Inside Golf : Inside Golf August 2014
clubs 32 August 2014 | www.insidegolf.com.au WA’s best kept ‘secret’ Crafted into the spectacular oceanside landscape in Western Australia, Secret Harbour Golf Links boasts 18 superbly designed holes and lies breathtakingly against the panoramic setting of the Indian Ocean. Experience a traditional Scottish links course with small pot bunkers, rolling fairways amid the natural sand dunes and spectacular ocean views. Designed by the renowned golf architect and player, Graham Marsh, Secret Harbour Golf Links reflects the style of the traditional Scottish courses such as Muirfield, Turnberry and St. Andrews. To all golfers who are used to tree-lined parkland courses this will present a totally new and exciting challenge, and one to be savoured. The beautifully manicured rolling fairways are pitted with well-positioned pot bunkers and bordered by lush fescue grass. This puts a premium on course management, accuracy and a thoughtful approach to each hole. Couple these elements with the refreshing breezes from the adjacent Indian Ocean, and you have a recipe for a unique experience. The established original “Links” has been joined by the “Dunes” front nine which Graham Marsh regards as probably the best work he has ever created. Using the contours of natural seaside to bring back the art of shot making, and with a breathtaking vista, it all adds up to a truly satisfying experience that should not be missed by any player. As part of the ‘Golf Coast’ group of courses, Secrets is only a leisurely 45-minute drive from Perth. Secret Harbour is recognised as a “must play” course by players and touring professionals, particularly those playing on the links courses in Europe. Each hole presents several tee options depending on wind conditions and the player’s ability. The course presents a mighty challenge from the back tees and an equally enjoyable experience for the average player from the white tees. These various tee positions truly make the course “something for everyone.” Voted the WA Golf Facility of the year in 2012, Secret Harbour is consistently ranked in top 25 public access courses in Australia and they receive many comments from visiting players praising the quality of the greens, some suggesting they are the best in Australia. They are currently offering a special rate of just $69 for 18 Holes, cart hire and restaurant lunch, which is tremendous value for this top- notch course. Additionally – in a bold step for the popular public course – they are about to release a limited number of memberships (200) including a pay-as-you play membership for $299 including the first three rounds free. More: www.secretsgolf.com.au Secret Harbour Golf Links Course oF THe MoNTH > PlaneSWING.
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