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7 Best Golf Driving Ranges in Adelaide

There’s nothing South Australians love more than heading to an Adelaide golf driving range and letting loose on a bucket of balls. Since securing a spot on the podium for liveability a few years back, Adelaide has been turning heads worldwide and still has a lot of stones waiting to be unturned. Its rings of parklands, idyllic beaches, lofty ranges and quality of life are that of a paradisiacal oasis. What better way to take in the scenery than by smashing a few golf balls into the picturesque distance?

Best Driving Ranges Adelaide

The pastime of Michael Jordan, Mark Wahlberg, and Samuel L. Jackson isn’t just reserved for bigwigs. It has a spot for you, the homies, and the fam, too. So whether you wanna tee-off a game while puffing on a cigar like a fatcat or just wanna take a couple of swings at a hole Happy Gilmore-style, then by all means here are the best golf driving ranges in Adelaide.

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1. Mount Compass Golf Course

  • Address: 1 George Francis Dr, Mount Compass SA 5210
  • Phone: (08) 8556 8500
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 7 am-5 pm

Mount Compass has a five-star golf range experience on offer. Just a 50-minute drive south of the Adelaide CBD are its lush greens and carefully groomed fairways. It boasts an 18-hole links-style public golf course, an equipment shop, cart hire, driving range, lessons and a top restaurant. So to say that this course is supreme would be an understatement. But there’s a catch. Golfers who try to hit straight will be met by any number of Yum Yum bushes — one of the only challenges of playing there. The course has strategically laid out beach bunkers and water traps that bring an element of surrealism to the course. And once you’re finished swinging, top it off with a feast at their stunning dining area that overlooks their course.

people playing golf at north adelaide golf course

2. North Adelaide Golf Course

  • Address: Strangways Terrace, North Adelaide SA 5006
  • Phone: (08) 8203 7888
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 7 am-6 pm

Nestled in the Northern Park Lands and just minutes away from the City Centre is the North Adelaide Golf Course. What this golf course has in store for visitors is unlike other Adelaide driving ranges; it gives golfers a taste of the intoxicating views of the entire city. It consists of three courses: the Par 69 North Course, the Par 71 South Course, and an 18-hole Par 3 course. So it’s a 54-hole golf course with the bonus of a city backdrop… While there, more experienced players can enjoy the championship-style South Course, whilst those new to the game or short on time can enjoy either the North Course or Par 3 layouts.

man playing golf at little para golf course

3. Little Para Golf Course

  • Address: 62 Martins Rd, Paralowie SA 5108
  • Phone: (08) 8285 9177
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 7:30 am-6 pm

Featuring a pristine 9-hole par 3 golf course stretched across 10 hectares of vista, you can’t deny that Little Para Golf Course is a top contender in the game. Rain, hail or shine, this course is open seven days a week to give you the ultimate golf driving thrill with its 250 + metres of undercover range, equipped with eight bays and a practice green. Little Para also includes a comfy clubhouse building for you to chill in before or after your game. The clubhouse has a concession area, BBQ spot, and an undercover outdoor seating area for guests to relax.

young man playing golf at x golf marion

4. X-Golf Marion

  • Address: 838-842 Marion Rd, Marion SA 5043
  • Phone: (08) 8377 0883
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 10 am-10 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am-11 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm

The X-Golf Marion isn’t like other driving ranges. It’s not just the first digital golf driving range in Adelaide, it’s the first in South Australia to give golfers a try in the Toptracer range — it’s an advanced golf simulator technology kind of like Nintendo Wii Sports, but better and in a casual pub setting. The venue caters for over 50 people and provides plenty of entertainment. The venue is a bistro that features a pub-like pool table and functional boardroom for all corporate and social needs, along with all the facility’s favourites, X-League, coaching and events. This spot is primed for golfers and non-golfers alike to have a great experience

people playing golf at port noarlunga golf driving range

5. Port Noarlunga Golf Driving Range

  • Address: 1 River Rd, Port Noarlunga SA 5167
  • Phone: (08) 8326 2699
  • Opening Hours: Tue-Wed 9:30 am-4 pm, Thu-Fri 10 am-4 pm, Sat-Sun 9 am-4 pm

Within a walking range from Southport Beach sits a bit of an old-school driving range that continues to turn heads in Adelaide. The Port Noarlunga Golf Driving Range is a pristine 250-metre (length) by 100-metre (wide) golf driving range. The range’s professional golfer, David Galloway, has over 45 years of experience under his belt and will be your guide throughout the day if you’re taking up individual lessons or need some pro advice regarding this beloved pastime. This driving range is fantastic and slightly hidden away, thereby giving you the chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the world and immerse yourself in your swing.

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6. West Beach Driving Range

  • Address: Military Rd, West Beach SA 5024
  • Phone: (08) 8356 4811
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 6:30 am- 6:30 pm

West Beach Parks Golf is the best pub­lic side golf facil­i­ty in Ade­laide with two immaculate cours­es (the Patawalonga par 72 and the Short Course par 50) and exten­sive facil­i­ties includ­ing a dri­ving range & an equipment shop. This place is home to some of the best public golf facilities in South Australia, with greens and a picturesque natural environment, coupled with a range of amenities. On top of that, the West Beach driving range is the perfect destination for your next social golf trip, a golfing holiday or a fully catered fundraising and trade golf day.

people playing golf at valley view golf driving range

7. Valley View Driving Range

  • Address: corner of Nelson rd &, Grand Jct Rd, Valley View SA 5093
  • Phone: (08) 8264 9791
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sat-Sun 9 am-5:30 pm

The Valley View Driving Range is positioned on Grand Junction Road, offering golfers of all ages a safe, family friendly venue to enjoy. Featuring an 18-hole par 3 golf course, clubhouse and pro-shop, this golf course dedicates itself to ensuring that the community have a thrilling sporting venue to enjoy at their leisure offering a variety of promotions and events. The equipment shop provides an array of golf clubs, sets, balls, and accessories whilst the kiosk has a selection of hot food, cold drinks, and hot coffee to enjoy. Sit inside or under the shaded area to take in the view of the course or enjoy a meal & drink.

How Man of Many Chose This List of Driving Ranges in Adelaide

As a team of avid golfers and sportspeople, Man of Many is adept at tackling the hardest courses, driving ranges and virtual golf spots around the country. The team of editors have curated this list of golf driving ranges based on personal experiences playing at each venue, alongside the key indicators of price, availability and amenities. Where a team member has not visited the venue, the editors turned to reviews from the wider public.

Golf Driving Ranges in Adelaide FAQs

What driving range also has an 18-hole golf course?

The Mount Compass Golf Course, Valley View Golf Driving Range, North Adelaide Golf centre and West Beach Parks Golf have an 18-hole golf course.

Where is the best night driving range in Adelaide?

X-Golf Marion is the best night driving range in Adelaide, located at 838-842 Marion Rd, Marion. The club opens at 10 am and closes at 10-11 pm 6 days a week.