Positioned on the Fleurieu Peninsula, an hour out of Adelaide city, The Links Lady Bay sits at number 58 in the Top 100 Australian golf courses.
Designed by Jack Newton, Graeme Grant and John Spencer on land that was once a sheep and cattle farm, the 6400 metre long course is a true St Andrews style sand based course. Some holes boast sweeping coastal vistas, while others are nestled amidst the hills giving players a variety of vantage points.
The subtle bent greens sit amidst the Australian bush and wild birds and kangaroos abound. The firm and fast playing surfaces, wide fairways and variety in the routing make this par 72 course the number one resort course in South Australia and the number one public access course in the state.
Opened in 1998, with the welcome addition of the Links Lady Bay Resort in 2004 and the 4.5 star Grand Mercure suites in 2007 , the course is the ideal destination for a golfing getaway, and a prime stop en route to Kangaroo Island.
The course is strong enough to test gifted golfers, yet fair enough to be enjoyed by the average player. The challenge is carried all the way through from the opening dogleg hole surrounded by dunes, through to the 17th – the most renowned – and the 18th that presents hazards all the way to the finish.
The Links Lady Bay hosted the Australian Junior Championship 2015, Australian Mid-Amateur 2017 and the South Australian Mid-Amateur Home Club since 2010.
Rick Allen from the Manly Daily described his time on course as ‘one of those “It doesn’t get much better than this” moments’, and Phoenix Arrien from Executive PA magazine called it, ‘An 18 hole beauty’.