About us

Perth Golf Network – What is it and what are the benefits?

  • The Perth Golf Network is WA’s largest social golf club offering competitive golf in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.
  • In 2019 21,000+ rounds were played at over 900+ comps, 16 special events & 3 tours
  • We gave out $90,000 in comp winnings, 3000+ ntp prizes & $35000 in Special event and tour prizes
  • The Perth Golf Network provides access to a Golf Australia handicap (using Golflink) and professionally run competitions for all Perth golfers.
  • Open to men and women it provides a stepping stone for golfers to move from casual to club golf with the benefit of low membership fees and a pay as you go structure.
  • You pay a yearly fee and then pay green fees on the competition day.
  • You get all the benefits of playing in a private club with 22 competitions played at 16 different courses every week.
  • A PGN coordinator will be onsite at all competition days to look after members before rounds.
  • Once a month PGN will also run a special event series giving members the chance to play at W.A’s most exclusive courses including Lake Karrinyup, Mt Lawley and the W.A golf club.
  • Members will also receive a membership pack valued at around $200.
  • The Perth Golf Network uses the internet as a main source of information for members. All results and handicap updates will be posted on the evening of each event. We also use the site to let members know about club news, Golf Australia competitions, upcoming events, changes in playing dates and course information. The homepage contains a facebook feed which is updated regularly with new information.

PGN’s original launch promotion from 2013.

PGN’s Super Saturday Series @ Secret Harbour 2021

How to Book

Bookings at most home courses open two weeks prior to each competition. The earlier you book the greater your chance of getting a preferred tee time. Make all bookings directly through the pro shop of the course you wish to play.

When making bookings please state that you are with the Perth Golf Network and state the first initial and full surname of each player you are booking. If you are playing with a non-member book them in as a visitor. Please also state whether you are walking or require a Motorised cart.

Tee times can be booked from 7am  year round until no later than 12:00pm – this ensures that we have enough time to post results by 8pm on the night of the competition.

On the day

Arrive at least 20 minutes prior to tee-off. To ensure that all players get a chance to play groups will be required to tee-off on time with no exceptions! It is imperative that you call the pro shop asap if you pull out of your tee time or are running late! This will allow players searching for a game at late notice an opportunity to play in the competition.

These notes are only intended to assist in the general concept of how various competitions are played.

They must be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf.


This system of scoring by points was introduced by Dr Frank Stableford of the Wallasey Golf Club (Liverpool, England) in 1932 and is the most common event played at club level.

Stableford involves scoring points based on results at each hole. Using the index for each hole, players are able to make a mental allocation of their full handicap for each of the 18 holes. For example, a player on a handicap of 18 will add one shot to the par value of each hole to determine their own par for the hole. Thus a hole rated as a par 4 becomes a par 5 for the player.

The points scoring method is then calculated by allocating two points for a par, one point for one over, three points for one under, four points for two under, and so on. For example, a player receiving a stroke on a par 4 hole scores 4 giving them a net 3; for this the player receives 3 points. A player at a par 3 hole scores a 4 but does not receive a stroke; for this the player would receive 1 point.

Players who exceed their own par by two strokes score no points for the hole and, since they cannot improve on that result, they should pick up their ball. At the end of the round all points scored are added up and the player having the highest number of points is the winner.

When marking the score card, the number of strokes taken must always be shown for holes where points are scored. Thus, the card records both strokes and points.

Stroke (Medal)

The score at each hole is entered on the score card, totalled and the player’s full handicap deducted. The player who completes the stipulated round in the fewest net strokes is the winner. Usually a gross winner is also determined.


Players need to allocate full handicap strokes to each hole, as explained for Individual Stableford competition. Once players mentally determine their own par for each hole, the Individual Par competition challenges them to beat their own par. If players do exceed their par, they score a ‘+’ (plus) for the hole. If players equal their own par, they are said to have halved or squared the hole which is scored with an ‘O’. If par is not achieved, a ‘-‘ (minus) sign is recorded. At the end of the round the plus and minus signs are added and the net result written in as so many ‘up’, ‘down’ or ‘all square’.

A player is allowed their full stroke handicap and the strokes are taken at holes as indicated on the card. Where the handicap is more than 18, two strokes will be allowed on the number of holes that the handicap exceeds 18. These strokes will be taken in the same order as followed for the first 18 holes unless the index goes beyond 18.

Once again, when marking the score card, the number of strokes taken must always be shown for holes where an ‘O’ or ‘+’ is scored. Thus, the card records both strokes and plus, half or minus.

Ambrose Competition

This event can be played as a two, three or four-person event, although the four-person event is the most popular. Each player plays a tee shot at each hole.  The Captain then selects the best drive which is then played by its owner.  The other members retrieve their balls and in turn drop within one club-length of the selected position and play their second shots.  This procedure of selecting the best position continues until a ball is holed.  When on the green, balls are placed on the selected spot.

This event can be played as a gross event, with each group having a spread of handicaps, or as a handicap event where a fraction of the aggregate handicaps is used.  The most common method of determining handicap is: Two-person event – ¼ of aggregate stroke handicap; Three-person event – 1/6 of aggregate handicap; Four-person event – ⅛ of stroke handicap.


Why choose a Golf Australia handicap?

A Golf Australia handicap is the most recognised  in Australia.

How do I obtain an official GA handicap?

To obtain a GA handicap you must submit three 18 hole stroke cards which must be marked and signed by a member already with Golflink or a PGN member.  Once you have forwarded your 3 cards to our staff you will then be allocated your official handicap.

Which events can I play in with a GA handicap?

You are eligible to play in all PGN events which are displayed on our events calendar on our website. These include Sixteen weekly comps and a monthly challenge series as well as some special events. You are also eligible to play in GA sanctioned events such as the state amateur and many private club events such as Summer cups etc as well as ambrose events such as the Holden Scramble. You will need to check with individual courses on the eligibility to enter certain events.

What is Slope Rating/Scratch Rating?

The Slope Rating is a measure of how much the difficulty of a course increases for the handicap golfer. The Slope Rating determines how many handicap strokes you get from a specific set of tees. The Scratch Rating is what your score is compared against when it’s processed for handicapping.

Do I need to play in an official competition to get my handicap updated?

Yes. At this stage you must play in an official competition to get your handicap updated. Golf Australia is currently in discussions about this aspect of handicapping so stay tuned for more info.

How are the PGN events run?

For normal club comp days you book your own tee time. Arrive 20 mins before tee off. You will see a PGN representative who will assist you with any questions and help to join you with other players. You then pay your green fee to the Pro-shop and a $10 comp fee to PGN which will go towards prizes for the day. After your round  return to the Pro-shop and place your scorecard in the box provided. All results will be posted to the website by 9pm that evening and your handicap will be adjusted accordingly.

I am a single player and don’t have a regular group to play with?

PGN is designed for single and group players. If you are a single simply book in at your preferred tee time and either others will join you or you will be matched to an existing group.

How can I check my handicap?

Simply go to  www.golflink.com.au type in your GolfLink number and your current handicap will be displayed or click the tab on our website.

On course policies

Speed of Play
To ensure that all players are able to complete their rounds we need to set a maximum time of 4 hours and 15 minutes for each round. This should be ample time for a group of four players to complete the course and equates to just under 15 minutes per hole. It is the responsibility of the player with the lowest handicap in the playing group to make sure you are running on time.

Motorised Carts
It is imperative that Perth Golf Network Members do not break the Golf Course rules with regard to where the carts can go. Carts should remain within the marked cart areas and should NOT be driven onto tee boxes, through deep rough, or close to the greens under any circumstance. As a new club it is vital that our reputation as a playing group remain positive. Any one breaking the rules may risk being banned from playing on the golf course as per the course rules.

Hitting up on the Group in front
Please ensure that players in the group in front are out of reach before playing your shot.

Rules and  Etiquette
We will gradually try to educate our new members on rules and etiquette by posting a weekly update at the top of our results page after each event.

Competitions & Scoring

Your Scorecard
Please ensure that your scorecard includes the following information:

  • Player and Partner’s full name and handicap
  • The competition date
  • Both players signatures at the end of the round
  • Your results posted in the box on the top right hand side of the scorecard

Upon completion please put your scorecard in the “Entry Fees & Scorecards” box provided in the pro-shop.

Entering Competitions

Typically there will be an PGN staff member on hand to assist you with your competition entry and inform you of your daily handicap for the day. In the event there is no staff member on hand an “Entry Fee & Scorecards” box is situated in the pro-shop at each golf course. On top of the box we have provided envelopes and pencils. Each player in the competition should put their $10 entry fee into an envelope, print their name and your golflink # clearly on the front and place it in the box. This entry fee goes towards prizes for the day in the form of vouchers. Any vouchers won on the day will be uploaded into your members account and can be used to purchase pro-shop vouchers, special events or any other items within our online shop. Players who fail to enter their entry fee will be ineligible for the weekly competition prizes. Such players will still have their handicaps adjusted and their results added to the order of merit.


Competitions are held on Mondays at Kwinana, Hartfield and Joondalup, Tuesdays at Wanneroo and Marri Park, Wednesdays at Wembley and Sun City, Thursdays at The Vines and Maylands, Fridays at Kwinana, Wanneroo, Carramar and Hartfield, Saturdays at Whaleback and Marangaroo, Sundays at The Vines, Maylands, Meadow Springs and Sea View. In the event of a public holiday some of the competitions will be cancelled ( please check newsletters for updates) Perth  Golf  Network plays three different forms of competition stroke, stableford and par. To learn how to score these different formats click here

Handicapping System
The results of every scorecard will be used to calculate an official handicap for each player (all scorecards must be handed in upon completion of play). Players will need to submit 3 scorecards to receive a handicap. Men’s maximum handicap is 45, womens is 54.

All PGN events will be played from the most back tee markers that are out on the day


Prizes & Results

Weekly Competitions
Due to the wide spread in available tee times there is no daily prize ceremony. All results are posted on the Perth Golf Network website on the night of the competition. Any vouchers you win will be uploaded into your members account where they can accumulate. These vouchers can be used to purchase a variety of items in our shop including pro-shop vouchers, special events and more.

Club Championships
Club Championships are held in October and November and are based over two rounds of stroke play. You can enter two rounds anytime in the two months. You just need to stipulate before your round that it is the club champ round. Club Champions will be awarded for Overall Gross and Overall Net results and will be awarded for A, B, C and D Grades.

Order of Merit
The Order of Merit is a points system that rewards consistency and improvement throughout the year. Points are allocated based on your best 2 rounds for the month. All results are updated at the beginning of the following month and the winner will receive the prestigious “Blue Jacket” at the end of year presentations.

Match Play
The Match play championship is started in March each year and run all year with the final being played at the end or year day. This Series is open to all members and gives an opportunity to play match play in a competitive format.

Fee Structure

Fees are $259 per year to join the Perth Golf Network . Membership is valid for 12 months from date of joining.

Membership Eligibility

Membership in the Perth Golf Network  is open to individuals residing in Western Australia. Members will be required to provide their date of birth at the time of application and proof of age may be requested when seeking to receive Membership benefits. To be a Member, the Member must have a valid email address and Perth Golf Network Membership can only be held by an individual. Membership is not open to families, groups, companies, trusts, partnerships, other entities, government departments or agencies. Individual employees of a corporation or other entity can be enrolled as individual members.


Perth Golf Network prices are displayed with GST inclusive. All prices are in Australian Dollars.

Tax Invoice/Receipt

At the end of the payment process you will be emailed a tax invoice/receipt. This invoice can be printed for your reference. If you have provided us with an email address, you will also be sent an e-mail confirming the transaction as soon as your membership process is complete. The email typically includes the tax invoice as an attachment.

Credit Card

You can enter your entire credit card number via our secure server, which encrypts all submitted information. In the event of unauthorised use of your credit card, you must notify your credit card provider in accordance with its reporting requirements. Perth Golf Network will not be liable for unauthorised credit card use.


This Web site is secured with a Web Server Certificate. Transactions on the site are protected with up to 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer encryption.

No Warranties

This website may be accessed throughout Australia and overseas. Perth Golf Network makes no representation that the material on this website complies with the laws of any country outside Australia. If you access this website from outside Australia you are responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws in the place you are located.


All vouchers won during PGN competitions are valid for use by financial members on any products within our shop. Any non financial members vouchers will be expired 28 days after their membership has lapsed.

Governing Law

By renewing your membership through this website you accept that any disputes that may arise resulting from your on-line renewal shall be governed by the courts having jurisdiction in the State of Western Australia in Australia in accordance with the laws in force in the State of Western Australia in Australia.

Privacy Policy

We recognise the importance of your privacy. The Perth Golf Network abides by the Privacy Act 1988. A policy for the management of your personal information is set out in this document. For General Terms and Conditions of use of the Website please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

Information Collection and Use

When you submit an enquiry with us or join online, we ask for your name, email address and telephone number. Once you register and sign up for membership, you are not anonymous to us. We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, our cookie information and the page(s) you requested. We use your personal information to fulfil your requests for certain products and services, for other purposes to which you have consented and as authorised or required by law.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We may disclose your personal information to third parties when:
We have your consent to share the information;We need to share your information to provide you with the product or service you have requested;We need to send the information to companies or contractors who work on behalf of us to provide a product or service to you;Authorised or required by law; or We find that your actions on our web sites violate the Terms of Service or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services.


We will take reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse and loss from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.


You may request access to personal information we hold about you by contacting the Perth Golf Network. If you believe that the personal information we hold about you is incorrect, then you may request amendment of it.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on our webpage.

More information

Please contact: Paul Sinden and Adam Graham on phone: 0407 949 322
email: info@perthgolfnetwork.com.au


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