Thompson Course (Front Nine)
Furber Course (Back Nine)
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The opening hole on the Thompson Course is gently rolling without much trouble if you stay in the fairway. Ensure that you don't overshoot the green or you may end up on the second tee or facing a tough shot out from the trees.
The second hole is a par 5 that is reachable in two shots if you successfully navigate the out of bounds along the right, the downslope of the large hill midway through the fairway and the creek that is 100 yards short of the green.
Hitting the fairway or the green on the longest part 3 at Kenogamisis is a must on the third hole as the left is lined by the parking lot which is out of bounds, and the right is the pond that provides water to the course sprinkler system. This two tiered green can be tough if your shot ends up in the wrong spot.
The fourth hole, the longest at Kenogamisis, features a gradual upslope towards two bunkers on either side of the fairway before heading down towards the green. The green is not visible from more than 150 yards away, but aiming at the green locator in the trees will ensure your ball is heading in the right direction.
Our par 3 fifth hole is known for its green encircled by bunkers, especially the infamous "jaws" that can be tough to get out of. A drive that strays from the green can quickly get you in trouble.
top middle (above jaws)
top middle (above jaws)
The sixth hole features a pair of trees in the fairway that can be easily carried by a well hit shot. There is a steep bank backing the green, but deep bunkers on either side of it. This hole takes you right back to within 100 yards of the clubhouse.
The risky golfer can attempt to carry their drive over the trees that make up the slight dogleg of the seventh hole. A narrow creek crosses the fairway 100 yards short of the green just before you reach a long fairway bunker that stretches along the border of the right rough.
Wait for the bell on the eighth hole prior to hitting your drive over the hill midway down the fairway. This fairway is fairly straight and trouble free unless your ball finds the trees on either side. The elevated green is slightly offset to the right, and is almost perfectly flat.
Long hitters may need to lay up to ensure they don't drive into the pond, if they can't place their shot to the right and short of the mexican hat bunker on the ninth hole. The incline from the pond up to the green brings you directly back to the clubhouse.
Furber's opening tenth hole can be tough if you miss the narrow landing strip in the fairway. Risky golfers can go for the green on their second shot, but laying up short of the creek at the base of the elevated green is the route most players take.
Placement of the drive on the eleventh hole is key to avoid the out of bounds along the left and the large bunkers along the right side of the fairway. This hole features a breathtaking view of Kenogamisis Lake with the possibility of pelican sightings.
The severe drop off, which is out of bounds, along the entire left side of the twelfth hold makes this par 5 dogleg left a toughie. A well hit second shot can carry the corner of the gully to get you close to the green. This hole also features a stunning view of Kenogamisis Lake.
The par 3 thirteenth hole features another large tiered green that makes for many tough putts. Missing the green anything but short puts you either in sand or in the clay-based rough that is hard to hit from.
Strategically placed trees in front of the tee blocks on the fourteenth hole increase the difficultly of placing your ball in the fairway to the left of a large bunker. This large tiered green can make for long putts if your club selection is off.
If you can't carry the sedge grass between the tees and the green on the fifteenth hole, then golfers should utilize the fairway off to the right. This elevated green has several bunkers that can get you into trouble if your ball goes astray. The Geraldton mining headframe and interpretive centre make the perfect backdrop for this hole.
The sixteenth hole has an almost 90 degree dogleg left that long hitters can attempt to cut the corner, otherwise a layup shot to the corner is required. Balls can be hard to find if they stray in the sedge grass and rough along the right side of the hole.
The green on the seventeenth hole could almost be considered an island as it is surrounded by water and marshland that is filled with ducks and many species of birds. Hitting the green is a must on the shortest hole at Kenogamisis, as the banks surrounding the green usually kick your ball into the water if you miss.
driving range and practice green in background
The view from the eighteenth tee is breathtaking, if not a little scary when you realize the landing area you must hit. Attempting to carry your second shot over the water to the green is possible depending on the placement of your drive. This beautiful hole is an exciting way to finish up your round at the Kenogamisis Golf Club.
Course Scorecard and Rating
Course & Slope Ratings - revised 2016.