Royal Adelaide Golf Club

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The Royal Adelaide Golf Club (often referred to as Seaton) is a private golf club in Adelaide, South Australia.

Royal Adelaide has played host to the Australian Open nine times,[1] with the most recent being in 1998 when Greg Chalmers took home the trophy, carding an even 288.[2]

Scorecard[edit]

Hole No. Metres Yards Par Hole No. Metres Yards Par
1 348 381 4 10 335 366 4
2 500 547 5 11 356 389 4
3 266 291 4 12 203 222 3
4 415 454 4 13 420 459 4
5 420 459 4 14 445 487 4
6 402 440 4 15 454 497 5
7 167 183 3 16 165 181 3
8 356 389 4 17 474 519 5
9 512 560 5 18 396 433 4
Front 9 3386 3704 37 Back 9 3248 3553 36
Total 6634 7258 73

Club history[edit]

The first golf club in Adelaide was founded 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.[3] 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.[4]

Royal Adelaide Golf Club was founded in August 1892 on the North Parklands.[5] In 1906, the Golf Club was moved to land in Seaton.[5]

Australian Open History[edit]

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

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. ^ "Golf". South Australian Register (Adelaide: National Library of Australia). 17 May 1870. p. 5. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Fore !". The Mail (Adelaide: National Library of Australia). 1 April 1933. p. 1 Section: Magazine Section. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "History". The Royal Adelaide Golf Club. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 

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Coordinates: 34°53′37″S 138°30′36″E / 34.89361°S 138.51000°E / -34.89361; 138.51000