South West
The Links Kennedy Bay
18 Holes
PAR 72
6154 M
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The Golf Club Kennedy Bay is situated just forty minutes south of Perth alongside the vast blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Surrounded by undulating sand dunes and natural Australian bush land this 18 hole championship golf course can only be described as the jewel in the golfing crown in Western Australia.

Designed by Michael Coate in association with Roger Mackay and 1991 Open Champion Ian Baker Finch, this par 72 championship links golf course is what is described as a true test of your golfing skills. When designing the course Michael Coate recreated many of the features found on such courses as Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham and St Annes, both British Open courses on the Lancashire coast of England. With 115 pot style bunkers and large undulating greens this course is a delight to play from the gold tees and nothing short of a challenge both mentally and physically from the black tees.

49 Reviews
henschke
Played here for the first time today. I was keen to play here, after reading  all the hype & official ranking very high. I would have liked it better if I didn't know that. I have played a lot of different courses (363) & it still rates as my no 50, which is great but I don't agree with the official ranking. The course is certainly a great test, has a huge amount of pot bunkers but they are filled with coarse white sand, which is very unusual & very different to play from. The layout is good & the wind can play havoc with your shot angles. Condition was quite dry for this time of year & the greens were fairly slow for a top level course. Despite all of that, I still like it a lot!
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gimmepar
Amazing course, played it for the first time this week. It's a proper links course, the tees, fairways, greens, and course we're all amazing. True test of golf and you have to consider every shot pretty carefully. Would of given it 5 stars but on arrival the facilities make it feel a bit like a red cross outpost rather than one of Perth's best golf courses, and walking into the bar is a bit like stepping into 1984. 
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garryj
WOW great course, unforgiving off the black tees & a 20kph wind blowing. I would rate in the half dozen hardest courses I've played. Fairways, Greens and surrounds were in great condition, although greens were not lightening speed (thank god). The layout had plenty of variety, bunkers were in good condition, reasonable value for for money about $70 for 18 holes with a cart.
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nicko316
Very tough course with punishing rough should you miss the fairway. Is a lynx course, but thought the unplayable rough was a bit over the top. Played today with 730am tee off and wind only coming into play by 14th hole. Bunkers were very playable should enter one. The greens today were surprisingly slow and not in the best nick, given summer conditions. Also disappointing was the lack of views. Being so close to the water, you hardly ever caught a glimpse. I didn't feel this was a #5 ranked Australian public golf course.
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chrisal
Brilliant - a true test of golf. Authentic links golf feel with large elevated, undulating greens and deadly pot bunkers all over the place. I imagine it would be a handful off the black tees on a windy day but I managed fine off the blue tees on a calm day. I give it about a 4 out of 5 for difficulty, not as penal as some modern courses but still tough if you are not hitting a straight ball. Most of the trouble you can see in front of you with hardly any surprises or blind shots required. You do get a few ocean 'glimpses' on a couple of back nine holes but it's the course itself that demands you attention at Kennedy Bay. Another great thing about this course is it's easily walk-able with no long treks between greens and tees and no major hills. You don't need a cart to play here which is rare for a modern layout. There is some roo damage on the greens which is accounted for in the local rules but overall I found the putting surfaces fine and the overall condition of the course to be great. The club house is a temporary building but they have a bar with cold beer and snacks which is all you really need, especially when the course is this good. 50/60 bucks for one of the top 10 public access tracks in the country make this some of the best value golf in Australia. Staff were friendly and courteous.
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3ironhorse
tough tough course played here numerous times morning and afternoon of the white tees all required is irons and is very enjoyable play of the black tees and then it turns into a very hard course long not forgiving tough golf great links course bunkers positioned perfect to swallow your tee shots instant bogey or worse play late in arvo with sea breeze up wont get a harder course in perth
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Lot 199 Port Kennedy Drive, Port Kennedy
South West, WA , Australia
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