Clare Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 72
5859 M
6 Reviews
Before you play at Clare remember; walking shoes, there are a some decent climbs on the front nine; fly spray in summer; and prepare for climate change mid round. The course itself is in great nick, well grassed and the greens are large and true. Just cored when I played but one more roll and they would be pretty slick. Preferred lie on fairway is a luxury really not required. Some steep fairways left to right, a couple of sharp doglegs and plenty of blind tee or second shots. The par three seventh is nearly as high above the green as it is long. The 11th is daunting with OOB and a lake on the right across a narrow fairway to plenty of trees. Friendly members and $30 to play after a slow 50kph all the way trip out from Clare to start. Played 8th(Thurs vets) and 10th Oct. The Relic.
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Clare is located in the northern Mount Lofty Ranges and measures 5899m Par 72 with four par 3s ranging from 114-192m, ten par 4s ranging from 265-385m and four par 5s ranging from 445-493m. Course has a mix of kikuyu/natural grass fairways with some winter rye grass patches on most fairways. The small-medium sized bent grass greens are smooth with good roll, but there are some greens that I'll say are large by country standards. What is rather disappointing is that there is no sand bunkers on the course. Layout is strange too, with the opening holes easy and straight but quite undulating with its topography. The 9th, 11th & 18th greens are near the clubhouse. There are about 10 holes where the flags are not visible from the tee mounds, but there are too many short par 4s here which makes it easy for the frequent golfers. Highlights include: the 114m 7th (index 17) with a teebed about 30-40m ABOVE the green with a teeshot over the 15th ladies tee and a natural creek - club selection the key here to a good score; the short 311m straight 11th (index 10) with Lake Inchiquin on your right from the tee and OOB Country Club motel far right with 2-tier 30m long front-sloping green; the 480m 13th (index 8) which doglegs 45 degrees right from 240m off the tee with a natural creek along the left that crosses the fairway about 90m out from the green; the 347m slight dogleg left 15th (index 4) with the 5th hole's steep dam embankment on the left - which appears to be GUR - to avoid as it is quite thick; the 375m 17th (index 2) which doglegs 60 degrees to the right from a blind teeshot which then plays downhill to the green from 150m out; and the 483m straight 18th (index 6) with a natural creek across the fairway 80-90m out from the green. The course benefits from selling part of its land to the Council which built storage dams near the 5th and 6th holes. The course receives free water as a result of this exchange which is great for the summer months, as in winter the course is quite wet. Clare is a major town with around 3200 people and the course is approximately 400m above sea level. Clare is one of 3 grass green courses north of the Adelaide plains to Port Augusta - the others being Balaklava and Burra - both are within 30 minutes from Clare. Played here on the same day as I played Burra on 23/09/2011 with $30 green fees. Nothing special but the course's hilly layout is part of its appeal and challenge.
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This is quite a hilly course, but still capable of being walked. The fairways and greens are in good condition, although the greens are a little on the slow side. We played on a Tuesday and had the course to ourselves. Green fees are quite reasonable at $30 and it is certainly worth playing if you are in the area. The 7th hole, a drop par 3 is probably the signature hole and is quite attractive. There are a few holes with blind drives, but nothing particularly savage.
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Loved my time at this course. Spent the night at the country club and got a discount with the green fee (Not much, I think about $8). I was fascinated with the maintenance of this course. The greens were great and the fairways well kept. Front 9 was a bit hilly indeed. With the fantastic drop at the Par 3 7th hole. Back 9 was a bit flatter. Nice views of the local wineries whilst walking towards the green of the 5th. Not a busy course during weekdays. So I was able to play instantaneously without any dramas of traffic in the course.
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Would have to be the best country greens you'll put on.But I Recondmend a cart quite hilly.Great summer course for this neck of the woods.Fairways lush and greens sensational.
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A top course, review by Peanuts pretty average If youget a chance to play it, please do so.

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Golf Course Details
White Hut Road, Clare
Murraylands, SA 5453, Australia
General: 0888421022