Bounded by the Indian Ocean on three sides and bordering the Northern Territory and South Australia on its eastern flank, Western Australia – which has an enormous landmass of over a million square miles – is the largest state by area in Australia. Most of its two and a half million residents live in and around the capital of Perth in the southwest corner of the state, with a large percentage of the population claiming European descendancy.
Golf WA is the amateur governing body for both male and female golfers who are members of over 250 clubs in Western Australia. Men are arranged in 24 districts and women organised into 15 regions. Women golfers were actually quicker off the mark when they established the Western Austrian Ladies Golf Union in 1914, seven years ahead of their male counterparts, the Western Australian Golf Association.
There are several highly regarded old tracks from the 1920s and 1930s to be found in the state, though they’ve all undergone some sort of upgrading work in recent times. The old Alex Russell layout at Lake Karrinyup is best of the bunch, though Cottesloe, Western Australian and Mount Lawley all have their admirers. Of the newer courses that have appeared in the last decade or so, Kennedy Bay and the Cut have received most of the accolades.
Our Western Australia Best In State Rankings were last updated in November 2016. Click the link to read the story.