Barossa Valley
Tanunda Pines Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 72
6127 M


The Tanunda Pines Golf Course is a challenging 70-year-old, authentic Australian bushland course of excellent character that boasts fairways lined with spectacular ancient gum trees. The undulating 18 hole par 72 course is situated on the hilltops above the Barossa Valley with views to hills and over Jacob’s Creek vineyards on several holes.

An excellent country clubhouse, bar/cafe, specialist wine room, fully stocked golf shop and practice fairway with target greens add to this magnificent facility.

7 Reviews
Well isn't this a bit of a challenge for the hacker. Just when you think you've handled the low index holes along comes another and you think- how was that Index 15? Clever doglegs, well placed bunkers, long threes and short but tricky fives. Some of the elevated tees are verging on spectacular. Do not try to blast this course off the tee. Play straight on the generous fairways and save your energy for the green surrounds. Recently cored greens before my round means no comparison can be made on my behalf but the members tell me they are usually quite slick and tough to read. Very reasonable fees and friendly members. Thanks Bob, Dave and The Quack for the company and Ray for the planning and footy talk. The Relic.
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Established in 1938, Tanunda Pines now measures 6121m Par 72 off the BLACK TEES (or 5944m Par 72 off the blue tees) with four par 3s ranging from 147-198m, ten par 4s ranging from 294-410m and four par 5s ranging from 437-504m. All measurements are off the BLACK TEES Course conditioning is impressive on this sand-based wide pine tree-lined fairway layout. The Santa Ana couch grass fairways are lush with generously short and sometimes wide rough. The Santa Ana couch grass teebeds are flat and lush. The large-sized G2 penncross bent grass greens are mostly 20-30m long x 15-20m wide and are smooth and amongst the quickest in the Barossa Valley. The 6 relatively new greens at 10, 11, 14, 15, 17 &18 are pure bent grass. In terms of hazards, apart from the 410m bunkerless 2nd all holes are bunkered with a total of 53 bunkers on the course. There are no water hazards in play on the course. FRONT NINE highlights include: the opening 294m slightly uphill 1st (index 16) which gives the impression of a links-style course with a sand-based rough along the right side to a green with 3 bunkers; the 410m straight downhill 2nd (index 3) to a bunkerless green; and the 198m 6th (index 12) with the green slightly below the tee with 2 bunkers shortside. The par 3s (at 6, 8, 11 & 16) plays similar with club selection crucial as most greens are below the teebed. The old clubhouse can be seen numerous times on the layout and is now used as the greenkeeper's shed. The older layout is still evident with no holes returning to the newer clubhouse location beside the practice fairway. BACK NINE highlights include: the 180m 11th (index 11) with an elevated tee about 20m above the green which is guarded by 4 bunkers; the 386m slight bend left 14th (index 1) which plays gently uphill from 150m out on the fairway with a fairway bunker 240-260m off the tee on the right to a green with 2 frontside bunkers; and the 394m 17th (index 2) which doglegs 45 degrees right from 200m off the tee with 4 fairway bunkers 180-240m off the tee at the dogleg corner right to a green with 2 bunkers. The par 5s (at 4, 5, 15 & 18) are similar in style and apart from the 504m 4th, the par 5s are quite short and weak. Tanunda has a population of around 4200 people. Course access is from Golflinks Road, about 9km south of Tanunda along the Barossa Valley Way. Course elevation is approximately 240-260m above sea level. Played here 17th October 2012 off the back plates with $40 weekday green fees and $45 weekend green fees. For those less fit than I, golf carts are $39. Good practice facilities here. Tanunda Pines is one of THREE 18-hole Par 72 golf courses in the Barossa Valley region (others being Barossa Valley & Gawler). Great course conditioning and I'd recommend a round here to anyone
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This is a typical resort style course, with good couch fairways and bent greens. There are some hills, but it is a relatively easy walk. Green fees of $40 are reasonable and it is well worth playing if you are in the area. Whilst the greens are in good condition they are a little slower than you would expect. Make sure you take plenty of water as there is only one place (at the 9th tee) to refill.
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Another South Australian course with a short par 4 1st that dog legs to the right (see Bordertown and Loxton for comparisons) but unlike those two there's no trees to the right, just a waste area which looks a part of a links course. Quite deceptive, as it certainly isn't a links course. Despite the dry conditions the course was in good condition when played, but the greens still struggle to really fulfill their potential. It really is the only thing holding the course back. The pick of the par 3's, and probably the best hole on the course is the par 3 11th down the hill. A view over the green well below you, and longer than a lot of par 3's with very raised tees. The finish is also superb, with a testing dog leg par 4 17th that can reward those cutting the corner and then a great par 5 with well positioned bunkers and a well protected green. Birdies are certainly available, but so is some real trouble. In fact, there is real trouble around the course with thick rough in places meaning you aren't likely to find your ball, so keep it on the short stuff. TandM
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This is a great course, but i would really like to see someone try and drive no.2 it is 370m+ from the "visitor" markers. and the big downhill par 3 is the 11th. The layout is great , and the bunkering first class. However its the variety that really wins here. No two holes are the same. There are short par 4's that make you think, testing downhill par 3's and par 5 holes that if you play em right you will get reward for. Well worth the $35.

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Hope you can crack a nice long straight drive, because you’ll need one here. This beautiful course was carved out of the forest a long time ago, but has recently undergone some changes. All bent grass greens have taken hold nicely, and all bar one fairway are in very nice condition. Low handycappers will be challenged by a great veriety of holes here in length shape and elevation. $30 per round now is still worth it, and you’ll get a game most days. My favourite two holes would be the par 4 2nd, a nice downhill reachable by big (and I mean big!) hitters, and the par 3 10th, which may only be 160m, but is at least 70-80m down to the green, making club selection quite interesting. If you want a fun challenge and get under 100 sometimes, this is a fun place to play. Oh yeah, they just got a dozen new buggies out there, $35 per round, a wise choice unless you are REALLY FIT!!!

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Golf Course Details
Golf Links Road, Tanunda
Barossa Valley, SA 5352, Australia
Proshop: 0885631200
General: 0885631200