Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Good Morning from Adelaide

The sun is rising in Adelaide and it's going to be another perfect day. Adelaide is a beautiful city in South Australia, an hour west of Melbourne by air. I have never been anywhere where the clock is 30 minutes off the rest of the world. We reset our clocks a half hour when we landed. Adelaide is a city of a million and a half people near the Australian wine country and it has a western feel to it as seen in the architecture below.

A little photo montage of the trip before we're off to play Royal Adelaide.

Rundle Street, Adelaide

Adelaide University

The 15th hole, Kingston Heath

Flinders Street Station, Melbourne

The fifth hole, New South Wales

The fourth hole, Barnbougle Dunes, Tasmania

Golf in Australia has been ridiculously good. Notice I showed only three holes. If you just judged Australia by the strength of these holes, you can get some sense of how exciting it has been to play here.

Every single place I have visited in Australia so far I have said to myself, I can move or retire here with no problem. I can see why I needed a visa to get into the country. It's so they can keep track of you and make sure you don't just stay and never go home!


Anonymous said...

The Photo of the 5th at Royal Melbourne, looks like the 15th at Kingston Heath.

Aussie Golfer said...

Brilliant. Kooyonga or Royal Adelaide today then I assume?

Deb said...

Hope you have a wonderful time golfing down under and I'll look forward to reading your reviews. We just arrived home after spending 6 months playing touring and playing golf in Australia & NZ. In addition to many of the wonderful local courses, my husband and I were lucky to play: Hyatt Regency Coolum GC (home of the Australian Open), Barnbougle Dunes, Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, Waireike GC and Paraparaumu Beach GC. We have played all over the world and these two countries could be the most underrated golf destinations ever. Have a great time!!!

B said...

I'm glad you're liking Australian golf! I played Royal Melbourne, Barnbougle Dunes, Kingston Heath, New South Wales and several Greg Normal courses a few years ago. I'm of the opinion that golf in Australia is underrated in many respects. Looking forward to the full write-ups!

Michael Taylor said...

That is indeed the 15th at Kingston Heath.


The Australian Open is not held at the Hyatt, you are confusing it with the Australian PGA.


How does NSW compare to BD? Seems to me it's 50/50 as to what course is better. Honest opinion please. :)