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.

History[edit]

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. 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.[1]

Geography[edit]

The course is on the northern bank of the Brisbane River. The Gateway Motorway passes alongside the eastern boundary.

Australian Open[edit]

The winners of these three Australian Open's are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Royal Queensland Golf Club". Retrieved 21 October 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Marshall, H.I; Royal Queensland Golf Club (1993), Royal Queensland : the first 70 years, Royal Queensland Golf Club, ISBN 978-0-646-15899-0 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°26′29″S 153°05′33″E / 27.44130°S 153.09246°E / -27.44130; 153.09246