Johnnie Walker Classic Course

PHUKET, THAILAND - MARCH 02: Anton Haig of South Africa plays his second shot on the par 4, 8th hole, his penultimatel hole during the second round of the 2007 Johnnie Walker Classic on the Canyon Course at the Blue Canyon Country Club on March 2, 2007 in Phuket, Thailand. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)The 2009 Johnnie Walker Classic will be hosted again in Perth, Australia, this time at the the Vines Resort and Country Club where the 2006 Johnnie Walker Classic was held.

Located in the gorgeous Swan Valley in Perth, Australia, the resort is close to many recreational activities apart from golf, such as wineries, high end and budget restaurants and is a peaceful getaway for holiday makers and golf fans!

Perth is the capital of Western Australia, and is also the largest city in the state and fourth largest in the Country. This strangely isolated city is known for its cultural diversity, being so close to Asian countries such as Indonesia and Singapore.

In 2008 the Johnnie Walker Classic was hosted for the first time in India, at the DLF Golf & Country Club near New Delhi.

Aakash Ohri, General Manager of the DLF Golf & Country Club, says, “DLF is extremely proud to be the host club to the Johnnie Walker Classic, which is recognised as one of the top tournaments in international golf, and we are working towards providing a very exciting, challenging and fun-packed experience for the players.”

The course for 2009

The Vines Resort and Country Club has a 36-hole layout consisting of The Lakes and Ellenbrook courses and boast specacular landscaping by Graham Marsh and Ross Watson. Both courses are regularly featured in the Top 20 Courses every year.

Often referred to as the home of tournament golf in Australia, the resort has played host to several top golf tournaments including the Heineken Classic from 1993 to 2001, the 2006 Johnnie Walker Classic, and the Lexux Cup (LPGA) in 2007.

The course for 2008

The 2008 Johnnie Walker Classic course was the DLF Golf & Country Club was an exclusive 18-hole, par-72 course, designed by golfing great Arnold Palmer. It first opened for play in 1999. It also boasts India’s only night golfing facility, and a clubhouse designed by architect Hafeez Contractor.

Like other Palmer-designed courses, the 7250-yard DLF championship course has been created to harmonise with its surrounding environment, with an emphasis on natural beauty. The course is situated below the gently rolling Aravalli Hills, in park ground that includes five lakes, waterfalls, and about 14,000 trees. As well as large bodies of water, it includes signature Palmer white-sand bunkers, with buffers between fairways. Specialised turf and efficient drainage ensure that the Johnnie Walker Classic course is playable within half an hour of a downpour.

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