Par 4, 382 yards
The front nine opens with a straight-away par four. A good drive will leave a middle to short iron into a generous green, backed by a medium bunker. Avoid out of bounds along the left side.
Par 4, 381 yards
The second hole is a longer par four requiring both accuracy and length off the tee. A good drive will leave an mid- to short iron into a sloping green. Don’t miss long: the trees behind the green are unforgiving.
Par 5, 489 yards
The third hole is a short par five which looks harder than it usually plays. Long hitters will reach the green in two, if they hit two accurate shots. The elevated green area is crowned, and off-line approaches will kick either left or right.
Par 3, 198 yards
Number 4 is a straightaway par three that usually features swirling winds. Choose your club carefully, and avoid being long.
Par 5, 472 yards
The fifth is a long sweeping dog-leg par 5. From the tee a solid driver will fly through the fairway, so club down for the best position. The green slopes from back to front and there are few straight putts to be had – keep your approach shot below the hole.
Par 4, 382 yards
The sixth hole had ruined so many great front nine scores that we finally decided a renovation was needed. Recent renovations saw the removal of more than 1,000 cu.m. of rock from the first hill so the landing area can be seen from the tee deck. The shot to the green is blind, so players ahead will ring the bell when they have completed the hole. Avoid the green-side bunker (left) which is deep and dangerous.
Par 4, 328 yards
Number seven is a shorter dog-leg left. Edge of the fairway is approximately 200 yards straightaway so club down.
Par 3, 167 yards
The eighth hole is a memorable par three featuring a large green which slopes back to front and is guarded by large bunkers. The elevation change and swirling winds make club selection crucial.
Par 4, 303 yards
The front nine ends with a short par four. Avoid the left hand side from the tee. Long hitters will occasionally reach with a well played drive.
Par 4, 313 yards
Number 10 is a short par four that demands an accurate tee shot to a small landing area, followed by a precise approach to the green, which is guarded by traps long left and short right.
Par 4, 317 yards
The eleventh mirrors number 10, with a slightly longer tee shot required. (The birch tree is 240 yards from the gold tee blocks). The green slopes back to front – stay below the hole.
Par 5, 520 yards
Number 12 is a long and beautiful par 5. Avoid the sentinel pine tree from the tee. The fairway bends left for the last 260 yards. Lateral hazard on the right near the green.
Par 4, 421 yards
Hole thirteen is a challenging par four. Keep your drive centre to centre-right or trees will block your approach to the green. The green is protected by a left side trap, and right side pond.
Par 3, 152 yards
Number 14 is a pretty par three which requires only that you ignore the pond and fountain, and forget about number 13. It was renovated in Fall 2012.
Par 5, 467 yards
The fifteenth hole is a shorter par 5 that requires two well-hit shots to set up a birdie or even eagle opportunity. Driver off the tee only if you can take it over the trees on the right, or fade it around the corner.
Par 4, 430 yards
Sixteen is a scenic and challenging par 4. Long hitters may actually run through the fairway, but most players can hit away with everything in the bag. The second shot is all carry and the area surrounding the green slopes inward so off-line shots tend to reach the putting surface.
Par 3, 180 yards
Number 17 is a visually deceptive mid-length par 3. Club selection is most often determined by the presence or absence of wind. Out of bounds along the left.
Par 4, 438 yards
Eighteen closes your round with a challenging par four. The hill tends to shorten drives so aim for the more level chute up the right hand side for a better bounce and roll. A huge green awaits the approach shot, featuring breaks that can be difficult to read.