Held towards the end of January each year, The Wittenoom Cup Carnival, is a sensational 10 days of golf and arguably the State's largest and most successful mixed handicap carnival of the year. There are a variety of events and social functions throughout the Carnival. Participants don't necessarily play in all events, many golfers and their families make this time of year "holiday time" and enjoy all the delights that Albany and The Great Southern can provide.
In 1927, Charles Horne Wittenoom donated a handsome silver cup which carried his name, as the trophy of a yearly tournament. He also set the conditions of the competition, a Stroke handicap event to be played over 36 holes. Those conditions continue to this day. The Wittenoom Cup is played on the last weekend of the Carnival, 18 holes each day.
Since 2003, The Brenda Wittenoom Open, a competition for women golfers, has been held in conjunction with the Wittenoom Cup event. Brenda Wittenoom is the daughter-in-law of Charles.
Albany members look forward to catching up with those who have played at the Carnival over many years and to meeting those who are coming for the first time.
See "Wittenoom Cup" page for the lastest info on Wittenoom Cup Events.
The 2020 Wittenoom Cup Carnival dates are..... Friday 17th January to Sunday 26th January
Please see the fixtures calendar for event schedule... entry forms will be available from November 1st 2019.
Held over the long weekend at the beginning of March each year, the Albany Classic is one of the few regional qualifying events for the Golf WA prestigious Paxton Averages competition. The Classic is a 36 hole gross event played over 2 days with all players required to play one morning round and one afternoon round. There is also significant prizes for the net winners and place getters. The 2020 Classic will also include an event for women.