Royal Adelaide Golf Club
|Location||Tapleys Hill Road
Seaton, South Australia
|Established||1906, 111 years ago
|Tournaments hosted||Australian Open
Women's Australian Open
Jacob's Creek Open Championship
|Designed by||H.L. Rymill, C.L. Gardner,
Dr. Alister MacKenzie
|Length||6,572 m (7,187 yd)|
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, most recently in 1998 when Greg Chalmers took home the trophy, carding an even-par 288. The Women's Australian Open was first played at the course in December 1994, won by Annika Sörenstam, and returned in February 2017 where it was won by Jang Ha-na.
|Tee||Par||Distance||Scratch Rating||Slope Rating|
|Mens (Blue)||Mens (White)||Ladies (Red)|
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. 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.
Royal Adelaide Golf Club was founded in August 1892 on the North Parklands. In 1906, the Golf Club was moved to land in Seaton, 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.
|1962||Gary Player||South Africa|
Women's Australian Open
|2017||Jang Ha-na||South Korea|
2017 Women's Australian Open Course Layout
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