Tee up for a weekend away on Mandurah’s ‘Golf Coast’
Mandurah and the Peel region may be one of the most underrated play and stay golfing destinations, but it’s here where you’ll find a number of cleverly designed and challenging courses set amongst spectacular scenery.
Sure, you should come for the golf, but what makes Mandurah the ultimate golfer’s weekend away is everything else that exudes relaxation.
And you’ll be pleased to hear that two golf courses in this region are featured in Golfing Australia’s Top 100 courses for 2022 (read on to find out which ones they are).
Here’s where to play, stay and dine on your weekend on the golf coast.
If you only visit one course during the weekend, make it The Cut, located right on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Just don’t let the stunning ocean views put you off your game! Practice on the driving range, get some tips from a PGA pro then head out for a round of 9 or 18 holes.
Coming in at #63 of the top 100 golf courses in Australia, it’s not hard to see why. As Ashley Clinch describes, “The Cut weaves its way through some big dunes next to the Indian Ocean. The first four holes on the front nine next to the ocean are good fun and the back nine from start to finish is all fun. I found the course in excellent condition given how much golf is played here.”
For your post round relaxation, the onsite café and bistro will have you replenished and back out for another round in no time! When it’s time to put your feet up, relax at your home base by the beach at Seashells Mandurah.
Looking for somewhere to wine and dine? Venture over to Redmanna on the waterfront with even more gorgeous views. If you’re heading down with a group, Flic’s Kitchen has some of the best share plates to devour or for an extra special outing, get stuck into the chef’s choice 5 course degustation, with matching wines or gin optional.
Meadow Springs Golf and Country Club
It’s golf as nature intended, with a course that’s set by the natural features of the land. The towering 200 year old Tuart trees that line the generous fairways are a sight to behold. Few of the holes run parallel to each other, which only adds to the feeling of having the course all to yourself and being at one with nature. Which is what we’re all about in Mandurah!
The first class facility features a day and night driving range, putting and chipping green and 3 practice bunkers. Just like The Cut, you don’t have to be a member to come play, but dress standards do apply. Golfers must wear a collared shirt, dress pants or shorts, soft spiked golf shoes or approved footwear with socks. Females also have the option of wearing a dress or skort.
When it’s time for a bite and brew, head straight to brewvino on the boardwalk where you can unwind and talk tactics for tomorrow.
Pinjarra Golf Club
Just a stone’s throw from Mandurah is where you’ll find another exciting course to tackle. Pinjarra Golf Club plays host to a number of annual major events including the WA 2 Ball Ambrose Championships and Ladies and Mens Amateur Open competitions. Tournament Director of Golf Australia has even gone as far to say, “the club’s putting greens are “among the best putting surface in Australia”.
You’ll need to be a member to play at Pinjarra Golf Club, but flexi memberships are available for both 9 and 18 holes – perfect for the occasional weekender.
While you’re in Pinjarra, make sure you stop by the award winning Pinjarra Bakery – voted Australia’s best meat pie in the 2021 and 2019 Great Aussie Pie Competition. Something tells us though, you won’t stop at just the meat pie!
For another stay option, rest easy at Dolphin Quay Apartments with all the self-contained essentials to make this place your home away from home.
Secret Harbour Golf Links
A great way to round off your weekend of golf is at Secret Harbour Golf Links. The 18-hole golf course designed by golfer Graham March is open to the public – no membership required. You can enjoy the ultimate golfing experience, which includes 18 holes, a motorised cart and brassiere lunch. Book online to take advantage of their special rates.
Brilliant golf courses, stunning views, top-notch food and accommodation. What more could you ask for in a weekend getaway to Mandurah?