HOLE 1 (PAR 5)
Forgiving straight starting Par 5 hole, from an elevated tee in front of the clubhouse. Plenty of room down the middle. Left or front pin placement can be concealed by the raised front bunker, set forward of the double-pitched green. Small pot bunker protects a pin placement at back right. Short, steep, downward slope behind the green.
HOLE 2 (PAR 4)
Long and demanding, with gully and trees both sides. Aim for the two conical trees and drive straight and long to the hidden landing area over the low crest that curves away from centre to right side. Short of the crest will probably bounce right, down the slope towards trees; long and left creates an awkward dog-leg to the green. An approach shot that slides right leaves an uncomfortable chip from amongst trees. Up-sloping green with a shallow bunker on the left side.
HOLE 3 (PAR 4)
Curved and crested fairway with several risk and reward challenges; often plays longer than expected, through the prevailing wind-effect on approach shots. Precision tee shot required, to the top of the rise on the left side. Very long, narrow, sloping green tucked around trees to the right. Miss the green on the left side and face a very difficult 'up and down'.
hole 4 (PAR 3)
hole 5 (PAR 5)
Long and straight, downhill off the tee. Strategically placed trees on the left side, and the prevailing crosswind, entice tee and fairway shots towards the out of bounds running the full length on the right. Beware of the grove of trees short of the green on the right. Drive to centre-right and second shot to centre-left, gives the best line to the unusual two-sided green with a longitudinal ridge. Hidden out of bounds down the slope behind the green, to catch an over-hit approach.
hole 6 (PAR 3)
The hole with a piece of everything! Into the prevailing westerly wind, from either of the elevated teeing grounds, and over the large lake that ends near a bunker tucked into the left front of the crescent-shaped green. The narrow “bail-out” fairway is protected by long-cut rough and the out of bounds fence-line running along the right side and behind the green. The direct line to the 'classic' pin placement, at back-left, requires total distance 'carry'.
hole 7 (PAR 4)
hole 8 (PAR 4)
Several challenges give this hole a deserved low stroke rating. Accurate tee shot required to line up the gap between tall trees, to a long, elevated two-tier green, with a small shallow bunker on each shoulder. Concealed lateral hazard lake, wide of the green on the right. Miss the green for a challenging chip, particularly from below the left front, if the flag is on the lower tier.
hole 9 (PAR 4)
HOLE 10 (PAR 4)
Long and straight, into the prevailing wind; two great shots (ladies three) required, to reach this green. From the joined tee-block in front of the clubhouse, the large tree dominating the left side, and the ground contour, tend to slide tee shots to the right. Semi-blind second shot (ladies third) to a long and narrow green, with mounds along both sides and subtle 'borrow' to the right. Arguably the most satisfying par hole on the course.
HOLE 11 (PAR 3)
Hole 12 (PAR 4)
Slightly “S” shaped fairway, with gully and trees on both sides. From the elevated tee, fade the drive to centre-right for the best angle of approach to a long, diagonally-set green, protected by a small, raised bunker at mid-left. Miss the green on the right side, or over the back, for a testing uphill recovery
HOLE 13 (PAR 4)
Downhill, from a large teeing ground; choices are to go straight, over the lake in the left side of the fairway at drive length, or to angle slightly right, towards and short of the large bunker a little further on; the further right, the longer the deceptive flat approach into the prevailing wind. Out of bounds, in the creek under large trees on the right, also surrounding the large up-sloping green, with two shallow bunkers on the left.
HOLE 14 (PAR 3)
Long and flat, with intimidating tee shot through a gap, from a loop of the creek, over another loop, which is part of the out of bounds, also running down the right side. Lake tucked close to the left side of the up-sloping green. Miss on the right, for a character-building pitch over a shallow bunker, towards the lake.
HOLE 15 (PAR 4)
Almost straight, with trees and out of bounds all the way on the right. Drive to the top of the rise, or face a semi-blind second shot. An approach shot hit left, or over-long, is likely to be in big trouble, with a gully and trees close to the back left of a deceptively long green, set on a diagonal and protected by bunkers front-right, mid-left and another hidden at back-left.
hole 16 (PAR 3)
A hole where correct club selection and a straight shot, is rewarded. Slightly uphill, over a gully, through a gap between tall trees. Very long, rising, two-level green forming a narrow “figure 8” shape, with bunkers each side, and mounds encircling the back. Tee shot to the right, if not out of bounds, gives a difficult, blind uphill pitch. Front pin placement can be a severe test of short-game skill.
hole 17 (PAR 5)
From an elevated tee to a rising fairway, with out of bounds all the way on the right, under large trees. Trees on the left, at drive-length. Fade the tee shot to centre-right and be tempted to go for a birdie or eagle. Very long, rising and crested green, with a small bunker each side, towards the front.
hole 18 (PAR 5)
Fairway curves slightly right, with out of bounds in the double row of trees on the right. Keep left of the bunkers at drive length. Second shot to centre-right is the best line to approach the deceptively long, two-level, vase-shaped green, with out of bounds close to both the right side and the back. Small bunker towards the front right, and a large steep-faced bunker along the left side.