Tour of the Course

Hole-by-Hole Playing Tips

HOLE #1

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

5

5

Distance

439 m

439 m

Index

18

3

Playing Tips

 

The opening hole is a relatively short, dog-leg par 5 that can be reached in two by the long hitter. To do so, the drive needs to be on the left side of the fairway. There is a green-side pot bunker on the left of the green and the ideal approach is from the right.

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HOLE #2

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

3

3

Distance

156 m

141 m

Index

12

15

Playing Tips

 

There is a bunker to the right of the green, which, together with a group of peppermint trees, may catch most shots that deviate right. The contour of the land towards the green is from left to right effectively increasing the size of the bunker.

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HOLE #3

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

4

4

Distance

305 m

305 m

Index

14

9

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Playing Tips

 

This hole, with a dogleg to the right, has a beautiful, undulating fairway. The green should be approached from the left. Any attempt to drive straight to the green requires clearing tall tuart trees on the edge of the dogleg. Take care not to go through the green on this hole as the chip back to the green is difficult. 

HOLE #4

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

4

4

Distance

352 m

317 m

Index

2

5

Playing Tips

 

The narrow fairway, combined with prevailing south-westerly wind, can make for a challenging drive. The green is small.

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HOLE #5

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

4

4

Distance

336 m

285 m

Index

8

13

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Playing Tips

 

An elevated tee provides a launching pad for a generous landing zone. The green is deceptively elevated and although the 150- metre marker provides some guide as to the choice of club, the selection of one club longer will not go astray.

HOLE #6

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

3

3

Distance

145 m

108 m

Index

10

17

Playing Tips

 

The green is well-protected by a large tree on the left, and a hollow in front of the green is deceptive. The green has considerable borrow.

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HOLE #7

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

4

4

Distance

371 m

305 m

Index

4

7

Playing Tips

 

This is a dogleg left hole with a wide landing zone highlighted by a high spine. The long hitter can attack the hole by clearing the tuarts on the left of the dogleg. The green is small and tucked into the side of a hill. Correct club selection is critical.

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HOLE #8

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

4

4

Distance

307 m

307 m

Index

16

11

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Playing Tips

 

A short dogleg hole with an elevated tee. The green can be reached with a tee shot, provided the player is willing to take on the large trees at the dogleg.

HOLE #9

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

5

5

Distance

484 m

405 m

Index

6

1

Playing Tips

 

For the average golfer, this straight hole is a monster. It is uphill all the way, and, in summer, is usually played into a stiff south easterly wind. The green has subtle contours.

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HOLE #10

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

4

4

Distance

316 m

282 m

Index

9

12

Playing Tips

 

This hole has a sharp dogleg left and the green can be reached in one across a thick forest of peppermint trees. For the average golfer, the landing zone is small, and the green is well-guarded by grass trees on the left and a large peppermint tree on the right. This hole, although short, can be difficult to score well.

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HOLE #11

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

3

3

Distance

199 m

107 m

Index

11

18

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Playing Tips

 

An elevated tee to a small elevated green challenges distance and accuracy.  

HOLE #12

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

5

5

Distance

475 m

393 m

Index

3

4

Playing Tips

 

This hole is a straight par 5 that usually plays into a southwest wind. It is better to approach the green from the left as there is dense rough to the right of and behind the green.

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HOLE #13

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

5

5

Distance

475 m

403 m

Index

13

2

Playing Tips

 

This is the most interesting par 5 on the course. The tee has magnificent views of the Indian Ocean through grass trees. The tee shot should be aimed to the right of the fairway as the hole doglegs to the left. The player has no view of the green for his second shot, but needs to aim to the right, because the fairway slopes sharply to the left for the last 100 metres. If the green is missed to the left, the player is faced with a difficult uphill chip.

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HOLE #14

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

4

4

Distance

362 m

294 m

Index

1

10

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Playing Tips

 

This is a long par 4 with a wide fairway and a small green. Ideally, the player should approach the green from the left-hand-side to enable the ball to run towards the flag.

HOLE #15

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

5

5

Distance

313 m

303 m

Index

15

6

Playing Tips

 

Here, the player is confronted by an elevated tee with ocean views and a narrow fairway. The dogleg fairway is lined with dense rough, and the green has a long bunker on the left. The bunker gathers many shots not aimed at the right-hand-side of the green which protected by a thicket of peppermint trees.

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HOLE #16

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

4

4

Distance

309 m

218 m

Index

7

14

Playing Tips

 

Again, this tee has ocean views from the men’s tee. The hole doglegs to the left. The tee shot must be aimed to the left edge of the fairway as once over the crest, the fairway slopes steeply to the right. The green is perched on the side of a hill and a shot that is short of the green will roll back to the base of the hill. A quirky Par 4.

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HOLE #17

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

4

4

Distance

351 m

300 m

Index

5

8

Playing Tips

 

Possibly the best hole on the course. Commanding views of small reefs and islands in the Indian Ocean greet the player on this tee. The tee shot needs to be aimed well right of the centre of the fairway as the slope will take a straight shot into the rough. There is a large grass tree on the fairway, 50 metres short of the green. The deepest bunker on the course is on the left of the green. Shots to the green should be aimed to the right to take advantage of the fall of the land

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HOLE #18

Tee

Men

Ladies

Par

3

3

Distance

142 m

122 m

Index

17

16

Playing Tips

 

An uphill par 3 with a narrow fairway. The green has some surprising borrows and many peppermint trees protect the left side.

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