North Adelaide Golf Club

Course Tour


Course Overview

The Par 71 South Course is one of South Australia’s golfing gems.

Barely a minute from Adelaide's CBD, the course is home to the prestigious Lord Mayor’s Golf Trophy and regularly hosts PGA pro-am events.

A Park Lands style course, the South Course measures in at 5,884 metres.

Kikuyu fairways and Santa Ana couch tees provide a high quality playing surface all year round.

The Bent grass greens are maintained to a high standard and present players with a genuine chance to post a score reflective of their performance on the day.

With a Golf Australia Slope Rating of 122, the South Course provides a challenge to the beginner and accomplished golfer alike.

From the ladies tees, the course measures a lengthy 5,404 metres, Par 73 with a Golf Australia Slope Rating of 124.

Tall, mature trees line most fairways, punishing a wayward drive while modest, sometimes bunkered greens provide a challenge for the approach shots.

The course features a good variety of holes with everything from short Par 3s to genuine 3-shot Par 5s.

With no water hazards, minimal rough off the fairways and short distances from 'green to next tee-block', players can negotiate their way around the South Course easily and maintain good pace of play with minimal lost balls.

Hole 1

Hole 1
Mens

Par: 4
Index: 10
Length: 348m

Women

Par: 4
Index: 8
Length: 338m

A picturesque opening hole, the tee shot should be taken as close as possible to the left hand fairway bunkers.

This will open up the line into one of the smaller greens on the course and avoid the trees short right of the green.

A good opportunity for an opening par and a comfortable start to your round.

Hole 2

Hole 2
Mens

Par: 5
Index: 8
Length: 447m

Women

Par: 5
Index: 1
Length: 408m

A short Par 5, reachable in two shots for the long hitters.

Placement from the tee and the second shot down the right hand side are paramount to negotiate the dog-leg and ensure a clear view of the elevated putting surface.

Make sure you’ve taken enough club on the third shot.

The hill in front of the green loves to return the ball to your feet.

Hole 3

Hole 3
Mens

Par: 4
Index: 2
Length: 406m

Women

Par: 5
Index: 14
Length: 386m

The signature hole on the South course.

Postcard views greet the player from the tee, a long par 4 with the best city backdrop in the country.

Two fairway bunkers await a tee shot down the left hand side.

Once you’ve negotiated these, a solid mid to long iron will see you safely on the putting surface.

Hole 4

Hole 4
Mens

Par: 4
Index: 6
Length: 323m

Women

Par: 4
Index: 4
Length: 308m

A good birdie opportunity, the fourth hole is all about placement.

The hole moves from left to right around the tree line and a tee shot anywhere left of centre will leave you having to negotiate the huge gum tree strategically placed within the bunker short of the green.

3 wood or hybrid may be good option off the tee here to help setup a clear line to the pin.

Hole 5

Hole 5
Mens

Par: 3
Index: 13
Length: 183m

Women

Par: 3
Index: 17
Length: 171

The longest par 3 on the course, the 5th hole requires a solidly struck long iron, hybrid or fairway wood to get it home.

The putting surface doesn’t present too many challenges so it’s all about getting it close from the tee.

Hole 6

Hole 6
Mens

Par: 3
Index: 17
Length: 130m

Women

Par: 3
Index: 15
Length: 120m

A short, uphill Par 3 to a well-guarded putting surface.

Bunkers protect the green short and left, making club selection crucial.

Unable to see the base of the flagstick from the tee, anything short of the green will often spin back into the front bunker.

The green slopes from back to front and players should aim to keep the ball below the hole to improve their chance of making the putt.

Hole 7

Hole 7
Mens

Par: 5
Index: 15
Length: 455m

Women

Par: 5
Index: 12
Length: 399m

More great views await players from the 7th tee.

With the famous Adelaide Oval to the left and the city straight ahead, it’s time to “let the big dog out”.

Whilst the landing area is generous, out of bounds borders the left hand side of the fairway all the way to the green.

Two fairway bunkers short and right of the green, wait to punish a leaking shot right whilst another greenside bunker short, left forces players to carry the ball all the way onto the green.

A good birdie opportunity for the long or straight hitters alike.

Hole 8

Hole 8
Mens

Par: 4
Index: 3
Length: 361m

Women

Par: 4
Index: 6
Length: 310

The 8th has a wide driving zone, tempting players to open the shoulders once again.

Pin point accuracy is required on the second shot to a small, elevated green.

Any shot missing the green will leave a player with a tricky uphill chip or flop shot and little green to work with.

A par here is very well earned.

Hole 9

Hole 9
Mens

Par: 4
Index: 12
Length: 365

Women

Par: 4
Index: 10
Length: 330m

A short Par 4, provides players with a good birdie opportunity to close out the front nine.

A straight drive and an accurate iron will leave a relatively easy putt to get one back.

Hole 10

Hole 10
Mens

Par: 4
Index: 5
Length: 345m

Women

Par: 4
Index: 5
Length: 311m

One of the tightest driving holes on the course, a Fairway wood or Hybrid is often the best option from the tee on the tenth.

From the middle of the fairway, accuracy is again required in order to hit the long, slender green.

Heavily banked to the right and sloping away on the left, short is the only spot to be if you are going to miss this green.

Hole 11

Hole 11
Mens

Par: 4
Index: 11
Length: 347m

Women

Par: 4
Index: 9
Length: 332m

Out of bounds and bunkers to the right, force players to rethink their club choice off the tee on the eleventh.

A pot bunker on the right in the driving zone encroaches onto the fairway, narrowing the landing zone considerably.

Once you’ve negotiated these hazards, it’s only a short iron to the green and hopefully a good birdie or par opportunity.

Hole 12

Hole 12
Mens

Par: 3
Index: 18
Length: 137m

Women

Par: 3
Index: 16
Length: 117m

A deceptive, short Par 3 with a large ditch short of the green.

Whilst only requiring a short iron to get to the green, trouble awaits left and right with two large bunkers.

Short and long of the green is also less than desirable.

A green in regulation here often results in a sigh of relief.

Hole 13

Hole 13
Mens

Par: 4
Index: 7
Length: 356m

Women

Par: 4
Index: 11
Length: 315m

From the tee, the 13th moves right left with two large fairway bunkers on the right waiting to catch a ball that doesn’t turn over.

The second fairway bunker is deep and makes for a very difficult approach shot.

The shape of the fairway funnels most balls into the middle, providing a clear line to green and taking the bunkers right and left out of play.

A hole where it’s just as easy to make birdie as it is a double bogey.

Hole 14

Hole 14
Mens

Par: 4
Index: 4
Length: 354m

Women

Par: 4
Index: 7
Length: 329m

There’s little advantage in taking Driver from the tee on the 14th.

Any tee shot left of the centre of the fairway will force players to have to carry the Morten Bay Fig tree short of green whilst Out Of Bounds to the right will punish the over compensator.

The approach shot is not without danger to a raised putting surface that falls sharply away on both sides.

Par is a good score here.

Hole 15

Hole 15
Mens

Par: 5
Index: 16
Length: 423m

Women

Par: 5
Index: 3
Length: 407m

Three pot bunkers in the driving zone force players to flirt with danger if they want a chance to reach this green in two.

A tee shot finishing right of the centre of the fairway will block players out from the green, forcing a layup and pitch in.

The second and third shots are all uphill, effectively adding distance to this Par 5.

A false front on the green makes club selection difficult and adds to the complexities of this hole.

Hole 16

Hole 16
Mens

Par: 3
Index: 14
Length: 180m

Women

Par: 3
Index: 18
Length: 133m

Possibly the prettiest and most difficult Par 3 on the course.

Starting from a slightly elevated tee, players are challenged by a large, heavily undulating green that sits at an angle to the tee block.

A large ridge runs diagonally through the green, separating the green into two distinct halves.

To give yourself the best chance of a par, make sure your ball finishes on the correct section of the green.

Three putts are very common on this putting green.

Hole 17

Hole 17
Mens

Par: 4
Index: 1
Length: 398m

Women

Par: 5
Index: 13
Length: 373m

Coming down the stretch, players are greeted by the hardest hole on the course.

For most players, a driver or fairway wood to the top of the hill will leave a hybrid or long iron downhill from a sloping lie to a relatively small green.

For the bravest players amongst us, there is the possibility to short cut this hole.

An aggressive tee shot right of the pine tree on the corner can result in as little as a Sand wedge left to reach the green.

A true risk and reward hole. Be warned, a double bogey is easy work on the 17th.

Hole 18

Hole 18
Mens

Par: 4
Index: 9
Length: 326m

Women

Par: 4
Index: 2
Length: 317m

Bringing the round to a close is a mid-length par 4 that doglegs to the right.

It’s best to place the tee shot just in or slightly short of the bend in the fairway to make the most of the larger landing zone.

The second shot is to a small elevated green that requires accuracy and precise club selection to give the player the best opportunity of a par.

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