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Which line do I choose? A question you must answer on the 14th tee of the East Course at The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide.
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East
West
18 Holes
PAR 72
6344 M

The East Course has a very special place in Australian Golf history, having hosted the 1976 West Lakes Classic which was won by a 21 year old trainee professional named Greg Norman. The course is consistently rated amongst the very best in Australia.

The members of The Grange Golf Club set out to build a golf course that would equal the best there was to offer in South Australia. That has been well and truly achieved. We hope as you play this magnificent but challenging layout that some of the magic that Greg Norman found rubs off on you.

18 Holes
PAR 72
6220 M

The West Course is one of Australia’s premier golf courses consistently rated amongst the Top 100 in the country.

The members of The Grange Golf Club set out to build a golf course that would equal the best there was to offer in South Australia. That has been well and truly achieved. We hope as you play this magnificent but challenging layout that some of the magic that Greg Norman found rubs off on you.

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q-tip
West
Time for an update for The Grange (West) as the major re-design by Greg Norman on the East' course ensures the West' course does not play along the course boundaries Golf was first played in 1910 on what is now the West' course with The Grange Golf Club officially opening its 18 holes in 1928. The West' course now measures 6336m Par 72 (off the black tees) with four par 3s ranging from 138-191m, ten par 4s ranging from 304-423m and four par 5s ranging from 457-501m. All measurements are off the BLACK TEES I know the rankings of Australia's courses are an imperfect way of measuring architectural merit, as Australian Golf Digest (March 2012) ranks The Grange (West) #47 in Australia and undoubtedly in the state's top 5, but they are a reasonable guide to use Course has pure Penn A-1 bent grass greens which are medium-to-large sized about 20-35m long and undulating, smooth with great roll and speed. The course has lush couch grass fairways and rough within a more pine tree-lined layout more trees than the East' course and wide fairways. In terms of hazards, all holes are bunkered with a total of 60 bunkers on the West' course. There are sandy waste areas to the right of the 1st & 3rd fairways but there are no water hazards on the West' course. FRONT NINE highlights include: the opening 457m sweeping bend right 1st (index 16) which has a sandy waste area along the rightside to a green with 2 bunkers and another bunker 40-100m short of the green on the right; the 423m 3rd (index 4) which has a fairway that doglegs 45 degrees right with the sandy waste area along the entire rightside off the tee to a green with a bunker short left; and the 304m straight 7th (index 12) which is the most heavily bunkered hole on the front nine with 2 fairway bunkers along the left and 1 bunker right off the tee with another 2 bunkers near the green. The pine trees are more prominent on the back nine with a scattering of smaller pine trees also in the sandy rough. The highest point on the West' course is at the 15th tee which is also the noisiest, being the only point on the course close to any road. The par 3s (at 4, 8, 12 & 14) as you'd expect well bunkered and are varied in length. Generally, all par 3s gently play uphill to a well-bunkered green. The par 5s (at 1, 5, 10 & 13) are not as long as those on the East' course but all have well-bunkered fairways and greens. There are no long Par 3s greater than 200m but there are 3 long Par 4s greater than 400m on the West' course. The closing four Par 4 holes have more tighter pine tree-lined fairways and are all worthy of attention: the 374m straight 15th (index 5) plays gently downhill with 2 fairway bunkers to a green with 2 bunkers and homes rearing the green; the 384m 16th (index 1) is similar to the 15th; the signature 415m 17th (index 3) requires a drive along the rightside fairway to hit the green guarded by a bunker right; and the 348m 18th (index 9) is a short par 4 with a well-bunkered green. There are 2 rather long walks of 200m and 150m back down the fairway to reach the 13th and 18th tees respectively. The closing quartet of par 4s plays deceptively straight with the flags visible from the tee, but the gentle undulation and fairway bunkers seems there is more bend to the hole than there is. Course access is from White Sands Drive in the beachside suburb of Grange. Excellent clubhouse facilities and a grass driving range near the East' course's 1st tee. There is the luxury of having a spare Par 3 hole here at the north-western corner of the course boundaries (behind the East' course 16th green) which has also 2 bunkers. The course uses recycled stormwater and underground bore water to irrigate the course with no mains water used on the course. Played here 12th October 2012 with a member's guest rate of $60 or $160 for interstate green fee players. A highly recommended golfing destination on the Adelaide sandbelt near other gems such as Kooyonga, Glenelg and Royal Adelaide which I would all rate as a 5-star "golf at its absolute best" rating which I rarely give. Proshop can be reached on (08) 8355 7111.
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East
Time for an update for The Grange (East) as this course has undergone a major re-design by Greg Norman Since opening in 1967 the East' course now measures 6485m Par 72 off the black tees (or 6153m Par 72 off the blue tees) with four par 3s ranging from 124-222m, ten par 4s ranging from 311-432m and four par 5s ranging from 493-537m. All measurements and indexes are off the BLACK TEES Due to the re-development works during the publication of Australian Golf Digest (March 2012) rankings, The Grange (East) was left out of the rankings, but I expect I expect this course to feature well inside the top 100 at the time of the next rankings in March 2014. Course has pure Penn A-4 bent grass greens which are medium-to-large sized about 20-35m long and undulating, smooth with great roll and speed. The course has lush couch grass fairways and rough within a more open links-style layout with minimal trees and wide fairways, and shaved off greens surrounds which sees any ball run-off to hollows or hazards off the greens. In terms of hazards, all holes are bunkered with a total of 55 bunkers on the East' course. There are 3 red-staked wasteland wetland areas which also have red sand adjacent to the wetlands, which despite resembling a sand hazard, are NOT part of the hazard and you can ground your club here. In fact the local rule is the wetland area is right of the red-stakes which are lateral water hazards. FRONT NINE highlights include: the 201m 5th (index 3) is a long Par 3 across the sandy waste & wetland area to a green with 2 bunkers left and anything landing on the front right of the green will run-off the green to the hollow on the right; and the 432m straight 8th (index 1) long Par 4 with the flag visible from the tee to a fairway bunker right at 140-160m short of the green which is guarded by 2 bunkers and a ridge which runs anything front right on the green into the rightside bunker. Uncharacteristic of a traditional links course the 9th green returns close to the clubhouse with the 11th green returning underneath the clubhouse. BACK NINE highlights include: the 405m slight bend left 10th (index 4) to a long green with a deep bunker back right; the 222m 12th (index 2) is another long Par 3 which has its long green heavily guarded by 3 bunkers leftside which are also shared bunkers with the 18th hole; the 353m 13th (index 16) which is most-bunkered hole on the East' course which plays relatively straight with 2 fairway bunkers on the left 240-280m off the tee to a green surrounded by another 6 bunkers; the 373m slight bend left 14th (index 8) with an internal OOB environmental area left off the tee to a green with a bunker short; the 397m 17th (index 6) which plays gently to the left with a fairway bunker right to a green with a bunker short right; and the 512m 18th (index 12) with the flag visible from the tee with a gentle fairway bend to the right with 5 bunkers along the left and short left of the green. The par 3s (at 3, 5, 12 & 15) as you'd expect for a private course are well-bunkered are varied in length. The par 5s (at 7, 9, 16 & 18) are all quite long and with well-bunkered fairways and greens they all are challenging to hit in 2 shots. There are 2 long Par 3s greater than 200m and 2 long Par 4s greater than 400m on the East' course. The closing 4 holes feature the easiest and shortest par 3; two of the easiest (at least that is what is says on the scorecard) but longest par 5s; and a testing par 4. Course access is from White Sands Drive in the beachside suburb of Grange. Excellent clubhouse facilities and a grass driving range near the 1st tee. There is the luxury of having a spare Par 3 hole here at the north-western corner of the course boundaries (behind the 16th green) which has also 2 bunkers. The course uses recycled stormwater and underground bore water to irrigate the course with no mains water used on the course. Played here 12th October 2012 with a member's guest rate of $60 or $160 for interstate green fee players. A highly recommended golfing destination on the Adelaide sandbelt near other gems such as Kooyonga, Glenelg and Royal Adelaide which I would all rate as a 5-star "golf at its absolute best" rating which I rarely give. Proshop can be reached on (08) 8355 7111.
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helen2
East

Grange East is part of the 36 hole complex located in the sand belt area of adelaide just a well hit drive from Royal Adelaide. As mentioned ,historically the first win of many by Greg Norman, West Lakes Classic 1976. In recent times the whole complex, Both the east and west courses have gone through a redesign, both for different reasons. The West has gone through a complete redisign 18 new greens and many new tees while still maintaining the character of the course. This is the course being used to host the Eisenhower Cup this year (Oct) The East however went through the redesign for another reason. As water in SA is becoming more expensive and less prolific, it was decided to enter into a partnership with local council and government bodies to place wetlands along one perimeter of the course. This demanded that two holes on the East course be changed to incorprate the necessary work. The end result is two holes bordered on the right by water, the opening up of the holes to the elements, and a superb linksy look to to the front nine of the course. New tees and definitely new challenges for all that play the course. The rest of the course has changed little in the past few years and maintains a tough ask for any level of golfer the. some will say that they prefer the beauty of the West course, some will say the enjoy the brutal honesty of the East course, I believe they are as good as each other and compliment each other in different ways. The members at Grange should consider themselves fortunate to be part of this bit of golfers Paradise. To be on the course at the time the sun is dipping into the horizon in the western skies and see the shadows and highlights that a golf course throws up at that time, is awesome

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helen2
West

Grange West has just been through a major workover, getting it ready for the Eisenhower in 2008. The club engaged Mike Clayton Golf Designs to manage the makeover. Mike made suttle changes to the course replaced all eighteen Greens and reshaped a few fairways. He reccommended that the shrubs and trees be thinned and raised off the ground, opening up the course He straightened out a few holes as much as he could so the pins were in sight from the tee, something he likes to do. The end product is a new feel course that is going to be a test to all. Club Members found it easy at first but there were some late inclusions planned if this eventuated. Some new tees were put down that lengthens the course considerably and scores have been drifting ever since. The course is built in the sandbelt area of Adelaide opposite AAMI stadium To stand on the 11th Green at dusk and look around is like being in golfers heaven it is trully a wonderous sight

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sonata99
East

Recently played the east course and found it to be a very pleasurable experience. The course was very well presented with fairways and greens being in excellent condition. The layout is quite interesting with good reward for good golf. Facilities excellent. A highly recommended course to play.

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