Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club
Coined as the Kingston Heath of the West, Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club is a stunning championship golf course in Western Australia’s famous peel region.
Meadow Springs provides golf as nature intended with towering tuart trees lining the fairways and forming the subtly rolling greens
The club has hosted seven West Australian Open Championships throughout its history and is ranked amongst the nation’s top 100 courses.
THE STORY BEHIND MEADOW SPRINGS
Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club was acclaimed American architect, Robert Trent Jones Jr’s second design here in Western Australia.
Although toned down from his renowned extravagant designs, like Joondalup, the large greens, bunkering and cascading undulations are still on show.
Since it opened in 1993, there has been little change to Meadow Springs. This is mainly because there is no need to change a thing.
THE MEADOW SPRINGS GOLF COURSE
What you can expect from the course at Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club is perfect conditioning, superb putting surfaces and pristine fairways that wind through the native bushland.
The opening holes are some of the best on the card. One of the special experiences is the beautiful par-3 4th that looks like it has been painted in place so perfect it is.
Then there is the trio of doglegged holes from the 5th to the 7th. This is where the course gets its comparison to great Sandbelt courses of Melbourne with its subtle undulations, sand-based surfaces and superb bunkering.
From there it’s off to the water, where you will have to avoid the drink on the next four holes. This includes the 8th and 11th that are mirror images of each other requiring a carry over the pond.
The finishing holes will continue to thrill with dramatic elevation changes and ancient Tuart forestry on show. This is highlighted at the monster par-5 15th. It runs for over 524 metres, playing atop of elevated tee box with brilliant views and winding through the bushland.
THE SIGNATURE HOLE
If you ask a local which hole is Meadow Springs’ signature you will get various answers. The 4th and 15th are both popular choices, but according to the club, it is the par-4 17th that takes the cake.
Those who have played a Trent Jones Jr course will immediately recognise his sloping fairways and signature bunkering. The hole doglegs right but has a cluster of large sand traps blocking you from taking it on, making your safest option a lay up with an iron from the tee.
That’s not all the 17th tosses at you. Your approach will have to conquer the triple-tiered green, with the advice being you go beyond the pin for an easier putt.
DID YOU KNOW
One of the tales of the club is that on one windy day on the 17th there was a mini tornado that swept through picking up the drinks cart and spun it around.
The group of members that watched the phenomenon unfold celebrate the event with the Tornado Cup which has been played on the anniversary each year.