Gourmet food, wine & golf in Adelaide

Every Spring, Adelaide morphs into the ‘Festival City’, playing host to world-renowned Arts and Fringe festivals.

The city of Adelaide in South Australia is already recognised as a world leader in a number of areas. It regularly ranks as one of the world’s top 10 most liveable cities. Every Spring, it morphs into the ‘Festival City’, playing host to world-renowned Arts and Fringe festivals, as well as the unique WOMADelaide world music festival. What is not such common knowledge (yet!), is that golf in Adelaide is developing into a major domestic and international attraction, thanks to a unique golf & wine product called the ‘Four Reds’.


What is a Four Reds Golf & Wine holiday?

Adelaide’s four most prestigious golf clubs have partnered with four of South Australia’s best wineries and Golf Explorer to offer the ultimate golf and wine holiday packages.

Play at Royal Adelaide Golf Club, Grange Golf Club, Kooyonga Golf Club and Glenelg Golf Club, and at the end of each 18 holes, enjoy a bottle of specially selected premium red wine – each bottle valued over $100 – along with a tasting plate sourced from the gourmet producers of South Australia.

Four Reds Golf and Wine packages include golf, accommodation, transfers to and from the airport and hotel and golf courses, as well as gourmet wine and food experiences after each round. Any golf in Adelaide package can be tailored to meet the requirements of particular groups.

What makes a Four Reds golf holiday so unique?

Four Reds golf & wine tour is a convenient golf and city break in one! The size and accessibility of golf courses, wineries and tourism experiences in Adelaide make a Four Reds golf holiday work so well.  Known as the 20-minute city, transfers from the airport to a beach or city hotel, and then from the hotel to each of the 4 golf courses, take only 20 minutes.  It is rare in Adelaide to encounter traffic outside morning and evening rush hour. After all, who wants to be stuck in traffic on their holiday!

On a Four Reds break, you can stay in a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of vibrant Adelaide city, in the knowledge that your morning transfer to the golf course will take less than half an hour.  Lean on Golf Explorer’s insider knowledge to book yourself and your group into the best restaurants Adelaide has to offer, and supply recommendations for coolest laneway bars.

How popular are Four Reds Golf and wine packages?

In 2019 (pre-covid), more than 500 Australian and international golfers played golf in Adelaide through a Four Red package – many were returning clients. Even during pandemic hit 2020, demand for Four Reds holidays remained strong, with low-population Adelaide emerging as a relative safe haven of a city.

Why do groups love Four Reds golf in Adelaide?

In our experience, groups of 8 to 16 golfers tend to enjoy the Four Reds golf and wine experience the most because it’s a fantastically social. Picture finishing an intense 18-holes and then heading straight to the club house to enjoy generous artisan tasting platters and some of South Australia’s finest red wines. The perfect setting for some post round banter!

Groups also enjoy the fact that the logistics for a Four Reds golf tour are well and truly taken care of, meaning they simply have to turn up and enjoy it! Transfers, food and wine in the club house and even restaurant bookings and additional tours are all seamlessly organised by Golf Explorer.

What is the most popular Four Reds golf & wine package?

The Four Reds Vintage Experience is the most commonly booked package. Inclusions are as follows:

  • 6 nights’ at a 4 or 5 star hotel/apartments in Adelaide
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Private transfers (airport, hotel and golf clubs)
  • 4 rounds of golf (a single round at each of the Four Reds clubs)
  • Special Food & Wine experience at each golf club after your round (includes a premium local wine and a seasonal tasting plate)
  • Full day private wine tour to the Barossa Valley including VIP access to 3 wineries exclusive to Four Reds clients only.
  • Collect and return to your hotel
  • Sightseeing and restaurant recommendations

What is the best time of year to play golf in Adelaide?

Adelaide experiences hot, dry summers (Dec – Feb) and mild winters (June, July, August).  Four Reds golf packages can be played year-round, although if you are booking in the summer months, you would want to secure early morning tee times to beat the heat of the day.  If you are booking in the winter months, expect showers and bring warm clothing.

The shoulder months of March till May and September to December are ideal for playing golf in Adelaide.  Expect pleasant temperatures and dry sunny clear-blue sky days.

So, if you are a golfer looking to organise a much-needed group golf holiday, you would be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable, social golf and wine experience, than Adelaide’s Four Reds. Book now!