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Tucked away at the end of the Maylands peninsula on the site of
the old Perth Aerodrome, this attractive little course is less
than 15 minutes from the CBD and an easy walk on flat terrain. It
affords some wonderful views across the Swan River to the city
from various points, especially from the cafe / bar, and the
ponds have copious birdlife. An interesting feature is a plaque
on each tee-marker dedicated to pioneers of Western Australian
aviation with a brief description of their careers.
A lot of work has been done in the past couple of years. With
many holes being extended, albeit slightly, the course now
measures 5714m. Practice facilities are excellent. Apart from the
ubiquitous driving range and putting green, a waste area that
used to be a dilapidated mini-golf course has been renovated into
a second practice putting green and a chipping green that allows
shots of up to 60 or 80 meters, as well as a couple of bunkers.
The fairways are generous and well-grassed, the second cut is
extremely forgiving, and the greens are well maintained; as good
as any but the most expensive courses around Perth. As has been
said by others, most of the holes require little imagination, and
a decent drive is all you need to put you in birdie territory.
That being said, there are a few holes that require some thought
for the mid to high handicapper.
The course desperately needs some bunkers, but the greenkeepers
have done their best, leaving the grass around the greens a
little fluffy to make chipping more difficult. The trees are now
getting some size and have narrowed some holes considerably.
It’s also a shame that the designer didn’t take
better advantage of the several water features which in most
cases only come into play for an extremely wayward shot that
misses the green by 10 or 20 meters.
All in all, a very pleasant course. With an ACR of just 68 it
won’t challenge low handicappers, but it’s enough of
a test for mid to high handicappers without being
soul-destroying. At only $21 for 18 holes on the weekend ($19
weekdays) it really is exceptional value. If you haven’t
been there for a while, it’s worth another visit.
the course is in a pleasant location, is flat and most holes
fairly straight. greens and fairways are in very good condition
for a public course. The HUGE downside however is the slowness of
play particularly on weekends. If you enjoy playing nine holes in
2 1/2 hours waiting on every shot then its for you.
I have played Maylands Penninsula around a dozen times now and
have found it to be up there with the best (if not the best)
public course in Perth. As a 5 handicapper, this course has some
longer holes despite being only a shorter than average course, to
keep you on your toes and encourage you to hit the right club in
the right places. The greens are large, very true and a credit to
the greenstaff the only negative thing I feel the course lacks is
variation in elevation or bunkering, thought it is compensated
for by the thick rough that grows around the frons and sides of
most greens. You pretty much have to play a wedge like a bunker
shot to stop it close sometimes and that takes confidence. The
8th is an interesting short Par 4 though it can either be
attacked from the tee or played with respect with a short iron
then a wedge, depending on how you are striking it on the day. It
is a THINKING hole. The most challenging hole Id say is the 12th,
a doglegg left par 4 whick requires an accurate drive with the
driver or 3 wood to miss a water hazard on the left, leaving a
mid-short iron into the green. The course has a lovely clubhouse,
bar and eating area, with discounts offered on the weekends and
music entertainment also. This course is great for beginners,
ther average player and also the low markers to perfect their
games for the longer courses in the area. I am giving this course
a solid 4/5 rating and recommend anyone looking for great course
conditions to give this track a go. It is arguably the best
public course Ive ever set foot on. Right up there with Kwinana
and Altone Park on the social course scale in Perth.
This course was built on an old airstrip used during the war. Not
much was done as far as changing the general contour of the area
and it still remains flat. Some holes still look like runways
being wide long and completly flat. This is the course to go to
if you wanted to try a new driver out. Big wide fairways are
begging for the ball to be belted. Not much challenge for the
better player here. No big trees, no bunkers and fairly flat slow
greens are the norm. Good pro shop, bar facilities and putting
green but not much to offer the low handicapper. A good course
for beginners and weekend hackers.
I had wanted to try this course for a long time but never got
around to it. Played it on a recent Friday afternoon and was
pleasantly surprised. Great location and superb condition for a
public course used particularly by hackers.
Yeah, its flat but the condition of the fairways and greens is up
there with some of the better courses in Perth. The greens on the
day were fast and difficult to get your ball to stiop dead on,
but rolled truly and very flat. That would probably be the most
negative comment I could make is that they lack diversity and
challenge. There are no bunkers either which is a bit of a let
The fairways are generous but the actual cut of them makes them
alot narrower if trying to stay straight and achieve the best lie
for your approach. The rough is also generous but its sandy
condition makes a good shot out of it more challenging. some well
placed swails would i am sure make the course not only a little
more interesting but add a few challenges as well.
Clubhouse, cafe and pro shop are excellent. and its location is
first class with many of the longer holes running alongside the
Swan River. except for the lack of bunkers I would say its
condition is better than that of Burswood.
Designed by David Breen - former Head Professional at Wembley
golf course and now owner of Drummonds Golf in Osborne Park. Most
of the greens are raised and have been built that way to allow
for bunkers to be added at a later date and to also allow
drainage as the ground is very close to the water table. The
short par 4 8th used to be a par 3 and the par 3 ninth was a sort
dogleg right par 4 - in my opinion this was a better
configuration to what it now is. The greens are generally good
and are true so will detect a off-putting stroke .The fairways
are well maintained. The best hole is probably the par 4 12th. A
good course close to Perth.
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