Kalgoorlie offers a unique golfing experience like no other course in Australia. Sitting in the red earth of the goldfield, Kalgoorlie serves up outback golf at its very best. It is fair to say that Kalgoorlie is possibly the best public access golf course in Australia.
About a seven-hour drive to the east of Perth in the heart of Western Australia, you will find the gold mining town of Kalgoorlie. Kalgoorlie is the home of the Super Pit, the largest open gold mine in the country it also has a second treasure, an oasis of green the Graham Marsh designed Kalgoorlie Golf Course.
The fairways stand out as vivid green against a backdrop of endless red earth. Eucalyptus trees abound, many wind-beaten providing nothing more than pleasing vistas rather than shade from the sun. Plenty of Kangaroos call the course home with mother and Joeys bouncing around the edges of the course.
The course itself provides an endless golfing challenge to all levels of player. It is hard to pick a favourite hole on this course, every one enjoyable to play. The 218m Par three 17th hole stands out because into the wind it is all carry to the green (I had to take a driver). And the famous triple stepped green on the 18th is worth a mention being on the correct tier is key to achieving a decent score on the hole.
Kalgoorlie golf course is exceptional; sitting on par with the likes of Joondalup and Karrinyup for the title of the Best course in Western Australia, it will only get better with age. No visit to the goldfields would be complete without an attempt to conquer this true Aussie beauty.
Date: July 17, 2020