Royal Adelaide Golf Club

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Royal Adelaide Golf Club
Club information
Royal Adelaide Golf Club is located in Australia
Royal Adelaide Golf Club
Location in Australia
Coordinates 34°53′46″S 138°30′36″E / 34.896°S 138.51°E / -34.896; 138.51Coordinates: 34°53′46″S 138°30′36″E / 34.896°S 138.51°E / -34.896; 138.51
Location Tapleys Hill Road
Seaton, South Australia
Established 1906, 111 years ago
1892  (club)
Type Private
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted Australian Open
Women's Australian Open
Jacob's Creek Open Championship
Australian Amateur
Website royaladelaidegolf.com.au
Designed by H.L. Rymill, C.L. Gardner,
Dr. Alister MacKenzie
Par 72
Length 6,572 m (7,187 yd)
Course rating 74
Slope rating 133
RAGC is located in South Australia
RAGC
RAGC
Location in South Australia

The Royal Adelaide Golf Club (often referred to as Seaton) is a private Australian golf club located in the Adelaide suburb of Seaton, 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) northwest of the city centre.

The links at Seaton has been the venue for many international and interstate matches and championships. Royal Adelaide has hosted the Australian Open nine times,[1] most recently in 1998 when Greg Chalmers took home the trophy, carding an even-par 288.[2] The Women's Australian Open was first played at the course in December 1994, won by Annika Sörenstam,[3] and returned in February 2017 where it was won by Jang Ha-na.

Scorecard[edit]

Tee Par Distance Scratch Rating Slope Rating
Mens (Blue) 72 6572 74 133
Mens (White) 72 6125 72 129
Ladies (Red) 73 5516 75 136
Mens (Blue) Mens (White) Ladies (Red)
Hole Metres Yards Par Metres Yards Par Metres Yards Par
1 348 381 4 342 374 4 329 360 4
2 507 554 5 468 512 5 407 445 5
3 266 291 4 265 290 4 250 273 4
4 410 448 4 369 404 4 344 376 4
5 420 459 4 374 409 4 350 383 4
6 420 459 4 393 430 4 371 406 5
7 167 183 3 148 162 3 119 130 3
8 358 392 4 322 352 4 271 296 4
9 495 541 5 483 528 5 448 490 5
Out 3391 3708 37 3164 3460 37 2889 3159 38
10 345 377 4 334 365 4 287 314 4
11 353 386 4 350 383 4 302 330 4
12 205 224 3 201 220 3 151 165 3
13 395 432 4 354 387 4 345 377 4
14 445 487 4 382 418 4 327 358 4
15 464 507 5 450 492 5 422 462 5
16 165 180 3 156 171 3 130 142 3
17 426 466 4 365 399 4 322 352 4
18 383 419 4 369 404 4 341 373 4
In 3181 3479 35 2961 3238 35 2627 2873 35
Total 6572 7187 72 6125 6698 72 5516 6032 73

Club History[edit]

The first golf club in Adelaide was founded 146 years ago in 1870 by David Murray MP, John Lindsay MP, John Gordon, J. T. Turnbull, George and Joseph Boothby and around 15 others. The Governor, Sir James Fergusson was club patron. An inaugural game of 14 holes (7 holes played twice) was played on the Adelaide Racecourse (later renamed Victoria Racecourse) on 15 May 1870, when Lindsay and John Gordon tied for first place.[4] A nine-hole course was laid out and a greenkeeper appointed, but when Fergusson was recalled in 1873, membership in the Adelaide Golf Club declined and folded around 1876.[5]

Royal Adelaide Golf Club was founded in August 1892 on the North Parklands.[6] In 1906, the Golf Club was moved to land in Seaton,[6] a northwest suburb of Adelaide. The western boundary along Frederick Road is approximately a mile (1.6 km) east of the shore of Gulf St Vincent.

Australian Opens[edit]

Australian Open[edit]

Year Winner Nationality
1998 Greg Chalmers  Australia
1962 Gary Player  South Africa
1938 Jim Ferrier  Australia
1935 Fergus McMahon  Australia
1932 Mick Ryan  Australia
1929 Ivo Whitton  Australia
1926
1923 Tom Howard  Australia
1910 Carnegie Clark  Australia

Women's Australian Open[edit]

Year Winner Nationality
2017 Jang Ha-na  South Korea
1994 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden

2017 Women's Australian Open Course Layout[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Metres 340 465 265 361 355 371 148 344 488 3,137 334 345 152 365 380 455 161 425 366 2,983 6,115
Yards 372 508 290 395 388 406 162 376 534 3,341 365 377 166 387 416 498 176 465 400 3,250 6,681
Par 4 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 37 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 5 4 36 73

Source:[7]

  • The course in 1994 was par 74 at 5,698 metres (6,231 yd).[3][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Open – Past Winners". Golf Australia. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "1998 Holden Australian Open" (PDF). Golf Australia. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Australian Open". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. (Florida, USA). 12 December 1994. p. 2C. 
  4. ^ "Golf". South Australian Register. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 17 May 1870. p. 5. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fore !". The Mail. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 1 April 1933. p. 1 Section: Magazine Section. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "History". The Royal Adelaide Golf Club. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "2017 ISPS Handa Australian Open Course Map" (PDF). Golf Australia. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Golf results". Record-Journal. (Meriden, Connecticut, USA). December 12, 1994. p. 26. 

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