Perth
Royal Fremantle Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 72
6076 M
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Royal Fremantle, established in 1905, is one of the few Golf Clubs that still occupies it’s original site and as such the course has grown and been developed more-so than planned and has had significantly less major earthworks than modern bush land courses.

Like Royal Melbourne, the course can be tamed on a still day, but when the prevailing sea breeze arrives after midday, only the best swings survive!

Royal Fremantle at 6076m is not long by modern standards. Plans are in place to lengthen some tees as part of regular course maintenance and development plans but in keeping with the original intentions to provide a Club for all players and to encourage participation in the sport, Royal Fremantle is not about providing a championship venue for professional tournament play to be utilized once a year. The course is well maintained with clearly defined Kikuyu fairways that are amongst the best all year round in the country, tidy tee boxes and Bent grass "napkin" greens on all but two holes that have been recently replaced that are deceptively quick however when a shot goes astray the penalty is fair and there is always a chance to manufacture a shot from under the trees to get the ball back into play

That said, the Course Record of 64 held by David Podlich is testament that the course is no push over. The last major event held at Royal Fremantle was the 2002 Western Australian Amateur Open and only rising star and Australian Amateur Runner-Up, Michael Sim was able to record more than one sub-par round over four days of tournament play.

Royal Fremantle will host the 2005 National Interstate Series as part of thier Centenary Celebrations.

Rounds are available only on Sunday by arrangment with the General Manager. Corporate group bookings available from $45 per player.

9 Reviews
nuffiethegolfman
I played RFGC for the first time during Div. 5 pennants in July 2010. The course was very well presented, not overly long but has some tough par 4's. Some of these included the 1st, 4th, 7th and 13th out of the holes I played in my match before winning 6/4. Other holes like the par 5's - 2nd and 11th require well positioned shots to salvage a par or birdie rather than length. I enjoyed the 154m par 3 - 3rd. The elevation changes of the course make it a bit like Yokine, just nowhere near as tough. I took a heap of photos as the course presentation was wonderful and bunkering the real highlight for me. The kikuyu fairways make you earn every meter of length you get. The greens were a bit slow IMO and potentially the only real criticism I had. They were much easier to put on than my home course and had very little breaks to bring concern. I'd describe Royal Fremantle as a very asthetic, relaxing and enjoyable course to play. Even with the terrible weather I experienced the day I played it, I still wouldn't say it's overly challenging, however good course management and knowing the right places to miss greens (whenever you do miss) is the key to shooting low numbers there. I'll definitely be back for sure.
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nextdoor
have played this course many times now and find it challenging. although not overly long in distance the wind makes it play harder and longer on many holes - not unusual to have the widn against you on up to 12 or 13 holes depending on conditions. the par 4 391m uphill doig leg left 7th has to be one of the toughest holes along with the impossible greenon the par 3 8th. on the back nine hole 15 stands out with the lake on the right and a very difficult green to stop the ball on. the 17th is a tough par 3 with a small green and a tricky par 5 to finish. the course is in good condition with kikuyu fairways and bent greens which are generally in good nick. tricky course!
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cmulhearn

Played this week in the comp, great members who really showed me around on a windy day where I played like rubbish. Re the course, some interesting holes with great use of doglegs but I have to say I did not enjoy the greens, slow and uneven in pace. Good bunkering and a reasonable quality course which will benefit from the in progress works. Would I play there again?, not sure

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johnharwood

Sorry but Royal Fremantle is a hole. I have been a member there for 20years; it doesn’t care about its members, the board of governance is not in touch with the club, and the greens are always terrible, bumpy and slow. If your thinking about membership run a mile!!

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altivolant

Very enjoyable course with good variety of holes. Would have considered becoming a member here if I lived south of the river.

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whallop

Doesn't try to be anything it isn't - just a good place to be a member.

Good course, lot's of variety and some nice undulating terrain (and a few hills). A good day out without being anything special - pity about the Kikuyu however - for some reason this seems to be a problem on a lot of Perth courses.

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ADDRESS
359 High Street, Fremantle
Perth, WA 6158, Australia
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Proshop: 0893353696
General: 0893353866
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