Kooyonga Golf Club

May Terrace,

Lockleys, Adelaide, South Australia 5032

  • Office

    +61 (0)8 8352 5444
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)8 8443 6162
  • Fax

    +61 (0)8 8234 0907
  • Golf pro

    Mike Sprengel (PGA, Club Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Herbert Lockett "Cargie" Rymill.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6214
5496
Par
72
74
SSS or slope
73
74

Location

Latitude:

-34.928571

Longitude:

138.533725

How to get there:

5km W of Adelaide centre.

Kooyonga Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1922

Kooyonga Golf Club: Located just north of Adelaide Airport (though relatively undisturbed by arriving or departing air traffic), this excellently maintained and attractive Adelaide sandbelt course occupies nicely undulating terrain. The layout still follows the original Cargie Rymill routing, with an excellent variety of doglegging and straightaway holes.

Pleasant though never overly dense rows of trees and areas of long penal grass separate the rolling fairways. A few tightish drives are mixed in with others of a more forgiving nature. Excellent quality bunkering poses a fairway and greenside threat, but water hazards are not something you'll need to worry too much about here.

The greens are relatively small and firm, but also considerably undulating, with slick run-off areas where bunkering is not present.

The two gently doglegging opening par-5 holes should ease any rustiness in your swing, just in time to take on the ferociously bunkered par-3 3rd. As on many holes, the bunkers are cut right up to the very edge of the putting surface. Some pleasant views and nicely elevated tee-boxes are to be found at the course's higher elevations.

A handsomely crafted, always undulating layout, full of character and golfing challenges, with a large, stylish, modern clubhouse. Housing may surround the outer perimeter of this plot, but is rarely in view or in range.

List of courses: Around Adelaide

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The name Kooyonga comes from its original owner/designer, Cargie Rymill, whose beachfront home was also called Kooyonga, a misinterpretation of an aboriginal word that he understood to mean "plenty sand, plenty water."

The Clubhouse dates back to 1924, and was built on ground where an old farmhouse named Surrey House once stood. Kooyonga has hosted scores of top level competitions including five Australian Open Championships and three Australian Amateur Championships.

Published ranking

Australia's 20th best course (Australian Golf Digest, 2022/23).

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