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A Professional View of
By Terry Gale
The Founders of Royal Perth Golf Club can rest easy knowing that they produced a unique golf course, built on just 74 acres of land, which is a challenge for all golfers. By modern standards Royal Perth is not long and does not have extreme hazards or rough - factors which, combined with the flat terrain, make it a pleasant course for members to enjoy.
Nonetheless, while offering a degree of leniency for the handicap player, it is a championship course, which provides a thorough test for most golfers. Major open and amateur tournaments have been played regularly at Royal Perth over many years and invariably scores indicate the course to be considerably tougher than it appears.
The narrow fairways require accurate placement from the tee, while the small size greens can provide elusive targets. Usually scoring is easier on the front nine with three par-5s offering birdie opportunities. The inward nine with par of 35 is considerably harder. Holes such as Nos. 10, 13 and 16 are difficult par-4s, requiring both length and accuracy.
In summary Royal Perth has made a fine contribution to golf in WA and Australia. Apart from hosting numerous championships it has also produced many of golf's senior administrators over the years. History also shows the club has consistently produced many top golfers who have represented the sport with distinction. The fine traditions established at Royal Perth over the past 100 years have provided much enjoyment for countless golfers.