Point Walter Golf Course to reopen to the public with free event

Point Walter Golf Course.
Point Walter Golf Course.

The Point Walter Golf Course is celebrating its return to health after an extensive treatment of the course greens to recover from disease and vandalism.

Residents and golfers are invited to show their support for the local landmark.

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the greens had been closed since October to receive treatment for a rare disease that was exacerbated by vandalism, but were now fully recovered.

“Four greens were diagnosed with a rare and aggressive disease, which required much effort and maintenance to cure,” he said.

“Unfortunately, during that recovery process, the course was vandalised several times, with a car being driven on to the fairway, dirt bikes driven around the course and trees snapped, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage.

“The grounds at Point Walter Golf Course are arguably some of Perth’s most stunning, so this is a great opportunity for the community to enjoy the restoration or take a first look if they haven’t already visited the course.”

The Point Walter Golf Course open day will be held Saturday, April 16, from 6am to 4pm. Bookings are required.

The open day includes complimentary access to Point Walter’s nine-hole course as well as a range of competitions throughout the day, including nearest the pin, longest drive, and putting and chipping competitions, with golf balls, wine and gift vouchers up for grabs.

Anybody with information on the vandalism at the Point Walter Golf Course can contact City rangers on 0418 943 219 or the police on 131 444.