Is Four Reds the best group golfing experience in Australia?

Let’s have a closer look at the unique features of each of the Adelaide Four Reds golf clubs.

The fact you have landed on this page means you are most likely searching for the best group golfing experience you can find in Australia. Well, you’ve come to the right place!

Four Reds golf and wine packages to Adelaide offer groups of golfers the opportunity to play four of South Australia’s best golf courses and after each round, enjoy a bottle of specially paired premium wine – each bottle valued over $100 – along with a tasting plate sourced from the gourmet producers of South Australia. Many golfers believe that Four Reds is hands down the best group golfing holiday in Australia, which explains the high return rate year after year.

Featured in Australia’s Golf Digest Magazine

Over the years, Four Reds golf and wine packages have been featured in many prominent golf magazines, not least Australia’s Golf Digest magazine. One of the most notable write ups was by author, columnist, broadcaster and TV presenter, Andrew Daddo. After enjoying the Four Reds Vintage Package he concluded; ‘The Four Reds experience gives you the opportunity to reconsider the traditional take on the group golf trip. It’s, dare I say it, very Adelaide. It’s also very simple – four great courses followed by four great South Australian wines at the 19th hole.’

The Golf

They may be less well known than their Victorian Sandbelt cousins, but all four premier golf courses in Adelaide are absolutely world-class. For any serious golfer, looking to play the best golf courses in Australia, you’ll be looking to tick Grange Golf Club, Glenelg Golf Club, Kooyonga Golf Club, and Royal Adelaide Golf Club, off your list. They are all located within spitting distance of the spectacular South Australia coastline and are built on the unique red sand of the region, capturing the traditional outback spirit of Australia, hence the ‘Four Reds’.

Let’s have a closer look at the unique features of each of the Adelaide Four Reds golf clubs.

The Grange Golf Club

Grange Golf Club includes two internationally rated 18-hole championship golf courses, the East Course and the West Course. The East Course was redesigned by legendary Australian golfer Greg Norman in 2012 and has produced a championship layout that will challenge and reward players of all skills. The West Course has hosted to Australian Women’s Open in recent years (2016 & 2019) and is a favourite of the tour players. Both courses at Grange Golf Club rank within the top 50 golf courses of Australia and are well-known venues for major golf tournaments, having hosted many PGA events.

Glenelg Golf Club

Glenelg Golf Club is a relative hidden gem in the Australian golfing landscape. If you are looking out for a world-class golfing challenge, then Glenelg Golf Club should be on your bucket-list. Established in 1927, it ranks within the top 40 golf courses in Australia, but many golfers comment that it’s condition and playability make you question why it is not ranked higher. Tough and scenic, it’s 93 red sand bunkers will give any decent golfer a run for their money. World-famous singer/songwriter Lloyd Cole has even claimed, “if I was to be a member of a club in Adelaide I’d probably choose Glenelg, if they’d have me…”

Kooyonga Golf Club

This golf course has been a venue for many international and interstate championships. The Kooyonga Golf Club has also earned for itself a high ranking among the best private clubs in Australia. Kooyonga has numerous elevation changes throughout its 18 holes and the challenging layout can provide you with one of the best golfing experiences of your lifetime. Kooyonga Golf Club has also hosted the Men’s and Women’s Australian Open.

Royal Adelaide Golf Club

Ranked within the top 100 golf courses in the world, The Royal Adelaide Golf Club is widely considered to be one of the best golf courses in Australia. Formed in 1892, and re-design by renowned golf course architect Dr Alister MacKenzie in 1926, Royal Adelaide Golf Club lies just 20 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD and 2 kilometres from the coast. Having hosted many of Australia’s most prominent golf tournaments and more recently international tournaments as well, it is a beautifully maintained course that will challenge the best of golfers.

What’s included in a Four Reds Package?

Any Four Reds package, be it the Vintage Experience, the Cellar Door Experience or the 72-hole Golf Challenge, will include a round on all four of the golf courses above, as well as a wine and gourmet food experience in the clubhouse afterwards. Packages also include all hotel, golf course and airport transfers, as well and 4 or 5-star accommodation (stay at the beach or in the heart of Adelaide city!). Golf Explorer is also happy to recommend and book Adelaide’s best restaurants for groups to ensure your evening dining experience is just as outstanding as the golf.

Four Reds golf and wine breaks have become so popular that many golfing groups return year after year, to enjoy this unique relaxed, social experience. As Bernie Lloyd, group leader from Barwon Heads Golf Club, Victoria commented, “The Golf Explorer Four Reds experience has been superlative. The logistics have been that well managed that we haven’t had to think of anything, except ourselves. That’s just what you want on a group golfing holiday.”

International visitors

Over the years, many of our international clients have chosen to book the Four Reds golf and wine experience in Adelaide because it combines their love of golf, wine and gourmet food and travel experiences in one short four-day package. After all, where else in the world do you get to play beautifully manicured courses, complete with outback, red sand bunkers?! Why not tag on a Four Reds golf break to your longer Australia wide golf tour. Many clients have commented that it turned out to be the highlight of their Australian golf holiday.

Get booking!

So, what are you waiting for? If you enjoy golf, fine wine and gourmet food in equal measures, then speak to Golf Explorer today about planning your group golfing holiday to Adelaide today. Check out our Four Reds packages for the lowdown on what’s possible, while keeping in mind that any Four Reds holiday can be tailored to suit the budget and requirements of your group.

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