Tanunda Pine

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Tanunda Pines Golf Club Barossa Valley, South Australia

1st Hole: Callitris  Par 4: 276 meters - Ladies Par 4: 270

For a regulation par; play up the middle to the dogleg right, leaving yourself with a good angle into a tricky, narrow green. Be wary of the slope in front of the green as a short approach shot will feed into the deep front right bunker that protects the green. The big hitters can chance a shot at the green, framed at the back by native grasses, courting glory...or disaster.

2nd Hole: Rockford's Run  Par 4: 383 meters - Ladies Par 5: 383 meters

The drive from an elevated tee, with views of the Barossa Ranges round to Gomersal, demands a long straight hit. The green is simple to look at with no bunkers present however it is tucked in close to the fence line and slopes deceptively from front to back. The green is guarded all around by swales providing an opportunty for players to use thier imaginations by using the bump and run or lofted chip shots. As you stand on the green, take the opportunity to admire the view up the 10th fairway to its elevated green.

3rd Hole: Lynas Territory  Par 4: 324 meters - Ladies 261 meters

Play down the right of this short par 4 for the best approach to the sloping green. Bunkers at the right, front left and back left of this green, as well as a sharp slope at the front and back mean your approach needs to be nice and accurate. A view down the 13th fairway greets you as you stand on the green.

4th Hole: The Burn  Par 4: 362 meters - Ladies 290 meters

This elevated tee gives magnificent views out over the gums and the generous landing area across the burn will give you a nice view of the green. The narrow approach guarded by two bunkers hides a green set among some mounds on all sides, making accuracy and distance control important for a straight putt.

5th Hole: Menges  Par 4: 386 meters - Ladies Par 5: 338 meters

The hardest hole on the course reveals itself when you get to the bottom of the hill, only to realise you need to go up another one. A sight bunker up the right of the fairway offers a good line for drives. Aiming for or even slightly right of the bunker up the fairway lets the natural slope bring the ball back around to the left. The long approach to this elongated two tiered green is guarded by bunkers at the front and back left and trees on either side. Good luck.

6th Hole: Wattle  Par 5: 444 meters - Ladies 424 meters

Stand on this tee and take in the beautiful surrounding views of the Ranges. Knock your drive up the middle or left of this fairway to avoid being rolled off into the right rough. Looking up the fairway you will see the green framed by bunkers and a backdrop of gums. If the pin is on the top deck of this long two tiered green; put away the lob wedge and run it up.

7th Hole: Wee Tap  Par 3: 129 meters - Ladies 118 meters

Carded as one of the easiest holes on the course is this deceptive little par 3. The mound on the left of the green helps redirect the wayward shot off the tee. Get your club selection right to avoid overshooting the green into the bunker at the back.

8th Hole: Blackwell's  Par 4: 382 meters - Ladies Par 5: 359 meters

After that "easy" par 3 you will come to this beast of a par 4. Arriving at the dogleg at the top of the hill reveals gorgeous views of the Barossa Ranges and out over the course. Unless you monstered a drive across the corner of the dogleg, you'll have a long downhill approach to the green. Guarded by bunkers behind and on the right, this accommodating green is quite fast from front to back.

9th Hole: Halfway House  Par 5: 437 meters - Ladies 369 meters

This straight forward par 5 gives you a good chance to finish on a high. Play down the chute of trees and see the view open up as you crest the first hill. The magnificent green presents itself amongst the trees and some bunkers as you approach your drive. Your second should be played down to the bottom of the hill and will give you a wedge to the narrow green. Knock your putt in for birdie and finish in style before retiring to the veranda for drinks.

10th Hole: The Snake  Par 5: 439 meters - Ladies 407 meters

Strategic play on this double dogleg par 5 will be rewarded. Very long hitters can show their prowess by playing a power fade followed by a draw to reach the green in two. Be wary of the green's front left, which sweeps balls away towards the bunker. Back pins need to be approached by running in over a mound known locally as Mt Albert.

11th Hole: Redan  Par 3: 194 meters - Ladies 163 meters

This large green is a long way away and approach shots on the right will be rolled back towards the middle of the green. But be careful, go too far right and you could end up playing over the bunker onto a down slope. Par is very good here.

12th Hole: Spectacles Par 4: 335 meters - Ladies 325 meters

Looking along an avenue of trees, this hole opens out nicely as you walk down towards your drive. Play down the middle to get a nice forward kick off the hill. Aim for the middle of this tricky green to avoid sand on the right or falling off the slope to the left.

13th Hole: Old Clubhouse  Par 3: 142 meters - Ladies 107 meters

This hole plays a bit longer than its yardage as it is slightly uphill. The two tiered green makes selecting the right club vital.

14th Hole: Long Drop  Par 4: 368 meters - Ladies 335 meters

Stand on the tee and let the gum tree lined fairway draw your eyes toward the green. Drive down the middle of this moderately long par 4 to open up the long green for your approach shot. Missing to the left with your approach can leave you a shot out of long grass to a downhill green.

15th Hole: The Climb  Par 4: 345 meters - Ladies 282 meters

Playing down the middle of this fairway gives you a moderately long approach to an elevated green. Longer hitters can aim a long iron or wood at the large tree on the left edge of the fairway at the corner to give them a shortcut, but if left short, could be blocked by the trees on the right. As you reach the top of the hill stand on the green and enjoy the view over the Barossa Ranges and surrounding vines. On clear days you can see clear across to the coast. This two tiered green is guarded by bunkers on either side. An extra club or two on approach is a good idea.

16th Hole: Tall Gums  Par 3: 179 meters - Ladies 171 meters

Catch your breath after the climb to the tee for this par 3 that is nestled among the gums and gaze across surrounding vineyards and out across the trees to the rest of the course. Club selection is important here due to the large drop from tee to green. Missing right or left will leave a tough up and down; from sand on the right and over mounding on the left.

17th Hole: Bell's Hell  Par 4: 337 meters - Ladies 325 meters

This straight hole has a generous fairway for the average hitter, but a long drive can run off to the left as the fairway narrows. This long green funnels unwary approaches to the left towards the bunkers. 

18th Hole: Hage's Bend  Par 5: 439 meters - Ladies 407 meters

The first of the par 5's is also the longest, curving slowly to the left. A stand of pines presents itself on the right of the fairway as you stand over your tee shot. Your second shot should be played down the right side of the fairway for the optimum approach to this narrow green guarded on the left by bunkers and a swale on the right.

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