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#1 arvis



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Posted 02 November 2016 - 03:17 PM

Heading to Adelaide for a golf trip with a bunch of mates with handicaps ranging from single figures to 23


Just wondering which course people would pick of the two as we're heading out of town to play other regional courses after this and will only play one.


I've been told Royal Adelaide is underwhelming and flat & dusty - while Kooyonga is by far the prettier of the two. Others however rate RA very highly etc...


Be interested to hear opinions from people who have played both courses as to what would be more enjoyable. Is RA just rated better because of the Royal? 


Glenelg is another option but I'm told the first two are better.

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 03:53 PM

RA has plenty of deep rough at the moment so slow rounds and plenty of lost balls if you stray. It is relatively flat for some holes and is not dry and dusty. Kooyonga has the most undulation if that is your thing.


Played Kooyonga Monday, great condition, 10th is currently out of play as they are doing some work on it, 19th is a good par 3 replacement. Kooyonga is probably the prettiest followed by Glenelg depending upon your definition of pretty.


I am a member at Glenelg, great condition, magazines rate Glenelg and Kooyonga fairly equal, RA ahead due to 4 - 5 all world holes. 

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 03:59 PM

If it helps, Royal Adelaide had the better wine list when I last visited.


Golf wise, either are good options. Not sure about the Grange, the course(s) that is. Heard some good reports about the Norman redesign but will have to wait until I play there.

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 03:11 AM

Played RA a few weeks ago. The rough is brutal. Women's Aus Open coming up so I'd suggest take plenty of balls. Shin high rough is not fun and the members aren't that happy right now!

I'd play elsewhere if I were you. It's a great track though just not really playable for many right now imo

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