Blog 134 – North Adelaide, North course

Looking back over the par3 1st green

Course 34 for 2021 – North Course, Nth Adelaide

Ideal for beginners, in a very handy location

Nomadic_golfer : August 2021

Par 68, 4305m (blue), slope 102, $21 green fee

5 par 3s from 108 – 148m, 12 par 4s from 193 – 365m, 1 par 5s of 379m

The little brother to the South Course still affords nice views across the city without having the grown up characteristics of it’s southern sibling. Tree lined fairways, santa-anna greens and kikuyu fairways are the base of this short course with 9 par 4’s under 300m. Condition at the end of winter is not great, getting up and down is tough and there are some tricky tee shots but the lack of length more than offsets these difficulty factors.

My favourite 2 holes were: 10 (290m which turns right and downhill at about 190m, with trees short of the green forming a narrow chute posing a big risk reward question. And beware going through the green here) and 14 (310m downhill with OB left and mounds right, fairway slope and direction forces the ball to the right where trouble increases the further the hole goes). In keeping with the tradition set by the South course, the 17th is also a very interesting, quirky hole, with a super-narrow landing strip on a 90 degree dogleg left, before a steep uphill pitch.

Overall, it’s not set up for serious or large club comps but is perfect for someone learning the game or wanting to play 18 holes in quick-time before work

Above: 2 views of the par 4 14th green