Glenelg Golf Club

Paired Wine:

Henschke Keyneton Euphonium Blend (Barossa Valley)
Recognised as one of Australia’s premier golfing facilities, Glenelg Golf Club offers a world class challenge. The course complexity is envied by many rival clubs, while its strategic design elements, impeccable turf quality and beachside aspects provide for a truly memorable day of golf.

Established in 1927, Glenelg Golf Club has played an important role in South Australian golfing history. It has successfully hosted many amateur and professional golf tournaments and has been highly commended by participants, officials and spectators alike.

Acknowledged as a national Top 30 golf course, Glenelg Golf Club offers a true world class challenge and is recognised as one of Australia’s premier golfing facilities. Distinct course complexity, strategic design elements and impeccable turf quality provide a memorable challenge and experience for all players.

The golf course was built upon a sandy marsh with Pine Hill as the dominant landmark. Pine Hill now features prominently in the design of holes 8 through to 13, where the course weaves between tall, established pines, providing some spectacular vistas and challenging shot-making opportunities.  The par 71, 18-hole championship course has gently undulating couch fairways with revetted edge style bunkering. The variety of holes provides an array of risks and options which sets it apart from other major courses in South Australia.  Traditional links characteristics add to the golfing experience, with natural sand dunes and native vegetation playing their parts. Much of the golf course has undergone management and restoration to properly accord with the environment and local flora.

Brendan James, Editor of Golf Australia magazine: “It has been transformed by an extensive redesign. Glenelg is no longer just one of Adelaide’s premier layouts. It has blossomed to become one of Australia’s elite courses.” Golf Australia magazine, January 2013.

Singer/Songwriter, Lloyd Cole: “If I was to be a member of a club in Adelaide I’d probably choose Glenelg, if they’d have me…” Golf Australia magazine, November 2014.

TV presenter Andrew Daddo: “How did they keep Glenelg a secret? It’s as good as anywhere. It’s like a Melbourne Sandbelt course without the Melburnians. It’s fantastic.” Australian Golf Digest, October 2014.

Your Food & Wine Experience

After a round of golf, Glenelg Golf Club serves Four Reds clients with Henschke Keyneton Euphonium, a blend of Shiraz, Cab Sav and Merlot from one of the world’s greatest wine producers. This is accompanied by a tapas plate from the chef’s selection of seasonal hot and cold produce.

Tasting notes:

Deep red magenta in colour. An intense nose of dark forest fruits, plums, dried herbs and spices with hints of anise, cassis and cedar. The concentrated palate is lush and rich showing bright fruit characters; nicely textured with velvety tannins, elegant structure and long a finish.

Henschke Four Reds Vintage Experience

Book the Four Reds Vintage Experience and you’ll do a private tour of the Barossa Valley. As part of that you’ll join Henschke’s VIP Tour & Tasting, offering exclusive access to one of the world’s most famous vineyards, Hill of Grace, together with a tour of the historic working winery and a comprehensive tasting in their private cellar.

(Subject to availability.)

Course Information

Location:

James Melrose Road
NOVAR GARDENS SA 5040

Club Website:

https://www.glenelggolf.com

Club Founded:

1927

Course Architect(s):

  • Herbert “Cargie” Rymill (1927)
  • Vern Morcom (1948)
  • Neil Crafter & Bob Tuohy (1998-ongoing)

Major Events:

2019 Queen Sirikit Cup

Club Facilities:

  • Driving range
  • Two practice putting greens
  • Short game practice facility
  • Bar & Bistro
  • Pro Shop
  • Function & conference rooms
  • Extensive car parking

Course Rankings:

Australian Golf Digest (2018): 36
Golf Australia Magazine (2018): 30

Number of Holes:

18

Course Length:

Men 6,234m / Women 5,549m

Course Par:

Men 71 / Women 74

Course Ratings:

Men 74 / Women 76

Glenelg Golf Club