Golf and travel are natural partners: As a leisure activity that’s elevated by local surroundings, golf provides an impetus for enthusiasts to seek out stunning destinations, with après golf pleasures thrown in. And if any destination ticks all these boxes, it is Western Australia.
Some of Australia’s prettiest country is to be found along the stretch of coast running from Perth down to Margaret River. The rolling countryside is home to some of Australia’s finest vineyards, dairies, farms, not to mention beaches. And it is also a big draw for golfers, thanks to its many world-class courses.
Our pick of the twenty odd courses isn’t even on the mainland but on Rottnest Island. Ok, we’re biased – it is the Karma Golf Course after all! That said, Rottnest is one of the jewels of Western Australia, enjoying a Mediterranean style climate, with myriad hidden beaches and bays and gorgeous countryside in the interior.
Renovated five years ago by renowned architect Ben Davey, the course now boasts new greens and multiple teeing positions. There’s even the option to try your hand at some lawn bowls.
You can’t talk about golf in Western Australia without mentioning Lake Karinyup – a Championship course that has hosted the Australian Open on four occasions. Besides the picturesque lake and tropical hardwoods that populate the course, you’re also likely to come across kangaroos ambling about the place too.
Karma Rottnest offers the perfect island escape, distilling the best of Western Australia in a 19km2 area. To book your perfect golf holiday in Western Australia, contact your Karma Concierge…