Lake Karrinyup Country Club
Lake Karrinyup Country Club is a private golf club located in Karrinyup, Western Australia. The golf club consists of an 18-hole championship golf course, and a 9-hole "short course". The championship layout at Lake Karrinyup was founded in 1928, designed by Alex Russell who was the Australian partner of the famed golf course architect, Alister MacKenzie.
|Location||Karrinyup, Western Australia|
|Tournaments hosted||Australian Open (1952, 1960, 1968, 1974)|
Lake Karrinyup Bowl (1962-63)
Johnnie Walker Classic (2002–03)
Perth International (2012–19)
|Website||Lake Karrinyup Country Club|
|Designed by||Alex Russell|
|Length||6,531 metres (7,142 yards)|
|Course record||63 (Retief Goosen)|
The championship course is a par-72 layout that winds its way through undulating ground, native gum-trees, and indigenous vegetation. Designed by Alex Russell in 1928 and opened for play in 1930, the course has seen a number of changes in its lifetime. The most significant changes occurred between 2007 and 2008, when Michael Clayton Golf Design was enlisted to undertake a significant overhaul of the golf course to return it, aesthetically and architecturally, to Alex Russell's principles.
Dominated by the lake from which the course gets its name, the most memorable holes are ones which run adjacent to and over this natural feature. The signature 8th hole is a 201-metre par 3 which requires a shot that carries the lake onto a raised green. Also notable is the 507-metre (554 yd) par-5 3rd hole which is flanked along its length by the lake, and the short 302-metre (330 yd) par-4 14th which, due to clever bunkering, presents a number of options off the tee.
Lake Karrinyup has played host to four Australian Opens (1952, 1960, 1968, 1974), two Lake Karrinyup Bowls (1963, 1964), two Johnnie Walker Classics (2002, 2003), and was the venue for the Perth International since 2012.
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