Course Guide

Blue Nine

Tee

Description

1 This Par 4 slight dogleg left is an inviting first hole. Fairway bunkers to the right and a copse of mixed hardwoods on the left ensure that driving accuracy is required. The ideal driving line is just left of the bunkersThis par  to be rewarded by a great approach angle suitable for all pin positions.
2 Long par 4 guarded to the right by a boundary river and a pond to the left. An over-zealous approach shot to the pin may risk a watery grave, whilst a shy shot may be caught by the strategic bunkers.
3 A short but testing Par 3. A pin position on the right half tempts the brave to take a line out over the river, particularly if the prevailing wind is blowing. Balls landing short tend to kick into the bunker on the left of the green. Beware the bunker short right also.
4 A difficult driving hole, where one must carry the water from the tee-box if taking a straight line approach.  The difficult orientation of the green demands a precise approach is required, given the orientation of the green.
5 Interesting Par 4 dogleg right. An accurate tee shot over the middle of the right trees into the fairway will leave you best positioned for a challenging approach to a raised green which is protected by both water hazards and bunkers.
6 Intimidating Par 3 as tee shots must be hit over the boundary river. Distance judgement is essential especially when the wind blows.
7 The prevailing wind comes into play on this par 4, the longest on the Blue course. An accurate drive, avoiding water on the left and bunkers and trees on the right is required leaving a very demanding uphill approach to the green. This is made particularly difficult when the flag position is on the upper plateau.
8 A short but tricky Par 4 mainly because of its hog’s back green and the degree of difficulty in landing your approach shot. You have to choose between a high soft lob or an accurate pitch and run.
9 An uphill Par 4 with woods and an OOB on the right. A drive aimed right of the left fairway bunkers widens the approach to a split-level green and avoids a hidden bunker on the left. The back of green flag position is the ultimate challenge.

 

Red Nine

Tee

Description

1 Lovely picturesque Par 4 situated in front of the clubhouse which requires a short accurate tee shot so as to avoid interference from the trees guarding the approach line. When the pin is to the front it provides a great birdie opportunity but  ensure you clear the pond.
2 Dogleg left Par 4 where a drive hugging the left hand trees will provide optimum landing area for your approach shot. Distance judgement is a must on this hole as a pond and river lie to the left and rear of this green.
3 Par 4 dogleg right. A drive to the left hand side of the fairway sets up the best angle for approach to this two-tier green which slopes right to left. Shy approaches to a forward pin position will be caught by the greenside bunkers.
4 A long Par 4 where the driver can really be put to good use. The ideal line is just right of the fairway bunkers. The green slopes from right to left so a shot to the right half of the green is the best approach and takes the large bunker on the front left out of play.
5 This beautiful par 3 can be a card-wrecker as trouble is everywhere. Any shot struck heavy or to the right of the green will results in a watery grave. Going left to avoid the water can result in even more trouble as the OOB is lurking closely. The ideal shot is a fade off the left hand bunker into a long narrow green.
6 This picturesque par 5 offers the opportunity of a birdie. A good drive over the hill on the fairway will make the green reachable in two for the longer hitters but beware of the pot bunker in the middle of the fairway. The green is tricky with a ridge running across the centre which throws shots from left to right so the ideal line for approach shots is to the left half of the green.
7 A particularly scenic Par 4 with well placed fairway bunkers. A pond guards the front left approach to the green and a bunker and bulrushes at the back punish over-long shots.
8 A par 5 which can be truly daunting from the Championship Tee. Accurate driving is required to miss the stream that cuts through the landing area. A blind approach over a hill presents another subtle challenge.
9 Relatively short par 3 surrounded by trees with a pond guarding the front of the green and bunkers to the right and back. Shots hit left to avoid the water can end in the trees on a difficult pitch and putt for your par.

 

Yellow Nine

Tee

Description

1 A dogleg right Par 4 framed by an out of bounds on the right. A narrow offset green makes the approach shot particularly interesting.
2 The longest and trickiest of the Par 4’s. A well struck drive to the left hand side of the fairway will provide the best line of approach to a well-bunkered green.
3 A par 4 which again features water on the right of the fairway and greenside. A second shot of high accuracy is required to have any chance of par. The landing zone in front of the green is fairly narrow and when combined with an undulating green makes a par feel like a birdie
4 An uphill Par 4. Banking to the right of the fairway will punish wayward drives. You probably require one more club then expected to reach the flag on this green.
5 A short but intimidating Par 4 of 219 metres. Longer hitters will be tempted to go for the green from the tee box but they must carry the water. The percentage shot is a well-laid up tee shot and a nice lob wedge to the centre of the green. Wrongly judged approach shots will be captured by water on 2 sides.
6 A picturesque Par 3 playing away from the lake to a generous sized green. Distance judgement is the real key to this hole.
7 This Par 4 presents a blind tee shot which will reward a nice fade into the dogleg right fairway. The uphill approach complicates club selection as approaches landing short of the green can be swept into the right greenside bunker. Hugging the left bunker for this right to left green is a must.
8 A Par 4 that can prove troublesome because of its upturned saucer green. A drive to the left hand side will present the best angle and take out the right hand greenside bunker.
9 A stunning tree-lined approach to a Par 5 green situated under the clubhouse balcony. Driving into the dogleg right fairway presents bigger hitters with the challenge of going for the green in two. Those that lay up are equally threatened by the camber of the fairway which will throw any lay up shots that drift right or left of centre into the trees. This split level green can also give rise to 3-putting when it quickens.

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