QUOTE: ttitheridge @ Sep 4 2006, 09:38 AM
Rate the following;
Secret Harbour, Dunsborough Lakes, Busselton, Capel, Bunbury,
So far, ALL of these are on the outer if we play Araluen
(likely). So a stretched extra 18 would only take in the best
one of these.
Secret Harbour - Good track that is always in good/great nick,
the close proximity of the housing has taken a lot away from its
character. Some strong holes, not as tight as Kennedy Bay and
only five minutes away.
Dunsborough Lakes - Only played their once and didnt enjoy it.
Very wet underfoot and not great conditioning.
Bussleton- Good country course, don't know what kind of nick
its in since the super went to Melville Glades.
Capel - Better than Busso, the greens used to be among the best
in the state, always quick and true. Havent played their since
the super changed so can't guarantee the greens.
Bunbury - This is a hidden gem, and the new irrigation system
installed last year should of improved it even more.
Margaret River - Another good country course, the nines differ in
character with the back nine more hilly than the front. Greens
are good, and like Busso/Capel and Bunbury they are in great
condition when you consider that they have 3/4 groundstaff.
My preference would be Secret Harbour (design and proximity to
Perth), Bunbury, Capel, Busso and Dunsborough Lakes