Fleurieu Peninsula
Strathalbyn Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 72
5727 M


We are a small vibrant country golf club set among ancient gum trees in the hills out of Strathalbyn.

We are one of the oldest country clubs in the state and always make our visitors feel welcome.

Come and enjoy our 9 hole course with splendid, challenging greens.

5 Reviews
good 9 holer,some fairways grass a bit average but very enjoyable to play ,nice greens,well maintained and friendly members.give it a go.
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Established in 1907 Strathalbyn now measures 2884m Par 36 OUT (2872m Par 36 IN) with two par 3s ranging from 130-183m, five par 4s ranging from 294-383m and two par 5s ranging from 445-446m. Course has natural rye and fescue grass fairways which are bumpy and patchy with no even lies with clumps of weeds and sunflowers on the fairways. The 9 small Santa Ana couch grass greens are mostly flat, with only the 4th/13th green having some break beyond the straight. The teebeds are mostly couch at 6, 7 & 8 with 6 alternate tee mounds when playing 18 holes. The alternate tee mounds for the front and back nine are not far apart and does not change the par of the hole. There are no bunkers on the course. 1st-349m / 10th-315m doglegs 45 degrees right from 200m off the tee which is downhill to the green with a yellow-stake (dry) creek cutting across the fairway 10m short of the green. 2nd-294m / 11th-333m is played slightly uphill hole with a green in front of the clubhouse. 3rd&12th-446m is played slightly downhill and bends gently to the right to a green which is not visible from the tee mound. 4th-383m / 13th-336m gently bends to the right with a left-sloping fairway. 5th-351m / 14th-372m is a straight hole with a right-sloping fairway and red-staked bush and ponds along the entire rightside rough. 6th&15th-130m is probably the best par 3 on the course with a teeshot over a deep natural gully and creek with mature overhanging tree branches short of the green bringing down any badly struck ball. 7th&16th-445m is probably the signature hole on the course which is played slightly uphill with a slight double dogleg left then right around the red-staked storage dam which is 50-150m out of the green. A short par 5 that requires fairway placement off the tee. 8th-183m / 17th-145m is played gently down to the green. 9th-303m / 18th-350m is a straight hole which is played slightly uphill. Until the late 1990s the course used to have 18 holes but has since converted itself into a reasonable 9-hole layout, however, given its volunteer-run nature the course conditioning is a little disappointing now. Played here 3rd October 2012 with $10 green fees. Given its course location in the Adelaide Hills the course can become quite chilly in the cooler months. Strathalbyn is a small town of around 4000 people approximately 60-80m above sea level. Course access is from Cox Road (dirt road) which is about 600m from the corner of Ashbourne/Cox Road about 8.5km west of the town centre. The course is located approximately 220-240m above sea level which is higher than the town centre. Overall, not as well conditioned as the 9-holer at Ashbourne, but there are some decent holes here.
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Fantastic layout for a voluntarily manicured course. The fairways are seasonal grasses and can be patchy during summer (this is why a preferred lie rule is used). The santa anna greens are well maintained, they are quite small but provide consistent response to chips and putts. This is a great place for anyone of any ability and is a fantastic place to learn the game without fear of judgement or of striking nearby houses. The layout will provide a challenge to any golfer and the absence of bunkers is easily compensated for by Sapplings, Creeks and Dams. The Strathalbyn GC has provided a fantastic course for it's loyal members who enjoy both a ridiculously low annual membership ($200) and a rare social atmosphere that has been lost to many golf clubs. For $10 dollars a day!!!!, you can't go wrong.
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How can you give this course 4 stars and give Ashbourne 2? At least Ashbourne’s fairways are more than glorified cow paddocks…

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Easily the toughest 9 hole course in the country that I have played, and I have played many.

Picturesque views, looking over Lake Alexandrina and the Coorong area try and take your mind off the challenge ahead. But fail miserably.

Interesting use of garden gnomes as tee markers give this course a cheekiness found nowhere else I have seen.

Lack of amenities in the clubrooms fail to give this course a 5 star rating, yet on course amenities are sensational.

Club professional Roger Anderson has a special affinity with the course and his insight into playing the course was immensly valuable.

Definately worth a visit, but be prepared to lose a few balls and perhaps a little piece of your heart!

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Golf Course Details
Corner of Ashbourne & Cox Roads, Strathalbyn
Fleurieu Peninsula, SA 5255, Australia
General: 0885362950