LIV Golf Australia Debut To Feature 'Party Hole'

The Australian stop on the LIV Golf League is set to feature a hole inspired by the 16th at the WM Phoenix Open

Graphic of the 12th hole at The Grange GC with grandstands
(Image credit: LIV Golf)

LIV Golf makes its Australian debut next month when the LIV Golf League heads to the Grange GC in Adelaide.

The event is expected to welcome 20,000 spectators each day, where a 'party hole' in the style of TPC Scottsdale's stadium hole will be in use on the par-3 12th.

The 12th, which will be known as 'The Watering Hole', is also set to have DJs and live music. A number of premium-priced grandstands will be set up for hospitality guests, where various packages featuring unlimited drinks, buffet food and entertainment will be on offer.

The 12th tee box seen in visualizations for the Grange GC LIV Golf League event

(Image credit: LIV Golf)

The Grange is the venue where LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman won his first professional title in 1976 at the West Lakes Classic. The club also formerly hosted the South Australian Open, the 2019 and 2016 Women’s Australian Open and the Australian Amateur.

It will be the fourth event on the 14-tournament, $405m LIV Golf League in 2023 following the opener in Mexico, the second event in Tucson, Arizona and then Orlando, Florida. 

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Charles Howell III won the first LIV Golf event of the year in Mexico, where he beat Peter Uihlein by four strokes.

LIV Golf currently features a number of Australians, including reigning Open Champion Cameron Smith. He captains Ripper GC, which is an all-Aussie quartet along with Marc Leishman, Matt Jones and Jed Morgan.

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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