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Hole 1 – Par 5

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This shortish but challenging Par 5 measuring 491 metres from normal tees, (500 plus from championship tees), with a sloot crossing the fairway at around the 230 metre mark on your drive. Risk and reward for the long hitters with the fairway opening up past this hazard but lined with trees on both sides of the fairway. A good drive will leave you with around 180 metres to an elevated green that is guarded by three strategically placed bunkers on the left and right front with steep slopes back and right of the green – reaching the green in two could result in a birdy or better but par will be a good score on this tricky green

Hole 2 – Par 4

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Measuring some 360 metres from the back tee, the longer hitter will use a mid iron down to the bottom of the plateau just before the water. But a good three wood or driver will put you in position A with a gap/sand wedge over water into the green – make sure you have a good lye in the semi-rough, especially in summer. Anything left or right will get you into trouble – a good risk and reward hole but an errant tee shot will be costly

Hole 3 – Par 4

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A testing up-hill par 4 measuring just over 400 metres with fairway bunkers guarding any pulled shot to the left but also large blue gum trees on both sides of the fairway. A good tee shot will leave the average player with some 170 metres into a well-guarded green, bunkers front left and right and a narrow entrance. Once on the green, and depending on the pin position, a three putt can stare you in the eye if you are not careful – par is a bonus on this hole for the shorter hitters

Hole 4 – Par 5

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The second of the three par fives on this nine – slightly downhill with a slight dog-leg to the left measuring 490 metres with one fairway bunker on the right guarding that slightly wayward tee shot – anything left will find large blue gum trees. A decent drive will leave you between 240 and 200 metres to the front of the green but water lurks almost all round the green with a green side bunker on the right. If your second shot is played from the fairway the green can be reached in two but the landing area is small and the chances of find the hazard is high. Most players lay up and put their third shot on the rather smallish green – again pin position is crucial due to the water – par or better is frequent but larger numbers are common too

Hole 5 – Par 5

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Consecutive, slightly uphill, par five measuring some 530 metres from normal tees but 550 plus metres from the back tees – water in play if you miss-hit your tee shot and out of bounds all the way on the left. But a decent drive (to a narrow fairway) will leave you with some 250 metres (slight dog-leg to the right) to the well-guarded slightly elevated green – pot bunker on the left and large one guarding most of the front right of the green with a narrow entrance into an uphill sloping putting surface. For the long hitters a good drive will give you a sporting chance to reach the green on two but for the rest this is a three shot par five – the rough can be sever in summer so avoid it. Par or better means you are on your game depending on pin positions

Hole 6 – Par 3

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The longest of the par 3’s from the back elevated tees measuring 200 plus metres and around 160 metres from normal tees. Well-guarded green with a large bunker all the way on the right of a tricky narrowish, tiered, saucer shaped green when the wind blows this further adds to the difficulty in reaching the green with your tee shot – any pin position will be a challenge – an errant tee shot will cost you – par is a good score

Hole 7 – Par 4

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Measuring 460 metres plus from the back tees, this is a testing par four, downhill dog-leg right, that requires accurate driving to a rather narrow fairway and second shot played from the fairway to reap any meaningful reward. Large blue gum trees line the hole from the tee box all the way down to about the 140 metre mark to the green. Green is well protected by three green side bunkers – the putting surface slop upward to the back of the green – back or front pin positions requires careful line and approach shots – a good stroke one hole – make a par of better you are playing well

Hole 8 – Par 3

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Feature hole – short par 3 measuring some 140 metres from normal tees – back tees at around 155 metres, slightly elevated that would require an accurate tee ball into a smallish green that is well guarded with water around 75% of the front portion of the slightly back to front sloping green and two bunkers protection the left side and left back of the green – two strategically placed willow trees will catch the errant tee shot – the water also plays its part, usually coming into the tee. Great risk and reward short hole – par is good

Hole 9 – Par 4

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Another tester par four from slightly elevated tees over a largish dam – carry around 170 to the generous but well-guarded fairway – bunkers on left and right just within the landing area of a good drive – measuring 400 plus metres from normal tees, an accurate drive will leave you with around 150 metres to uphill elevated green guarded by two green side bunkers – putting surface slopes from back to front – depending on proximity to pin placement a three putt is common if you do not get your line and distance right. A great hole to finish your first nine.