Rottnest Island Country Club
Rottnest Island is a popular holiday island located 18 kilometres off the coast from Perth in Western Australia. Founded in 1954, the original Rottnest Island golf course consisted of simple sand-scrape greens and the lack of any irrigation meant the course was only playable in the winter months.
In 2013, under the close supervision of Contour Golf Design Group Drector, Ben Davey, all nine greens were rebuilt and an irrigation system installed to the entire golf course. Contour Golf Design Group created nine interesting and fun putting greens and introduced a very natural character to the golf course, which blends seamlessly into its rugged, sandy setting. The course opened in November 2013 to great acclaim:
“Rottnest Island Country Club has provided golfers with a thrilling 9-hole layout for over 50 years. In mid-2013 the golf course underwent the most impressive refurbishment in its history, labelled by some as the greatest enhancement to Rottnest Island in its history.
The original sand greens and artificial tee boxes made way for new grass greens and tees, designed by renowned Australian architect Ben Davey.
These new renovations have given the Country Club a new lease of life, with multiple teeing positions on all 9 holes providing golfers of all abilities an enjoyable experience whether playing 9 or 18 holes.”
Contour Golf Design Group has also prepared plans to extend the course to 18 holes using partially degraded land adjacent to the course.