Lake Karrinyup is the hilliest of Australia’s championship courses and with its magnificent eucalypts, the kangaroos that freely roam the fairways and the unmistakable look of the bunkers, it is a quintessential Australian golf course and one sure to be enjoyed by all levels of golfer.
It’s character is one distinguished by wide fairways and holes that ask for the player to execute a wide variety of tee shots. Those with the skill to shape the ball to fit the hole, to fly it through the ever-present seaside winds and who hit to the best part of the wide fairways from which to approach the flag will earn the rewards and shoot the lowest scores.
The greens vary in size depending on the shots players are asked to play into them. The short, downhill par three, 12th hole has a tiny green, one difficult to hit in any reasonable wind whilst the most difficult hole, the uphill par four 6th, has perhaps the biggest green on the course. It is a course that asks players interesting and quite obvious questions. The answering of those questions is what makes Lake Karrinyup an enduringly interesting course to play.
Mike Clayton – Course Architect