Although Cottlesloe GC was originally formed in 1908 as a 9 hole course, it moved to the current site in 1931 when the club pro David Anderson set up the course.
In the 1980’s Thomson Wolveridge & Perrett were engaged to undertake a significant remodelling of the course.
Since 2008 Graham Marsh has been undergoing further changes, lengthening the course, and tidying up the bunkering
Cottlesloe has kikuyu fairways- never a favourite of mine, but I have to admit they present as one of the better playing surfaces I have come across. The kikuyu is cut so tight that it is hard to pick a blade to test the wind, and the ball sits beautifully.
Holes of note are :
- the short, wonderfully bunkered par 4 first hole- a decision on club is required for that initial shot…
- the strong, long, dogleg par 4 tenth hole
- the gracefully winding par 5 fourteenth hole
- the short teasing par 4 sixteenth hole- again the line and length of the tee shot requires a decision..
Cottlesloe is one of the premier golf clubs in Western Australia, and a privilege to play. The course is immaculately presented, and and whilst not overly long, it presents a strong challenge for any golfer.
It is hilly and with the kikuyu those with lower ball flights will find it plays longer than the card, and it is a pretty solid walk as well!
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