Vines Golf Club of Reynella
18 Holes
PAR 71
6091 M


The Vines Golf Club of Reynella is located right in the wineries district of the Southern Lofty Ranges of South Australia.

The course is maintained to a very high standard with quick greens and lush fairways and has a distinct country and bush land feel, with many old trees and plentiful wildlife.

The terrain is a feature of the scenic layout with many gentle undulations, dog-legs and sweeping views throughout.

4 Reviews
I played my second round at the Vines today, while I enjoy the layout of the course it is definitely let down by its barren, dry fairways. They obviously have a problem with water supply in summer and to their credit the greens are in decent condition, but the fairways are dead, dry and just plain dusty for the most part! Tight lies are good but not when they're due to dead grass. The bunkers are also in poor condition, very hard and not much sand. The course is a little challenged for space with many greens and teeing grounds grouped close together and crossing over at a few points. Not what I expected for a well-spoken-of private club but I would like to player there in the cooler months to see how the fairways present in winter time. The hole designs are nice and provide some challenges, Best advice is to not stray too far off the fairways as finding a ball in amongst the foliage that lines the rough is Tricky! Worth a round if you get a Scoopon deal but not good value otherwise.
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Established in 1925 as a 9-hole links course in the suburb of Marino, during the early 1960s land was purchased in its current location to expand to 18-hole layout. In the late 1990s, the club was renamed to The Vines Golf Club of Reynella. The Vines now measures 6098m Par 71 with four par 3s ranging from 129-185m, eleven par 4s ranging from 325-430m and three par 5s ranging from 441-482m. Course has a mixture of penncross and seaside bent grass greens which are medium-sized about 15-30m long which are smooth with good speed. The course has Santa Ana couch grass fairways and rough within a mature-sized tree-lined layout. In terms of hazards, there are 4 unbunkered holes (at 2, 3, 9 & 13) with a total of 29 bunkers on the course. The course has 5 storage dams which can store nearly 100 ML of water with about 80% from stormwater harvesting but an amount also comes from the course run-off, also the club uses about 20% of bore water to irrigate the course. The water hazards only come into general play on the 2nd hole. FRONT NINE highlights include: the 358m slight bend left 2nd (index 8) which plays gently downhill with 2 red-staked storage dams/ponds along the left to a bunkerless green; the 185m 6th (index 11) with an elevated tee about 10-15m above the green which is guarded by 3 rightside bunkers; and the 430m slight bend right 9th (index 4) is a long Par 4 which plays gently downhill to a bunkerless green. The par 3s (at 3, 6, 10 & 14) are not as well-bunkered and varied in length and strategy but with the front nine Par 3s playing gently downhill whilst the back nine Par 3s playing gently uphill. The pick of the par 3s is the 6th. The par 5s (at 1, 5 & 13) are not overly long or challenging but play mostly gently uphill to a bunkered green. The pick of the par 5s is the 5th. The back nine is shorter but is more challenging and more bunkered than the front nine. There are no long Par 3s greater than 185m but there are 3 long Par 4s greater than 400m on the course which all play gently downhill to the green. The closing four Par 4 holes have more pronounced doglegs with the greens not visible from the tee mounds and are all worthy of attention: the 365m slight bend right 15th (index 9) with a blind teeshot over a crest about 200m off the tee to a green with 3 bunkers; the 338m 16th (index 13) which doglegs 45 degrees right from 200m off the tee to a green with 3 bunkers; the 325m sweeping dogleg right 17th (index 7) which doglegs 60 degrees right to a green with 3 bunkers; and the 406m slight bend left 18th (index 3) is another long Par 4 which plays gently downhill with a bunker 20-30m short left of the green. Course elevation ranges from 140m above sea level along the north-western corner of the course at the clubhouse and 1st & 10th tees to approximately 180m above sea level at the elevated 6th tee. Course access is from Pine Road at the eastern end of Reynell Road (at the corner of Reynell Road & Mark Street) in the southern suburb of Woodcroft. Played here 18th October 2012 with a member's guest rate of $30 or $42 for interstate or any non-member green fee players. I'd recommend a round here at the longest and one of the most challenging Par 71 layouts in the state.
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This is another great golf course around Adelaide. The course condition is well maintained with nice fairway and green. Though the fairway is wider but it's not easy to get a par since there are a few long par 4s such as hole 9 is 430 meter and hole 12 is 411 meter. I would recommend you add this course to your list when you visiting Adelaide. Though it's a private club, they normally open to public Sunday afternoon and you can call pro shop to book a time. The staff is also friendly. I would rate it with 4+ star.
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The course has come along way in the last ten years. From dry in summer to boggy in winter, The Vines of Reynella (formerly Marino GC) is now flurishing with Santa Anna Kouch fairways, with firm coverage all year round, with good drainage and under ground watering system.

It is a challenging course for all levels of golfers.

Do your self a favour and play this vastly improved course.

I would rate it in the top 5 courses in the state.

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Golf Course Details
Reynella Road, Adelaide
Adelaide, SA 5159, Australia
Proshop: (08) 8381 3300
General: (08) 8381 1822