Royal Adelaide Golf Club

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Royal Adelaide Golf Club Est. 1892

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Royal Adelaide Golf Club: Also commonly known as Seaton, the present Royal Adelaide course was substantially redesigned by Dr. Alister MacKenzie in the mid-1920s. Here is an open, undulating inland links course, built on the Adelaide sandbelt, which presents a wonderfully testing challenge to all golfers. Don't be surprised to see an occasional commuter train trundling along the single-track railway that diagonally bisects the course. The track passes within a few feet of the clubhouse (one imagines it was originally a halt for the trains). The understated simplicity of the course design, based on nicely undulating terrain, rolling mounds and a scattering of pine trees, masks some tough challenges ahead. With plenty of sand available, its no surprise to find a wealth of excellent fairway and greenside bunkering; the fiery ring of eight bunkers guarding the par-3 7th's domed green, makes for a classic MacKenzie-inspired hole. A few precise tee-shots are required, not least at the short, blind and tight par-4 3rd, played up and over a small ridge. Your tee-shot back across the ridge at the par-4 4th is also blind, but this time played to a doglegging fairway. The highest part of the course is home to the 8th and 12th tees, alongside a rotunda look-out. The flatter closing stretch starts at the par-4 13th. Although following an out-and-back design, the course never strays too far from the clubhouse which is positioned squarely in the centre of this excellently maintained layout. There is no housing on the course, nor too close beside it, just this splendid old links, the subtleties of which will certainly grow on you the more you play it.

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Making Contact

Royal Adelaide Golf Club
328 Tapleys Hill Rd,
Seaton, Adelaide, South Australia 5023
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Office   +61 (0)8 8356 5511
Pro Shop   +61 (0)8 8356 8508

  +61 (0)8 8235 1064

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Golf Pro
Cameron Howell (PGA, Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb
Surroundings: Residential setting.
Designer: Original design by H.L. (Cargie) Rymill and C.L. Gardiner (1904). Substantially redesigned by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1926). Later improvements by Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge (1979, 1997).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6619 6246 5575
Par 73 73 74
SSS or Slope 75 72 74
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How2Get There?

9 km NW of Adelaide centre

Essential information

Green Fees:
2014/15 visitor fee, 18-holes: A$210. Reduced rates for Aus-affiliated golfers and juniors. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Royal Adelaide is a private club. Outside visitor play is restricted. Overseas and interstate visitors should contact the Secty/Mgr to determine playing possibilities. 
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire (only with a medical certificate).

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

The always highly-rated Royal Adelaide, has hosted many top level competitions including nine Australian Opens and numerous Australian Amateur Championships. In 2008 the Eisenhower Trophy was staged here. | Royal Adelaide is one of eight golf clubs in Australia honoured by exercise of the Sovereign's royal prerogative. George V conferred the Royal title on the club in 1923. The eight Australian 'Royals' are (in order of gaining Royal status): Melbourne, Sydney, Queensland, Adelaide, Hobart, Fremantle, Canberra and Perth.

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Published Ranking
2016 Australian Golf Digest rating: 14th best course of the 1,500 courses in Australia.
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Latitude: (-34.895600)
Longitude: (138.513691)
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