Adelaide Hills
Tea Tree Gully Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 73
6207 M
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Originally there were 9 holes, some of which criss-crossed each other. The first 18 hole layout was designed by R.Stewart and L.Cocks and was completed mainly by voluntary labour in 1952. In 1956 a larger clubhouse was built and members were asked to contribute an extra 10 shillings or a bag of cement. In 1958 the club bought the present property for twenty thousand pounds and again with a lot of voluntary help the 18 hole course was ready for playing in July 1959.

Extensive development of the course and clubhouse facilities has occurred since that time to create one of South Australia’s finest golfing and social locations.

4 Reviews
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Time for an unbiased update on this private course which now measures 5911m Par 71 with four par 3s ranging from 112-202m, eleven par 4s ranging from 319-383m and three par 5s ranging from 429-494m. Course conditioning is impressive as you'd expect from a private course with lush wintergreen couch grass fairways, Santa Ana couch grass teebeds and a parkland style tree-lined layout. The medium-sized creeping seaside bent grass greens (with some poa) are smooth with decent roll, but I wouldn't say the greens are fast. In terms of hazards, apart from the 14th hole every hole is bunkered with a total of 40 bunkers on the course. There is a small natural creek which runs across the southern side of the course coming into view (not necessary in play) on the front nine. There is also a large storage dam beside the 15th green. Highlight include: the opening 355m 1st (index 10) with a slightly downhill fairway bend & slope to the left to a green with a bunker short left; the 202m 3rd (index 3) is the most challenging par 3 on the course with a teeshot over a gully to a well-guarded 30m long front-sloping green with 3 bunkers; the 338m 7th (index 12) with another slightly downhill fairway bend & slope to the left with 3 fairway bunkers along the left off the tee and another bunker 70-100m out of the green on the right to a wide green guarded by a bunker short right and a red-staked creek line 5m over the back of the green; and the signature 353m 15th (index 5) which plays gently downhill to the red-staked storage dam which is about 250m off the tee along the right to a well-guarded green with 3 bunkers and the water short right of the green edge. Despite the front nine being shorter, it is a little more challenging with several narrower fairways and much more bunkering than the back nine. The par 3s (at 2, 3, 8 & 13) are well bunkered and varied in length but apart from the 2nd most play gently downhill to the green. The gentle undulation in the topography and the emphasis on hitting the high side of the fairways are the main challenges at Tea Tree Gully. That being said, there are no long par 4s greater than 385m in length which probably adds to the monotony of hitting similar clubs to every par 4 green. The par 5s (at 9, 11 & 12) all have greenside bunkers short and apart from the short 9th there is an absence of fairway bunkers. Generally, the par 5s are the weaker holes here. Course access is from Hamilton Road, in the suburb of Fairview Park about 25km north-east of the Adelaide CBD. Located at the Adelaide foothills the course elevation is approximately 180m above sea level at the south-western corner of the course along the creek to approximately 220m above sea level at the north-eastern corner of the course at the 14th & 16th greens. The club has a luxury of a spare 125m Par 3 hole which has 3 bunkers behind the 15th green if one hole was in need of any closure/repairs. The club utilises several bores which pumps into the large storage dam beside the 15th green which is used for course irrigation. Played here 10th October 2012 off the back plates with $35 member's guest green fees at this course which is for members and their guests. Non-members can play for $45 green fees but require a golfing membership. Tea Tree Gully is the golfing benchmark for the north-eastern suburbs which boast numerous 9-hole golf courses and there are only THREE 18-hole golf courses (others being the Par 70 Highercombe & Par 54 Valley View layouts) in the northern-eastern suburbs of Adelaide before you reach Gawler. Good practice facilities and a nice clubhouse. I'd recommend a round here to anyone Proshop can be reached on (08) 8251 9252
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chris32

Can be a tough course if you are wayward off the tee, quite tight on some holes, as other have mentioned there are numerous holes with OOB down one side due to fence lines. 1st and 10th tee shots can be punished severely due to them being atop a small hill. I have had tee shots roll unfairly into rough due to landing them in the wrong spot, so I would say there are a few holes that can punish a good tee shot. In general the course is well presented, and in good condition considering the traffic it seems to get. Most saturdays see a full field, as well as sundays. The front nine is the best of the two, with only the 15th hole adding any variety to an otherwise straight forward layout. Favourite hole of mine would be the 8th, a reachable par 4 that requires a precise tee shot and a accurate approach. Worth the $30 visitor fee

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gurtofen

This is also my local course and it is probably the best course anywhere north of Adelaide. It is a very demanding course and ensures that you have a very true handicap. Some holes are quite tight and there are enough trees to make life difficult if you don’t keep to the fairways. It is a great course and well maintained and I thoroughly enjoy being a member.

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ih8golf

This course is my local course. It's a members only, and very strict. Plenty of scooters with bags in the back around here. Before my first round here, members kept trying too scare me away by saying it was extremely narrow, with small greens. Some fairways are tight, but if you can hit a fairly straight drive, you should alright. The greens are a mixed bag. A couple are small, but most are a decent size. All are a challenge to putt on. This course was cut out of pure Australian bush, so trees are everywhere. If that isn't enough, at least 6 holes have a water hazard come into play, and another 4 have OOB all the way down one side. The front 9 is by far the better. Plenty of variety. The back 9 is very much the same. Except the 15th hole. A blind downhill tee shot, then a short iron over a big dam. 1000's of balls must have been lost in there. It looks like plenty of work is about to begin on the back 9, so expect big improvements. Follow the rules of the club, and your sure to have an enjoyable round.

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Golf Course Details
ADDRESS
Hamilton Rd, Fairview Park
Adelaide Hills, SA 5126, Australia
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Proshop: 08 8251 9200
General: 08 8251 9200
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