Great Southern
Albany Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 72
6068 M


A true links that rises out of the sea and is set totally in coastal sand dunes with 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.

14 Reviews
Having just played three very early morning rounds at Albany, I have to say it's a very good, challenging but enjoyable golf course. Firstly, it's not really a links course, although it does have rolling fairways, good views of the ocean and is very exposed to the wind. It's hard to put a tag on what type of course this is; not that it needs one as the end result is very good. There are very few bunkers, and generally little hazards around the greens (except the undulations). The courses teeth come from the tight drives, length, uneven lies, and exposure to the wind. Course condition was excellent, people are friendly and there is an honour box system if you are teeing off before 7.30am. At $30 for 18, I will play everytime I'm in Albany.
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You couldn't get any better than this golf club. driving in seeing the the multi storey clubhouse over looking Middelton Beach in Albany to the 100plus year rolling fairways of the links course, the members make visitors feel welcome and every time i go i enjoy myself just like you will. I play off 'anything from 16 - 22' The Wind can play havoc from hitting a Driver and 7 irons to the par 5s, to a 3 wood on the shot par 13 going back towards the ole original clubhouse. If you get the chance play here when you go to Albany, there are 2 other courses in the region but i wouldnt even consider going to them you will be disappointed if you are going there before here.
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If you like your links style course add a star! High handicappers will struggle to play to par here as very few of your stances will be flat. No real problems off the tee and the greens are soft (plug plus) and repetitive. If your long iron or fairway wood game is not up to scratch, get some practise first as you will need it. Tough but not tear your hair out. Picturesque but not wow. Some variety but up and back etc. If the wind is blowing, rug up. Plus if you have calf or knee problems - drive. One of the only courses within cooee with grass greens and the club house is impressive but don't expect a draught til after three. Playing partners, Jan and his wife Helen were great company and very helpful to a first timer and my poor game would have been awful wthout their advice. Worth a game but don't expect a walk in the park. The Relic.
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I haven't played ALbany for a few years, so i wont comment on the condition but the course in general. I have played this course dozens of times. I was a junior member here when I was @ school, and it is still one of the most challenging courses i have played. There are some nice long holes, and what ever you do, avoid the trees. those woolly bushes eat balls up. In terms of experience, time your round right and you will see whales in King George sound. Prevailing winds from the ocean make all holes interesting even though they are all pretty straight.
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Holes 11 12 13 14 are brilliant Great views The couch grass means you dont get a great deal of run And every hole other than the short 14th run east west west east Still great value for around 30 bucks
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I have played this course 3 times in 3 days, in July, for the last 10 years as part of a regular golfing odyessey. It truly is a fabulous golf course which will certainly test every aspect of your game. It has some genuinely tremendous holes which are far more testing than the naked eye and the meterage chart would attest to. Try no. 2 on into a busting southerly or holes 11, 12, and 13 in just about any conditions. Make par up that stretch with anything except an easterly and you will be one happy golfer. But no. 18, "Gunbarrel" is one of the all time great closing golf holes. With your round or tourney on the line, that is one sphincter clenching tee shot. The clubhouse is a ripper, but clearly under utilised, and the course is not always in perfect condition, but this golf course is an absolute must for any keen golfer.

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Golf Course Details
Golf Links Road, Albany
Great Southern, WA 6330, Australia
Proshop: 0898418433
General: 0898448855