4 must-try Riverland golf courses

Golfing in South Australia’s Riverland region is an experience that golf enthusiasts simply shouldn’t miss. Blessed with sunny weather year-round, the region offers a range of exceptional courses dotted with natural water hazards, well-placed bunkers, and tree-lined fairways. Club in hand, the region’s golf courses are yours to explore throughout the year. Ready to play? Take your hobby on holiday this year at one of these must-try Riverland golf courses. 

Discover some Riverland golf courses this year

The Riverland region is known for its famous river; the Murray River. Meandering gracefully through orange-dyed land, the river literally slices the Riverland in two, forming steep cliffs and creating a habitat for a range of bird and wildlife. Attention golfing fans: there are few places better for playing golf.

The Riverland region and its stunning natural landscapes, including the river and its vast wetlands, act as natural water hazards for many of the region’s four world-class golf courses. Courses here are strategically designed with well-placed bunkers and tree-lined fairways, making for an exciting and challenging round of golf. And no matter what your level is, Riverland golf courses cater to those of all skill levels.

Seeking a relaxing golfing holiday with friends? Or hoping to enjoy a round with the family? With great weather, beautiful scenery, and exceptional courses, the Riverland region is a must-visit destination for any golf enthusiast.

Big river golf and country club

Pic credit: Big River Golf and Country Club

4 Riverland golf courses to try this year

Four exceptional 18-hole golf courses – including Berri, Barmera, Loxton, and Waikerie – are yours to visit in the Riverland. In this article, we talk about these and offer all the information you need to plan a visit.

Berri Golf Course

Looking for great place to start your golfing tour of the Riverland? The Berri Golf Course is a popular tourist destination for golfers touring the Murray. The course features 18 holes and is forgiving for less experienced golfers, while also being challenging for committed golfers looking to test their skills. The Berri Golf Course has fully irrigated fairways and greens, and the surfaces of the greens are excellent due to a mixture of different grasses. It’s easy to walk and has a picturesque landscape with established flowering gums, natives, and Mallee trees lining all fairways. You might also be interested to know that the final hole features a two-tiered tee adjacent to on-course accommodation and a tavern. So you’ll have to drop in for a drink or meal afterwards (or even stay the night). 

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Barmera Golf Course

The Barmera Golf Club is a prestigious golf course located in the heart of Barmera, offering a challenging and enjoyable experience for both members and visitors. Recently awarded the Golf SA Club of the Year Award for 2022, the course is a par 72, 18-hole layout with excellent fairways and greens. The Barmera Golf Club is super friendly and welcomes players of all abilities and ages – it’s the only golf course in the Riverland situated in the centre of town. Plus, since you’ll be playing golf here, you’ll also have have convenient access to modern leisure activities.

Waikerie Golf Course in the Riverland

Pic credit: Waikerie Golf & Country Club

Waikerie Golf & Country Club

The fourth and final golf course in South Australia’s Riverland region is Waikerie Golf & Country Club. Offering a picturesque and challenging 18-hole, par 72 golf course, the course is 5936 metres long with bent grass greens. Long and undulating with dog legs and grassy mounds add to the challenge! From Waikerie Golf Course, you’ll be surrounded by gums and will look across the beautiful landscape of the Riverland region. Drop into the clubhouse after your round and share a second ’round’ with friends.

Loxton Golf Course

Loxton’s 18-hole golf course, located 8km from the town itself, has a relaxed and social atmosphere that is perfect for golfing enthusiasts. Ranked among the Top Ten courses in South Australia, the Top 100 Australian country courses and the Top 40 Australian public access courses, it’s a great spot to go for those who are serious about the sport! The Loxton Golf Club also hosts numerous tournaments annually that are well-attended by golfers from intra and interstate.

Stay a night in the Riverland

Linger a little longer after your round of golf in the Riverland at Big River Golf & Country Club. Providing golfers with affordable, yet comfortable and spacious accommodation the property is known for its golf-friendly atmosphere.

Featuring an outdoor pool, lots of outdoor space and an award-winning Tavern, Big River is a great place for golfing groups to socialise after a day on the course.

Check out the hotel’s Stay & Play package here. 

Big River Golf & Country Club

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