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The Links Kennedy Bay

Port Kennedy Drive,

Port Kennedy, Western Australia 6172

  • Office

    +61 (0)8 9524 5991
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)8 9524 5991
  • Fax

    +61 (0)8 9524 6660
  • Golf pro

    Chris Gray (Head PGA Golf Professional).
  • Academy

    Prime Golf Academy

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.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6420
5851
5298
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
76
72
73

Location

Latitude:

-32.368200

Longitude:

115.735130

How to get 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.

The Links Kennedy Bay

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1998

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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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

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].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Excellent

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.

Published ranking

2020 Australian Golf Digest rating: 38th best course in Australia.

Where2Stay

  • The Sebel Mandurah

    1 Marco Polo Drive, Mandurah, WA 6210

    +61 (0)8 9512 8300

    Visit website
    Located at The Point on Mandurah Estuary, the contemporary Sebel Mandurah hotel offers stunning water and town vistas. Right alongside the hotel is Mandurah's vibrant Performing Arts Centre and a complex of lively cafes, restaurants and shops. The 88 guest rooms and apartments include many with private balconies.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Meadow Springs; Mandurah CC.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Kennedy Bay; Secret Harbour; The Cut.

  • Waikiki Beach Bed & BreakfastB&B

    575 Safety Bay Rd, Waikiki, WA 6169

    +61 (0)8 9528 3739

    Visit website
    Waikiki Beach Bed and Breakfast offers modern luxury self-contained accommodation with four bedrooms, off street parking and an outdoor pool.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Kennedy Bay

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Secret Harbour; Meadow Springs.

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