If you’re looking to stretch your legs on your holiday down south this summer, try a round of golf at one of Busselton’s many courses.
From mini golf for the kids to 18 holes and manicured greens, Busselton offers plenty of golf action. Busselton Golf Course, located about 5km south of town, just off the Busselton Bypass, has been rated among the best courses in regional WA. It features 18 holes of flat terrain with gentle slopes and broad fairways that wind through woodlands of red gums and peppermint trees. The long par fours and bunkers are likely to test even the best golfers. And while you’re searching for that ball that’s gone astray, take the time to enjoy the native birdlife.
Busselton Golf Course has excellent facilities including a pro-shop, which sells and repairs equipment. There’s a range of clubs, hand and motorised buggies and golf balls for the driving range for hire. Golf lessons are also available by appointment. The clubhouse has all the mod cons including a bar and lounge, pool table, dance floor, dining room, kitchen and locker rooms.
Visitors are welcome, and those with handicaps are invited to play in club competitions. Nine holes will set you back $20 and standard golf attire is required. Annual membership costs $555.
Just a few minutes from Dunsborough are the manicured fairways and excellent facilities of Dunsborough Lakes Golf Course. If you’re a golfing purist, this is the place for you. Professionally designed to championship standards, Dunsborough Lakes Golf Course offers plenty of challenges including elevated bunkers, contoured greens and several lakes. The final hole is the most trying. At a massive 422m in length, with water running its entire length and bunkers on the opposite side, a par on the 18th is rare. Course facilities here are unrivalled. The Tavern is great for a drink or a light snack – when the duke box fires up, so does the atmosphere. The pro-shop sells and hires golf equipment including motorised buggies and balls for the driving range.
Dunsborough Lakes Golf Course welcomes visitors with fees for nine holes starting at $15 each for groups of 20 or more, or $20 for individuals. Membership will set you back $725 per year. Set on 270 hectares of natural bush with excellent views and a cooling sea breeze, the course presents a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.
For something a little less challenging, try the Broadwater par three golf course, which is set among 10 hectares of natural bushland on the edge of Busselton.
There are nine holes with grass greens and fairways suitable for all skill levels and a short pitch and putt course is great for beginners and families. It’s open every day during summer, from 6am until 6pm, with entry fees starting from $7.50 for adults and $4.50 for kids.
If you’re looking for some family entertainment, head to Golf n Fun on Causeway Road, not far from the town centre. This 18 hole, mini-golf course has plenty of activities for the kids including a miniature train named Lawrence, a ferris wheel, carousel and bouncy castle. Parents can have a go at the driving range with at least $100 cash jackpot for a hole-in-one.
For those looking to make a day of it, Golf n Fun has a picnic area, barbecue facilities and can even cater for kids’ parties. The course is open from 10am to 5pm every day during school holidays (closed on Wednesday at all other times and shut between 30 July and 1 September). There’s no entry fee, although it costs $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for kids to play, with family passes available. The rides cost $2.50 with discounts for bulk bookings.
Make a booking
Busselton Golf Club, (08) 9753 1050.
Dunsborough Lakes Resort Golf Club, (08) 9756 8733.
Broadwater Golf Course, (08) 9754 2002.
Golf ‘n’ Fun, (08) 9754 2596.