Blog 6 – Meningie

Course no.6 – Lake Albert GC, Meningie, SA

The Lake Albert Golf Club is in the township of Meningie, located at the northern end of The Coorong, on the shores of Lake Albert. Thousands of trees were planted when this course was opened in 1981 and they are thriving today. It’s a good test of golf on undulating terrain, despite the longest par 4 being only 356m. The par 5’s (of which there are 5) are it’s strength.

Nomadic_golfer : January 2020

Par 72, 5747m, slope 121, $25 green fee

5 par 3s from 130 – 177m, 8 par 4s from 295 – 356m, 5 par 5s from 431 – 492m

Opened in 1981 within view of Lake Albert and framed by thousands of trees planted to line the fairways, Meningie is publicised locally as a lovely track and a good test of golf; the locals love it. Unusual mix with 5 par 5s and 5 par 3s, with the par 5s the strength of this course. Only one of these is short, with 3 of them around 490 and into the prevailing southerly, they are true 3 shotters and all good tests. These 3 holes (3,7,10) are my favorites on the course. I also like the simplicity of 12, only 130m but to a small elevated green, into the prevailing wind, calls for a solid strike. Short par 4, 16, is a real sleeper, playing well beyond its yardage (304m), due to uphill tee shot, uphill 2nd and elevated green. Course does lack strong, long 4s with 356m the longest. There are also a number of left to right dog legs and only a couple of bunkers. Greens were like cricket pitch grass and were bumpy but the fairways and surrounds were good. Would play again.