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The Best Public Golf Courses in Adelaide

The Best Public Golf Courses in Adelaide

With lush fairways, crystal-clear ponds, and beautiful landscapes adorned with healthy pines and oak trees, the city of Adelaide boasts astonishing golf courses where everyone is welcome to play and have fun.

We have scanned the city and picked amazing public golf courses for you to try on. Continue reading to find out where you can showcase that Tiger Woods-level swing of yours!

North Adelaide Golf Course

North Adelaide Golf Course
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AddressStrangeways Terrace, North Adelaide
Opening HoursJan – 6:30 am – 8:00 pmFeb – 6:30 am – 7:30 pmMar – 7:00 am – 6:30 pmApr – 5:30 am – 5:00 pmMay, Jun, Jul – 7:00 am – 5:00 -pmAug, Sep – 6:30 am – 5:30 pmOct – 6:00 am – 7:00 pmNov 6:00 am – 7:30 pmDec 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Number of Holes and Length36 holes, 4,354 metres (North Course), 5,884 metres (South Course), 140 metres (Par 3)

If you want to play on a public golf course with paradise-like fairways, immaculate gum trees, and a scenic city backdrop, the North Adelaide Golf Course is the one for you. With 3 picturesque courses, this golf course was both calming and challenging for us!

The South Course has no water hazards or tall trees and is a little rough off the fairways, but overall, it might be very simple to navigate for expert golfers. Casual golfers, however, might have a lot of issues with this course’s length and landscapes.

Our plays here were quicker, and we actually lost fewer balls in this area because we could easily see where they were headed!

The North Course was also perfect for casual golfers like us because this spot was also easy to play on. 

This tree-lined course offered a really smooth playing surface (this is true all year round), and its rough had a lowered height, making our wayward balls easier to locate too! 

Lastly, the North Adelaide Golf Course had Par 3 which was the best course for us. The turf made teeing extremely easy and with only Par 3 holes, this spot was more fun than challenging for us!

For a Challenge: For beginners looking to test their skills, the South Course is the hardest course of the North Adelaide Golf Course. With rolling bunkered greens and 5,884 metres of length, no shot is too easy here!

Regency Park Community Golf Course

Regency Park Community Golf Course
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AddressDays Road, Regency Park
Opening HoursEvery day – 7: 00 am – 7:00 pm
Number of Holes and Length18 holes, 5,543 metres

Regency Park Community Golf Course is an exceptional golfing spot because it offers a playing field that has superb conditions all year round. 

With a natural playing surface that’s perfect for beginners and experts alike, this public golf course gave us a wonderful time!

This spot’s golf course is accessible to the public every single day of the year. And the good news is Regency Park Community Golf Course offers a Season Pass, which is a more convenient alternative for regular golfers who can play all year long.

Our kids love their mini golf course that was designed by SHANX, a company with internationally renowned architects. 

This kid-friendly golf course looked scenic and was easy to play on, perfect for bonding, and the best spot to train kids how to play golf!

For a Challenge: This golf course’s hardest hole is hole 7/16, as it is lined with bunkers that hinder anything short to medium distance off of the tee. Complete this hole for bragging rights!

Glanville Par 3 Golf Course

Glanville Par 3 Golf Course
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AddressDays Road, Regency Park
Opening HoursMonday-Friday – 8:00 am – 6:30 pmSaturday – 7:00 am – 6:30 pmSunday – 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Number of Holes and Length9 holes, 1,431 metres

For golfers searching for a golfing spot with added attractions, Glanville Par 3 Golf Course is the place to go, as it’s where you’ll find the historic Glanville Hall tower and gardens. 

We loved how it was a refreshing site that was surrounded by lush trees and an amazing community! We felt invigorated and welcomed on this golf course!

Built in 1968, this iconic golf course has tricky locations perfect for golfers looking to master their short game and newbies wanting to hone their golfing skills. We found this one to be extra challenging, but completing the holes here felt more fulfilling.

Since we didn’t have golfing equipment, we were glad that this golf course has a pro shop. This pro shop offered us the latest golfing needs such as apparel, accessories, buggy pants, bags, golf balls, and many more!

For a Challenge: Try this golf course’s Hole 4 if you want to challenge yourself to hit an extremely elusive par!

Westward Ho Golf Club

Westward Ho Golf Club
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AddressParks Golf, Military Road, West Beach
Opening HoursEvery day – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Number of Holes and Length18 holes, 2654 metres

Westward Ho Golf Club is top-notch because of its Patawalonga Course, a championship links-style layout full of water hazards, large undulating greens, countless bunkers, and tall trees. We had a hard time on this course, but it was fun and exciting!

The Patawalonga Course was so challenging and beautiful that it was even voted one of the best golf public courses in all of Australia in 2022. 

Based on our experience here, we’d even consider it not just one of the best but the best public course in the country!

We also tried Westward Ho Golf Club’s golf course for beginners named Executive 50 Course. 

The Executive 50 is a par 50 course with five par 4s and ten par 3s that all wound their way around the style fairways and links. This spot for newbies was the perfect place to relax after our session in the Patawalonga Course.

For a Challenge: With various obstacles like water hazards and uneven surfaces along the way, the Patawalonga Course will definitely test out your golfing skills! 
The Executive 50 Course also becomes harder during the afternoon, as this time of the day is when the sea breeze intensifies, making the ball very hard to control and the distance very complicated to gauge.

X-Golf Marion

X-Golf Marion
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Address838/842 Marion Rd, Marion
Opening HoursMonday-Thursday – 10:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday-Saturday – 10:00 am – 11:00 pm Sunday – 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

If you want to experience something new, X-Golf Marion is the go-to place, as this futuristic indoor course has modern golfing simulators that can provide players access to the world’s best golf courses. 

We tried their Practice and Fun mode games and had tons of fun!

Aside from the virtual golf, we also tried their 12-hole mini putt course, which was really enjoyable because of the various challenges. This mini putt course was also perfect for our kids because of the simple and playful design it had.

Aside from the golfing simulator and mini putt course, we also munched on their mouth-watering drinks and delicious meals. We found their cozy kiosks great spots to relax after we spent hours playing with their golfing simulators!

For a Challenge: If you want to raise the stakes with your friends, you may enter X-Golf Marion’s group competitions which include a Par 3 Challenge and a 2-Man Challenge. 
If you’re looking for individual glory, you can take the X-League challenge and compete with the best players of X-Golf Marion in the entire country! 

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