Glenelg Golf Club was founded in 1927, and is ranked in Australia’s top 36 golf courses. Glenelg offers outstanding membership privileges and opportunities, including a world class golf course, practice facilities, a modern clubhouse with extensive bar & bistro facilities, and a comprehensive golf program for players of all levels.
Glenelg Golf Club opened in 1927 and is a private golf club located in the Adelaide suburb of Novar Gardens, only 5 minutes from the seaside suburb of Glenelg. It is located adjacent the southern boundary of Adelaide International Airport and within easy access of the Adelaide CBD.
The golf course was ranked 30th by Golf Australia Magazine in the Top 100 Australian Golf Course rankings released in January 2018 and 36th by Golf Digest Magazine in March 2018.
The 18-hole golf course has gently undulating couch grass fairways, bent grass greens and revetted-edge style bunkering providing its own unique characteristics reminiscent of the traditional Scottish links courses. Pine Hill, one of the highest points on the Adelaide Plains, is the dominant feature of the course with holes 8 to 13 weaving through tall, established pine trees which also dominate the course layout.
In 1998 the Club engaged golf course architects Neil Crafter and Bob Tuohy to rejuvenate the golf course by returning it to its original links characteristics. They converted greens to Bent grass, while conserving and re-establishing native Indigenous plants, grasses and trees. The tall pine trees, which line many of the undulating, couch fairways have been retained and remain a defining feature of the course.
Glenelg Golf Club has hosted numerous major Australian Professional and Amateur events, including the South Australian Open, the South Australian PGA Championships and as well as various state and national Amateur events, including the 1986 Australian Amateur Championship, the 1998 Australian Ladies Amateur Championship and the 2000 Men’s Interstate Teams Matches. Last year, Glenelg hosted the Australian Women’s Interstate Teams Matches, Australia’s pinnacle Amateur team competition. In 2018 Glenelg hosted the first Blitz Golf in Australia, a fast paced one day Professional and Amateur tournament. In January 2019 Blitz Golf was back at Glenelg and is gaining traction quickly as players and fans jump on board to support.
Par: 71 (Men)
30th – Golf Australia Magazine Top 100 (January 2018)
36th – Australian Golf Digest Top 100 (March 2018)
1998 – Crafter + Mogford Golf Strategies (Neil Crafter, in association with Bob Tuohy)
1948 – Vern Morcom
1927 – Herbert ‘Cargie’ Rymill
Property Size: 49 hectares
Style: Revetted Edge
Tees & Fairways: Santa Ana Couch
Rough: Mixture of native couch & fescue varieties