WESTERN AUSTRALIA Golf Tour
Few golf courses anywhere in the world offer the dramatic contrasts, the scenic beauty and the sheers golfing challenge of Joondaup Country Club's 27 hole championship golf course.
Designed by the internationall renowned Robert Trent Jones Jnr, Joondalup Resort golf course present a tough, uncompromising layout, featuring great variation in setting an style.
The spectacular golf course in Perth sweeps across dense bushland, cuts through steep limeston quarries and skirts picturesque lakes, to present suprises 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.
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 known as the "Fremantle Doctor" arrives, after midday, only the best swings can survive.
Royal Fremantle at 6168 metres is not long by modern standards. Plans are in place to lengthen some tees as part of regular course maintenance and development plans but this will be done only in keeping with the original intntions which were to provide a course for all players and to encourage participation in the sport.
Royal Fremantle is not soley about providing a championship venue for professional tournament play to be utilised once a year. 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. However, when a shot goes astray the penalty is fair and there is always a chance to manufacture a shot from under the trees to get the ball back into play.
Melville Glades Golf Club
Located only 20 minutes from the Perth CBD, Melville Glades is one of Western Australia's most loved golf courses. Melville Glades is a private 18 hole parkland golf course that is nestled within tranquil bushland surrounds.
The stunning course offers an amazing variety of golf holes, putting surfaces and excellent year round conditioning, along with a modern and elegant clubhouse and function centre.
The Vines Golf and Country Club
The Vines Golf and Country Club is ideally situated in Western Australia's picturesque Swan Valley. The Valley is Western Australia's oldest wine growing region, now boasting more than 30 wineries, together with arts and crafts, historic buildings dating back to settlement and numerous restaurants and fresh produce outlets.
This tranquil location seems a world away from the stresses of suburbia, yet suprisingly The Vines is a mere 30 minute drive from the Perth CBD. The Vines features 36 magnificent golf holes and has played host to a wide array of professional golf tournaments such as Heineken Classic, Johnnie Walker Classic and the LPGA Lexus Cup.
Sea View Golf Club
Sea View Golf Club is the thrid oldest golf course in Western Australia, having opened in 1909 and is located in the picturesque beachside suburb or Cottesloe with wide stunning views of the Indian Ocean.
Sea View is a true links championship nine hole repeating course. It has been designed to test the skill of all playing levels but is also renowned for its playability.
Sun City Country Club
Designed by Bob Green of Golf and Recreation Planners and the club's first captain Murray Dawson, the golf course at Sun City Country Club is one of Western Australia's favourite layouts.
A major highlight of any round at Sun City has always been the long sweeping breaks on greens which seem to keep their ine secret until just after impact of putter on ball. Another unique fascination of the course is the length of many of its holes, demanding good use of every club in the bag, including long irons. This fascination is made even more acute off the tee, where the many dogleg fairways demand a perfect line into the outside of the corner.
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Secret Harbour Golf Links
Crafted into the spectacular ocean side landscape, Secret Harbour boasts 18 superbly designed holes and lies breathtakingly against the panoramic setting of the vast Indian Ocean. Experience a tradtional Scottish links course with small pot bunkers, rolling fairways amid the natural sand dunes, and beautiful ocean views.
The beautifully manicured rolling fairways are pitted with well positioned pot bunkers and bordered by lush fescue grass. This puts a premium on course management, accuracy, and a thoughtful approach to each hole. Couple these elements with the refreshing breezes from the adjacent Indian Ocean, and you have a recipe for a unique golfing experience.
Meadow Springs Golf Club
Opened in 1987, Meadow Springs Golf and Country Club offers golf as nature intended. The course, which was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, presents a highly regarded test for players but is also renowned for its playability.
Measuring 6189 metres from the blue tees, the golf course promises a unique experience through open bush land, the layout dictated by the natural features of the land. Towering 200 year old Tuart trees line the generous fairways and subtly rolling greens. Few holes run parallel enhancing the sensation of being alone in the wilderness.
During its short history, Meadow Springs has held the West Australian Open Championship on seven occasions.
The Links Kennedy Bay
If you want to experience the tradition of true links golf there is nowhere better than The Links Kennedy Bay with 18 holes offering choice to golfers of all standards and tastes. Acclaimed as one of the best golf courses in Western Australia, The Links Kennedy Bay is beautifully undulating and a true links course in the Scottish and Irish traditions.
The course is fully irrigated however dry all year round, with its sandy base exceptionally fast running and tight. The gently undulating Windsor Green fairways wind through sand dunes amongst western coastal wattle, grevillea, sedges and lillies. The excellent large Bent greens are all one would expect on a true links course - firm, fast and true.
Running along side the vast blue wayers of the Indian Ocean, this beautifully manicured course, with its 115 pot style bunkers with revetted faces, is a delight to play from the white tees and nothing short of a challenge both mentally and physically from the black tees.
One of the Peel region's premier golf courses, The Cut features a stunning links design which takes advantage of the seaside environment to incorporate natural contouring, dunes and stunning greens set against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean.
The Cut is considered among the best that Australia has to offer and has been voted Western Australia's number one golf course as well as regularly being ranked in the top 20 Public Access Golf Courses in the country.
The true links layout is an examination of a dune landscape, coastal winds and the challenger's imagination. This is an opportunity to experience golf in its original environment. The cleverly blended design meets the demands of the modern game whilst presenting an experience akin to that afforded to golfing legends from previous centuries.
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