Anyone who has followed the coast road north from Perth will know how much incredible golf land there is between the road and the beach. Sand dunes covered in ancient indigenous vegetation abound but there isn’t any great golf on the 30 kilometer stretch of land.
Given its location on this stretch of land, so ideal for golf, the course at Sun City was somewhat of a disappointment. Trees planted long after the original holes were finished smothered the inside corners of all dog-leg holes forcing the shortest hitters to always take the long way around the dog-legs. The construction of greens and bunkers was rudimentary if measured by the best courses in the country and much of the improvement to the course will come in the form of more interesting green complexes.
The routing will largely remain unchanged with the only major change being making two holes – a short par four and a short par three – out of an original long par four and the elimination of the short third hole. The new holes are much wider than the originals and much more interesting to play. We most enjoy courses where the designers leave it up to the player as to where to play and the philosophy works well at Sun City where there is plenty of room to transform the original layout.