Hole 10 – Par 4
Uphill dog-leg left measuring 340 from championship tees guarded by large blue gum trees on the left – need to place the ball on the right side of the fairway to get a clear shot into the elevated green that is guarded by a largish mounded bunker at the front left. The big hitters could have a short sand wedge into the green – anything left or right of the fairway could result in a drop shot or worse. Once on the green tricky pin positions could result in a three putt if you are not on your game.
Hole 11 – Par 4
Narrow driving hole with out of bounds all the way on the right and large blue gum trees on the left – get past these hazards and you are face with two fairway bunkers on the left at around where a reasonable drive will land. Measuring 370 metres this requires accurate driving and you will be rewarded with a shortish iron (depending on the direction of the wind) into a sloping green – green side bunker front left and mounded all-round the green makes any approach from the left tricky to stop the ball on the green. Once on the green the surface sloped from right to left – pin position and poor putting will result in bogey or worse.
Hole 12 – Par 4
Another good driving hole measuring 360 metres from the back tees – long hitters usually take fairway woods or long irons to get the ball in position on the fairway – anything left or right will be punished – fairway bunkers on the left and right just where a good drive will land. Narrow entrance (blue gum trees line the narrow fairway from around the 120 metre mark to the green) into an elevated green well-guarded by green side bunkers front left and front – green slopes from left to right with slight undulations making two putting from any distance difficult. A good low strike hole but you will be rewarded with a good drive and shortish iron into the green –walk away with a par or better and you are playing well.
Hole 13 – Par 4
From the back tees measures around 380 metres to a sloping fairway from the right – large blue gum trees line the fairway on the right with fairway bunkers lurking to catch a slightly pulled tee ball – need to stay on the fairway – anything left or right will result in a drop shot (or worse). Big hitters could go for the green but the valley of sin could catch you if you do not strike it clean – the valley of sin is semi-rough and will catch any long drives that could result in poor lye. A good drive will leave you with a mid-iron to a well-guarded green – five bunkers guard this green on front left and right and at the back – narrow “entrance” for any short approach – green slopes from right to left with a ridge across the middle, making any lengthy putt across the ridge tricky – not putting well could result in a three putt.
Hole 14 – Par 3
The famous short hole with the most hole in one recorded – from an elevated tee this short hole measures some 150 metres from the back tees and some 110 metres from the from tees. Tee ball to a well-guarded sloping green will give you a sporting chance of a par of better – miss the green and bunkers on the left, front right and back of the green will result in a drop shot – do not go left as this will certainly result in a drop shot. Pin position crucial for the tee shot – the wind also plays its part – a great short hole.
Hole 15 – Par 4
Long par 4 measuring some 410 metres down-hill to a generous fairway but make sure you do not stray left or right or you could have problems with blue gum trees. Fairway guarded by three fairway bunkers on the left and grass mounds on the right. A good drive will leave you with some 170 metres into a well-guarded green – bunkers on the front left and right – the green is mounded all round so any wayward approach shot could result in a drop shot. Slight undulating putting surface could result in pin position playing a role if your putting is not on song. A good par 4 requiring a good accurate drive and accurate approach shot into a well-protected green.
Hole 16 – Par 4
Measuring just under 300 metres from the tee, this is a truly jewel of a short par 4 – risk and reward is the true value of this hole – big hitters could reach the green but anything left or right will result in a drop shot – a slight uphill tee ball will leave you with under 100 metres to a green situated in a bowl like shape – mounds all round, bunkers from left and right – got to hit the green and depending on the pin position, birdy (or better) is possible – miss the green and you are looking at some big scores. Because the putting surface slopes (inward) pin position plays a vital role in your ultimate score – possibly one of the best short Par 4 in the country.
Hole 17 – Par 3
The longest of the par 3’s from normal tees measuring just over 175 metres – tee shot to a narrow sloping green with bunkers on the left and right – anything long, wayward left or right will leave you with a difficult uphill return shot to the green. Tee ball must be accurate to an undulated putting surface with pin position again playing a vital role in getting a good score. Par or better and you are playing well.
Hole 18 – Par 5
A great par 5 measuring some 530 metres from championship tees – narrow tee shot through tall blue gum trees with the start of the fairway some 230 metres away. A dam lurks on the left and mounded bunkers ahead of the water to catch the draw/hook shot – out of bounds on the right. Long hitters can clear the hazards on the left leaving a mid-iron to the green – a reasonable drive will leave the average golfer with some 250 metres uphill to a reasonably guarded green with not much problems thereto. Three bunkers guard the sloping green – left and front right – very narrow entrance to the green that slopes from back to front. Reach the putting surface in two and you can make birdy or better – par is the norm but watch out for the strategically placed bunkers – anything long back will result in a drop shot – good par five – give the long hitters a sporting chance to get to the green in two.