HOLE 1 (PAR 4)
This is a straight forward downhill par 4 to start your round. It's unique feature is a drop of over 50m from tee to green. You tee off to a plateaued fairway where you then have a second shot to a green sitting below you the danger is long with a lateral hazard behind the green.
HOLE 2 (PAR 4)
The second hole is an uphill par 4 with a dog leg to the left. While not a long hole it requires respect as it is the number one shot hole. The tee shot must be accurate as lateral hazard guards the l/h side of the fairway & out of bounds to the right. The green slopes from back to front and the left front is guarded by two large trees.
HOLE 3 (PAR 5)
This is a par 5 that requires accuracy from tee to green. At 482m it is reachable in two by the big hitters but requires three good shots from the average golfer. The elevated green slopes from back to front and it pays not to be above the hole with your approach shot.
hole 4 (PAR 3)
Teeing off a plateau to an elevated green you need accuracy off the tee. The green is protected by a bunker in the front and anything that misses the green requires a good chip & putt to make par.
hole 5 (par 5)
A straight forward uphill par 5. While not long at 446m the green is protected by two large trees 50m short of the green making it difficult to reach in two & get close for your third. The green is surrounded by lateral hazard and any shot that is short will feed back towards you.
hole 6 (par 3)
Waitakere Golf Club's signature hole. You tee off from a boulder out of the bush to a green which is slanted from front to back. Your tee shot needs to be accurate as the green is guarded by bunkers short & right. The green is then surrounded on three sides by lateral hazard
hole 7 (par 5)
This is a straight forward downhill par 5. Reachable in two but requires accuracy off the tee as the prevailing winds push your ball to the out of bounds which runs the length of the fairway on the r/h side. The green slopes from front to back and is hard to hold in the summer.
hole 8 (par 3)
The longest par 3 on the course measuring 155m. A straight forward hole with a bunker guarding the front left. The green is slightly elevated meaning any tee shot missing the green leaves a difficult chip to make par.
hole 9 (par 4)
A short par 4 that has a sharp dog-leg to the right & also includes a major increase in elevation to one of the smaller greens on the course. Accuracy off the tee is required as you drive through a narrowing gap in the trees to an undulating fairway. Out of bounds runs the length of the hole on the r/h side.
HOLE 10 (par 4)
A shorter par 4 where you tee off through a gap in the trees to a plateau fairway. Your approach shot to the green requires accuracy as there is a large tree guarding the left hand side and rough behind and to the right. The green is some 25m below the fairway & it pays to walk forward to have a look.
HOLE 11 (par 3)
A short par 3 of just 105m. While only a short iron off the tee the green is guarded by a large tree in front. The green narrows at the back and anything left is bogey material.
Hole 12 (par 4)
The 12th hole is a shorter par 4 that dog- legs to the left. It's fairway is split giving you two options off the tee. If staying on the upper level your second shot is to a green below you. If you find yourself on the lower section you are hitting to an elevated green which slopes from front to back.
HOLE 13 (par 5)
A short par 5 that doglegs slightly to the right. There is an internal out of bounds to the right and a lateral hazard to the left. The fairway is undulating with an elevated green. Don't be short!
HOLE 14 (par 3)
A straight forward par 3 where you tee off a mat in the bush. Ranked the easiest hole on the course it's only difficulty is in front where any tee shot making the green comes back to meet you.
HOLE 15 (par 4)
A straight forward par 4 of 320m. Accuracy off the tee is required as a lateral hazard runs along the l/h side. If the second shot is not also accurate the ball feeds away left & right from the elevated green leaving a difficult recovery shot.
hole 16 (par 4)
A short par 4 with a slight dog-leg to the left. Lateral hazard runs the length of the hole on both sides. The green is narrow & guarded by two large pine trees at the front l/h side. Accuracy from the tee is the key.
hole 17 (par 3)
A downhill par 3 of only 125m. Your tee shot is usually into the prevailing winds but even with no wind the tee shot is daunting. With lateral hazards left & right and water guarding the front of the green anything not accurate gets punished.
hole 18 (par 4)
A longer par 4 of just under 400m (par 5 for the ladies). Accuracy off the tee is required as large pine trees guard the r/h side of the fairway. Any tee shot not hit well leaves a long second shot to a green that has out of bounds behind it & to the right. Rated the second hardest hole on the course mainly due to it's length.