Barmera Golf Club

18 Holes
PAR 72
6110 M
USER RATING
6 Reviews
Moose
Definitely have grown to like this course more over recent playing. It has recovered well from the drought years and it offers a good challenge and variety. There a several holes that stand out, 3rd, 7th, 9th 15th & 16th for me. Very friendly welcoming staff and members for conversation and a beverage or 2. Looking forward to returning next January again after 2016 & 2017. Good golf packages available at the adjacent Country Club.
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tommo2
Waited until I played most of the Riverland courses before this review. Turned up as advised on the Saturday but they had all played earlier. Bloody grand final day. Thanks Dave. Blowing a gale on the Sunday but great company ( Selfy the pool guy) and a reasonable score means all is forgiven. Enjoyed all about the course - layout, greens and fairways. A top little town and course. Played 28/Sept. The Relic.
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roughshot
enjoyable course,challenging for higher handicap players like me.still had a great time,only myself and my wife on course so plenty of time to find the occasional missing ball.reciprical with our club so green fees well priced for us.recommend a visit.
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q-tip
Measures 6110m Par 72 with four par 3s ranging from 140-182m, ten par 4s ranging from 315-382m and four par 5s ranging from 477-502m. Course has access to reclaimed river water for irrigation. The bent grass greens are mostly small with only a few greens like the 16th which are medium-sized. There is a mixture of kikuyu/couch teebeds and as mentioned the rough has saltbush with red sand/dirt with short-medium sized tree-lined fairways. There are 12 bunkers on the course. Highlights include: the 156m slightly uphill 2nd (index 6) with 2 bunkers; the 362m slight dogleg right 3rd (index 14) with saltbush and shrubs on the dogleg right corner; the 491m straight 13th (index 13) with an OOB fence along the right with a fairway bunker 30-50m short left of the bunkerless green; the 337m slight bend right 15th (index 5) with a dry crater gully littered with mostly unplayable saltbush across the fairway 240m from the tee to bunkerless green; and the 382m slight dogleg left 16th (index 1) with a teeshot over a public road which plays slightly downhill to a bunkerless green. I hear the 16th tee will be shortened to have a dogleg right hole to reduce the viability costs of vehicle/property damage, which is a shame as the existing hole from its tee mound is challenging. Despite having 8 holes where the flags are not visible from the tee mound the course is fairly open. Good signature 15th and 16th holes. Played here 1st October 2011 with $25 green fees. Barmera is one of the larger towns in the Riverland with around 4000 people and the only major Riverland town not on the Murray River. The town and course is on the southern banks of Lake Bonney. Worth a hit but every other grass green course (Renmark, Loxton, Berri and even Waikerie) in the area are similar to each other. No Riverland course is overly challenging and neither stands out over the other. There is no proshop at Barmera, but there is good views of Lake Bonney from the clubhouse.
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Funky71
The barmera course has one of the better lay-outs in the Riverland, but unfortunately has been unable to secure adequate water at times. The greens have remained consistently good though and are generally very true. The rough can be very unforgiving with many balls lost if fairways are missed. While being a longish course which requires use of the driver on most par 4's for average hitters, there are a few holes that require more thought such as the 3rd, 9th and 15th. The 15th being one of the signature holes with a gully running through it meaning most players will need to lay up and leave themselves 140m plus to reach a narrow green. The Par 3's are diverse ranging from 140m up to 180m and interstingly the course starts and finishes with Par 5's. One quick note is to watch out for the resident crows and magpies, which have been known to pick up balls, the first hole being a likely location. An excellent course when fully grassed, just remember to stay on or near the fairway. TandM
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choco

Barmera Golf course is located approx. 220km East of Adelaide in South Australia's Riverland. The course is 6110m in length off the mens tees and 5303m off the ladies. All the greens are bent grass and most of the fairways have been converted over to Santa Ana.

Some notable holes include the 15th par 4 337m, it makes you think on how to play this dog leg right hole, if you drive the ball too long you end up in a creek, too far right and you have to contend with trees to get to the green, placement is crucial on this hole. The 2nd par 3 156m is another excellent hole, protected by two bunkers on either side the safest shot off the tee would be to the front of the green.

Should you stray off the fairways you'll encounter what most locals refer to as the yum yum bushes, these salt bushes give even low markers a hard time should any shot miss the fairway.

When playing at Barmera you don't have to contend with waiting to play your next shot most times you may be the only person out there playing, the club members are very friendly and the golf club offers great views over the course and Lake Bonney. On site accommodation is available and there are another 4 great courses within 20 mins drive to play as well. If your down this way drop in and have a drink with Ike.

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Golf Course Details
ADDRESS
Hawdon Street, Barmera,
Riverland, Australia
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