Recreational Opportunities

With its wide open spaces and fantastic facilities, the Clare Valley is the perfect place for a round of golf, cycle, swim or even a day at the races with family and friends.

The Clare Racing Club was established in 1889, and holds three racing days a year, including the famous easter races on the long weekend which pulls in thousands of punters from all over the state. The race course is set amongst the vineyards at Stanley Flat on Main North Road (Horrocks Highway B82) just a couple of minutes drive north of Clare. For more information on race days visit their website at www.clareracingclub.com.au or contact them on (08) 8842 1033, info@clareracingclub.com.au

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Located at 180 Main North Road Clare, next door to the Clare Oval and tennis courts, the Valleys Lifestyle Centre is the perfect location to get fit or play sport with a gym, pool, squash courts, and a stadium. Open Monday - Thurday from 6am - 9pm, Fridays from 6am - 7pm, and Weekends 9am - 1pm. Visit www.thevalleys.com.au for information or telephone  (08) 8842 3999.

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The Clare Golf Club is a 18 Hole par 72 course with greens, with an Australian Mens Course rating of 72. The course is 5,899 metres set in the heart of the Clare Valley amongst woodlands and vines, and is regarded as one of South Australias finest country golf clubs. The split level Club House has a pro shop shop with a resident pro for tuition, and a great bar to unwind at after a round of golf. The Club House is also the perfect location for a function with great fairway views and seating for up to 150 people. For further information visit www.claregolfclub.com.au , telephone (08) 8842 4084, or email secretary@claregolfclub.com.au

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The Clare Valley is famous for its cycling with many beautiful routes winding their way the vines and villages, to the famous Riesling Trail, a 32 km stretch of scenic bike track between the town of  Auburn and Barina Station just north of Clare. For more information on the Riesling Trail visit www.rieslingtrail.com.au or email admin@rieslingtrail.com.au

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The history of horse racing in the Clare area goes back to the early 1880s when race meets were held on a number of local properties. Today the beautiful Clare Racecourse holds 4 racing events annually, including the popular Clare Easter Races.