HOLE 1 (par 4)
The raised tee gives you a view of the upcoming five holes highlighting the challenging location of the water features ahead. Best played down the right side to allow the natural contour to bring your ball back to the centre. Aim right of centre to allow for the natural falls of the green.
HOLE 2 (par 3)
A deceptively long par 3 with bunkers waiting for your ball either side of the entrance to the green. Take the prevailing sou’wester into account if it’s blowing.
HOLE 3 (par 4)
Decision time, to lay up or attack beyond the water, with bunkers waiting. If laying up an inviting second shot to the green awaits, keep the ball to the centre or left of this two tier green.
hole 4 (par 5)
How confident are you feeling? Water to the left short and to the right long. Once past this the green invites you ‘to have a go’ but remember a pond awaits on the left and it’s out of bounds to the right.
hole 5 (par 4)
A gentle dog leg right, a ball left of centre over the crest will gently roll back to the centre of the fairway. An inviting green in a natural amphitheatre gathers your ball in after clearing the bunkers to left and right of the entry line.
hole 6 (par 5)
An elevated tee invites a big hit to a spacious fairway. A narrow water hazard to the right for the second shot ensures the dog leg is played. A generous green awaits the final shot of this par 5 but out of bounds tracks down the right.
hole 7 (par 4)
Water borders the left of the fairway with a pond awaiting any slice to the right. Easily reached in two so relax and do not force the shots to the inviting large green which awaits.
hole 8 (par 4)
Course management to the fore, water to the left and out of bounds to the right. The fairway banks off to the right of the fairway to gather balls in. Another green helped with banks to the left and right but falls away to the rear.
hole 9 (par 3)
Plays uphill back to the clubhouse. Only a par 3 but allow for the elevation and prevailing winds if blowing and a large bunker front left, pot bunkers right of the green and out of bounds to the right.
HOLE 10 (par 4)
A wide welcoming fairway, but the longer you are the narrower the second approach shot if you are offline. A generous flat green awaits.
HOLE 11 (par 3)
A short par 3 inviting you to attack the pin. The water and a large bunker to the left are the only distractions.
Hole 12 (par 5)
The start of the challenging long holes. From the elevated tee take in the layout of the next five holes so you can plan your route tee to green noting the water and contours. On the tee this par 5 rolls out before you, use the generous fairway to help you gain the advantage but beware the out of bounds to the left of the raised green, the deep bunker to the right and a hidden trap long left.
HOLE 13 (par 3)
A long par 3 played over a river with bunkers to both sides of the green for long hitters. For higher handicappers this is easier than it appears as you may be playing to the green with your second shot.
HOLE 14 (par 5)
This par 5 is often considered the signature hole of the course with breath taking views to the ranges and back to the harbour. From the tee the landing zone looks narrow with out of bounds to the left and water to the right. Do not force the shot, the fairway is wider than you think. Play this hole to your capabilities and putting out will be a pleasure.
HOLE 15 (par 4)
Another daunting hole from the tee but there is generous fairway ahead so play to the left of the fairway to take the river out of play. The swale across the fairway only catches out the longer hitters in the winter months so good course management will tame this long hole.
hole 16 (par 4)
The last of the long holes with the widest hazard free area from any tee. Manage the swale and the green beckons. Two bunkers to the left and one to the right will require the attention of the long hitters so this two level green demands respect.
hole 17 (par 4)
An uphill blind par 4 requires an act of faith as you hug the bank to the left of the ridge. A good tee shot rewards all players. When you rise the crest you are greeted by a green tucked slightly to the left with a stream to the front requiring the attention of the shorter hitter.
hole 18 (par 4)
The club house beckons but beware the water hazard down the right of the fairway and the pond long front. Respect this hole and it will reward you. The bunker short right of the green is balanced by the banking to the right and rear of the green. Go left and you’ll face a challenging final approach to a friendly putting surface.