Widgiemooltha welcomes another Golden Eagle

Published on Monday, 10 October 2022 at 9:47:14 AM

L-R: Alf Caputo,  Course Manager, Graeme Wilmot, Chairman Nullarbor Links, Shire of Coolgardie President, Malcolm Cullen.

Widgiemooltha welcomed the Golden Eagle Hole to the Nullarbor Links Golf Course with a new 112-metre, par 3 hole now open for business.

The Nullarbor Links is the world’s longest golf course comprising 18-holes (par 72) spanning 1365 kilometers with one hole in each participating town or roadhouse along the Eyre Highway, from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia to Ceduna in South Australia. Each hole includes a synthetic green, tee and somewhat rugged outback-style natural terrain fairway.

The entire 18-hole course provides a quintessential Australian golfing experience that is unmatched anywhere in the world. Nullarbor Links also caters for casual golfers providing frequent stops which assist drivers in combating fatigue as they drive across the vast Nullarbor Plain.

Dubbed the Golden Eagle after a the famous 35.325kg nugget found in 1931 by 17-year-old Jim Larcombe, the newly established Widgiemooltha hole is a joint project between the Shire of Coolgardie and the Eyre Highway Operators Association (EHOA).

THE EHOA are a WA retail-based non-profit community organisation, whose sole purpose is to raise the profile of the Nullarbor and Eyre Highway to domestic and international visitors. This is the second hole on the course for the Shire of Coolgardie with another in Kambalda called ‘Silver Lake’.

The Golden Eagle hole was opened on the 16 September by Shire of Coolgardie council members, Shire President Malcolm Cullen, Deputy Shire President, Tracey Rathbone, Councillor Tammee Keast and EHOA representatives, Sue Stirling, Treasurer, Alf Caputo, Course Manager and Graeme Wilmot, Chairman Nullarbor Links.

Shire President, Malcolm Cullen said, “The Shire is committed to a thriving local economy and tourism helps support that. Widgiemooltha has a great roadhouse, fuel stop and accommodation, the Golden Eagle Hole will encourage travelers to stop and use these services.”

Alf Caputo said of the experience, “It was a pleasure to work with the Shire of Coolgardie. The whole project was handled with ease. It was a great experience to deal with such good people.”

You can find the Golden Eagle hole in Widgiemooltha.


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