Fairway grass: Kikuyu
Greens grass: Bent
Houghton Golf Club combines golfing challenge and natural beauty over its 6315 metre length.
The course has hosted eight SA Open tournaments and is true Parklands style with its abundance of acacia trees.
Houghton Golf Club also hosted the Alfred Dunhill Championship in 2010.
The area has been declared a bird sanctuary and a variety of water fowl add to the aesthetics of the course.
Golfers must be wary of thick Kikuyu rough on a short course, which tempts players into longer shots that often suffer due to the quick greens.
The greens undulate and work in conjunction with the bunkers to make club selection crucial over the beautiful par 72 course.