The Nullarbor Links Golf Course is an 18 hole course spread over 1,365 kilometres with one hole in each participating town or roadhouse along the Eyre Highway. Some holes are set up specifically for the course, others are a nominated hole at an established golf course.
Hole 16 of the Nullarbor Links Golf Course (or hole 3 in reverse) is at Kambalda Golf Club. It is a 392m Par 4 hole and is called Silver Lake in reference to Lake Lefroy situated next to Kambalda.
Lake Lefroy is about 510 square kilometres, sitting between Kambalda and Widgiemooltha. It is considered to be one of the best places to land sail due to its size and surface texture. Its flat smooth surface has been used for Australian land speed record attempts. In 2008, an English adventurer designed and built his own land yacht to attempt the world record for a wind powered vehicle but didn’t get favourable weather.
The Tee is devoted to Kevin Higgins who played a major role in the establishment of the Kambalda Football Club, Sub Junior Football Association, Volunteer Fire Brigade, Kambalda East Club, and the Bowling Club. Kevin played for the East Fremantle Western Australia Football League and selected in the Western Australian State Team in 1953, before moving to Kambalda in early 1967.
Next: Hole 17 – Golden Mile
Next Reverse: Hole 15 – Ngadju
To get there:
The Nullarbor Links Golf Course Hole 16 Silver Lake is located at the Fraser Range Station. It is about 130km north of Norseman in Western Australia and about 50km south of Kalgoorlie.
From Hole 15 Ngadju, leave the golf club heading back to the highway out of Morgan St and turn left. Follow the Coolgardie-Esperance Hwy for 111km and turn right towards Kalgoolie onto the Goldfields Hwy. Follow the Goldfields Hwy for 16km and turn right into the Kambalda Golf Course at the brown sign for Nullarbor Links Golf Course Silver Lake
From Hole 17 Golden Mile, turn left from the golf course heading south-west head back to the highway out of Morgan St and turn left. After 850m turn right onto Eyre Highway heading east and follow for about 102km. At Dempster Dr with the brown sign for Nullarbor Links Golf Course Sheep’s Back, turn right and follow for 2.4km, passing through Fraser Range Station. Hole 13 Sheep’s Back will be on your left.