I played Royal Adelaide a couple of times as a member of another Adelaide club when RA had open day for Golf SA. It has some very good holes but I find it strange to have to avoid the railway line that remains in play (although really unplayable). The scrub areas (called waste areas in USA) are real hazards and should also be avoided as the long grass is tough to get out of. On the 2nd occasion we played in a strong northerly wind and my playing partner took 2 shots to overshoot the green on the 2nd which is a decent length par 5! I agree that the 1st is rather nondescript, but you start running into very good holes after that.
Date: April 02, 2016