Adelaide Hills
Flagstaff Hill Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 72
6052 M


The Flagstaff Hill Golf Club is set in a picturesque area, studded with old gums and surrounded by almost 1,000 modern homes.

The Golf Course itself has developed into a testing and picturesque par 72 and is fully established with 18 holes of beautifully grassed fairways, tees and greens. Many attractive native shrubs and trees line the fairways, making it a most enjoyable place to play golf.

The large modern Clubhouse that adequately caters for members and guests includes a Members Lounge and a large Dining Room, all of which can be turned into a large convention or entertainment room. Members and the general public are able to take advantage of these facilities, not only on Club social occasions but also for their own private functions, Weddings, Trade Days etc.

4 Reviews
A beautiful course, best course in Adelaide outside of the sandbelt. Course is always maintained very well and have the best greens in the state. Played it in all four seasons and never seen the course in bad condition. One thing that lets the club down is the reputation that their members have and also the price of membership. The layout is very interesting with 5 par 5s and 5 par 3s. Tends to suit left handers with the correct places to miss tend to be short left or long right.
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Established in 1967, Flagstaff Hill now measures 6004m Par 72 (5782m Par 72 off the whites) with five par 3s ranging from 127-189m, eight par 4s ranging from 229-385m and five par 5s ranging from 452-549m. All measurements and indexes off the back blue plates The 2004 review is still reasonably accurate with only a few changes to the length and indexes on the holes Course has Santa Ana couch grass fairways, teebeds and rough within a mature-sized tree-lined layout with OOB homes lining one side of most fairways on the course. The medium-sized 15-20m long greens consists of a mixture of some poa grass with penncross bent grass over sewn on dominant extreme SR 10-19 / SR 11-19 bent grass. In terms of hazards, there are 2 unbunkered holes on the Par 5s (at 10 & 18) with a total of 37 bunkers on the course. The course has 3 natural creeks which flow into the large man-made storage dam which can store about 100 ML of water. The club also uses about 25 ML of bore water during the year which is pumped to the storage dam to irrigate the course. The water hazards come into general play at 4, 7, 8, 17 & 18. Holes worthy of mention include: the 481m slight bend left 4th (index 15) with a left-sloping fairway to the red-staked natural creek along the entire leftside to a green with 2 bunkers and the storage dam left; the signature 144m 7th (index 9) with a slightly elevated teeshot above the green and across the storage dam to a green with 4 bunkers; the 229m straight Par 4 11th (index 18) plays slightly uphill to a green with 5 bunkers; the 385m straight 12th (index 2) with an elevated tee about 10-15m above the fairway, with 2 fairway bunkers left off the tee to avoid, to a green with another 3 bunkers; the 302m 16th (index 11) which plays gently uphill and doglegs 75 degrees left from 175m off the tee with OOB native vegetation along the entire left to a 30m long green with 2 leftside bunkers; and the 384m 17th (index 6) with a blind teeshot over a small crest which plays gently downhill and doglegs close to 90 degrees right from 220m off the tee with a left-sloping fairway to another 30m long green with bunkers short and the red-staked storage dam further left. The par 3s (at 3, 7, 9, 13 & 14) are all well-bunkered and vary in topographical elevation from tee to green. The pick of the par 3s are the 7th & the uphill 14th. The par 5s (at 1, 4, 8, 10 & 18) are quite varied in length, with the back nine par 5s not bunkered, but all have some bend or rise from tee to green. The pick of the par 5s are the 4th & 18th. There are no overly long Par 3s greater than 190m and no long Par 4s greater than 385m on the course, but the course's best attributes are its variation in its par 3s and par 5s. Course elevation ranges from approximately 160m above sea level at the 7th & 17th greens to approximately 180m above sea level at the 13th tee. Course access is from Memford Way in the southern suburb of Flagstaff Hill. There is the luxury of having a spare 110m Par 3 hole on the way to the 2nd tee which has 1 bunker short left. Excellent practice facilities include a full-length grass driving range and chipping, pitching & bunker practice area with a putting green. Played here 18th October 2012 with a member's guest rate of $33 or $40 for interstate or any non-member weekday green fee players and $45 for interstate or any non-member weekend green fee players. I'd highly recommend a round here
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Will agree odysseyesm's comments for this course. The entire course is very well maintained. The fairway is always smooth so you can enjoy walking on the course. The green is quite nice as well with reasonable speed. The challenge of this course is it's tight fairway, so if you can't put your ball on the right spot, then you will end up with finding it under the trees, and it won't be easy to get the ball out. One of the unforgettable hole is hole 7. There is a water pond in front of you, so either you put the ball on the green or you simply watch your ball falling into the water. When I tee of this hole, I saw a flag in front of me and the tee box says it's a 135 meter par 3. I then picked my normal 7 iron but simply saw the ball falling into the water. When I looked left side of the tee box, there is another flag, then I realized this the right green for hole 7. I did made to the green this time. y overall experience for this course is pleasant and I am sure you will enjoy this challenge golf course when you play here. The only problem is they only open to public certain days in a month, so you better call them to find out when you can play as a vistor.
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While not a resort course the FHGCC is a great course. Have recently played there after an invite from one of the members.

It certainly exceeded my expectations as a great course and I would say one of if not the best course in the Adelaide Hills.

First hole is a long 485m par 5 straight as a die except for the right to left slope, need a fade here.

2nd is a dogleg right par 4 where a long carry is required over 'moguls' off the tee if you want to avoid the left to right slope.

3rd is short par 3 slightly downhill with a tricky green.

4th 480m par 5 dogleg left with a bunker in play right for the long hitters and water left of the green.

5th Slightly uphill par 4 dogleg right with a tree right that I carried off the tee (about 180m). Green has bunker on fringe the front and right.

6th long par 4 (rated 1) slight right to left slope challenging to hold the fairway with driver and usually into the wind if it's up.

7th Wow! 147m par 3 from the tips with about 130m water carry and bunkers front and left back. Shorter hitters having a free drop onto the front of the ladies if you hit left from the mens into the 'nature' strip. Ladies is about 110m with about 30m carry and bunkers left and right.

8th 480m par 5 slight bend to the right from a set back tee block and a staked lateral down the right. Fairway slopes left to right and two huge gums for the eagle attempt to be negotiated. Two tiered green with sand left.

9th 150m par 3 with raised green and sand short right.

10th Dogleg right 470m par 5 can cut the corner but you have to carry a gum into a slight upslope. Can hit the green in two but you need to hold it as it's slick with a slope running down onto the front edge and a slope long of the green.

11th Reachable 225m uphill par 4 with bunkers left and right at about 180m and on the front edge. Need to be accurate if you don't carry the green.

12th 350m par 4impressive elevated tee with a tee shot of 270m needed to carry the bunkers left. Flat lay up area at about 150m -250m but you hit to a well protected green if you go at the flag with sand long and left. Collection area right front with plenty of green to play with if you don't get greedy.

13th 125m par 3 elevated tee, contoured green, bunkers right, short left and long. Quite wide but not that deep.

14th 195m par 3 slightly rising fairway with a very challenging green to hold and putt on.

15th 370m par 4 elevated tee and a bunker short right witha steep drop to a lateral long of the green.

16th 350m par 4 dogleg left that requires a carry over some pretty tall gums with a draw. You need to get over or stay away from the OOB 'Natural Vegetation reserve' on the left side. Collection area for the big hitters right of the green with bunkers left to a 2 tiered front to back slopeing green.

17th Blind tee shot dogleg right 340 par 4. The tee shot has a collection area at the corner and the fairway tends to collect towards the middle down to the large but tricky to hold green. This hole has a beautiful setting as you walk down to the contoured green. It borders the dam that you have to carry on the 7th and is quite an impressive sight.

18 Another WOW! 550m Par 5 that slopes right to left (Lateral hazard entire left side) with a burn to carry about 160m out from the green. The green is protected short left by trees & water/ hazard and a medium tree short right. These can be carried with a wedge if you lay up to the right distance. The green also is protected with a slope up to the front edge but you can get a ball rolling back onto the green if you go long.

The greens are currently in the process of being changed over to bent and fairways are being changed to couch. The greens are getting better all the time according to the member I played with as the Club recently sold off some land at quite a profit and is now investing back into the course with obvious results.

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Golf Course Details
Memford Way, Flagstaff Hill
Adelaide Hills, SA 5159, Australia
Proshop: (08) 8270 2208
General: (08) 8270 2300