Eyre Peninsula
Whyalla Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 72
6092 M


Recently voted one of the Best Regional Golf Courses in South Australia

The Whyalla Golf club is situated four kilometres from the Whyalla City Plaza, opposite the Whyalla Visitor Centre and Maritime Museum, on the Lincoln Highway as you enter Whyalla in South Australia.

The course presents a unique golfing experience, contrasting vistas to rugged hills, the Spencer Gulf and the imposing Whyalla Steelworks, with lush grassed fairways and generous greens within a challenging 6200m layout.

The course is carved out of saltbush and myall woodland  which provides treacherous rough. 15 bunkers protect the undulating greens, generally considered equal to the best in regional South Australia. The back nine is the more challenging and picturesque of the two, with interesting dogleg holes, a monster par 5 and strong par 3s often playing into or across strong prevailing southerly winds.

The Golf Shop offers clubs, golf carts and electric buggies for hire, as well as refreshments and a selection of golfer’s needs.

Competitions are held on Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Women are welcome to participate in weekend Competitions, in addition to Women's Competitions on Tuesday and Thursday. Social golf is available on all days. For convenience, visitors should check with the Golf Shop for times, particularly on Saturdays.

8 Reviews
Whyalla Golf Course is a course with massive potential. It currently has kikuya fairways and tee blocks with poana greens. I have played there 6 times and each time i play the course seems to be wetter and slushier despite the dry climate. The course is maintained by volunteer green keepers. The layout of the course is very nice and the greens on the back nine are very challenging. Although the course isn't long on paper, it plays long due to the see level altitude and the little run the fairways offer.
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Not often The Relic gets to play three times on one course. Two out of three ain't bad! Very enjoyable course with plenty of grass on fairways (grip length preferred lie), a few bunkers (some being renovated),excellent greens and clever lay out. The 10th and 18th are par threes to finish away from the clubhouse but the 5th is next to the bar! Pin placements are the trick here, some very deadly downhill puts can wreck a score. Fairways are wide ,but if you miss one into the saltbush, don't be a hero, play safe back onto the grass. Nice clubhouse and friendly members for only 30bucks a hit. Access to the clubhouse is from the main road in from Port Augusta even though the course is just over the railway line. Well worth a game or two. The Relic.
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Whyalla measures 6118m Par 72 with four par 3s ranging from 122-185m, ten par 4s ranging from 315-373m and four par 5s ranging from 450-530m. Course has a short tree-lined layout with red dirt and low saltbush scrubs and trees in the rough with kikuyu grass fairways with lots of clover grass weeds. The teebeds are patchy with some dirt but mostly kikuyu and some couch grass. There are medium-sized bent grass greens which are smooth, have good roll with no dead patches. There are 15 bunkers on the course. Highlights include: the opening 512m slight dogleg left 1st (index 9) with a green guarded by 3 bunkers; the 468m dogleg right 8th (index 17) with a blind teeshot from a couch grass teebed over a crest to a left-sloping fairway with saltbush scrubs and fescue grass on the dogleg corner to avoid to a green guarded by a bunker shortside; the 165m downhill teeshot 9th (index 11) with views south over the hill with some glimpses of the Gulf from the elevated tee with a bunker short left; the 352m 10th (index 8) which doglegs 45 degrees right from 200m off the tee with a 2-tier front-sloping bunkerless green; and the 185m slightly uphill 13th (index 6) to an undulating bunkerless green. The layout is fairly different with the first 4 holes coming back to the clubhouse where you walk through 'Pagey's Pass' near the bowling green to the 5th tee. The back nine is slightly more challenging than the front nine. The finishing 9th and 18th holes are both well-bunkered par 3s. The par 4s here are not long and challenging but the par 3s and par 5s are quite varied and challenging to par. The greens here were in great condition with some quite lush kikuyu grass surrounding the greens. Played here the same day I played at Port Lincoln on 20/09/2011 with $30 green fees. Both courses are different with regard to the layout as Whyalla has the saltbush and red dirt whilst PL has the pine-tree lined fairways. The greens were better here than at Port Lincoln and Port Augusta. Whyalla is the 3rd largest city in the state with around 22000 people but the course has no full-time professional. Not much to the city itself but the course is worth the hit.
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Played whyalla yesterday great little country course narrow fairways punishing rough.fairways and greens have come along 100 percent since I last played here.course plays it's length at about 6200m and when the winds up could play quite hard.keep it straight and no probs around here easy walk with some nice views into the ocean and ranges will be back again
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This is a good course with a reticulation system to help with the fairways and greens. The layout is interesting and the greens are good. If you miss the fairway expect a bad lie on dirt and rocks, but you aren't supposed to be there. This is one of three courses on the Eyre Peninsula with grass greens and it is better than Port Lincoln and similar in quality to Port Augusta. The green fees of $30 are reasonable for what you get and it is generally easy to get on. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
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I wrote review in March when the front nine fully irrigated fairways came into play. In the last few weeks, the back nine has also come into play completing the transformation of this course. People wanting a truly unique experience on an arid zone course with contrasting dusty saltbush rough alongside lush green fairways and large, challenging, high quality greens should come and play Whyalla.

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Contact us

Golf Course Details
Syd Carter Road, Whyalla Barson
Eyre Peninsula, SA 5601, Australia
Proshop: 08 8645 9109
General: 08 8645 9109