Australian Golf Digest has teamed up with Adelaide Oval to launch a nine-hole golf course at the multi-sport venue.
The stadium, which hosts cricket, AFL and rugby league matches, will be transformed into a golf course from October 29 to November 4. Australian Golf Digest said the stadium golf event marks a first for Australia.
A nine-hole mini-golf course, Clubhouse putting hole and longest drive simulator competition will also form part of the experience, which will be made available to the public and corporate groups.
Stadium tee locations will include level five of the Riverbank Stand, the northern mound at the base of the Moreton Bay fig trees and a purpose-built platform in front of the heritage scoreboard.
Darren Chandler, Adelaide Oval SMA general manager of operations and commercial, said: “We are very excited to be the first stadium in Australia to transform the venue into a golf course.
“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.”
Teams of four will be guided around the course with a caddie. Players will not access the playing surface at any time and scoring will be based on distance from the pin.
Nick Cutler, Australian Golf Digest’s managing director, added: “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.
“With a custom-designed nine-hole golf course, nine-hole mini-golf course and 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.”
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