The Links Lady Bay Resort

St Andrews Blvd,

Normanville, South Australia 5204

  • Office

    +61 (0)8 8558 0600
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)8 8558 0650
  • Fax

    +61 (0)8 8558 3767
  • Golf pro

    Simon Pope (PGA Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Links-style. Relatively flat terrain (front-nine); gently undulating terrain (back-nine) - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside (incl vineyards) and residential.

  • Designer:

    Jack Newton, Graeme Grant & John Spencer

SSS or slope






How to get there:

78 km S of Adelaide.

The Links Lady Bay Resort

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2000

The Links Lady Bay Resort: About 70 km south of Adelaide, and set beneath picturesque, grass-covered rolling hills, the Links Lady Bay course provides one of South Australia's most enjoyable and scenic golf outings.

As an integral part of the Links Lady Bay Resort, with a Grand Mercure hotel on site, this is an excellent coastal location at which to relax and enjoy your game.

The links-style layout, set less than a kilometre back from the ocean, is classically open, with rolling fairways and many swales, bumps and hollows built into the pleasantly undulating terrain. Rustic looking brown-sand bunkering and large, undulating greens with slick run-off areas all adds to the links golf experience.

The generally good-width fairways will be enjoyed by long hitters, although go too far offline and uncompromising grassy rough awaits in the mounds that line the holes. Although some housing is planned for the future, it won't detract from the general feeling of breezy openness, which is complemented by wonderful views onto the shimmering ocean and folding hills.

This pleasantly challenging layout, with some easier-going holes and others decidedly less so, benefits from excellent quality maintenance and presentation. Well worth the journey south from Adelaide, especially if you plan to stay a day or two and sample the local estate wine as well.

Stay&Play at Links Lady Bay: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Around Adelaide


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


Did you know?

Lady Bay is a local name applied to a small settlement that was established about 50 years ago just south of Normanville. The area now includes The Links Lady Bay Resort, with hotel, golf course and a housing site subdivison. There is also now a winery next to the golf course, producing under the label "Lady Bay."

Published ranking

Australia's 65th best course (Australian Golf Digest, 2022/23).


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    2 Pertobe Road Warrnambool VIC 3280.

    +61 (03) 5562 1662

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    Located just 1.5kms from Warrnambool’s CBD, the Lady Bay Resort offers 65 well appointed one, two & three bedroom fully self-contained apartments and 13 hotel studio rooms.

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