Adelaide Oval Stadium Golf tees off for another round

Golfers will get to play few shots at the iconic Adelaide Oval in October and compete for $250,000.

Media release

It’ll be Round Two for Adelaide Oval Stadium Golf, when the stadium is once again transformed into a golfer’s paradise from Saturday, 5 October – Saturday, 12 October.

Stadium Golf is back, bigger and better than before and for the first time, golfers will have the chance to win $250,000 in a hole-in-one in competition.

Returning is the nine-hole stadium golf course, a Clubhouse putt and longest drive simulator competition – all open to the general public and corporate groups.

Tee off locations around the stadium include level five of the Riverbank and Eastern stands, hitting through the AFL goal posts from the northern mound and a purpose-built platform in front of the heritage scoreboard.

Golf Digest will once again partner with Adelaide Oval to deliver this stadium golf event that caters for all golfers, from beginners to advanced.

“After the success of last year’s event, we’re thrilled to be bringing back Australia’s only stadium golf experience,” Adelaide Oval SMA General Manager Operations & Commercial Darren Chandler said.

“The feedback from the inaugural event was overwhelmingly positive and we found participants loved experiencing Adelaide Oval’s truly unique setting in a whole new way.

“Stadium Golf offers a fun day out for friends or colleagues looking to play in groups but is also appealing to those with a more competitive streak, with our new live leader board keeping score throughout each round and over the week,” he said.

Australian Golf Digest’s Managing Director Nick Cutler said with only 2,000 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 once again partnering with this iconic venue for this hugely popular event,” he said.“We’ve really stepped things up this year with new tee off locations and putting $250,000 up for grabs.

Amateurs who score a hole-in-one throughout the week will be invited back at the conclusion of the
event to take another swing on the 105m hole. If they hit another hole-in hole, the lucky golfer will walk
away with a quarter of a million dollars!”

As part of the nine-hole stadium golf course, each player will have three shots per hole (up from two last
year).

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.

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 will be available via adelaideovalstadiumgolf.com.au from $89 (plus booking fee) per person,
from 9am Tuesday, 23 July 2019.

For corporates we’ve taken the hassle out of planning a golf day by
creating a package ideal for entertaining clients or rewarding staff. Full session times can be booked and
a range of hospitality options are on offer, but places are limited.

Adelaide Oval Stadium Golf rules
▪ 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 105m.
▪ Scoring for the nine stadium holes will be allocated for areas hit:
o Birdie – within the white zone
o Par – within the green zone
o Bogey – within the pink zone
o Double bogey – completely miss the area
o Hole-in-one – the ultimate goal
▪ Players will take three shots per hole with one minute and 15 seconds 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 three shots per hole as part of the nine-hole stadium course, plus
the Clubhouse putt (totalling 28 scored holes).
▪ A range of great prizes are up for grabs including overall winners’ prizes for the best female,
male, junior and team.
▪ Amateur men and amateur ladies who hit a hole-in-one during the week will be invited back
on the final day of the event to tee off on the 105m hole. Score a hole-in-one with this swing
and win $250,000.

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