The Front 9
Hole 1 – Par 5, 521m (Men), 445m (Ladies)
The opening hole is the longest of the Par 5’s, a straight drive past “Lang’s” Tree at about 200m is the ideal tee shot, the fairway runs away down hill to a small lateral water hazard. The fairway then turns to the right with the 2nd shot well over 250m out. Quite a generous size green slopping back to front with a bit of undulation.
Hole 2 – Par 4, 348m (Men), 348m (Ladies)
Quite a difficult hole, starting with a slightly elevated tee, position is key on this fairway to avoid the pine trees up the right hand side. The green slopes significantly from back to front and can be very challenging.
Hole 3 – Par 4, 369m (Men), Par 5, 369m (Ladies)
This is another very challenging hole for those big hitters, with a dam on the left approximately 200 metres from the tee and pine trees down the right side. Second shot is all uphill to a relatively small green, don’t go long.
Hole 4 – Par 3, 173m (Men), 173m (Ladies)
The first of the par 3’s and at a testing length of 172m, a par is well deserved on this green which hides more turn than is shown.
Hole 5 – Par 4, 358m (Men), 305m (Ladies)
One of the harder holes on the course is this dog leg left par 4, you need to get a straight drive away here. Second shot is onto a long and narrow green, where it is raised on the sides and over the back.
Hole 6 – Par 4, 299m (Men), 299m (Ladies)
This is an interesting hole for the risk and reward golfers, here the big hitters can go for the green across the ‘clump’ of trees on this short dog leg right par 4. For the conservative golfers the ideal drive is on the left side of the fairway, but long enough to get a clear shot of the green. Missing this flat green over the back can be dangerous.
Hole 7 – Par 4, 277m (Men), 220m (Ladies)
One of the easier of the Par 4’s, with 2 small water hazards just in front of the tee. A straight drive is rewarded with a short iron into a slightly raised green.
Hole 8 – Par 4, 366m (Men), 300m (Ladies)
Indexed as the hardest hole for men. A slight carry over a water hazard and draw is required to get around this dog leg left par 4. The green is then a long to mid iron into a narrow green which requires precision and accuracy to be rewarded with par.
Hole 9 – Par 3, 178m (Men), 124m (Ladies)
This Par 3 can be difficult as the green is quite elevated, for any shots falling short, they have the chance of rolling back to the bottom of the hill, which makes for a difficult up and down on this green that is wider than it is long.