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ALBANY Golf Club Inc Golf Links Rd Albany WA 6330 (4h from Perth on Southern Ocean) Golf: Ph (08) 9841 8433 Club: Ph (08) 9844 8855 Fax: (08) 9842 8866
Email: 18 Holes, Par 72, ACR 72, 6068m Professional: Paul Breuker Hire: Clubs with buggy $16.50, Buggies $4.40 Practice range, putting green A true links that rises out of the sea and is set totally in coastal sand dunes. Magnificent views from the fairways over King George Sound. From July to October a good chance to spot whales calving. Once described by Craig Parry as his favourite Australian golf course. The windswept fairways are typical linksland with swales and undulations, and the smooth greens are very quick with subtle variations. The vegetation consists of Albany "woolly" bushes and "peppies" that make for tight driving from many tees. The course plays particularly long with the hardy kikuyu grass and prevailing wind conditions. A very enjoyable and testing layout. Visitors are welcome and memberships are available. Neat dress code. Club House overlooking course with bar, showers and catering on application. Green Fees: $22 (4 for the price of 3 with Guide), $60 weekly, $125 monthly . Reduced fees apply to visitors playing in competitions.  

ARALUEN COUNTRY CLUB Country Club Avenue Roleystone WA 6111 (45 min S of Perth) Golf: Ph: (08) 9397 9033 Club: Ph: (08) 9397 9000  Fax: (08) 9397 9001 18 Holes, Par 72, ACR 75, 6401m (blue) PGA Professional: David Oliphant Carts compulsory Practice driving range, putting, chipping, bunkers. This layout designed by Roger Mackay and Michael Coate is built high up in the Armadale hills. The fairways are lush couch, and the greens are smooth, undulating and fast. The course presents wondrous views of wooded valleys below, with some holes stretching from the tee over the horizon. Signature hole is the ninth, a thrilling downhill par four. A long drive is required to reach the landing area before the lake, which must then be carried to reach the green. This is the only serious water carry on the course. Membership numbers are restricted to permit public and corporate access. Strict dress code. Soft spikes only. HOLDEN SCRAMBLE VENUE Club House has extensive dining, bar, snacks and locker facilities. Swimming, tennis, BBQ. Green Fees: Weekends $100, midweek $85, ($66 midweek with Guide incl cart)

AUGUSTA Golf Club Hillview Rd Augusta WA 6290 (Southern tip of Indian Ocean coastline) Ph: (08) 9758 1432 18 Holes, Par 72, ACR 68.3, 5842m Sand greens. Less pretentious than its USA namesake, the course is set high on cliffs just 8 km from the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse, and commands magnificent views over the Southern Ocean on one side and distant farmlands below on the other. The well-kept undulating fairways of tough Kikuyu are always green and lush. The course is famous for the many ancient black boys that dot the fairways and abound in t

he roughs. Neat dress code. Green fees: $10 (honesty box) BINNINGUP Golf Course Lakewood Shores WA (30km N of Bunbury on Hwy 1) 9 Holes Par 36, 3080m The course is in magnificent condition, with beautifully undulating couch fairways, light sandy bunkers and large, manicured greens with subtle slopes. There's no lack of variety, with some fairways framed by giant Tuarts in this wonderful limestone country, water holes around billabong lakes and even a stretch of pure coastal links with ocean vistas. Amongst these sand dunes a future clubhouse and 18 holes are planned.   HOLDEN SCRAMBLE VENUE Casual dress code. Green fees: $7 (honesty box)  

BUNBURY Golf Club Inc Lucy Victoria Ave Clifton Park WA 6231 (10 min N of Bunbury off Old Coast Rd) Golf: Ph: (08) 9725 2690 Club: Ph: (08) 9725 1231  Fax: (08) 9725 1757
Email: 18 Holes, Par 72, ACR 72, 6071m Hire: Clubs $30, Buggies $3, Carts $30, $15 nine holes Practice driving range, putting, bunker Set on a hill in Australind just north of the port city of Bunbury, the club celebrated its 50th birthday in 1998. The course is typified by wide gently undulating fairways sewn with a mix of couch and winter grasses to provide year round playing surface and beautifully manicured Bent grass greens. Neat dress code. Mature Tuart, gum and wattle trees abound in the broad roughs that separate the holes. There are blackboys and diverse native shrubs and grasses. The entire site is set on perfectly drained sandy coastal soil. There are mobs of small kangaroo, Rosellas and a variety of other birds. A great diversity of holes in a tranquil, natural bush setting. There's a river and water views on many holes. HOLDEN SCRAMBLE VENUE Club House overlooking course with bar, showers and catering on application. Green Fees: $22, $11 nine holes.  

BUSSELTON Golf Club Inc Chapman Hill Rd Fairlawn WA 6280 (5 km S of Busselton, 3h S of Perth) Golf: Ph: (08) 9753 1025 Club: Ph: (08) 9753 1050  Fax: (08) 9753 1138 18 Holes, Par 72, ACR 72.1, 6160m Hire: Clubs with buggy $13.50, Buggies $5, Carts $33, $22 nine holes Practice driving range, nets, pitching, putting, bunkers. A very well-wooded course in a peaceful, rural setting with huge Eucalypts, many WA Redgums, ancient Marri and Peppermints. Designed by Murray Dawson, the fully irrigated couch fairways are flat to gently undulating, but have hollows and mounds to create interest. The entire layout is built on sandy soil, and the bunkers are filled with light fluffy sand. The greens are excellent, true and undulating. There is no thick grass in the heavily wooded roughs so that lost balls are generally not a problem. Neat dress code. Mens Comp. Tues (Vets) 11.30 - 1.30pm, Thur & Sat 11.48 - 1.30pm Ladies Comp. Wed (13/14 holes) 6 - 8am summer, 9.30 - 11.12am winter Mixed Comp. Sun noon - 1pm, Fri twilight till 4pm Visitors with handicaps welcome. Green fee players most welcome at all other times. Bookings advised as special events may be held. Club House bar, locker room, showers. Meals and snacks Wed, Thur, Sat and by arrangement. Green Fees: $22, $60 weekly, $11 after 3.30pm    

CAPEL Golf Club Inc Bussell Highway Stratham WA (15 km S of Bunbury) Ph: (08) 9795 7033  Fax: (08) 9795 5642
Email: 18 Holes, Par 72, ACR 71, 6002m PGA Professional: Jim Mercer Hire: Clubs with buggy $15, Buggies $5 Practice driving range, putting, bunker. Designed by Murray Dawson. Beautifully groomed undulating couch fairways with Bent greens. All holes are strategically bunkered with several greens cut on gentle slopes. A variety of native trees including Jarrah, Tuart and WA red gums surround the fairways, which are home to some of the tamest kangaroos. Strict dress code. Members Comps. Weds (Ladies), Sat, Sun pm (closed to visitors) Visitors are welcome to enter comps. held Tues, Thur and Fri pm. Bookings essential. HOLDEN SCRAMBLE VENUE Club House overlooking course with bar, showers and catering on application. Green Fees: $20 ($10 with Guide), $14 nine holes.  

CARRAMAR Golf Course Golf Links Drive Neerabup WA (30 mins N of city of Perth) Ph: (08) 9484 2311  Fax: (08) 9306 8872
Email: 18 Holes, Par 72, ACR 73, 6121m PGA Professionals: Tim Crosbie Hire: Clubs & buggy $11, Buggies $3.50, Carts $33, $22 nine holes, seniors $27.50, $16.50 Huge grass driving range, putting green. SCHWEPPES JUNIOR GOLF CENTRE Designed by Bob Stanton, this public course is renowned as one of Perth's toughest. The wide undulating fairways are cut though natural bush. With large greens and bunkers the course has a resort style and standard. Relaxed dress code. Public welcome 7 days a week. Bookings are essential on weekends and public holidays. Kiosk for snacks and limited shower facilities. Green Fees: Weekends $20, $14 nine holes, midweek $17, $12 nine holes, concessions $13, $9 (Cart hire $16.50 with Guide)  

CHEQUERS Golf Club Souness Drive Bullsbrook WA 6084 (20 mins N of Midland on Great Northern Hwy, 3km N of Bullsbrook) Ph: (08) 9571 1277  Fax: (08) 9571 1237
Email: 18 Holes, Par 71, ACR 70.6, 6043m Hire: Clubs $5, Buggies $5 Practice fairway, putting and chipping areas, bunker. Well drained, gently rising to the foothills of the Darling Ranges. Set in wooded bushland, irrigated couch fairways, water comes into play on five holes, lightly bunkered, small bent grass greens. Strict dress code. Mens Comp. Wed noon, Sat all day Ladies Comp. Tues 9am, Sat 11.30am Mixed Comp. Sun noon Visitors with handicap welcome. Bookings advised. Surrounded by natural bushland, with various wildflowers and fauna. Celebrated 40th anniversary in 2002 and has a relaxed country atmosphere. Club House showers, light drinks, catering and bar available competition days and other times by arrangement. Green Fees: Weekends and pub hols $20, midweek $15 (Two for the price of one with Guide)  

COLLIER PARK Golf Course Hayman Rd Como WA 6152 (6km S from Perth CBD) Golf: Ph: (08) 9484 1666 Office: Ph: (08) 9450 6488  Fax: (08) 9313 1744 27 Holes, Par 71, ACR 70, 6064m (Island/Pines) Professionals: Robert Farley, Steve Woodhead, Gary Hopkins, Glenn Hollman, Colin Douglas Hire: Clubs $11, Buggies $3.50, Carts $40, $30 nine holes (includes GPS). Practice driving range (balls available), putting, chipping, bunkers. Clinics and lesson packages. The original 18 (Pines and Island nines) designed by Thomson & Wolveridge. Built on pure sand, drainage is never a problem. The Lake nine, designed by Michael Coate opened in 1996. It's slightly narrower and with fewer trees, but the greens are more treacherous and the bunkering set up to challenge the long hitters. The course features magnificent undulating Santa Ana couch fairways and vast undulating greens surrounded by mounds and tricky slopes. Both fairways and greens are thoughtfully bunkered, generally with large but shallow traps. The course is fully reticulated, and features resort style attention to golfers' requirements. Fully public. Neat dress code. Corporate Days. Bookings essential weekends and public hols. A large bistro overlooks the course with snacks and meals available. Showers. Accommodation – Novotel Langley Perth For Reservations call 1300 65 65 65 Green Fees: Weekends $24, $17 nine holes, midweek $20, $15 nine holes Student, pensioner and senior discounts available weekdays.  

DUNSBOROUGH LAKES Resort Golf Club Caves Rd Dunsborough WA 6281 (250 km S of Perth on Indian Ocean) Ph: (08) 9756 8733  Fax: (08) 9756 8711 18 Holes, Par 72, ACR 72.9, 6204m Professional: Andrew Vance Hire: Clubs with buggy $15, Buggies $5.50, Carts $30, $20 nine holes Practice driving range, putting, bunkers. With wide Wintergreen couch fairways and 1019 Bent greens this resort style layout has few mature trees, no severe rough, but plenty of water. The terrain is relatively flat, but gentle fairway undulations create a links feel. Residential development surrounds course. Neat dress code. Comps. Wed, Sat. Visitors with club handicap may enter. Club House modern bar, snacks and meals. Memberships available. Green Fees: Weekends & pub hols $25, $15 nine holes, midweek $18 ($10 midweek only with Guide), $10 nine holes  

GLEN IRIS Golf Club Dean Road Jandakot WA 6164 (30 mins from Perth CBD, via Kwinana Fwy) Ph: (08) 9414 1900  Fax: (08) 9414 1977
Email: 18 Holes, Par 71, ACR 69, 5595m PGA Professional: Hilary Lawler Hire: Clubs $15 with buggy, Buggies $5, Carts $26, $20 nine holes, midweek, $25.30 weekends. Practice putting green, driving range. Undulating couch fairways and lovely greens, eight water holes. Neat dress code. Open to public everyday except Christmas Day. Bookings essential. Club House bar, snacks, showers, meals, restaurant, BBQ. Green Fees: Weekends and pub hols $30 ($43 with Guide, cart included), $18.70 nine holes, midweek $23 ($36 with Guide, cart included), $16 nine holes.  

JOONDALUP Golf Resort Country Club Boulevard Connolly WA 6027 (25 mins N of Perth on Mitchell Freeway) Golf: Ph: (08) 9400 8811 Fax: (08) 9400 8814 Resort: Ph: (08) 9400 8888 Fax: (08) 9400 8889
Email: 27 Holes, Par 72, ACR 74.1, 6332m Championship PGA Professional: Mark Duder Hire: Clubs $35 steel, $45 graphite, Shoes $15. Carts compulsory. Practice range ($7.50 per bucket), putting green, bunker. The layout is splendidly groomed, challenging; yet all holes are pure joy for golfers of every standard. Moderately hilly fairways of Santa Ana couch; Fescue/Rye in light rough and vast undulating Penncross Bent greens. Many huge bunkers including one with access ladders. There are three diverse natural landscapes of bush, dunes and quarry providing a variety of golf holes and shot making. Whilst the Lake nine presents some windswept links-like holes with distant ocean glimpses, the Quarry features some of course designer Robert Trent Jones Jr's most dramatic work. An abundance of kangaroos and bird life. Strict dress code. Soft spikes only. Bookings essential. Club House bar, snacks, meals, showers. Five star international resort hotel with al fresco and fine dining, pool, spa, gym, tennis and conference facilities. Green Fees: Weekends $140 incl cart, midweek $90 incl cart. (Complimentary tee gift & basket of range balls with Guide)  

KENNEDY BAY The Golf Club Port Kennedy Dve Port Kennedy WA 6172 (45 mins S of Perth. Follow Kwinana Fwy S, prior to Mandurah take Port Kennedy Dve to the end) Ph: (08) 9524 5333  Fax: (08) 9524 5444
Email: 18 Holes, Par 72, 6420m Professional: Stephen Havrilla Hire: Clubs $45 (Callaway), Carts $36. Practice driving range, balls complimentary with green fee. Bent greens, Windsor Green fairways, designed by Michael Coate, Roger Mackay and Ian Baker-Finch. A true links course typical of Scotland and Ireland. 115 dramatic pot style bunkers with views of the Indian Ocean. Voted number one course in WA and 10th in Australia by the Australian Golf Digest Magazine in 2002. Neat dress code. Bookings advised. Club House bar, snacks, showers, meals, accommodation, golf shop, restaurant, BBQ, conference. Green Fees: $50  ($45 with Guide)

MANDURAH Country Club Inc Halls Head Mandurah WA 6210 (just over Peel inlet from town centre on the Golf Coast) Golf: Ph: (08) 9535 6488 Club: Ph: (08) 9581 2968  Fax: (08) 9535 1435 18 Holes, Par 72, ACR 72, 6139m PGA Professional: Gary Colquhoun Hire: Clubs $10, $6.50 half set, Buggies $3, Carts $25-$35, Practice fairway, chipping, bunker, putting. Set on a sandy hilltop above the Halls Head Peninsula, the course comprises very gently undulating couch fairways that wind between rows of mature Tuart, Marri and wattle trees. The greens are superb and true to putt on, firm, mostly flat but with a few surprising undulations. The course is compact with a layout that demands no long walks from green to tee. Whilst the fairways are generally flat, the mounding around bunkers and greens creates considerable interest and encourages precise shotmaking. The tees are level and well surfaced in tight couch. All are extremely well defined, strategically bunkered and manicured. The entire course is superbly drained. Soft spikes only. Neat dress code. The course is a tranquil haven for abundant western grey kangaroos

and birdlife. HOLDEN SCRAMBLE VENUE Club House showers, bar, snacks. Green Fees: Weekends $28, $18 nine holes, midweek $23, $16 nine holes.     MARGARET RIVER Golf Club Wallcliffe Rd Margaret River WA 6285 (1 km from Caves Rd) Golf: Ph: (08) 9757 3161 Office: Ph: (08) 9757 2197  Fax: (08) 9757 9577
Email: 18 Holes, Par 72, ACR 71, 6086 Hire: Clubs $10, Buggies $4, Carts $33, $22 nine holes Practice putting, chipping, bunkers, driving range. Fully watered, quality greens, tees and fairways. One nine is relatively flat as the holes wind around the natural lakes water hazards. The second nine is hilly with many bunkers and trees requiring precision shotmaking. Friendly kangaroos, often with joeys. Neat dress code. Mens Comp. Thur, Sat 11-3pm Ladies Comp. Wed 9-1pm Mixed Comp. Sun 11-3pm Visitors with Club handicaps welcome to enter. Bookings preferred. Club House showers, bar, snacks. Catering by arrangement. Green Fees: $25, $15 nine holes.  

MEADOW SPRINGS Golf & Country Club Meadow Springs Drive Mandurah WA 6210 (39 mins S of Perth on the Golf Coast) Ph: (08) 9581 6360  Fax: (08) 9581 6003
Email: 18 Holes, Par 72, ACR 72.2, 6071m Director of Golf: Dean Stillwell Professional: Mark Batten Hire: Clubs $27.50 steel, $37.50 graphite, Buggies $5.50, Carts $20pp, Full length driving range, floodlit chipping and multi-level putting green. Firm, fast running pure couch fairways built on gently undulating perfectly drained sand and limestone base. Immaculate Bent grass greens. Fully reticulated, the course is renowned for its peak condition throughout the year. There are four sparkling artificial lakes and 67 bunkers.  Each nine describes a huge loop away from the resort centre, with no adjacent holes, so golfers can lose themselves in the tranquil bush environment.  Natural fairways winding between towering ancient Tuarts. Wonderful diversity of holes, with the re-designed 484m par 5 memorable. Rich diversity of flora and fauna. Host to many major events incl. 7 WA Opens. Strict dress code. Short socks acceptable.   Open daily to public. Bookings essential. Club House luxurious. Locker room amenities, bar and café. Excellent facilities for conferences, functions and seminars. Golf and accommodation packages available. Green Fees: Weekends and pub hols $45, midweek $40 (Complimentary course guide and bucket of range balls with Guide)  

THE SANCTUARY Resort Pelican Point Bunbury WA 6331 (2h S of Perth, just N of city centre Bunbury) Ph: (08) 9725 2999  Fax: (08) 9725 2998 18 Holes, Par 71, ACR 69, 5900m Hire: Clubs $12 half set, Buggies $4, Carts $30, $20 nine holes Practice driving range (floating balls), putting green This Michael Coate designed resort layout provides relaxing golf for players of all standards, and challenges low markers to shoot good scores. The fairways of well-established Windsor Green couch are beautifully undulating. Water is on play on twelve holes. The huge, undulating greens and 64 cloverleaf-style bunkers are features. Abundant birdlife at The Sanctuary includes moorhens and migratory oystercatchers. Comp. First Sat ea month 11 - 12.30pm, Sun 7 - 9am, Wed pm, Fri twilight Visitors are welcome in all club comps. Bookings advised. Relaxed dress code. Club House includes  showers, bar, restaurant, conference facilities for up to 400. Magnificent on course accommodation overlooks the course and resort swimming pool. A range of units including spas, cooking facilities and family suites. Green Fees: Weekends and pub hols $23, midweek $17 (Two for the price of one with Guide excl. public holidays)  

SECRET HARBOUR Golf Links Secret Harbour Blvd Secret Harbour WA 6173 (40 min on Freeway south of Perth) Ph: (08) 9524 7133 Fax: (08) 9524 7134
Email: 18 Holes, Par 72, ACR 72, 6103m Director of Golf: John Flannery Professional: Bill Evans Hire: Clubs with buggy $16, $11 nine holes, Buggies $5, $3 nine holes, Carts $38, $20 nine holes Practice driving range, chipping green with bunkers, putting green This brilliant Graham Marsh design reflects the style of traditional Scottish links with fast running couch fairways (Windsor Green on the original ‘Links' nine and Wintergreen on the ‘Dunes' which opened in Feb 1999) pitted with well-positioned pot bunkers. Red Fescue highlights the light rough and surrounds the pure 1019 Bent grass greens which are a delight to putt on. The course is beautifully undulating and very pleasant walking, soft spikes (optional) are a good idea to cope with the ever-present cart paths. The presentation is a tribute to superintendent Allan Devlin. Strict dress code. All around the coastal sand dunes are covered with western coastal wattle, coast beard-heath, grevillea, coastal banjine, sedges and lilies. Black kennedia climber runs over sand and shrubs. The course has no members and is open to the public daily. Bookings essential. Club House modern with locker amenities, bar and bistro. Green Fees: Weekends and public holidays $40 ($30 with Guide), midweek $35 ($30 with Guide)  

SUN CITY Country Club Inc St Andrews Dve Yanchep WA 6035 (50 km N of Perth on coast via Yanchep Rd) Ph: (08) 9561 1148  Fax: (08) 9561 5033
Email:\suncitycountryclub 18 Holes, Par 72, ACR 73.8, 6400m PGA Professional: Sean McKay Hire: Clubs $25, Buggies $5, Carts $40, $30 midweek. Practice driving range, chipping green, putting green. SCHWEPPES JUNIOR GOLF CENTRE The Championship layout was originally conceived by Alan Bond and designed by Murray Dawson. The land was barren scrubland 25 years ago, so planted trees are of modest size now. The fully irrigated course is beautifully undulating and very sandy. A mixture of couch and softer winter grasses coexists. Ancient Tuart Trees and an abundance of wildlife (Kangaroo, Emus) dot the landscape. The well-placed bunkers are full of lovely fluffy sand. The roughs are wide, insulating each hole from its neighbours. Members Comps Sat, Sun, Tues, Thur Visitors welcome Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun 6.30 - 8.30 am. Bookings essential. Strict dress code. HOLDEN SCRAMBLE VENUE Club House modern with locker amenities, bar, meals and snacks. Green Fees: Weekends and pub hols $40, ($36 with Guide) $20 nine holes, midweek $30, ($27 with Guide) $15 nine holes.  

THE VINES Novotel Resort Verdelho Drive The Vines WA 6069 (35 minutes from Perth in Swan Valley. Exit Millhouse Road from West Swan Road) Golf: Ph: (08) 9297 0777 Resort: Ph: (08) 9297 3000 Fax: (08) 9297 0728 Teaching and Driving Range: Ph: (08) 9297 3388
Email: Ellenbrook: 18 Holes, Par 72, ACR 73, 6213m Lakes: 18 Holes, Par 72, ACR 73, 6145m Professional: David Milne Golf Academy Hire: Clubs $40, $25 nine holes, Buggies $8, Carts $44 (not compulsory) Perth's largest driving range. Putting and chipping green. Superbly conditioned course all year. Huge Bent grass greens. Two 18 hole courses of championship standard. Heavily bunkered. Gently undulating with many lakes and wildlife. Host of the Heineken Classic 1993-2001. Strict dress code, short socks permitted. One course reserved for members, other available for green fee players, 7 days. Courses alternate. Bars and restaurants, locker rooms, showers. Hotel and apartment accomodation available on course at Novotel Vines Hotel. Transferable private membership available. On Course Accommodation For Reservations call (08) 9297 3000 or 1300 65 65 65 Green Fees: Weekends $83, midweek $60 (Two for the price of one with Guide)    

WEMBLEY Golf Complex The Boulevard Floreat Park WA 6014 (W towards beach Cambridge St and The Boulevard, approx 15 mins) Golf: Ph: (08) 9484 2500 Club: Ph: (08) 9387 6187  Fax: (08) 9387 8967 
Email: 36 Holes Old Course, Par 73, ACR 71, 5689m Tuart Course, Par 72, ACR 70, 5570m PGAProfessional: Robert Farley Hire: Clubs $12 half set with buggy, Buggies $3.50, Carts $33 30 bay covered and floodlit driving range. Old course built in 1932 by Walter Fox. Tuart course completed in 1981 and re-designed by David Breen in 1996. Home of the Cambridge Cup Appearathon Pro-am since 1978, previous winners include Roger Mackay and Brad King. Old course mildly undulating, Kikuyu fairways, Bent greens, wooded/parkland surroundings, minimal bunkering. Tuart course undulating with some hills, Kikuyu fairways, Bent greens. Relaxed dress code. Public course, no restrictions. Bookings essential weekends. Club House bar, showers, snacks, meals, tavern/kiosk, restaurant, BBQ, large pro shop. Accommodation – Novotel Langley Perth For Reservations call 1300 65 65 65 Green Fees: Weekends and pub hols $21, $15.50 nine holes, midweek $18 $12.50 nine holes


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