For the first time in its 147-year history, golf is coming to Adelaide Oval. From Monday, 29 October – Sunday, 4 November, the stadium will be transformed into a golfer’s paradise.
Adelaide Oval Stadium Golf will feature a nine-hole stadium golf course, a nine-hole putting course, a Clubhouse putting hole and longest drive simulator competition – all open to the general public and corporate groups.
The nine-hole stadium golf course will provide golfing enthusiasts the chance to experience Adelaide Oval like never before – teeing off from locations around the stadium, including level five of the Riverbank Stand, the northern mound at the base of the famous Moreton Bay fig trees and a purpose-built platform in front of the heritage scoreboard.
Australian Golf Digest has partnered with Adelaide Oval to deliver this stadium golf event for the first time in Australia.
“We are very excited to be the first stadium in Australia to transform into a golf course,” Adelaide Oval SMA General Manager Operations & Commercial Darren Chandler said.
“It’s a concept that will allow keen golfers the chance to enjoy an unforgettable golf experience in Adelaide Oval’s truly unique setting. We’re always looking for innovative and exciting events to bring to Adelaide Oval and this is one we believe will have significant appeal.”
Australian Golf Digest’s Managing Director Nick Cutler said with only 2,520 spots available, people will need to get in quick.
“Adelaide Oval is one of the world’s most picturesque stadiums and we’re thrilled to be partnering with this iconic venue for Australia’s first Stadium Golf event,” he said.
“With a custom-designed nine-hole stadium golf course, nine-hole putting course and a Clubhouse putt, Adelaide Oval Stadium Golf really will provide a fantastic day out. If you’re interested in a golfing experience unlike anything you’ve had before, this event is for you.”
As part of the nine-hole stadium golf course, each player will have two shots per hole. Groups of four will start each session in a shotgun start under stop clock conditions and will be provided a caddie to guide them around the stadium. All clubs and balls will be provided for players. Players will not access the playing surface at any time and scoring will be based on distance from the pin.
Play will commence at 7am daily and continue throughout the day until the final tee off time of 8.30pm. The nine-hole putting course can be played at leisure before or after registered tee-times.
The Audi Stadium Club will be transformed into the Clubhouse and will be the setting for the Clubhouse putt and Longest Drive challenges as well as providing a range of food and beverage packages for those who want to add to their day out.
Tickets are available via adelaideovalstadiumgolf.com.au from $89 (plus booking fee).
For corporate groups looking to create a unique golf day, full session times can be booked and a range of hospitality options are on offer, but places are strictly limited.
Adelaide Oval Stadium Golf
- Play will take place in groups of four people. Bookings can be made on an individual basis or as part of a group. Players should allow two-and-a-half hours for the experience.
- Nine tee locations will be positioned around the stadium with nine greens on the Oval (note: players will not access the playing surface at any time during the event).
- Holes will vary in lengths from 50m to 90m.
- Scoring for the nine stadium holes will be allocated for areas hit:
- Birdie – within yellow zone
- Par – on the green
- Bogey – anything else
- Double bogey – completely miss the area
- Hole-in-one – the ultimate goal
- Players will be allowed to take two shots per hole with one minute allowed and four minutes to move between holes. A shot clock will maintain pace of play.
- A caddie will be provided to each group – guiding players around the stadium.
- One Clubhouse putt will give players the chance to test their putting and will be the only hole to be putted out.
- Overall scoring will include two shots per hole as part of the nine-hole stadium course, plus the Clubhouse putt (totalling 19 scored holes).
- A range of great prizes are up for grabs including an overall winner’s prize – the ultimate Adelaide Oval experience, including two RoofClimb tickets, Audi Stadium Club tickets to a football or cricket event of choice, dinner in the Hill of Grace Restaurant, accommodation and more – as well as custom fitted Callaway drivers from Drummond Golf for the men’s and women’s longest drives.
- The nine-hole putting course, located on the Lyn Fullston Lawns, will be played at participant leisure – before or after they have completed the stadium challenge.