Ok so as we all know, COVID-19 has put a substantial spanner in the works for any domestic and international travel. This means for most, local activities and hobbies have skyrocketed with golf being one of them. If you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran, we’ve put together a list of top golf courses in Perth and Western Australia to check out in 2021. You might also be thinking, why is a bus company writing an article about golf? Well, it turns out we’re getting more and more enquiries for groups looking for transport to and from the greens. If you have a bunch of mates keen on a day of tee-rific fun or a large family who doesn’t want to designate a driver for the day, we can definitely help you with that.
Lake Karrinyup Golf Course Perth
- PERFECT FOR: experienced Players, premium event spaces, local flora and fauna.
- LOCATION: Karrinyup
Starting at the top of the list (and for good reason) is Lake Karrinyup Golf Course. This proud jewel of the state boasts 18 exceptionally manicured holes plus a 9 hole short course for those with time pressures. Nestled amongst great fauna and flora, Kangaroos are an everyday occurrence where players can really immerse themselves in the surroundings. Check out the video below for some serious inspirational reasons why this golf course is perched high in the minds of all those who visit.
The Cut Golf Course
- PERFECT FOR: beginners looking to learn & ocean views.
- LOCATION: Port Bouvard
Situated right on a peninsular looking across the Indian Ocean – Port Bouvard capitalises on its location by offering golfers with some pretty spectacular views. This is a perfect day out for those looking for a family first venue where you can easily book online, hire clubs and golf carts before arriving. You can even sort out a lesson for beginners or try your luck on the driving range to hone your skills before stepping onto the fairways. Be sure to drop by the restaurant and dedicated bar after you finish up for a cold beer and a phenomenal view to match. With Port Bouvard being approximately 15km past Mandurah, this golf course has been the most popular destination when using our bus hire services.
West Australian Golf Club
- PERFECT FOR: superb fairways, high tee-offs & premium clubrooms.
- LOCATION: Yokine
Next on the list is the West Australian Golf Club which boasts the highest tee-off in the metropolitan area. You’ll be graced with some serious views of the entire Perth CBD from the top of the 12th hole, where your tee-off will gain some honest distance with the help of the huge hill. This golf course is kept in premium condition thanks to the work of the extensive greens staff so you’ll be hard to find a blade of grass out of line. For those with little ones, you can also make use of the mini putting greens to keep them entertained. Finally, if you are thinking of getting married anytime soon, the West Australian Golf Club offers function packages for your big day.
Joondalup Golf Course
- PERFECT FOR: 27 hole championship layout & experts.
- LOCATION: Joondalup
Joondalup Golf Course prides itself on offering a whopping 27 hole championship golf course. Not only is this course one of the most extensive in Perth, but it provides some pretty tough, uncompromising holes that are suited to experienced players. Each hole can include a vastly different setting from bushland to deep limestone quarries and even lakes. Challenge is the aim of the game at Joondalup and is definitely worth a visit for our more experienced friends! For those travelling long distances, the Joondalup Resort on-site also offers rooms at a competitive rate.
Cottesloe Golf Course
- PERFECT FOR: Coastal views.
- LOCATION: Cottesloe
A membership at Cottesloe Golf Club will, in fact, cost you a pretty penny, but you’ll be able to experience 18 holes with uninterrupted ocean and city views as long as your eyes can see. Hosting some major Australian tournaments including Amateur Golf Championships of Australia, the Australian Junior Interstate Series and the WA Open Championship, Cottesloe prides itself on offering golfers with a premium product. If you are chasing a very detailed look into what each hole entails, look no further than their interactive map here.
The Vines Resort
- PERFECT FOR: Weekend getaways, family venues & wide fairways.
- LOCATION: Swan Valley region
Tucked away inland from Perth, the Vines Resort offers guests with not only a premium option for overnight stays thanks to Novotel but also 18 holes of open fairways and Swan Valley vineyards as the backdrop. The Vines Resort is a winner for the family or those looking for a weekend escape as there is an endless supply of activities. Not only can golf be on the cards, but nearby local wineries, art galleries, food and resort facilities means everyone will be entertained. The best part? Green fees for the Vines come in at under $100 for the day which is super reasonable in comparison to other golf courses on this list.
Albany Golf Course
- PERFECT FOR: Southwest adventures & rugged
- LOCATION: Swan Valley region
Located deep in the South West, Albany Golf Course is our regional highlight that will certainly require some bus hire (hint, hint). This golf course takes advantage of a pretty rugged coastline and local lakes to deliver 18 spectacular holes. This location prides itself on its eco-friendly approach, using local lakes to water all greens. A trip to Albany golf course is also a perfect addition to any South-West trip on your way through to Denmark or the surrounding beaches!
Kalgoorlie Golf Course
- PERFECT FOR: true and authentic Australian golfing experience
- LOCATION: Kalgoorlie
Rounding out the list is the goldfields gem. The true Australian outback course. Yes, we’re talking about Kalgoorlie Golf Course. Contrasting the intense red Australian dirt with fresh green fairways, this course provides 5 teeing areas, which enables the course to be adapted to all players and experience levels. We guarantee Kaloggorlie will provide a memorable round of golf for anyone passing through!
And there we have it. Our take on the top golf courses in Perth to try this year. As always, if you are on the hunt for transport to and from any course on this list, we are happy to chat.