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Cottesloe Golf Club

Perth, Western Australia

18 holes   Members / Private Course
Graham Marsh Golf Course Design 6065 m   Complete
Remodelling Par 72   www.cottesloegc.com
COMMENTS

As with most courses established in this era, the new course was initially carved from the scrub and sand hills using a horse and plough by a group of willing volunteers. Over the years the reputation of the golf course grew in stature and in 1968 it played host to the PGA run event 'The Western Australian Ten Thousand'.

The event attracted a quality field including several international golfers such as Peter Thomson, Kel Nagle and Peter Townsend. The event was won by Peter Townsend and the trophy was presented to the winner by the then Premier, Sir David Brand.

Today the club hosts the annual Cottesloe Open for WA's leading amateur and professional golfers. This event, now in its 53rd year is the second oldest open event in the state next to the WA Open. Some past winners of the Cottesloe Open include names such as Graham Marsh, Roger MacKay, Terry Gale, Wayne Smith, Brad King and Greg Chalmers.

Cottesloe Golf Club can also lay claim to having produced some excellent golfers in its own right with Graham Marsh, Roger MacKay and Brad King all being past club champions and members of the golf club.

Wanting to get away from ad hoc design, in November 1994 Graham Marsh was appointed course architect and commissioned to prepare a course master plan for the club. This plan was approved by members in 1998 and the club immediately began construciton with a veiw to the improvements being completed in time for the club's centenary in 2008.  The golf club has progressed to being widely regarded as one of the finest tests of golf in WA, membership numbers have reached capacity and as a result membership at the club has been closed for several years.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Hosted the Amateur Golf Championships of Australia and the Australian Junior Interstate Series.
  • Awarded the WA PGA 2008 Course of the Year in April 2008

 
FACILITIES

  • Club house
  • Pro shop
  • Practice facilities

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