Perth's clear blue skies, wide open spaces and variety of scenic landscapes are ideal for creating spectacular golf courses.
Few cities in the world come close to the quality and variety of courses available in Perth and surrounds. Golfers are spoilt for
choice, from world-renowned resort courses to lush public layouts available for very reasonable rates. Check out some of Perth's stand out golf courses you might like to try:
Canning Vale Country Club
Offering a par three course suitable for a short game and beginners and surrounded by a beautiful lake and water features, the Canning Vale Country Club is a peaceful oasis in the heart of the Canning Vale business district. After your game, enjoy a drink in the licensed bar, lounge or patio area, and with swimming pool, squash court and paintball centre - the Club has something for everyone. For more information call +61 8 9455 6357.
Wembley Golf Complex
Just 8 minutes from the CBD, the Wembley Golf Complex, offers two great courses and a brand new state of the art driving range situated amongst a beautiful bushland setting. 36 tree lined holes on undulating terrain challenge all golfers and each of the 18 hole courses has different characteristics and attractions. For more information visit www.wembleygolf.com.au.
Sunset Coast & Rottnest Island
Joondalup Country Club
Joondalup Resort and Country Club's 27 hole championship golf course, designed by the internationally renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr, presents a tough, uncompromising lay-out, featuring great variation in setting and style. This spectacular course sweeps across dense bush land, cuts through steep limestone quarries and skirts picturesque lakes, to present surprises and challenges at almost every turn. Fore more information visit www.joondalupresort.com.au/golf.
Rottnest Island Golf Course
The Rottnest Island 9 hole public golf course is the ideal venue for social, corporate and family groups to enjoy a special day out. The unique setting is at it's picturesque best between the months of May and October. Elevated tees, a swamp and a lake make it a challenging experience for lovers of the game. The Rottnest Island Golf Club is still vibrant in it's 51st year, and stages four tournament weekends in the year. For more information visit www.rottnestisland.com/golf-on-rottnest-island.
Mandurah & Peel Region
The Links Kennedy Bay
The Links Kennedy Bay is a links style course situated amidst undulating sand dunes and natural bushland with a magnificent vista over the Indian Ocean. Links courses are characterised by an exposed coastal location, undulating greens, pot style bunkers and heath vegetation. This combination of terrain and coastal weather offers golfers an irresistible challenge of skill. For more information visit www.kennedybay.com.au.
Secret Harbour Golf Links
Crafted into the spectacular ocean side landscape, this unique course boasts 18 superbly designed holes. Experience a traditional Scottish links course with small pot bunkers and rolling fairways situated amid natural sand dunes and beautiful views of the Indian Ocean. Each hole presents several tee options depending on wind conditions and the player's ability. It is consistently ranked in the top 10 courses to play for under $50 in Australia. For more information visit www.secretsgolf.com.au.
The Cut Golf Course
The Cut's true links layout is an examination of a dune landscape, coastal winds and the challenger's imagination. The Cut provides an opportunity to experience golf in its original environment. Immaculate in its presentation, the playing surfaces are second to none. Lush fairways, pure greens and multiple teeing positions, present an opportunity for players of all ability to truly test their game. For more information visit www.the-cut.com.au.
Meadow Springs Golf and Country Club
Offering "golf as nature intended" and designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, this course presents a highly regarded test for players of all levels, but is also renowned for its playability. Few holes run parallel and all are surrounded by bushland. Other players are often out of view, enhancing the sensation that you are alone in the wilderness. Its excellent drainage makes Meadow Springs one of the best all-weather courses in the country. For more information visit www.msgcc.com.au
Boddington Golf Course
Boddington Gold Club runs a dry 18 hole course overlooking the town of Boddington and the Hotham River. The course is available to the general public every day and payment can be made via an Honesty Tin at $10 per player for 18 holes. Ladies Day is Wednesday and both Men and Women play on Saturdays - membership is not essential to join in on these club days. For more information visit www.boddington.wa.gov.au.
Wandering Golf Course
Wandering Golf Course is an 18 hole dry course with sand greens that has a difficulty rating of 69. The course is situated on North Wandering Road and open from May to September. Players can enjoy wildlife and nature in this picturesque region and even stop off at one of the local wineries to sample our local wines or for a bite to eat after a morning on the green. A $5.00 green fee is charged for each player and club days are Wednesday (Ladies Day) and Sundays. For more information contact Club Secretary Annette Hardie on 08 9887 7060.
Swan Valley & Perth Hills
The Vines Resort & Country Club
Continually rated as one of Australia's best golf resorts, The Vines Resort & Country Club offers two equally challenging 18 hole
courses that are surrounded by native bush with abundant wildlife, lush manicured gardens and the magnificent Swan Valley
wine region. With lush bent grass greens - among the largest in the country - unique bunkering and a beautiful natural layout, you will be tested on every hole. For more information visit www.vines.com.au/Golf.
Araluen Golf Course
This challenging 18 holes of championship golf was designed by Roger Mackay and Michael Coate and is bordered by state forest and the Canning River. Large undulating greens, testing changes of elevation, strategically placed water hazards and bunkers and wide impeccably manicured fairways, all contribute to the unique character of this special course - truly one of nature's most picturesque playing fields. For more information visitwww.araluenresort.com.au.
El Caballo Golf Course
Located adjacent to El Caballo Resort, this championship course carves through the picturesque Darling Ranges and the vibrant bushland provides plenty of views. It will test the skills of any golfer. There are eight lakes, many rock drains or trees, bushes, ponds, doglegs and bunkers. The greens are in great condition all year round. The views of the surrounding countryside are spectacular, and there is abundant wildlife all year round. For more information visit elcaballogolfcourse.com.au.