In the morning you look directly into the rising sun. This fairway slopes right to left and has many undulations. There is a large dip just beyond the 150 yard marker so the long hitters should make sure they find the bottom of the dip or they may find a severe uphill or downhill lie. An optimum drive would be to the left of the fairway just a few yards beyond the 150 yard marker. The tree line on the left marks the “out of bounds” line. The green is guarded by bunkers on the right front and the left and right sides. There is also a pond on the right side of the fairway near the green.
Red: 140 yards
White: 157 yards
Blue: 174 yards
Choose the right iron and you are on a large raised green that lays crosswise to the fairway. There is a pond on the left front of the green and out of bounds to the left of it just over the cart path. A large bunker is on the top right of the green. Behind the green is very heavy rough, which runs downhill from the green. If you want to play safe, drive the ball to the fairway, in front of the green and chip on for your par.
Par 4 / Par 5
Red: 431 yards
White: 449 yards
Blue: 466 yards
This is the most difficult hole on the course. There is out of bounds on the left and red hazard stakes on the right. There is a pond on the right side of the fairway about 225 yards from the white tees, which can not be seen from the teeing ground. The fairway slopes from left to right. The ideal drive is left centre of the fairway. If you are a very long hitter then beware of another pond on the left side of the fairway. The green is protected by bunkers on the right and left sides and behind the green. However the green is quite large and has a gentle slope from back to front. Because of its length and number of hazards, this hole consumes a significant number of errant golf balls. Discretion is advised on your drive and second shot.
Red: 98 yards
White: 117 yards
Blue: 135 yards
This is a deceiving hole as the green is much higher than the teeing ground, so allowance should be made for the altitude difference. The green generally slopes from the front to the back for about three-quarters of its length and then rises to the back fringe. The green is large and will accept most iron shots from the tee, if the distance has been judged correctly.
There is a sand bunker on the right side and a grass bunker on the left. The grass bunker may be a blessing since there is a steep hill on the left side of the fairway which ends in an out of bounds area. Also, be aware there are red hazard stakes on the fairway.
Red: 291 yards
White: 303 yards
Blue: 335 yards
The hole is named for the forest hazard on the left side of the fairway beside the 150 yard marker. This hazard acts a magnet for many drives. The fairway boundary on the right side is also a red stake hazard. Also, the teeing area lined on each side with trees, which gives the player the impression of driving from a narrow chute. The fairway slopes down from the teeing ground to the 150 yard marker and then rises to the green.
Because of this valley, a player may have to walk to higher ground to ensure the green is clear, and to pick a distant tree as a marker for the flag location.
The green is ‘L’ shaped with bunkers guarding all of the right and left sides. Be careful of a back left pin placement as a ball landing on the left front of the green may have to travel over the intruding fringe to reach the hole.
Red: 135 yards
White: 175 yards
Blue: 202 yards
This fairly long par three slopes up to a narrow opening of a long green that becomes gradually wider throughout its length. There are two large pot bunkers on the left side of the green that are significantly below the surface of the green. There is a large, flat bunker on the right side. A severe hook or a pulled shot will enter the infamous Bermuda Triangle between the fifth and sixth fairways. A straight shot to the crest of the hill will roll on the green towards the hole.
Red: 407 yards
White: 427 yards
Blue: 438 yards
This demanding hole is a dogleg left fairway from the 150 yard marker to the hole. The lily pond on the right side would only come into play on a second shot from the right side of the fairway. The entire left side is out-of-bounds and the right side is a red hazard for any drive. The fairway is narrow for the first 150 yards and then widens markedly to provide a generous landing area on the right side. However, the shortest route is down the left side as close to the 150 yard marker as possible.
The green is large and open with no bunkers. It is raised slightly from the fairway. This demands the ball hit the green or very close to the edge to roll on to the green.
Red: 407 yards
White: 427 yards
Blue: 438 yards
You will feel like Sir Edmund Hillary as you climb the hill to the teeing ground, but when you reach the top the view is great. The shot is straight down the middle as far as you can hit it. Beware of the lily pond on the right side of the fairway as it will gladly receive any ball too far right. If you tend to hit to the left, then make sure it is well left ‘so you will land on No.9 fairway and ensure yourself of a good lie. A second shot placed across the road will allow a short iron into the green.
If you are a big hitter, then this is the hole to go for it in two to get an eagle, but beware of the large pond on the left side on the approach to the hole. The hole is guarded by bunkers at the back and on the left side of the green.
Red: 465 yards
White: 478 yards
Blue: 491 yards
This hole is fairly level until the final 150 yards, and then it is abruptly uphill. The ideal drive should be slightly to the right of the fairway bunker. A very long drive might allow a fairway wood to the green, but this is the exception. Most drives will be short of the trap or just to the right of it.
The second shot should be near the 150 year marker. At this point you are about 90 feet below the green, so choose one or two clubs more to make the green. The green is entirely guarded on the left side by a bunker. A bunker is also lurking on the top right of the green. Another bunker is directly behind the green to collect the shot of one who chose too long a club for the third shot.
The green is ‘L’ shaped and when the flag is in the back left position, it is prudent to keep the ball to the right side of the green. Generally it is wise to aim for the three largest trees just to the right of the clubhouse. Finally, after a long climb, you are at the final green. Two putts should finish it, but beware of the subtle undulations of this green.