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Adelaide

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Situated along the Australian Southern Coastline adjacent to the Gulf St Vincent is Adelaide City. Best known for its vast array of activities, Adelaide is loved by visitors and residents alike as there is ‘always something happening’. Whether it is a music festival, cultural exhibition, sporting event or market day, Adelaide is a vibrant Australian hub of activity.

Adelaide is one of the smaller capital cities in Australia yet boasts a wide selection of outstanding golf courses in a relatively small area. In fact within a 15 minute radius of the City Centre lie a number of golf gems including the world rated Royal Adelaide Golf Club, Kooyonga Golf Club, and highly rated The Grange and Glenelg Golf Clubs.

Royal Adelaide Golf Club is one of Australia’s oldest private golf courses founded in 1892. After a couple of moves, the golf club finally opened in its current location in Seaton in 1906. Nine Australian Opens have been decided at Royal Adelaide, the latest in 1998. World legendary golf course architect Dr Alister Mackenzie advised on its design in 1926.

The course boasts a combination of testing short holes with a number of challenging longer holes framed with carefully placed ball catching bunkering. From the back markers it now measures 6,619 metres and the "open spaces" have been gently contoured and bunkered to provide an intellectual and physical challenge to all players whether from the friendlier Members' tees or the more demanding Championship markers.

Kooyonga Golf Club is a wonderful example of a championship golf course that benefits from the rich sandy soiled area it is located within. In 2009 Kooyonga Golf Club celebrates its eighty-fifth anniversary and is currently ranked 14 in Australia. This is testament to the quality of the golf course.

Five Australian Opens and three Australian Amateur Championships have been decided at Kooyonga as well as numerous South Australian Opens and Amateur Championships. Additionally the course has been the host of the US PGA Tour Nationwide Jacob's Creek Open further exposing Kooyonga to the world.

Kooyonga is not a long course—in fact none of the par 4 holes extend over 400 metres but what it lacks in length is more than made up for by its clever design. A number of reachable par 5 holes can help ones scorecard but any errant shot will be punished by the prevalence of native trees flanking most fairways.

With two 18-hole championship courses to choose from, and an award winning function centre The Grange Golf Club offers a memorable golf experience for any golf enthusiast. The members of The Grange Golf Club set out to build a golf course that would equal the best there was to offer in South Australia. That has been well and truly achieved. Many champion golfers have enjoyed the challenge of The Grange. The Grange Golf Club has a very special place in Australian Golf history, having hosted the 1976 West Lakes Classic which was won by a 21 year old trainee professional named Greg Norman.

Glenelg Golf Club is a private golf club located adjacent to the Adelaide Airport and only a short distance from the Adelaide CBD. In recent years, the club embarked on an extensive redevelopment project to improve the quality and playability of the golf course, under the expert guidance of Golf Course Architect, Neil Crafter and with the assistance of Bob Tuohy.

Glenelg has been the site of many State and National championships throughout its history, including the Australian Amateur Championships (Men and Women), Men's Interstate Series, Australian Junior Championships (Boys and Girls) and South Australian Open's and PGA's.

Links Lady Bay can be found on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula just over an hours drive from Adelaide. With stunning views of the coastline and ocean, The Links Lady Bay Golf course offers golfers smooth and subtle greens, long undulating fairways, strategically placed bunkers and water hazards.

It has all the characteristics of many of the famous links courses in Scotland and Ireland. Prevailing winds, gently undulating couch fairways, classic bunkering, strategic burns and subtle Bent greens will make you feel like you're playing in the British Open!

Designed by Jack Newton, Graeme Grant and John Spencer, Links Lady Bay is a true St Andrews style sand based links course that challenges golfers at all levels.

Other things to do in Adelaide

Adelaide’s favourite precincts to explore include North Terrace in the city centre where you will find museums and art galleries, Rundle Mall, Adelaide Central Market, Norwood which is home to charming café’s and boutique shops, and Adelaide’s most popular beach destination Glenelg which is just 15 minutes from the city centre. If it is shopping you are after, then you will love King William Road in Unley. This is just a small sample of the areas in Adelaide that will make you want to come back for more.

Of course, not to be missed are the famous South Australian wine regions just over an hour drive from Adelaide – The Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale.

Useful Facts and Figures

Below are some useful facts and figures for the Adelaide Region. Use these to work out the best time to visit this region.

Month

Min Temp (C/F)

Max Temp (C/F)

Sunrise

Sunset

Avg Rainfall (mm)

Jan

20/69

34/93 

6.20am 

8.30pm 

20 

Feb 

20/69

33/91

6.50am 

8.10pm 

20 

Mar

18/64

31/88 

7.15am 

7.35pm 

25 

Apr 

14/58

26/79 

6.40am 

5.50pm 

40 

May

12/54

21/70 

7.00am 

5.20pm 

65 

Jun 

11/52

18/64 

7.20am 

5.10pm 

70 

Jul 

9/47

17/62 

7.20am 

5.20pm 

70 

Aug 

10/49

20/68 

6.50am 

5.45pm 

60 

Sep 

11/52

21/70 

6.20am 

6.05pm 

50 

Oct 

13/55

24/76 

5.30am 

6.30pm 

45 

Nov 

17/63

28/82 

6.00am 

8.00pm 

30 

Dec 

17/62

29/84 

5.55am 

8.25pm 

25 

Royal Adelaide Golf Club - Hole 2
Royal Adelaide Golf Club - Hole 2
Royal Adelaide Golf Club - Hole 7
Royal Adelaide Golf Club - Hole 7
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