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ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open
Adelaide, South Australia
Feb 15-18
  • February 14 Golf Channel (ET) 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • February 15 Golf Channel (ET) 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • February 16 Golf Channel (ET) 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • February 17 Golf Channel (ET) 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Kooyonga Golf Club
Adelaide, South Australia
  • Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points
  • Format: 72 holes
  • Purse: $1,300,000
  • Par: 72
  • History:

    This is the 7th year for the event.

  • Yardage: 6,599

In 2018, Sunday at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, Jin Young Ko became just the second person to ever win on the LPGA Tour in her debut as a member, and the first since 1951.

Hole Description

A gentle dog leg right welcomes the player. A good drive left of centre to avoid fairway bunkering along the right hand side will give longer hitters an opportunity to go for the green in two or lay up with a long iron. The shot to the raised green is hard to judge and, if to the left or long, can leave a difficult up-and-down.
A shortish par 5 where a solid drive will make this hole reachable in 2 shots. A tight line for the second shot to the area between the two bunkers guarding the green offers a definite birdie chance.
A tough par 3 surrounded by bunkers on both sides and two grassy hollows over the back. Club selection is difficult because the tee is protected from the prevailing south-westerly winds that can blow very strongly.
This hole has a blind drive over a hill to a narrow fairway with an out of bounds on the left. You can use anything from a long iron to a short wood to get over the hill. The challenging mid to short iron second shot, best played from the right hand side of the fairway, is to a narrow green well guarded by bunkers left and right.
A shortish par 4 with two big bunkers down the right hand side. Most players lay up at the neck of the fairway which leaves a short iron into a two tier green divided by a diagonal ridge. Bunkers guard the left side of the green.
Fairway bunkers on the left side catch the long tee shot while the tall gums guarding the right hand side require an accurately placed drive. The partly blind second shot normally played upwind needs careful club selection. Deep bunkers are positioned front left and right of the green.
A short hole with a green that has three levels. Any shot miss-hit or under-clubbed will end up in the front left bunker or down a deep slope front right of the green. An essential and satisfying green to hit but beware the long putt from the back to the lower level.
The hole dog legs left, with a fairway in the landing area that slopes severely away to the right making it hard to keep your tee shot up the preferred left side where you can get a look at the green with your second. From the right you are faced with a blind second shot with a mid to long iron depending on the wind. The green is very small and elevated, and with two well placed bunkers short left and right, is one of the most difficult greens on the course to hit in regulation.
Long hitters will land their drives between the left fairway bunkers and the right hand side bushes and the burn, giving them the opportunity to go for the green in two. The green is elevated above the fairway and protected by bunkers.
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