The outback town of Kalgoorlie was founded during the Yilgarn-Goldfields Gold Rush in the early 1890s and it lies amidst harsh, somewhat inhospitable, desert terrain in the centre of Western Australia.
A primitive course was established by Goldfields Golf Club members in 1899 so golf has been played in these parts for well over a century. The club is still going strong, operating nowadays from the new Graham Marsh-designed Kalgoorlie Golf Course, which opened in 2010.
A number of holes are named after people who helped develop the area and bring prosperity to the town down the years through their work in the local mining industry. It’s rather fitting then for Kalgoorlie-born Graham Marsh to have the left doglegged 18th (”Swampy”) named in his honour as he helps the town towards a new era of economic success.
I played the front 9 in mid winter and the course was in very good condition. It is a typical Graham Marsh course that is very pleasing to the eye and a pretty strategic test. Can recommend.