Overview

At a Glance

  • Package

    6 nights / 5 games

  • When

    Flexible dates as desired

  • Accommodation

    6 x nights at Rydges Esplanade Hotel (4 star)

  • Golf

    (5 games with shared motorised carts)

    1 x Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club

    1 x Joondalup Resort

    1 x The Links Kennedy Bay

    1 x Lake Karrinyup Country Club

    1 x The Cut GC

  • Drive

    Car Hire - full size auto

  • Other

    Pricing based on minimum 4 golfers

  • Pricing

    from AUD$1,950 per person (twim share) - based on a minimum of 4 golfers

Itinerary Day-by-Day

Day 1
Flights Arrive in Perth. Collect your rental car and drive to accommodation.
Accommodation
Rydges Esplanade Hotel   
Savour the culture and tradition of Western Australia's premier tourist destination and Lonely Planet's 7th Best City in the World when staying at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle ' by Rydges, which pays tribute to the history of our building while incorporating references to Fremantle as a port city, creating an environment that is rich, warm and sophisticated for business and leisure travellers alike.
Day 2
Car Drive to golf.
Golf
Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club (18 holes of golf included with shared motorised cart - tee time tbc) 
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.
Accommodation
Rydges Esplanade Hotel   
Savour the culture and tradition of Western Australia's premier tourist destination and Lonely Planet's 7th Best City in the World when staying at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle ' by Rydges, which pays tribute to the history of our building while incorporating references to Fremantle as a port city, creating an environment that is rich, warm and sophisticated for business and leisure travellers alike.
Day 3
Car Drive to golf.
Golf
Joondalup Resort (18 holes of golf with shared motorised cart - tee time tbc) 
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.
Accommodation
Rydges Esplanade Hotel   
Savour the culture and tradition of Western Australia's premier tourist destination and Lonely Planet's 7th Best City in the World when staying at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle ' by Rydges, which pays tribute to the history of our building while incorporating references to Fremantle as a port city, creating an environment that is rich, warm and sophisticated for business and leisure travellers alike.
Day 4
Car Drive to golf.
Golf
The Links Kennedy Bay (18 holes of golf with shared motorised cart - tee time tbc) 
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.
Accommodation
Rydges Esplanade Hotel   
Savour the culture and tradition of Western Australia's premier tourist destination and Lonely Planet's 7th Best City in the World when staying at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle ' by Rydges, which pays tribute to the history of our building while incorporating references to Fremantle as a port city, creating an environment that is rich, warm and sophisticated for business and leisure travellers alike.
Day 5
Car Drive to golf.
Golf
Lake Karrinyup Country Club (18 holes of golf with shared motorised cart - tee time tbc) 
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.
Accommodation
Rydges Esplanade Hotel   
Savour the culture and tradition of Western Australia's premier tourist destination and Lonely Planet's 7th Best City in the World when staying at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle ' by Rydges, which pays tribute to the history of our building while incorporating references to Fremantle as a port city, creating an environment that is rich, warm and sophisticated for business and leisure travellers alike.
Day 6
Car Drive to golf.
Golf
The Cut Golf Club (18 holes of golf with shared motorised cart - tee time tbc) 
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.
Accommodation
Rydges Esplanade Hotel   
Savour the culture and tradition of Western Australia's premier tourist destination and Lonely Planet's 7th Best City in the World when staying at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle ' by Rydges, which pays tribute to the history of our building while incorporating references to Fremantle as a port city, creating an environment that is rich, warm and sophisticated for business and leisure travellers alike.
Day 7
Notes Check out of accommodation. Drive to Perth airport and catch your flight home.

Golf Courses

Joondalup Resort

Country Club Boulevard
Connolly, WA, 6027
Australia

Region: 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: 21

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: 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: 17

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: 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: 73

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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The Cut Golf Club

Country Club Drive
Dawesville, WA, 6210
Australia

Region: 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: 37

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: 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: 28

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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