Pub Review: The Tap Inn, SA

As far as I know, The Tap Inn is the only golf themed pub in Australia. Normally “themed pub” means stay well away, but this is an exception. 

The Tap InnA huge amount of money was invested into the old Kent Town Hotel in Adelaide around 2001 to produce a pub with a great front bar, restaurant and indoor driving range. The Tuesday reggae night at the old Kent Town couldn’t be further away.

The front bar has highlights galore for the golfing enthusiast. All beer taps have been replaced with old persimmon driver heads and carvings from each hole at Augusta National are set into the bar. Large imposing statues of famous golfers (Greg Norman, Annika Sorenstam and others) also take their place at different points on the bar and there are plenty of pictures on the walls of famous golf courses. The pokies (if you really want to go near them) are set in a gophers hole out the back

The Tap Inn driving rangeThe rooftop putting green and indoor driving range is what sets this place apart. The driving range has automatic tees that place the ball up ready for your next shot and there is no better way to spend an afternoon than to hit a bucket of balls and then grab a schooner or two in the pub.

Overall, for the golfing enthusiast the pub is a real gem. Pop in for a beer if you’re in Adelaide and need to work on the slice or elbow strength.

Other reviews:
Bonville GC, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Lake Claremont GC, Perth, WA
The Vintage, Hunter Valley, NSW
Werribee Park GC, Melbourne, Vic
Lake Karrinyup Country Club, Perth, WA

One thought on “Pub Review: The Tap Inn, SA

  • October 15, 2008 at 10:31

    If you sweet talk the staff you can certainly get out there while well and truly ‘under the weather’
    Certainly makes hiting your Driver an interesting challenge!


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