Joondalup Golf Resort
Australia, Western Australia, Perth, Joondalup
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Set amongst natural bushland in Perth's upscale suburb of Connolly, five minutes from the beaches of the Sunset Coast, Joondalup Resort has gained worldwide fame for its spectacular R.T. Jones’ 27-hole championship golf course. Joondalup Resort also offers first class accommodation, fine dining and an array of leisure facilities, all nestled amongst lush emerald fairways.
Joondalup Resort offers seventy beautifully appointed rooms and suites, all with a private balcony or verandah and various overlooking fairways and lakes. Exquisite food, fine wines and attentive service are offered at the resort’s bars and restaurants. Leisure facilities at the Resort include an outdoor lagoon style swimming pool and heated spa, floodlit tennis courts, fitness room, jogging track, and golf.
Joondalup Country Club boasts an award winning championship course laid out by reputed architect Robert Trent Jones Jnr. It has won many accolades over the years, including being rated Australia’s "No.1 Resort Golf Course" uninterruptedly since 2003. Country Club facilities are complemented by the David Milne Golf Academy and the Australian Institute for Golf Management. There is another Robert Trent Jones course at sister club Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club, thirty minutes south of Perth. Further prime golf facilities in the area include the vintage Western Australia, Lake Karrinyup, the Royals Perth and Fremantle - Perth's harbour and venue of the 1983 America Cup, and the public Burswood and Collier Parks.
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Joondalup Resort offers seventy beautifully appointed rooms and suites, all with a private balcony or verandah and various overlooking fairways and lakes. Exquisite food, fine wines and attentive service are offered at the Resort Bistro 38 lounge bar and restaurant, serving an international cuisine indoor or al fresco on the terrace overlooking the pool. The traditional English-style pub Kangaroo Arms offers a choice of Australian and English beers in a cosy atmosphere.
These are complemented by View 180 Cocktail Bar and the Café 28 on the golf course, while the Clubhouse has its own restaurant catering for Members and Guests. Leisure facilities at the Resort include an outdoor lagoon style swimming pool and heated spa, floodlit tennis courts, fitness room, jogging track, and golf.
70 Rooms & suites
All rooms with balcony or verandah, A/C, Cable LCD TV, complimentary in-house movies, WiFi, IDD phone, tea/coffee making facilities, minibar and safe • Suites with marble en-suite bathrooms, lounge, writing desk, CD and fax
Room service • Laundry/valet service • City & airport transfers (subject to availability) • Tour desk
8 Function rooms accommodating up to 450 people • Free WiFi
Bistro 38 (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) • Kangaroo Arms (English-style pub) • 28 Café • View 180 Cocktail Bar
Lagoon style swimming pool & heated spa • 2 Floodlit tennis courts • Fitness room • Walking and jogging track
Joondalup Country Club
• Jondalup Country Club
Robert Trent Jones Jnr. (1985)
• Dune Course: 9 holes - 3,471 yds - Par 36
• Lake Course: 9 holes - 3,406 yds - Par 36
• Quarry Course: 9 holes - 3,453 yds - Par 36
Australia’s "No.1 Resort Golf Course" 2003/2008
Joondalup Country Club boasts an award winning championship course laid out by reputed architect Robert Trent Jones Jnr. It has won many accolades over the years, including being rated Australia’s #1 Resort Golf Course. Country Club facilities are complemented by the David Milne Golf Academy and the Australian Institute for Golf Management.
The golf course meanders through a network of scenic quarries, dunes and lakes. Named respectively after these natural surroundings, the three nine loops start at the Clubhouse and can be played in any given combination. While the Quarry Nine provides the most spectacular layout, with some dramatic carries over a former quarry, the Lake and Dune Nines are equally enticing. From some of the higher points of the Lake Nine, an open links style course, golfers are rewarded with views of the Indian Ocean. Free roaming kangaroos are also a common sight on the course!
Golf carts + Food & beverage outlets
• Practice: Floodlit driving range + Putting greens + Practice bunker
• Clubhouse: Bar & Restaurant (members only)
• Proshop (leading apparel and golfwear brands)
• David Milne Golf Academy
Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club
• Championship Course
Robert Trent Jones Jnr. (1993) 18 holes - 6,118 yds - Par 72 - CR 72
Sister club 30 min. S of Perth near the coastal town of Mandurah. The course winds its way through undulating terrain, the layout dictated by the natural features of the land. Towering 200-year-old Tuart trees line generous fairways and subtly rolling greens that are equal to the best in Australia. Few holes run parallel and all are surrounded by bushland. Other players on the course are often out of view, enhancing the sensation that you are alone in the wilderness.
Golf in Perth
Prime golf facilities in the area include the vintage Western Australia, Lake Karrinyup, the Royals Perth and Fremantle - Perth's harbour and venue of the 1983 America Cup, and the public Burswood and Collier Parks.
• Lake Karrinyup Country Club
Alex Russell (1924) + Mike Clayton (2007)
Lake Karrinyup is widely acknowledged as Western Australia's premier golf club, and was home to the Johnnie Walker Classic in 2002 and 2003. Just 13km north of Perth's CBD, Lake Karrinyup is a tranquil botanical haven for wildlife including native birds and kangaroos. Lake Karrinyup is renowned for its challenging layout. The lush undulating couch fairways and manicured Bent grass greens are set around a large natural lake and amongst a forest of magnificent native trees and plants.
• The Western Australian Golf Club
Eustace Cohen & Victor Steffanoni (1928), Alex Russell (1929) & Graham Marsh (2004)
The 110 acres of bushland on the rolling, wooded slopes of Mount Yokine were bought back in 1885 ti create a golf course began. However it was not until 1928 that the vision was finally realised and The Western Australian Golf Club was founded. Today, The Western Australian Golf Club is one of the State's most prestigious clubs.
• Royal Perth Golf Club
Founded 1895, Designer unknown
Royal Perth Golf Club has a strong history dating back to 1895, when the club commenced on Burswood Island before moving to Wattle Grove Farm, Belmont in 1900 and then to its current site in 1908. Royal Perth Golf Club is the oldest golf club in metropolitan Western Australia (WA) and was awarded its royal status in 1937.
The Founders of Royal Perth Golf Club can rest easy knowing that they produced a unique golf course, built on just 74 acres of land, which is a challenge for all golfers. By modern standards Royal Perth is not long and does not have extreme hazards or rough - factors which, combined with the flat terrain, make it a pleasant course for members to enjoy. Nonetheless, while offering a degree of leniency for the handicap player, it is a championship course, which provides a thorough test for most golfers. Major open and amateur tournaments have been played regularly at Royal Perth over many years and invariably scores indicate the course to be considerably tougher than it appears.
• Burswood Park Golf Course
In 1895 the Perth Golf Club, the first established in Western Australia, played on the Burswood site. In 1908 it relocated to South Perth where, in 1937, it became the Royal Perth Golf Club. Today, the site on burswood ilsand is a challenging and picturesque course set against the backdrop of Perth’s beautiful Swan river and the City of Perth skyline as a backdrop. Burswood is in all respects a challenging course, with nine lakes and two creeks coming into play on fifteen holes.
• Royal Fremantle Golf Club
Founded 1909, Arthur Oliphant & Peter Anderson
Royal Fremantle is one of the few golf clubs that still occupies its original site and the course has been developed over the years with much less earthworks than modern layout, and it has reatined its natural bushland feeling. The course can be tamed on a still day, but things become much more complicated when the prevailing sea breeze comes in after midday - originally named the Fremantle Docker as it was an integral part of berthing sailing ships in the Port, it is now known as the Fremantle Doctor. Not long by modern standards, plans are in place to lengthen some tees as part of regular course maintenance and development but this will be done only in keeping with the original intentions which were to provide a course for all players.
• The Links at Kennedy Bay
Michael Coate, Roger Mackay & Ian Baker- Finch (1999)
This wonderful modern links and public course lies some fifty kilometers south of Perth. Altough the course feels and plays much like a traditional Scottish links, it differs slightly with its rough is largely made up of native bush and some subtle landscaping around the tees.
All the traditonal links ingredients are nevertheless still present: fast running fairways, thick grass, pot bunkers, some of them large with steep faces, raised greens and unpredictable sloping. The fairways flow smoothly through the land, merge with no clear line into the rough and are sufficiently recessed so that you rarely see much of the other holes. A true links and tough challenge when the wind starts to pick up.
• The Cut
James Wilcher (2005)
Named after the nearby Dawesville Channel, which cut into the narrow strip of land separating the Harvey Estuary from the Ocean, the course is routed over some stunning dune land and was designed by James Wilcher – a member of the Greg Norman design team for ten years. The Cut is a true links course played over spectacular rolling dunes part of a nature preserve, with plenty of space between fairways and dramatic views from many holes.
Perth & Freemantle
Named after the Scottish city of the same name, the scenic city of Perth was founded in 1856 on the banks of the Swan River estuary. The discovery of golf in the area in the 1890's led to a dramatic growth of the city and an economic boom, followed by another boom in the 1960's with mining of ore and nickel. Today, it is the capital of the federal state of Western Australia and host to most of its population. Characterised by numerous waterways, green parks and a compact central business district, Perth offers plenty of opportunity to occupy visitors, from touring the city by tram, enjoying watersports on the Swan River or just sipping a glass of the famous local wine in a river or beachside restaurant - Perth has more restaurants per capita than any other Australian city. Perth is also the site of the world’s oldest operating mint and boasts several museums, art galleries and historic buildings, as well as a great variety of shopping opportunities.
Upstream from the city, the Swan Valley is Western Australia’s oldest wine-growing region, Swan Valley, with several award-winning wineries offering cellar visits, wine tasting and alfresco dining. Houghtons (established 1836) and Sandalford (1840) are among the oldest wineries in Australia.
Downstream from the city, at the river estuary, lies the harbour town of Fremantle. Despite having been absorbed into Perth's urban sprawl, Fremantle has managed to retain its own strong identity. Its harbour was built in 1903 and has been substantially revamped in recent years to play host in 1987 to Australia's unsuccessful defence of the America's Cup yachting trophy at the Royal Perth Yacht Club. Today, the harbour is filled with terrace cafés and restaurants with a laid-back, arty character, and has become a popular destination for day-trippers from Perth.
Last, but not least, the city offers more than 50 miles (80km) of white sandy beaches in close proximity.
Address & Contact
Joondalup Golf Resort
Country Club Boulevard
Joondalup, WA 6027
PO Box 263
Joondalup Business Centre, WA 6919
Sunset Coast, 25 min. N of Perth CBD
Perth International Airport (PER), 45 min.
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Californian/Mediterranean climate, with mild winters (Jun-Sep) and hot summers (Dec-Mar)