Royal Queensland Golf Club
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The Royal Queensland Golf Club is a golf club and course at the end of Curtin West Avenue, Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Located beside the Brisbane River is a 10-minute drive from the Brisbane CBD. It has hosted the Australian Open three times: in 1947, 1966, and 1973.
The Royal Queensland Golf Club was founded in 1920, initially as the Queensland Golf Club. The original course was designed by Carnegie Clark, the Australian Open Champion, and was opened by the Governor-General Lord Forster in 1921. King George V gave the club its Royal Charter in 1921; the King's official letter of notification to the Governor of Queensland was signed by Winston Churchill (then British Secretary of State). Construction of the new Championship course was completed in December 2007. In 2005, the Queensland Government decided to build a second Gateway Bridge over the Brisbane River, which impacted on the original course. The new Royal Queensland layout was designed by Michael Clayton.
The course is on the northern bank of the Brisbane River. The course is flat with the front 9 working around the grounds in a clockwise fashion and the back 9 inside the front 9. The Gateway Motorway passes alongside the eastern boundary.
The winners of these three Australian Open's are:
Adam Scott is a current member of the club.
- Marshall, H.I; Royal Queensland Golf Club (1993), Royal Queensland : the first 70 years, Royal Queensland Golf Club, ISBN 978-0-646-15899-0
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