Adelaide Hills
Aston Hills Golf Club at Mount Barker
18 Holes
PAR 71
5567 M


Mt Barker-Hahndorf Golf Club is a friendly Golf Club steeped in history and tradition and is a picturesque, easy-walking course lined with majestic gum trees, located in the Adelaide Hills.

The course is ideal for golfers of all abilities and ages to enjoy, while still presenting a challenge to the competitive.

Measuring 5,614 metres, the 18-hole course has a par 70 rating, offering a comfortable easy walk with gentle undulations, lush fairways and excellent greens. Strategically placed ponds and creeks will keep all golfers honest and on their toes.

The fully licensed Clubhouse is open to the public and offers panoramic views of the course, with the club welcoming members and green fee players alike.

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5 Reviews
Played here for the first time today. This is a good course, with some narrow fairways, well guarded by tall overhanging trees. As on most courses, straight or well shaped shots are well rewarded off the tee, to unlock the opportunities to shoot for the greens. Wayward shots will be swallowed up by the trees. Course is in good condition, there are several but not excessive bunkers & summer sees mostly dried up water hazards. Greens are reasonably fast.
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Very hard to be fair when playing the course after a week of rain. Preferred lie to clean mud off your ball tee to green. Said greens were soft, yet hard to read. The course has clever dog legs, some tough long par fours and tricky elevated greens. Looks like an interesting, fun 18, but NOT when wet. Nice clubhouse with friendly members, some of whom travel from Adelaide to play, so the value is there. Visit when dry. The Relic.
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With the closure of Harndorf Golf Club the 2 clubs merged in 2007 to form Mt Barker-Harndorf with the current course location being developed in the late 1970's with the clubhouse being officially opened in 1980. Mt Barker-Harndorf now measures 5567m Par 70 with four par 3s ranging from 144-178m, twelve par 4s ranging from 263-417m and two par 5s ranging from 450-478m. The parkland-style tree-lined layout has lush Santa Ana couch grass fairways and teebeds with patches of clover and rye grass. The medium-sized bent grass greens are smooth with good speed. The rough is a mixture of bare patches and clumps of clover/rye/Santa Ana couch grasses. In terms of hazards, there are only 7 bunkered holes with a total of 16 bunkers on the course. There are also up to 6 ponds and a few other yellow-staked burns/creeks, which traverse some fairways. Highlights include: the 406m slight bend right 3rd (index 3) which like the 1st is a long 400m+ Par 4 holes with a bunkerless green; the 370m slight fairway bend right 9th (index 5) with a red-stake pond along the right rough off the tee to the largest green on the course with dimensions 25m x 20m; the 165m 12th (index 8) which is the most bunkered hole on the course with 4 bunkers guarding the 25m long x 15m wide green which is slightly below the teebed; the 336n straight 13th (index 6) with a red-stake pond in the right rough about 180-230m off the tee to a 20m long x 8m wide green guarded by a bunker short; the 370m slight bend right 16th (index 2) with a blind teeshot over a small crest near the tee to a left-sloping fairway with OOB far right to green which is well guarded by 3 bunkers; and the 309m 18th (index 9) which doglegs 90 degrees left from 150m off the tee with a row of trees blocking the view of the green and a 5m wide yellow-staked burn which cuts across the fairway at the dogleg corner about 110m from the green which is guarded by 3 bunkers. The back-to-back Par 5s at 5 & 6 play similar to each other and aren't overly challenging with no bunkers and a small yellow-staked pond/gully, which crosses the fairway near the green. The par 3s (at 2, 4, 12 & 15) play similar in approach and length with the greens slightly below the tee and apart from the 12th none are bunkered, which make them easy to attack. The pick of the par 3s is by far the 12th. Overall, the shorter back nine has some more interesting holes with good bunkering. The opening par 4s only defence is its length as the general lack of bunkering on the front nine is one of the course's criticisms. Apart from the opening par 4s, most par 4s here not long with the greens slightly hidden from view off the tee. Course access is from Bald Hills Road about 1.5km east of the Mt Barker city centre. Course elevation is approximately 320m above sea level, which is slightly below the elevation of Mt Barker city centre itself. Played here 16/10/2012 with $26 weekday green fees and $30 weekend green fees. Overall, the course conditioning is good here and I'll recommend a round here.
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Mt Barker is a pretty flat tree lined course with immaculate greens which demand respect. It's an easy 20 minute drive from Adelaide with cheap green fees ($26)! I've been playing here off and on for a number of years and the course is undergoing a couch upgrade of their fairways. Looks like they'll be in superb nic in the coming months. There's nothing easy about the opening stretch of holes . Hole 1 must be the toughest opening hole in South Australia. 420m Index 1! Long drive through 2 large gums to elevated green. Hole 3 406m Index 3. Dogleg right to slightly elevated green.(Index 3). There are back to back par 5's in Holes 5 and 6 with a genuine par 4 9th (especially from the tips) with large water hazard right and small winding hazard left. Back nine is shorter with a couple of quirky holes but by no means take them for granted. I like the Hole 13 and 16 (strong par 4's) and the par 3 12th and 15. Infact all of the par 3's are strong around here. Nice clubhouse with lovely verandah especially in Summer. I like Victor Harbour and Links Lady Bay but for those looking for a quick hike up the freeway from Adelaide this is a must play for those coming to visit.
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A great little hills course than i play throughout the year. This review is from the comp tees. Year round it is green & lush- ( a Sherwood forest type of lush) & this can be a nice change in summer. Its fair to say a couple of degrees cooler in summer too. Some of the bird life ( not the skirt type) can border on fluro in colour they are so vibrant & healthy.A very good thing. The front 9 is a little more roomy & accomodating although trees line both sides of the fairway front 9 & back. The wind can be killer & is usually a SE or gully breeze. The front 9 is for setting up your score. Back to back Par 5’s are nice. Greens are quick & have subtleness that should be respected, perhaps not as true as Glenelg or Gawler but probably the best of public courses near Adelaide. The back 9 is often a hybrid or iron off the tee. Without position you won’t have ANY line to the green. Too long an iron in & you’ll never stop the ball on the green. 14th is my most loathed hole as the trees preclude a fade or draw onto a thin green that slopes left to right & back to front. Most of the greens are somewhat elevated which grates me personally. Just one of those things. A fun course. Players off singles here travel very nicely at ANY course in the state.

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Golf Course Details
435 Bald Hills Road, Mount Barker
Adelaide Hills, SA 5251, Australia
Proshop: 08 8391 0088
General: 08 8391 0547