Barossa Valley
Sandy Creek Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 72
6075 M
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The challenging sand belt course is widely recognised for having some of the best putting surfaces in South Australia.

Established in 1904, the Sandy Creek Golf Club is located in the World famous Barossa Valley wine region, just 50 minutes from the Adelaide CBD.The picturesque 18-hole, par 72 course (6095 metres) provides the complete golfing experience, with superbly manicured greens, lush fairways and several holes featuring well positioned water hazards and bunkers.

The challenging sand belt course is widely recognised for having some of the best putting surfaces in South Australia and in 2015 played host to the South Australian State Foursomes Championships.

Sandy Creek Golf Club warmly welcomes visitors and boasts significant practice facilities including a 320m driving range, practice bunker and two practice greens, plus a fleet of modern electric carts.

This is complemented with a fully equipped professional shop run by Certified PGA Professional Brayden Wauchope.

The Clubhouse and extensive deck area overlook the 17th fairway and 18th green providing the perfect setting to relax after your round and enjoy a selection of local Barossa wines or local and imported beers & cider. A new, regionally focussed food menu is also available on weekends & selected weekdays and can be enjoyed by golfers and non-golfers alike.

The Clubhouse can be booked for functions including trade days, dinners, parties, seminars and other activities with tailored packages to suit individual requirements.

If you are visiting the Barossa Valley Wine region for a few days an excellent range of Stay & Play packages can be arranged through our accommodation partner Getaways SA, including airport transfers & cellar door & scenic tours.

9 Reviews
tzeres
Fantastic course. Played here a week ago and the course condition was excellent, greens were very fast and could not fault the fairways. For the Sunday golfer it was a challenging course but still very enjoyable. We tee'd off early so initially there was a lot of dew on the greens however this didn't really effect the speed, especially on the bounce from approach shots, once the course dried it was very slick. Loved playing here and will return, definitely worth the $40 green fees and 49min drove from Adelaide.
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q-tip
Time for an updateGawler measures 6095m Par 72 with four par 4s ranging from 114-170m, ten par 4s ranging from 320-400m and four par 5s ranging from 445-480m. Course conditioning is impressive on this sand-based wide pine tree-lined fairway layout. The mixture of kikuyu grass and Santa Ana couch grass fairways are a little dry with many brown patches visible on the fairways. The teebeds consist mostly of kikuyu grass with patches of couch grass. Remember the sand-based kikuyu grass rough can be difficult to get out off if you are not used to playing on a sand-based layout. The medium-sized seaside bent grass greens are smooth and are the quickest in the Barossa Valley. The older greens at 1, 10 & 17 are the smallest greens on the course. In terms of hazards, there are 5 unbunkered holes (at 1, 3, 10, 16 & 17) with a total of 31 bunkers on the course. There are 3 ponds on the course with the Club using 2 for irrigation as well having access to deep bore water for course irrigation. FRONT NINE highlight include: the 170m slightly uphill 2nd (index 6) to a 20m long 2-tier green with 2 bunkers; the signature 114m 4th (index 18) has a green 15-20m below the tee with 4 bunkers; the 464m slight bend left 5th (index 14) with a fairway bunker 220m off the tee on the left with another 3 fairway bunkers about 50m short left of the green which has a red-staked pond right of the green with a bunker short left; the 168m 6th (index 10) with a teeshot across the same pond to a green with 2 bunkers; and the 384m slight bend right 8th (index 2) with a blind teeshot over a crest and through power lines near the tee where the fairway narrows towards the green with a sandy waste high right of the green and a bunker short left of the green. Despite the front nine being shorter, it is a little more challenging and varied with many more bunkers than the back nine. The par 3s (at 2, 4, 6 & 11) are well bunkered and not as easy as the scorecard suggests the slight topographical changes from tee to green along with the bunkering makes the par 3s the course's best attributes. BACK NINE highlights include: the 135m 11th (index 17) with a green about 5-10m below the tee with 3 bunkers; the 400m straight Par 4 and gently uphill 15th (index 4) with the tee near one of the storage dams beside the road to a front-sloping green with 2 bunkers; and the 350m slight bend left 16th (index 3) which plays gently downhill to a bunkerless green with a red-staked pond along the right edge of the green. The unique home stretch of Par 4s (holes 12-18) have their challenges, however, with similar styled slight fairway bends and minimal greenside bunkering, the back nine can seem a little uninspiring when compared to the front nine. The par 5s (at 1, 5, 9 & 10) are fairly challenging with the 1st and 10th playing very similar to each other over a blind crest to a bunkerless green, with the 5th & 9th being amongst the most bunkered holes on the course with the pick of the Par 5s being the 464m 5th. Course access is from Williamstown Road, about 9km east of the Gawler CBD along the Barossa Valley Way. Located in the Barossa Valley (about 1 hour from Adelaide CBD) the course elevation is approximately 160m above sea level at the northern corner of the course along the 12th hole to approximately 200m above sea level at the southern corner of the course along the 8th/9th holes. Played here 17th October 2012 off the back plates with $40 green fees 7 days a week. Gawler is one of THREE 18-hole Par 72 golf courses in the Barossa Valley region (others being Barossa Valley & Tanunda Pines). Great layout and I'd recommend a round here at one of country SA's best course to anyone Proshop can be reached on (08) 8524 4315
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nicholstones
We had played Gawler about 5 years ago, but couldn't remember much about the course, only that we liked it then. We came back this time to check our memory and found it to be a fantastic golf course. The fairways and greens are immaculate, with the greens being quick, but fair. The first cut is also reasonable and after that it can get rough, but thats a long way off line. The course design is great and the holes are all interesting. The front nine has 3 par 3's, 3 par 4's and 3 par 5's and is extremely interesting. The back starts with a par 5, followed by a par 3, then 7 par 4's for the men (the13th and 15th are par 5's for the Ladies). Once again the back nine is interesting and a good challenge. The Par is 72 for Men (rated 71) and 74 for Women (rated 73). Green Fees of $35 are excellent value and we would thoroughly recommend you play this course. It is a stunner.
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tommo2
I have to be careful not to go overboard with praise after some pretty ordinary, drought struck outback courses, but Gawler was impressive. Played the Sunday comp as a visitor with helpful locals at a dawn start to beat the heat. Fairways good, greens great and soft sand in the bunkers.(Some deep so beware). The greens are apparently very slick later in the day. Plenty of decisions to make. Some of the greens are hard to hold but the longish grass on the fringes can pull you up quick smart. O O B scares you into the trees on the other side. A good sample of the variety of golf. The run of par fours is different but they are tough pars for the average hacker. All round some great holes and worthwhile. Eight buggies for hire. Be prepared for a drive though, the club is actually in Sandy Creek on the way to Williamstown, not in Gawler. The Relic.
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funky71
The Gawler golf course is situated approximately 50km north of adelaide and lies at the entrance to the Barossa just out of Sandy Creek. It is an 18 hole course with superbly kept greens and fairways. There are numerous water hazards and sand bunkers to keep every player honest. The front nine contains a great mix of holes with some challenging par4's and 5's as well as a picturesque par 3 which it would be hard to argue is not one of the best par 3 holes in the state. Although quite short, the tee off is situated at least 50m above a huge green which is surrounded by bunkers and a slope which falls away rapidly at teh back of the green. Although the hole is not overly difficult it is a pleasure to play. The second par 3 of the front nine is also quite picturesque with a tee shot over the water. Easily reachable with a lofted seven iron, some players have been known to pull out the driver and skim the ball across the lake, which strecthes from tee off to green, and end up on the green. The back ninebegins with a par 5 and then a par 3 but finishes with 7 straight par 4's, probably the one disappointing aspect of the course. In my opinion, switching the front and back nine would allow for a much more enjoyable layout. Pine trees line many of the wide fairways which punishing the stray driver and the rough can be quite sandy. The course is challenging at times but for those golfers who can hit a long straight ball there are birdies to be had on numerous holes. TandM
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waza58

Had my first game after a 4 year layoff from the bad game at Gawler.

I found it to be a great challenging course dotted with a few easy holes to get a few freebie birdies.

Greens were wicked quick but run true and give good value when attacking the pin.

Very undulating across the whole track which provided great variation. If i didn't have to travel 40 minutes to get there i would spend my dollars on a membership for sure.

Pro was very accomodating and the clubhouse staff were great.

Only gripe i had was the price considering the travel to get there but by the end i thought i had received value for money.

Cant wait to play it again in the future.

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Golf Course Details
ADDRESS
Williamstown Road, Gawler
Barossa Valley, SA 5350, Australia
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Proshop: 0885244315
General: 0885244231
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