Lake Karrinyup is a originally an Alex Russell course built far from his hometown of Melbourne. It is probably the hilliest of Australia’s best courses and no one questions the beauty of the site. Like so many others, decades of alteration had taken the course some way from its original look and in 2007 the club committed to a complete rebuilding of all 18 greens and bunkers.
The fairways are wide and relatively easy to hit but the test of driving is not simple straightness but rather picking the ideal line and hitting the shape of shot the hole is asking for. This is a big scale, grand course that is really fun to play and the crowning jewel in terms of golf in the western state. The course is currently ranked at number 12 in Australia on the Top 100 list by Golf Australia magazine, making it the top ranking course in Western Australia.