

Lot 199 Port Kennedy Drive
Port Kennedy, WA, 6172
Australia

Region: 6. Perth & Mandurah

The Links Kennedy Bay

The Golf Club Kennedy Bay is a Links style course situated amidst undulating sand dunes and natural bushland. It has a magnificent northerly vista over Warnbro Sound and the expanse of the Indian Ocean. Exceptionally fast running, tight, dry, gently undulating couch fairways wind through sand dunes amongst western coastal wattle, grevillea, sedges and lillies. The native scrub is reminiscent of Scottish Gorse and Heather.

The Golf Club Kennedy Bay was rated the 12th Best Course in Australia by the Australian Golf Digest 2004 Bi Annual ratings.

It is situated just forty minutes south of Perth along side the vast blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

Surrounded by undulating sand dunes and natural Australian bush land this 18 hole championship golf course can only be described as the jewel in the golfing crown in Western Australia.

Designed by the 1991 British Open Champion Ian Baker Finch, in collaboration with Michael Coate and Roger Mackay, it is the only true links style course in Western Australia.

This par 72 championship links golf course is what is described by many as a true test of your golfing skills. When designing the course the design team recreated many of the features found on such courses as Royal Birkdale and Royal Lytham and St Annes, both British Open courses on the Lancashire coast of England.

With 115 pot style bunkers and large undulating greens this course is a delight to play from the gold tees and nothing short of a challenge both mentally and physically from the black tees.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6420
Architect: Michael Coate, Roger Mackay and Ian Baker-Finch
Design Year: 1998
Top 100: 30

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 366m

Aim left off the tee to avoid rolling into the fairway traps.

2
Par 4, Length 354m

Ease a shot down in front of the traps for a short shot in. Keep second shot away from left green side bunkers.

3
Par 3, Length 162m

Keep tee shot to the right to avoid deep left bunker.

4
Par 5, Length 520m

Danger at 210m off tee. Keep second shot to the left or you will be in trouble.

5
Par 4, Length 419m

Tee shot is the key. Bunkers at 183m, 210m, 233m and 255m. Large green, keep second long and left.

6
Par 3, Length 195m

Best to be long, and avoid the bunkers at the front.

7
Par 4, Length 285m

Shallow green, best to leave a full wedge shot to stop it at the top.

8
Par 5, Length 495m

Keep right off the tee, cautious lay up over bunkers to leave 90m to green.

9
Par 4, Length 407m

Need to be in the middle of the fairway off the tee, to get a good shot at the green. Par here is good golfing.

10
Par 4, Length 390m

Aim to the right side of the fairway and you should carry the bunkers.

11
Par 4, Length 405m

Try to get on the left side of the split to get a good look at the green.

12
Par 4, Length 330m

Avoid the temptation of the green and try to get up on the right mound of the fairway.

13
Par 5, Length 508m

Narrow fairway. You must be straight to avoid trouble. Aim left off the tee.

14
Par 3, Length 172m

Make sure you have enough club. Watch the wind.

15
Par 4, Length 382m

Aim to the right side of the fairway and catch the ridge.

16
Par 3, Length 138m

Only a short hole of 120m. Don't go right or left. Long isn't good either.

17
Par 5, Length 498m

A true 3 shot hole. Play safely and avoid fairway bunkers.

18
Par 4, Length 394m

Tight approach to the green. It is best to have a bit extra club.

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The Vines Golf and Country Club - Ellenbrook

Verdelho Drive
The Vines, WA, 6069
Australia

Region: 6. Perth & Mandurah

The Vines Golf and Country Club - Ellenbrook

The Vines Golf and Country Club is located in the picturesque wine growing region of the Swan Valley and is framed by the foothills of the Darling Ranges. The Vines is one of Western Australia's premier golf course and has hosted some of Australia's richest tournaments, including The Heineken Classic (1993 - 2001) and the Johnnie Walker Classic (2006).

The Vines Golf and Country Club is located in the picturesque wine growing region of the Swan Valley and is framed by the foothills of the Darling Ranges. The Vines is one of Western Australia's premier golf course and has hosted some of Australia's richest tournaments, including The Heineken Classic (1993 - 2001) and the Johnnie Walker Classic (2006).

Course architects Graham Marsh and Ross Watson skillfully and strategically used the stunning landscape to produce championship courses that command respect. Bunkers and grassy hollows are dug to the optimum depth to penalise the errant shot.

The landscaping areas on the fairways, for the most part, are generous enough for the average golfer, but a premium has been put on the consequence of finishing in either bunker or water if the ball goes astray.

The 36-hole layout consists of two world class championship courses The Lakes and Ellenbrook with both courses available 365 days a year. The experienced golfers will find plenty of challenge from the championship tees while social players will have as much enjoyment from more generous tee positions.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 75
Length (m): 6561
Architect: Graham Marsh and Ross Watson
Design Year: 1989

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 379m

The tee shot needs to be as close as you dare to the left hand bunker to give you the easiest approach to the green.

2
Par 4, Length 343m

Accuracy from the tee is more important that length. be sure to take enough club if the pin is at the back.

3
Par 5, Length 536m

Only the longest hitters can reach this green in two, so play short of the left hand trap off the tee. A second shot into the gap opens up the best approach to the green.

4
Par 4, Length 378m

Keep on the far left of the bunkers as you dare with your tee shot to open up the green for you second. The green slopes from back to front so take enough club, especially if the pin is at the back.

5
Par 3, Length 174m

ANother long green with a swale at the back and an up- slope of the front. The key to playing it well is to select the right club.

6
Par 4, Length 387m

Drive to the left half of the fairway which will give you the best angle of approach to the green. Make sure you take enough club, especially if the pin is back right.

7
Par 4, Length 379m

The drive should be placed to favour the right hand side of the fairway or close to the bunkers if you dare. This gives you the best approach to the long green that slopes back to front.

8
Par 3, Length 161m

The sensible shot is to take a line on the centre of the green and not take on the back left position because the water is so close. This green is long so take note where the pin is and take extra care with the club selection.

9
Par 5, Length 523m

Favour the right hand side of the fairway from the tee so that you can aim your second down the left to open up the green and avoid the bunker that guards the corner.

10
Par 4, Length 372m

Drive is best to favour the left side of the fairwar to open up this geen that is angled to you and slopes from back to front. Take enough club for the approach.

11
Par 4, Length 362m

Drive as close as you dare to the left side of the fairway but avoid bunker hidden to the side, the gives you the best angle to approach the pin with your second.

12
Par 5, Length 540m

By avoiding the tree standing sortry you will tee off the left of the fairway. Only the longest hitters can make the island fairway near the green from here, to consider laying up to avoid the cross bunkers, and a dropped shot.

13
Par 3, Length 230m

The key to this difficult hole is to get the club selection correct so that you get close to the hole leaving an uphill putt.You will need to pay particular attention to getting the distance right, and then rememeber the hole is sligtly uphill.

14
Par 4, Length 361m

Priority here is to get your drive down the left of the bunker to open up a shot to the green. Anything right or short will be cutt off from a shot of the green.

15
Par 4, Length 400m

To get a second shot of the green the tee shot must favour the right hand side of the fairway. The green is long so take care with club selection.

16
Par 4, Length 378m

The tee shot should favour the left half of the fairway to open up the best angle for your approach. The geen is 40m deep so take enough club for your second.

17
Par 3, Length 178m

Again club selection is very important here as the pin positions can vary by 25 metres on this long green. The safe shot when the pin is at the back is the right hand side of the green.

18
Par 5, Length 480m

An accurate drive hugging the left hand side could see you make this par 5 in two. A more conservative second shot would be to lay- up short of the right hand trap, for the best line to the pin.

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The Vines Golf and Country Club - The Lakes

Verdelho Drive
The Vines, WA, 6069
Australia

Region: 6. Perth & Mandurah

The Vines Golf and Country Club - The Lakes

Consistently rated as one of Australia's best golf resorts (Luxury Travel & Style Magazine - ranked #7 in Aust - 2008), The Vines is surrounded by native bush with abundant wildlife, lush manicured gardens and the magnificent Swan Valley wine region.

Continually rated as one of Australia's best golf resorts (Luxury Travel & Style Magazine - ranked #7 in Aust - 2008), The Vines is surrounded by native bush with abundant wildlife, lush manicured gardens and the magnificent Swan Valley wine region.

The Vines is one of Western Australia's premier golf course and has hosted some of Australia's richest tournaments, including The Heineken Classic (1993 - 2001) and the Johnnie Walker Classic (2006).

Course architects Graham Marsh and Ross Watson skillfully and strategically used the stunning landscape to produce championship courses that command respect. Bunkers and grassy hollows are dug to the optimum depth to penalise the errant shot.

The landscaping areas on the fairways, for the most part, are generous enough for the average golfer, but a premium has been put on the consequence of finishing in either bunker or water if the ball goes astray.

The 36-hole layout consists of two world class championship courses The Lakes and Ellenbrook with both courses available 365 days a year. The experienced golfers will find plenty of challenge from the championship tees while social players will have as much enjoyment from more generous tee positions.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 75
Length (m): 6494
Architect: Graham Marsh and Ross Watson
Design Year: 1989
Top 100: 98

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 334m

The drive should be placed as close to the left side of the fairway for the easier approach to this long green. When the pin is at the back, take at least one more club.

2
Par 4, Length 327m

The tee shot needs to be just left of centre for the best angle of approach to this long green. Take care on club selection for your second, especially if the pin is at the back.

3
Par 5, Length 439m

At this distance the green is reachable for only the longest of hitters. But for mortals a safe tee shot avoiding the traps on the left, followed by a second to lay up short of the second set of traps is more rewarding. Be careful again with club selection on your 3rd shot as the green is 43 metres deep. Note the gully on the left that you cannot see from where you play your approach shot.

4
Par 3, Length 158m

The key to scoring well on this hole is club selection. A very deep green of 51 metres and a variety of slopes makes it very important to place your tee shot in the right place.

5
Par 4, Length 354m

Care must be taken to get the correct line from the tee and not to go too far. The safest line is at the blackboy standing sentry in the island of rough. On the second shot do not be deceived by the bunker that is well short of the green ? it makes the second appear shorter than it is.

6
Par 5, Length 493m

Drive to the left half of the fairway avoiding the bunkers and then lay up with your second. Be careful not to run out of fairway on the right with your second as the slope takes the ball to the right. A long away sloping green for your pitch.

7
Par 3, Length 163m

Club selection is the key to playing this hole well. Note where the pin is and remember this green does not have much depth to it.

8
Par 4, Length 338m

Drive to the left half of the fairway avoiding the bunkers. Your second is to a raised green so take enough club.

9
Par 4, Length 274m

Drive to the left half of the fairway avoiding the bunker on the right. This leaves you an iron shot to a green that does not have much depth, so pay particular attention to club selection.

10
Par 5, Length 438m

The tee shot needs to be threaded between the bunker and left hand rough. Then the decision as to whether lay up or go for it. Only long hitters should attempt this as the shot has to be long and accurate to avoid the water hazards that are in front and to the side of the green.

11
Par 4, Length 362m

Drive as close as you dare to the left side of the fairway but avoid bunker hidden to the side, the gives you the best angle to approach the pin with your second.

12
Par 4, Length 345m

From the tee the priority is to avoid the bunkers that border the fairway. Sacrifice length for accuracy. The approach shot should take account of the very long green that slopes from back to front.

13
Par 3, Length 141m

The key to this par 3 hole is to get the club selection correct so that you get close to the hole leaving an uphill putt. With a multitude of tee and pin positions and a raised green care must be taken.

14
Par 4, Length 315m

Again accuracy from the tee is most important. To play safe avoid the bunker on the right by playing short of it, and then you will have a short iron shot to a raised green that is very shallow.

15
Par 4, Length 360m

Long hitters can carry the right hand trap, but mortals should play as close to the trap as you dare. Then you are left with a mid iron to a long, narrow green. The front of the green slopes away from you.

16
Par 3, Length 164m

No prizes for going to the right. A shot to the left of the bunker guarding the right side of the green is the best approach. The green slopes away and to the right, so with luck your ball will run to the pin. This hole can be a card wrecker so concentrate on playing away from the trouble. Good luck, a par is always a good score here.

17
Par 4, Length 345m

Another testing par four - the tee shot should be in the centre or as left as you dare avoiding the water to give you the best line into the green. The approach shot is to a green that is raised and slopes from front to back - take enough club.

18
Par 5, Length 422m

An accurate drive favouring the left hand side could see you make this par 5 in two. If you are not a long hitter then the sensible shot is to lay up short of the water and have a short iron over the lake. Take notice where the pin is on this undulating green If carefully played you should have a good chance of a birdie on this the final hole.

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Western Australian Golf Club

Hayes Avenue
Yokine, WA, 6060
Australia

Region: 6. Perth & Mandurah

Western Australian Golf Club

The Western Australian Golf Club is one of the State's most prestigious clubs. Located only 15 minutes from the centre of Perth, The WAGC is renown for its outstanding championship course and welcoming, friendly members.

In 1885 when Charles Pott and Richard Sherwood bought 110 acres of bushland on the rolling, wooded slopes of Mount Yokine, their dream of creating a golf course began. However it was not until 1928 that the vision was finally realised and The Western Australian Golf Club (Inc) was founded.

Today, The Western Australian Golf Club is one of the State's most prestigious clubs. Located only 15 minutes from the centre of Perth, The WAGC is renown for its outstanding championship course and welcoming, friendly members.

Course Information

Par: 70
ACR: 70
Length (m): 5800
Architect:
Design Year:
Top 100: 49

Playing Tips

1
Par 3, Length 210m

Spectacular opening hole with water on the left of the fairway and tall eucalypts on the right. There are three bunkers on the left front of the green and one front right. The back of the large green is higher than the front and the subtle undulations make putting a challenge for all golfers.

2
Par 4, Length 401m

Bunkered half of the fairway width on the right hand side 215 metres from the tee. The small green demands accuracy and careful reading for even the best players.

3
Par 4, Length 344m

Dog-leg to the left with bunkers facing a too-long straight drive. For long hitters there is a challenge to clear the dense trees on the left hand side. Failure to succeed can lead to disaster. The green is mid-size, and flat, bunkered on the front and right.

4
Par 4, Length 317m

A narrow fairway which demands a straight drive. The green is heavily bunkered on the left-hand side. A small bunker and undulating ground protects the right.

5
Par 3, Length 144m

A delightful small hole. A fairly large green protected by bunkers across the front and on the left-hand side. A tee-shot too long can run away from the green.

6
Par 5, Length 493m

The premier par 5 on the course and longest hole. As in the case of much of the course, accuracy is paramount. There are bunkers in two parts of the fairway. The green is elevated, two-tiered and bunkered on the right-hand side.

7
Par 4, Length 413m

A beautiful hole with the elevated tee well above the fairway. The tree-lined fairway has bunkers on the right, and closer to the green, on the left. There is also a bunker on the front right of the green.

8
Par 5, Length 462m

Par 5 with bunkers on the left of the fairway to challenge the drive and on the right approaching the green. The green is elevated and fairly flat, but well bunkered on the right.

9
Par 3, Length 176m

A brilliant golf hole. The view of the clubhouse from the tee and green and the view from the clubhouse are equally beautiful. The carry from the back tee and over the lake is 110m. Those who think the carry could be beyond them take a route to the right. the lake coming into play on the first and ninth holes adds a further dimension to golf at our club.

10
Par 4, Length 324m

A deceptive fairway that is uphill all the way to the green, which is tucked in close to the fence. The fairway has a slight dogleg and is heavily timbered on the left. The green is narrow with a bunker on the right and out of bounds on the left.

11
Par 3, Length 170m

Another fine par 3 with great character. The fairway is higher on the left and there are bunkers above and in from of the green.

12
Par 4, Length 288m

From the tee there are sweeping views of the city, suburbs and hills of Perth . The fairway is downhill until it nears the huge bunkers guarding the green. The subtleties of the green make it a challenging high index hole.

13
Par 4, Length 378m

Uphill from the tee and downhill to the green. Accurate placement of the drive and shots to the green are necessary to score well on the No. 1 indexed hole.

14
Par 4, Length 311m

This is a classic short hole. The green cannot be seen from the tee and the drive needs to be placed precisely to ensure a good shot at the well-bunkered green, which has its own challenges and needs careful reading.

15
Par 4, Length 321m

A sharp dogleg right and a number of well-placed bunkers puts the onus on good placement of all shots. The fairway and greenside bunkers come into play and the smallish green invites a well judged approach.

16
Par 3, Length 157m

This gem of a par three is like a grass island in a sea of bunkers. Accuracy is rewarded as there are a number of large trees flanking the way from tee to green.

17
Par 4, Length 438m

A straight drive is a necessity. Being in the rough makes this hole difficult. The drive for better golfers is over the hill and a nice run downhill in the direction of the green. Less skilled golfers may find it less easy as their drive can still be short of the top of the hill. The only bunkers are on the right front of the green.

18
Par 5, Length 453m

The final hole back to the clubhouse is uphill for most of the way. There are lateral bunkers on the left side of the fairway and one fairway bunker on the right. the approach to the green is enhanced by the sight of the clubhouse behind the green. The green has a narrow opening at the front and bunkers along the sides.

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About the Destination

Perth Location Map

Perth City is located on the West Coast of Australia, just twenty kilometers inland of the Indian Ocean and alongside the beautiful waters of the Swan River. Known for its warm weather and spectacular coastline, Perth offers a more relaxed pace than most of Australia’s other Eastern Cities.  

For the golf enthusiast, there are plenty of destinations that will impress. As well as the exclusive private courses there are also many quality public access courses to choose from within a 90 minute drive of Perth City. Lake Karrinyup, The Vines and Joondalup are 3 courses which grace this location. New and established courses but all well respected courses in their own right.

Joondalup Resort is just 20 minutes north of Perth and 3 minutes from the beach, yet totally immersed in its bushland setting. Joondalup meanders through a network of majestic quarries, lakes and dunes, providing a picturesque landscape on every hole. Rated Australia's #1 Golf Resort, the 27-hole championship golf course offers dramatic contrasts, scenic beauty and sheer golfing challenge.

Designed by the internationally renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr, the course presents a tough, uncompromising lay-out, featuring great variation in setting and style. The spectacular course sweeps across dense bushland, cuts through steep limestone quarries and skirts picturesque lakes, to present surprises and challenges at almost every turn.

Ranked 16 in the top 100 courses in Australia The Cut Golf Club at Port Bouvard is a resort style course that should not be missed if visiting Western Australia. A new addition to the ever growing Western Australian golfing landscape, the course is located 80 minutes from the centre of Perth and is spectacular to say the least. A series of unforgettable ocean views form the focal point for no less than eight holes and certainly leave the golfer with a wow factor that will have you talking long after the round is finished.

Lake Karrinyup Country Club is a Private golf course widely acknowledged as Western Australia's premier golf club, and was home to the Johnnie Walker Classic in 2002 and 2003. The course is renowned for its challenging layout, lush undulating couch fairways and manicured Bent grass greens are set around a large natural lake and amongst a forest of magnificent native trees and plants.

The Vines Golf and Country Club is probably best known for its role in hosting the ‘The Heineken Classic (1993 – 2001) and the Johnnie Walker Classic (2006). Continually rated as one of Australia's best golf resorts, The Vines is a 60 minute drive from Perth City and is surrounded by native bush with abundant wildlife, lush manicured gardens and the magnificent Swan Valley wine region.

Course architects Graham Marsh and Ross Watson skilfully and strategically used the stunning landscape to produce two championship courses (The Lakes and Ellenbrook) that command respect.

Meadow Springs is located one hours drive south of Perth near the coastal resort town of Mandurah. The golf course promises a unique experience for any golfer thanks to the foresight of Robert Trent Jones Jnr who ensured the course reflected "golf as nature intended" and used the natural features of the land in his design. Towering 200 year-old Tuart trees line generous fairways and subtly rolling greens are equal to the best in Australia. And, thanks to its excellent drainage, Meadow Springs is one of the best all-weather courses in the country.

Surrounded by undulating sand dunes and natural Australian bush land The Links Kennedy Bay is a public access golf course rated the 12th Best Course in Australia by the Australian Golf Digest (2004). It is situated just forty minutes south of Perth along side the vast blue waters of the Indian Ocean and can only be described as the jewel in the golfing crown in Western Australia.

Designed by the 1991 British Open Champion Ian Baker Finch, in collaboration with Michael Coate and Roger Mackay, it is the only true links style course in Western Australia.

Other things to do in and around Perth

Visitors to Perth will not be left wondering what to do, but rather ‘how will they fit everything in!’ Whether it is long relaxing walks along clean sandy beaches, shopping at the Fremantle market, enjoying the alfresco style cafes and eateries or checking out the nightlife in Northbridge or Perth City Centre, there are so many options.

A popular destination for visitors wanting to experience a more natural Western Australian setting then you can’t beat Rottnest Island. Just a short ferry ride from Perth or Fremantle ‘Rotto’ offers a very relaxed atmosphere where you can jump on a bike and explore the native wildlife like Quokkas, a unique little marsupial which is responsible for the islands name, lakes and superb beaches. You might even spot the occasional dolphin.

Aside from this Perth offers wonderful getaways in the Perth Hills where you can enjoy the local wineries and orchards, bushwalking and hiking – with spectacular views over Perth City below.

Useful Facts and Figures

Below are some useful facts and figures for the Perth Region. Use these to work out the best time to visit this region.

Month
Min Temp (C/F)
Max Temp (C/F)
Sunrise
Sunset
Avg Rainfall (mm)
Jan
19/66
33/91
5.25am 
7.25pm
5
Feb
19/67
35/94
5.55am 
7.05pm 
15
Mar
18/65
31/88
6.20am 
6.30pm 
20
Apr
15/59
28/83
6.40am 
5.55pm 
45
May
14/57
24/75
7.00am 
5.25pm 
120 
Jun
11/51
20/69
7.15am 
5.20pm 
180 
Jul
11/51
20/67
7.15am 
5.30pm 
170 
Aug
10/50
20/68
6.50am 
5.50pm 
130 
Sep
11/51
22/71
6.20am 
6.05pm 
80
Oct
12/54
24/75
5.35am 
6.30pm 
50
Nov
16/60
29/83
5.10am 
6.50pm 
20
Dec
18/64
32/89
5.05am
7.20pm 
15