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PostSubject: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Tue May 06, 2014 10:21 pm

Unlike my fave kaki who went north to play 18+1 holes in Guangzhou......I went down south for strictly 18 holes holidays.

Was in Perth for 8 days last week for a golfing holiday......had a great time admiring the beautiful courses there and playing them as well.
Here are some pics of the private golf courses we went...namely The Cut, Araluen and The Vines.

Enjoy!

The Cut


A course right by the sea. Very picturesque course with the most Kodak moments......but IMO, too tough to play coz the winds require you to play 2-3 clubs stronger and they are ever changing in their direction.
Remembered aiming 80m off right for a par 3 yet the right to left wind blew it all the way left to the green and into the bushes. Lost ball! Nbz!
The winds were so strong that sometimes it was not the gradient of green that moves the ball but the winds.
Yup....that's how tough it was. But no regrets for trying it once. Really a beautiful links course to play...for the experience.





hahahaha....1 birdie for this uphill 10th hole with wind blowing 2 clubs strong. Managed to get it up and putt it in. Smile












Bloody long par-5 18th. Forgot the length. But it was long! 




Araluen Golf Course

A beautiful course up in the hills! Truly worth the topo-ing and driving up to find this golf course.
Challenging layout and many Kodak moments as well. The finishing hole was simply a sight to behold with the red maple leaves by the slopes. And plenty of kangaroos too!
I would tell golfers that this is a course they must try. But the coldest course coz it is up in the hills. So bring your jacket.



Brought the BB Alpha along too...and he did not disappoint.....giving me a couple of 240-260m drives. 











Very tough 9th hole here. Gotta keep the driver in the bag. Hybrid will do fine.



Steep downhill par-3....2 clubs down and watch the wind!









The Vines


A tad expensive...nonetheless a lovely course that one can try when in Perth. Greens were among the slickest ones around. 
Strategic bunkers in place to catch the unsuspecting golfers. This course is running full with Roos!




















Small roo to big roo. "Ouch mummy, think I kena hit by golf ball."





"Hey mate, I want to tee off too."



Surest way not to rake a bunker....be a roo!






Well folks, just a few random pics of my golfing adventure down under. Actually we had such a great time that half the time we were cam whoring and playing golf at same time (not holding flights behind of coz).

We also played a few public course that are very well maintained and costs only AUD24. If one is on a tight budget, just play those public courses will do. 
The FW conditions and greens will put some of our local golf clubs to shame.
The ones we played were Collier Park (next to Curtin), Wembley and Whaleback.

Will post pics of those when I have time.....

Enjoy the pics....cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Tue May 06, 2014 10:41 pm

Nice pics.  I also played at Joondalup.  Enjoyable.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Tue May 06, 2014 10:58 pm

This for the beautiful course pics which is making everyone here envy.

Keep the pics coming.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Tue May 06, 2014 11:20 pm

Very nice! Heading to Perth sometime in September and dont mind me looking to Bro Asahi for directions and kang taos, thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Tue May 06, 2014 11:51 pm

Yup.. Absolutely remember the Vines, the Roos, the ducklings, and the poo... 

Joondalup is another must go...!

Great pictures !
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Tue May 06, 2014 11:59 pm

Walau 8 days of golf! Paradise lah. Thanks for sharing.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Wed May 07, 2014 12:29 am

Very nice pictures Asahi.. Joondalup is quite a drive up from town but it's definitely worth the visit.. Very scenic course as well.. But playing in Aussie one of the big challenge is the wind! But the public courses in Perth some is very well maintained at low rates of Aud20-30.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Wed May 07, 2014 1:00 am

I was given a chance to work in Perth... but unfortunately the package din goes well... sighzzz...
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Wed May 07, 2014 5:36 am

those are some beautiful photos!! the courses reminds me a lot of the ones here in north america Smile minus the kangaroos.... haha, looks like you had a great time Smile

have always wanted to head down under!!
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Wed May 07, 2014 8:05 am

Looks really good, damn a lot of kangaroos man what happen if your ball land near them free relief ? I also dunno dear to collect the balls if in the midst of 4 kangaroos Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Wed May 07, 2014 9:58 am

Beautiful courses! I just went 2 weeks ago and played Whaleback and Glen Iris. Very good conditions for a public course. Not to mention the weather is damn shiok
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Wed May 07, 2014 12:19 pm

Nice pics Asahi. Played all the courses that you mentioned 2 years ago.
Agree that Araluen is the coldest. That course was the hardest to find. Got a bit lost even with the GPS. LOL...But it was worth it.
The Cut was nice but in my opinion its a bit over rated. But nonetheless should at least play there once.
The Vines was nice but when I was there they were repairing one of the courses (can't remember which one). The greens were totally covered with sand and I mean totally.  Sad 
And best of all.... the weather was fabulous. It was cooling and hardly break a sweat. So much so that we played 2 rounds in a day. Different courses that is. Very Happy 

After seeing the pics it makes me want to go back again.  lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Wed May 07, 2014 9:05 pm

Bro Asahi,

U din play secret harbour golf links? Thats a real good test down under. Theres a course, 3hrs drive inland from perth up the hill, that would be by far colder than araluen. Haha..

Best greens to putt on would be Spalding Park golf club up in geraldton, 4hrs drive up nirth from perth...if u get a chance to next time...

But glad u had a great trip recently 8days of paradiso golf...
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Wed May 07, 2014 9:36 pm

kentan wrote:
Looks really good, damn a lot of kangaroos man what happen if your ball land near them free relief ? I also dunno dear to collect the balls if in the midst of 4 kangaroos Very Happy

Well, I did hit one into a family of Roos......went in and hit it from there. 
They were quiet and watched me hit it out. 

 lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Wed May 07, 2014 9:38 pm

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Bro Asahi,

U din play secret harbour golf links? Thats a real good test down under. Theres a course, 3hrs drive inland from perth up the hill, that would be by far colder than araluen. Haha..

Best greens to putt on would be Spalding Park golf club up in geraldton, 4hrs drive up nirth from perth...if u get a chance to next time...

But glad u had a great trip recently 8days of paradiso golf...

Secret Harbour would be on my list next time. Along with Joondalup. Plus a couple more public courses.

Yes, mloy is right....the weather is most conducive for golf. Hardly breaks a sweat....and that's with carrying bag and walking thru 18 - 27 holes a day. 

Always felt like can play some more.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Thu May 08, 2014 4:01 pm

bro Asahi, nice report & pics. i used to be a member of Joondalup during my early crazy golf days. used to go Perth twice a year for golf hols. unfortunately i let the membership lapsed cos no point paying for the monthly fees when i dont play there regularly. good to hear that Joondalup is a course to play! now i am more into social golf in Jkt & Dongguan Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:20 pm

I'm thinking of doing a 5d4n trip to Perth for a wine and golf holiday. It probably will just be 2 pax playing. Anyone can recommend to me the following:
1) which golf courses should I be playing?
2) any vineyard that I shld go in the vicinity?
3) I intend to rent car and book accommodation via airbnb. Any recommendation for location to stay?

Tx in advance for the recommendations!
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:03 pm

Bro, since wine is on yr agenda, I would suggest Wembley, Collier park, Araluen and Secret harbour/The cut.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:10 pm

5d4n you are looking at 3 to 4 rounds. You can stay down in Mandurah, 1hour thereabout from Perth for 1nights and get 2 rounds there. Play Secret Harbour Golf Links and The Cut at Port Bouvard. The rest of the nights you may stay pretty much arnd accomodation you can find good deals from since you gonna be renting a car anyway. You may try the public courses that are cheap like Collier Park in Como, South Perth or Whaleback Golf Course. You may call up Melville Glades Golf Club, a private club but you may try a round there on a tue,thurs Pm or Friday whole day.

Vineyards you may try to drive to Swan Valley the whole stretch full of nice vineyards with some offering great brunch experience such as Sandalford. GPS would do the tricks for ya i am sure.

You may try Joondalup Resort, which many would suggest. But personally i have always find that Joondalup is overrated. Thats just me, but many will suggest otherwise.

Anyway, The Cut is a must play, then followed by Secret Harbour.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:01 pm

9points wrote:
5d4n you are looking at 3 to 4 rounds. You can stay down in Mandurah, 1hour thereabout from Perth for 1nights and get 2 rounds there. Play Secret Harbour Golf Links and The Cut at Port Bouvard. The rest of the nights you may stay pretty much arnd accomodation you can find good deals from since you gonna be renting a car anyway. You may try the public courses that are cheap like Collier Park in Como, South Perth or Whaleback Golf Course. You may call up Melville Glades Golf Club, a private club but you may try a round there on a tue,thurs Pm or Friday whole day.

Vineyards you may try to drive to Swan Valley the whole stretch full of nice vineyards with some offering great brunch experience such as Sandalford. GPS would do the tricks for ya i am sure.

You may try Joondalup Resort, which many would suggest. But personally i have always find that Joondalup is overrated. Thats just me, but many will suggest otherwise.

Anyway, The Cut is a must play, then followed by Secret Harbour.

The Cut is a must play. But one time enough liao. hahahahaha.
Very scary course.

Vineyards is nice but a tad expensive. Suits yr agenda though....wine and also chocolate along that whole stretch.

Would love to go back there again soon.....wanna try Secret Harbour and Kennedy Bay too.
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:49 pm

I played in Perth last year, 4D3N.  Played Maylands Peninsula Golf Course, Joondalup, Royal Perth and The Vines.  My home club Pulai Springs has an affiliation with The Vines, so we played there FOC.  Only paid for buggy. Damn shiok!

As for Royal Perth, we have an Royal Johor member (now the royal status has been withdrawn) with us, so we got to play along with him.  It is a club in the city, only 5 minutes drive from downtown Perth.

Will play Araluen, and The Cut next time since it is highly recommended by some of the GR members.  Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:52 pm

Any golf course courses to recommend that is near Margaret River?
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:13 am

I intend to bring my GF to The Vines for golf. Any nearby accommodation to recommend?
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PostSubject: perth courses   Fri May 13, 2016 11:47 pm

was just in perth for about 5 days..played 3 games
1. meadow springs
2. the cut
3. the vines (ellenbrook course)

enjoyed the cut most..totally worth it...
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PostSubject: Re: Golfing Adventures in Perth   Sat May 14, 2016 3:52 pm

antGolf wrote:
I intend to bring my GF to The Vines for golf. Any nearby accommodation to recommend?
went alr? check out www.stayz.com.au. I got a place near the vines (those bungalow type). cheap and good!
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