Tanunda Pines Golf Club is a stunning 18 hole, par 72, championship golf course set in the heart of the Barossa Valley. Home to an abundance of native bird and animal life, one-hundred-year-old gum trees line fairways that undulate across hilltops with views over Jacob's Creek and St Hallett vineyards from several vantage points.
Established in 1938, this now privately owned public access course has recently undergone a transformation with the introduction of six newly designed holes, elevating it to one of Australia's finest regional woodlands golf courses.
• 18 holes for two players including a cart
• Tee times - Seven Days (Saturday after 11am)
• Buy Now Play Now! Valid for three months from date of purchase
Adelaide is blessed with several fine golf courses with Royal Adelaide, Kooyonga, The Grange and Glenelg at the top of the order. However, there are others to consider as well, especially if one decides to visit the fabulous Barossa Valley wine region where Tanunda Pines weaves its fairways among 100-year-old gnarly gums alive with what seems to be every variety of native parrot in the nation. The course itself has surprisingly sandy loam as a base. This makes for excellent, tightly packed fairways and fast greens. The great Scottish architect Alister Mackenzie visited Adelaide in the early 1920s and wrote: "The ideal hole is surely one that affords the greatest pleasure to the greatest number, gives the fullest advantage for accurate play, stimulates players to improve their games and never becomes monotonous. Multiply that by 18 and you have an ideal golf course." Well, Tanunda Pines fits nicely into that description. Tee shots demand technique as much as power, approach shots that employ the old grey matter, tight fairways and fast greens- it's got the lot.