The Links Kennedy Bay
Ten years ago the gates were locked and it appeared that Australia golf had lost one of the best courses built in the country in the year 2000.
In November 2008 it reopened for play and ten years on it is in the best shape it has ever been in.
Ranked in Golf Australia magazine as no 7 in 2017 and is most likely to stay in the top ten in 2019.
A spectacular mix of delicate rolling and fast running fairways which journey through the sand dunes which are blanketed with western coastal wattle, grevillea, sedges and lilies, it is a unique treat of sandy links land.
Located between the windswept sandhills of Kennedy bay. designed in two loops each with a variety of small sand ridges and shallow natural valleys.
With its undulating greens and tracked by thick coastal scrub it is a firm test of your golfing metal from start to finish.
Similar to any links course the areas coastal breeze is known as the Fremantle doctor and is the courses greatest defence. Later in the day, this can change the nature of the holes giving it a truly Scottish feel.
Designed by Michael Coate and Roger Mackay and working together with Open champion winner Ian Baker-Finch, Kennedy bay gives you the feel of a British or Irish great links course.
Port Kennedy is an outer southern suburb of Perth, situated in the city of Rockingham. Port Kennedy is built on Becher Point and due to its geomorphological history, it is home to an unusual wetland formation. Called the Becher Wetland Suite, the wetlands are linear in form and have become dune swales parallel to the coast. Some of these have become absorbed into the Port Kennedy golf course. One of Australias superior seaside links golf courses utilizing the natural area with an abundance of wildlife.