3 Best Golf Courses in Adelaide

3 Best Golf Courses in Adelaide

Adelaide is a golfer’s heaven and truly one of Australia’s best-golfing destinations. In addition to having a wide range of golf and non-golfing options to choose from, you can also experience some of Adelaide’s spectacular vineyards while celebrating the opening of the South Australian border.

In the modern era of course design, golf courses can be constructed with any element that an architect can dream up. In this regard, the golf courses in Adelaide may not just offer stunning ocean views or mountain backdrops, but a gentle meandering through the serene South Australian outback that stands up well to any artificial design.

As Adelaide has many of Australia’s best golf courses, here are the top 3 that you really ought to play at least once, if you love the game:

1) Glenelg Golf Club:

Just minutes away from Glenelg, this top 40-rated golf course is a major draw for golf enthusiasts. Starting with the turf quality, the club was established in 1927, particularly proud of the Santa Ana Couch on the tees and fairways and Bentgrass on the greens, which thrives in the cooler climate.

The course was designed by Herbert ‘Cargie’ Rymill, and it has natural contours and lots of vegetation based upon the original terrain of the area.

  • It features 49 hectares, 93 bunkers, 12 seasonal wetland areas, and superior course conditioning that results in fast, firm fairways
  • The Glenelg Golf Club offers a friendly environment, quality golf courses, and the opportunity to play golf
  • The 1.4-hectare wetlands support more than 50,000 native plants
  • Offer great membership privileges & opportunities

2) Grange Golf Club:

Australia’s best sporting venue, the Grange Golf Club, has two 18-hole championship courses rated highly worldwide. It was the first golf club in Australia to establish a wetlands and aquifer storage and recovery system, which offers many social and environmental benefits to the community and ensures the club’s water supply in the future. The golfers can relax and enjoy the well-landscaped surroundings whilst indulging in contemporary Australian cuisine using the best local produce.

In addition to hosting the Women’s Australian Open, the Grange Golf Club is also home to prestigious events such as the South Australian Open and the West Lakes Classic. 

3) Links Lady Bay:

Located on the Fleurieu Peninsula 70km south of Adelaide, Links Lady Bay is a spectacular golf experience that begins on the journey south from Adelaide with stunning views along the way. In the beautiful South Australian countryside, at The Links Lady Bay you feel as if you are far from it all with wild birds and kangaroos in their natural habitat.

Designed by Jack Newton, Graeme Grant and John Spencer, the Links Lady Bay features bent greens and is based on sand and comprises 18 hole Links Championship Golf Course.. With a slope rating of 140, Links Lady Bay is one of the toughest golf courses in the state, well worth the hour drive from Adelaide.


If you’re an avid golfer looking for some difficult courses at a great price, discover Australia with Oz Golf Tours. During your time in Adelaide, you’ll have the opportunity to try some of the world-class golf courses for yourself. On the tour, you can also visit many others of Australia’s top sights.

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