Dating back to 1938 and situated in the heart of the Barossa Valley, the nation’s premium wine producing region, the course design and presentation at Tanunda Pines Golf Club has improved markedly since the club was purchased a while back by local vignerons.
In 2021, the club decided to re-sequence the holes, with the new layout allowing the club to operate a two-tee start on peak days from the 1st and 10th tees.
Playing a round from the 1st hole is the same as before, and the old 2nd is still the same. Holes 3 to 9 used to be 12-18, which brings players back to the clubhouse after the new front nine.
The back nine, starting at the 10th, begins at the old 5th. Holes 11 to 16 used to be 6-11 on the old routing then the new 17th and 18th are the old 3rd and 4th.
We’re grateful to head professional Brian Gardner for clearing up any possible confusion regarding the new layout.
I was pleasantly surprised by Tanunda Pines when I played it in 2019. It's a pretty course with a friendly pro shop. Certainly worth playing if you happen to have your golf clubs with you, a sympathetic other half, and are visiting the Barossa for the wonderful vineyards.