Country Club Blvd,
Connolly, nr Perth, Western Australia 6027
27 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Significantly undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Bushland and residential.
Robert Trent Jones Jr designed the Quarry and Dune nines (1985) and Lake nine (1990).
Above distances are for the Quarry-Dune combination. The Lake-nine, at 3115 metres from the back tees, is similar in length to the other two nines.
30 km NW of Perth CBD
From Hwy 2 (Mitchell Freeway) in the north of Perth, take the Joondalup/Hodges Drive exit, and head west on Hodges Drive. After 1.3 km, in Connolly, turn right into Country Club Blvd, direction Joondalup Resort. Follow road into resort.
The prestigious Joondalup Resort is home to a unique and thrilling 27-hole golf course, rightly acclaimed as one of Australia's very best. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, the Quarry, Lake and Dune nines sweep across dense, undulating bushland in spectacular fashion. Whether cutting through the steep cliffs of former limestone quarries, or skirting picturesque lakes, each hole carries its own identity and challenge.
On the original two nines, Quarry and Dune, you'll find some of the most visually striking holes. Exquisitely crafted in a quarry gorge, the layout is characterised by significant elevation changes, incredible bunkering and huge, testing greens. The signature par-4 2nd on Quarry plays from an elevated tee, back up to a huge green perched on a plateau. A vast and intimidating "moon crater" fairway-bunker looms large from the tee, giving the hole its notoriety. Quarry's par-3 3rd, as photogenic as they come, requires a shot across part of the open quarry.
The Dune course contains a similar feast of elevation changes, wonderfully sculpted holes, "wildly" rolling fairways and plenty more limestone cliffs.
Although not as revered as the Quarry-Dune combination, the Lake-nine presents another loop of excellently maintained golf holes, full of intrigue and challenge. In keeping with its siblings, the fabulously bunkered holes occupy folding terrain, flanked by bushland, towering eucalyptus and occasional, large, unobtrusive villas.
One of Australia's most imaginative layouts, a "must, must play," but don't expect to shoot anywhere near your handicap on a first visit.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory.
Located 70 km south of Perth near Mandurah, you'll find Joondalup's sister facility, the Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club.
2020 Australian Golf Digest rating (Quarry-Dunes combination): 18th best course in Australia.
Country Club Blvd, Connolly, Perth, WA 6027
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The Joondalup Resort Hotel comprises 70 luxury rooms and suites and 30 self-contained villas. In addition to excellent dining, entertainment and function facilities, the Resort boasts a 27-hole golf course designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr. The Resort is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group.
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