The Links Kennedy Bay

5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   The Links Kennedy Bay Est. 1998

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Simply put, Kennedy Bay is one of Australia's finest seaside links golf courses. Occupying a wonderfully natural area of gently undulating, bush-covered, coastal duneland, this highly-acclaimed layout would sit easily with the best seaside courses of Britain and Ireland.

Like many of its British links cousins, the Kennedy Bay course sits far enough back into the duneland to offer protection from stiff sea breezes, but not to offer much in the way of sea views. At the start of the back-nine loop, the Indian Ocean is often no more than 100 metres away, but only from the par-5 13th green, will you glimpse the sea. That aside, Kennedy Bay has everything else you'd expect from a great links golf course.

Good-width landing areas will please big-hitters, while a menacing array of 115 bunkers, most with straight revetted faces, will threaten as much from the tee as they do around the greens. Despite their modest size, a host of mischievous small pot bunkers attract passing golf balls, seemingly with magnetic powers.

Kennedy Bay's large undulating greens are also defended with slick run-off areas, hurrying your ball down and away from the putting surface. Deft bump-and-run shots are frequently required to get close to the pin.

The challenge inherent in holes like the much feared par-5 4th (Hell), the tight par-4 5th (Thread the Needle) and the short par-3 16th (Wee Tap) will be all to familiar to links golf aficionados; likewise the huge double-green that connects the par-4 5th and 7th holes.

This classy, authentic and hugely enjoyable seaside links golf course is laid out in a natural duneland habitat. It is also home to plenty of wildlife, kangaroos included.

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Making Contact

The Links Kennedy Bay
Port Kennedy Drive,
Port Kennedy, Western Australia 6172
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Office   +61 (0)8 9524 5991
Pro Shop   +61 (0)8 9524 5991

  +61 (0)8 9524 6660

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Golf Pro
Chris Gray (Head PGA Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Surroundings: Bush covered duneland.
Designer: Michael Coate & Roger Mackay in collaboration with Ian Baker-Finch.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6420 5851 5298
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 76 72 73
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How2Get There?

55 km S of Perth
Follow Hwy 1 south from Perth. After approximately 52 km take the Port Kennedy Drive exit. After 4.5 km turn right into the Links at Kennedy Bay GC.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays A$50; weekends A$60. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

In the late 2000s it looked possible that the Links at Kennedy Bay would disappear from the Australian golfing map, when former owners Golf Club Properties was placed in administration. Less than two months after the links layout was abandoned, development company Mirvac took over the site and arranged for the restoration of the course and its facilities.

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Published Ranking
2018 Australian Golf Digest rating: 28th best course of the 1,500 courses in Australia.
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Latitude: (-32.368200)
Longitude: (115.735130)
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