The discovery of gold by Paddy Hannan in 1893 led to one of Australia’s great gold rushes.
Since then, Kalgoorlie-Boulder has developed into a major service hub for Western Australia’s active resource industry. Dominated by magnificent historic architecture, Hannan and Burt Streets provide a focus for modern cafes, restaurants and accommodation, hotels, clubs and watering holes.
The huge KCGM Super Pit stretches along the eastern flank of the twin City, pointing north toward the Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame – a showcase of the mining industry.
Surrounded by beautiful forest, the golden City boasts colourful characters and culture, world-class sporting and indoor swimming facilities, traditional two-up games, and the famous Race Round.
Hole 18: CY O’Connor
Par 4 – 365m
The Pipeline CY O’Connor built tells the story of the Mundaring to Kalgoorlie pipeline designed by Engineer-in-Chief CY O’Connor.
The pipeline carries fresh water from the hills on the outskirts of Perth to the eastern goldfields of Western Australia, across a distance of 560 kilometres. It took five years to build and was completed in 1903.
It is still in use today and supplies water through 8000 kilometres of pipe to almost 100,000 people and 6 million sheep throughout the goldfields and surrounding agricultural areas.