|Hole no. || ||Hole Description |
|1 || || |
- Tee shot guarded on the left with an expanded natural lake that will tempt players to carry the shot over the slight diagonal nature of the lake edge to gain a shorter distance and better angle of approach into the green.
- Water acting as a lateral hazard along the majority of the fairway will steer conservative players to the right side of the fairway, which will be ample in its width and gently sloped to contain shots in the fairway
- A tempting tongue of fairway occurs at the end of the lake and left of a creek line that will allow players trying to reach the green in two an attractive target, but well guarded with water and bunkers
- The fairly large putting surface will hug the creek and give the players approaching from the right portion of the second landing area a narrow target yet sloping surface that will accept the shot at the right trajectory
|2 || || |
- Different tee angles changes the face of this hole dramatically depending on wind direction
- A simple bunker pattern protecting the large putting surface diabolically lures the player into a false sense of security
- Ample fairway approaches will allow player to “bump and run” the ball into portions of the green without attacking the central bunker
- Club selection will be a big part of the players dilemma as the green surface is designed to vary the clubs utilized to get close to many hole locations by as many as 2-3 clubs
- An attractive downhill tee shots awaits players from the tee
- An offset pattern of bunkers near the landing creates a slight maze of a fairway that will force players to make appropriated decisions on their line of play
- The tee complex is designed to be very flexible and allow this hole to be two holes in one (short par 5 or long par 4) by varying where the tee markers are placed. Tee markers on the back tees will force all players to “thread the needle” into the snaking fairway amongst the bunkers. Shorter tees can be utilized to bring a carry bunker guarding the left side of the landing area into play and allowing players to be a hero and greatly reduce the length of shot into the green
- The large lake guarding the green on the left will act as a big magnet for errant balls. The configuration of thelake edge, by design, narrows the width of the fairway approach as players get closer to the green
- The green complex will be very receptive yet contain fairway “spill off” or tightly mowed chipping hollows in the areas not occupied by sand bunkers
|4 || || |
- We believe every great golf course should have one par 4 hole that will tempt a great deal of players to “grip it and rip it” and take an attack angle to potentially drive the green. This hole is an illustration of that philosophy
- Another downhill tee shot, really busted and aimed over the bunkers to the left will potentially have an opportunity to roll onto the green surface that possesses a very wide fairway entry
- A gentle split level fairway leading into the green can gather shots with not quite enough steam to reach the surface into a fairway bowl left of the putting surface
- Ample room is provided for the player that utilizes good golf course management skills and plays back short of the bunkers and will still have short iron into the green
|5 || || |
- An accuracy oriented par 5 where precise shot making will be required
- An existing rainforest guards the entire right side of the hole until reaching the green. In response to preserving this important habitat, a very large landing area is provided for the majority of players to successfully aim left of the rainforest
- A large, sprawling bunker at the corner of the rainforest will grab the attention of the better players as the fairway contouring behind this bunker will gather shots that attempt to carry the diagonal nature of the bunker lip. Another “thread the needle” shot is required on the second shot to gain the correct position in the fairway to have an unobstructed approach angle in the putting surface
- The fairway leading into the green complex is “S” shaped to give players options for attacking this well defended green
- A longish green will allow players an attractive and welcoming target although left or right will not be the place to be
|6 || || |
- Patterned after some of the great short par 3 holes in the world – (#7 at Pebble Beach, The “Postage Stamp” at Royal Troon, #7 composite at Royal Melbourne, #10 at Pine Valley and #15 at Cypress Point), this tantalizing little hole will reach up and grab players who let their minds wander.
- Perhaps one of the smallest putting surfaces awaits shots that have negotiated the complex arrangement of green side bunkers. This bunker pattern derives its inspiration from a great hole, “Terrible Tilly” at San Francisco Golf Club
- The green surface is oriented mostly perpendicular to the line of play, thus requiring very precise distance control of every player, or the bunkers surrounding the green will gobble up the shots.
- The putting surface is carefully placed in a natural amphitheater of hillsides that creates a very dramatic backdrop to the hole while adding some deception to the depth perception of the player.
|7 || || |
- On this dogleg left, you need to avoid the two bunkers to the right and trees encroaching the fairway at the corner. A mid to short iron is required to the green, which rises from front to back tier.
|8 || || |
- This hole can play very long in the prevailing south easterly breeze. The deep, undulating green is protected by mounds and bunkers.
|9 || || |
- The tee shot needs to be accurate here as you must carry water and find the peninsular fairway. A mid iron approach is left to a heavily bunkered green with yet more water lurking on the right.
|10 || || |
- The 10th usually plays into the wind. A good drive is paramount, as water lies left, right and in front of the tee. Aim your drive at the right hand bunker, avoiding more sand on the left. A long iron or wood is needed for your approach to a generous green.
|11 || || |
- Another picture postcard hole!
Club selection is crucial for this daunting mid iron shot. Players climb 15 steps to the elevated tee for the approach shot that carries a large section of water both short and right. A forward pin placement introduces the more challenging shot with the narrow section of the green protected by a swale on the left that makes for an awkward up and down. The classic Sunday pin is back right hard up against the lake wall.
|12 || || |
- A tight driving hole with bushland on both sides. A long iron or 3-wood usually works well off the tee. A long iron or wood is needed for your second shot, staying clear of the water on the left. Your approach is to a heavily bunkered, narrow green, set high.
|13 || || |
- This par four doglegs sharply around a vast lake. Bravely in cutting the corner will be rewarded as it shortens your second shot dramatically. The percentage shot goes to the left of the fairway bunker on the right. From there you are left with a mid iron to a fairly long, two-tiered green with water to the right.
|14 || || |
- The ideal shot here is to the right side of the green, allowing for the natural contour of the land to bring the ball back to the centre. A wayward shot shorter or left will find the water running across the fairway.
|15 || || |
- The tee shot is probably the toughest on the course, as it must avoid bushland on the left, water and a bunker on the right. With a creek running across the fairway at about 240 metres from the tee, a 3 wood may be a better option than the driver. Aim your second shot to the fairway bunker on the right, guarding against the watery grave on your left. Club selection for your approach is vital as the green is very deep, with water on the left.
|16 || || |
- A 3-wood or long iron is all that is needed off the tee. Keep just left of the centre to avoid the bunkers on the right. Your second shot is a short iron to the elevated, narrow green, which drops away to some menacing bunkers.
|17 || || |
- The 17th is a narrow, straight par four. Off the tee you should favour the left to stay clear of the bunkers on the right. After a good drive you are left with a mid iron uphill shot to a wide green with a bunker front right. The key is hitting a good drive and then selecting an extra club for the uphill shot.
|18 || || |
- This hole is classified as one of Australia’s finest finishing holes. A too cautious tee shot may be caught by two fairway bunkers on the right. After a good drive, your approach is to a green surrounded by water and bunkers. The percentage shot should be aimed at over the bunker on the right, allowing the natural contour to bring the ball back to the centre of the green.