Central Australia
Alice Springs Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 72
6196 M
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The sporting showpiece of this unofficial capital of Central Australia is the stunning Alice Springs Golf Club which boasts one of the world’s finest desert venues set in the foothills of the majestic MacDonnell Ranges. With several quality hotels backing onto the course why not stay a couple of days and enjoy the magnificent scenery.

The Alice Springs course has earned rave reviews from golfers world-wide as a course of unique charm blended with some subtle severity. Accuracy is a must and even the boldest hitters must harness their power and replace it with discretion to ensure a safe landing, rather than challenge the menacing spinifex which lurks at the edges of the fairways.

10 Reviews
freowho

I was a bit disappointed but maybe the course has been talked up a bit too much given they are growing grass in the desert. Although Traeger Park is pretty lush so it might just be budget. Maybe it was just the time of year but the main issue I had with the conditioning is that it made some of the holes overly difficult. I had a number of tee shots go down the middle of the fairway only to watch the ball roll into the rough and the rough is gravel. I wasn't in the comp so I just placed my ball in the fairway to not damage my clubs. I can't fault the course architect as the green complexes and strategy were very good. The green on the par 3 12th is excellent. It is a long par 3 without any bunkers but a mound built into the front of the green dictates which way the ball travels making placement of the tee shot important. Another par 3, the 5th also had an excellent green. It is very short at 120m but the front part of the green is very narrow and long rewarding accuracy over distance. The back nine is a pretty dull piece of land however the front nine is excellent with lots of changes in elevation and doglegs around the rocky hills. My favourite hole is the 8th. A downhill mid length par 4 that doglegs to the right with the fairway narrowing past the 150 marker and then rising slightly to a green with 3 different levels protected by a number of bunkers. The 4th is also a favourite as there is nothing like seeing a tee shot where you can take the driver out of the bag and try and launch the ball as far as possible. Every course needs a few of these tee shots.

The pro shop staff were very freindly and helpful.

Price is not really comparable because they have a captive market but if it was in the big cities I think $30 would be more appropriate than $48.

Pleasant game but not a must play.
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wedgeman
Alice Springs Golf Club is located in the suburb of Desert Springs and plays its way through modern estate homes and rocky outcrops with great views of the MacDonnell Ranges. In the warmer months when the frost doesn’t discolour the playing surfaces, the course has a great contrast with the arid and barren landscape that dominates this region. There are only a couple of water hazards on the course but the thick rocky scrub and harsh spinifex that lines most fairways puts a strong emphasis on driving accuracy and makes ball retrieval almost impossible. Precise iron play is a must at Alice with heavy bunkering and shapely greens that offer up some treacherous putts if you approach inaccurately. Highlights on the front nine include the scenic downhill par 3 3rd and the right dogleg par 4 8th with an elevated tee, a narrow fairway lined by rocky scrub with an elevated green protected by two deep bunkers. The back nine features the only two permanent water hazards which border the 10th fairway and the 17th green. The 346m par 4 18th is the easiest hole on the course and plays uphill with a lone tree to avoid off the tee, a sandy waste area at a driving distance and four bunkers guarding the final green. Consistently sitting inside Australia’s top 100 golf courses, Alice Springs boasts a well designed and interesting layout that tests golfers of all levels as well as providing a relaxing atmosphere with a stunning backdrop that the city is known for. If you get the opportunity to visit Australia’s red centre then make sure your clubs are packed as a round at Alice won’t disappoint. $48 for 18 holes.
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jimmyjoe69
A magnificent course!! Weather was fantastic as well which made the day more enjoyable. Overall a good challenge for all golfers with no hole the same. If you are a little erratic off the tee, you are met with some interesting lies, but being in the middle of the desert, you would expect that. Greens were in top condition and quite fast. Steve Tieck (professional) was very friendly and helpful. The views made for good photos as well. Great day!
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mtr
Made welcome by Steve Tieck the Pro - ex Cowra NSW. Course was in great condition and offers a number of challenges. It is truly amazing how they can keep it in such "tip top" shape under such harsh weather conditions. A must if in the Alice - we will be back if going north.
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mountainman
I played this course last week, after I had been eyeing it off for a long while and I wasn't going to miss the opportunity on my first visit to Alice Springs. The first thing I have to say is the club pro and his staff were very helpful and made me feel most welcome. I had only planned to play one round, but was drawn back for a second, enjoying the first round so much. It is basically a flat track that has some very challenging holes that wind through rocky outcrop and desert type scrub. Anything off the fairways can cause grief and there are numerous bunkers to gobble up wayward balls, although you should always have a good lie, as the faces of the bunkers are rock hard and balls end up rolling into good positions. There are only two water hazards and you would have to hit very wayward shots for these to be a problem. The fairways are a combination of couch and kikuya and they were not brilliant, still being winter and struggling with the below freezing nights. The greens are large, hard and fast. They are very true, so get the line and speed right and you won't have to worry about the ball moving off line. My pick of holes was the par 4 8th. All downhill with one of the narrowest fairways on the course and guarded by rocky outcrops and scrub on both sides and bunkers. This is a course that can easily be walked, but I probably would hire a cart in summer and tee off early or late, as the area experiences extremely hot summers. If your in Alice Springs don't skip having a hit at this great course.
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evergladescc
Beautiful green lush grass large greens Amazing views The best pro shop and a massive clubhouse. THEY SHOULD HAVE THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN OR AUSSIE MASTERS THERE I'M NOT KIDDING IN PERFECT CONDITION!
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Golf Course Details
ADDRESS
Cromwell Drive, Alice Springs
Central Australia, NT 0870, Australia
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Proshop: 0889526575
General: 0889521921
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