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Take our course tour and see each hole with photos and words of advice from our Course Professional.
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HOLE – 1
Great test to start with. The hole moves left to right and the last 150 metres moves substantially uphill. Out of bounds lurks right for a wild tee shot. There is plenty of room to the left side of the fairway, however, this then leaves you with a tricky second shot that has now become even longer. The longer hitters must hug the tree line on the right side of the fairway or risk running through the fairway and into the trees, or hit 3 wood to the corner, leaving you an approach of around 150 metres.
The second shot is where this holes comes into its own. The approach is up a steep slope to a green that runs substantially from back to front and right to left. Because of the steep incline it is wise to take an extra club. Long and right of the pin is not option on this hole as you will be left with a very fast and sloping chip/putt. Front and left is a popular option as you will have a shot up the slope, making it much easier to control. 4 is an excellent start
The slope of the green is slightly from back to front with natural run towards the bay.
HOLE – 2
A chance to take a quick breather, the second hole is a real birdie chance. Measuring only 270 metres and being a straight hole, the longer hitters can putt for eagle with a well struck tee shot. However, the green is only small, runs from right to left, and is surrounded by three bunkers, meaning a strayed tee shot will leave a testing second shot. Out of bounds is on the right hand side for a very wild tee shot. If you are laying up there are two fairway bunkers well positioned to keep you honest.
The first is on the left side of the fairway and comes into play 150 metres from the tee. The bunker itself runs for approximately 40 metres and any drive that carries this bunker will probalbly end up in the trees as the fairway slopes from right to left. The other bunker is on the right side of the fairway and starts at the 200 metre mark from the tee, this can catch a drive that has not been struck correctly. Land in either of these bunkers and a challenging approach is assured.
The green is only small and runs sligthly from right to left.
HOLE – 3
Formerly a short par five, this has been transformed into a tough, long par four. The tee shot is straight forward for the first 200 metres, then it rises uphill and slopes hard from left to right. Either hit to around the 220 metre mark from the tee to a wide open fairway, leaving yourself a very long approach to a challenging green. Or take a risk and hug the rough on the left side, bringing into play the trees that come out on the left side and also the right hand trees as the last 180 metres of the fairway does slope substantially from left to right.
This will leave you with a mid or short iron approach. The approach and the green itself can be very tricking and a bit deceiving to the eye when first encountering it. The entrance runs hard from left to right and the front right quarter of the green is a false front and balls will roll to the fringe of the green.
The right and left sides of the green slope away to the rough meaning only a precise approach will be rewarded with a putt for birdie.
HOLE – 4
Short par four which can be a sleeper. From the tee it does not look too challenging, but looks can be deceiving. The fairway slopes from left to right and it is better to miss is to the left rather than right. The ideal aiming point is the large pole above the Pro Shop.
The approach is a beauty! The first half of the green is a false front and all approach shots that fail to get up the hill will run back to the front of the green. The second half of the green falls from front to back and severly left to right. Distance control and a well struck approach are a must for you to have a chance at birdie.
This green has a steep slope at the front and then at the top slopes to the back.
HOLE – 5
A wide fairway beckons, but a large water hazard looms across the left half of the fairway at approximately 240 metres from the tee. The longer hitters may want to play safe with a fairway wood or try their luck with driver to a very small landing area to the right of the hazard. The shorter hitter will either have to lay up short or just to the right of the hazard with their 2nd shot or risk losing a ball in the water. The green is one of the flattest on the golf course and only has a gentle slope from front to back.
HOLE – 6
This is a great little par 3 that can deliver a birdie with a well struck short iron or cause havoc for a wild tee shot. It is only a small carry to avoid the water hazard but the green is raised and surrounded by a grass bunker at the front and another to the right side of the green. There is a bunker to the left and another behind the green waiting to swallow up a stray tee shot. Playing from any of these areas is very tricky as the green is quite narrow and the back half of the green feeds down into a hollow.
HOLE – 7
A blind tee shot to a fairway that slopes sharply from right to left requires a fade to counteract the slope or a straight shot which hugs the right hand tree line. Anything left and/or drawing will finish in the rough or trees with a compromised second shot to the green. The second shot is downhill to a green that slopes slightly from back to front and is covered by 2 bunkers to the left of the green. Right hand side of the green is the safest option and leaves a pretty flat putt.
HOLE – 8
A blind tee shot uphill through a narrow chute is the most challenging part of this straight short par four. A miss to the left is better than to the right. A successful tee shot of over 200 metres will leave you with a full view of the approach shot, which is to a medium sized green.
The green runs from back to front and is guarded by a bunker front right. Any ball which does not make the green will run right and probably end up in the bunker. A definite birdie chance if you can hit the green with your approach.
This green runs from back to front with significant run off to the right at the front.
HOLE – 9
Even though it measures only 169 metres, this hole is one of the toughest on the course. Hitting from a raised tee it is wise to take 1 less club. A very precise tee shot is required here. If you land it short of the green the ball will bounce hard off the slope of the hill and most likely run to the right and the back of the green. Land the ball beyond the middle of the green and the slope of the green will feed the ball off the green.
The first ten feet of the green is fairly flat, then the rest of the green runs front to back and left to right. A shot to the left of the green looks more appealing from the tee, but it leaves a very fast and trick chip. Par is always a good score here.
HOLE – 10
A gentle left to right then right to left bending par five starts the run home. The tee shot is pretty innocuous, however, position for the second shot is imperative. The fairway slopes from right to left and a tee shot hugging the right side of the fairway will leave you the best angle for the long approach shot.
The second shot can be deceiving. Even though there is plenty of room to the right, the following shot will be hard to get close for birdie as the green slopes severely from back to front and right to left. If possible, hug the tree on the left that is positioned approximately 80 metres from the green to leave a straight forward short approach up the slope of the green.
Avoiding going right or long around the green is important to start the momentum for the rest of the back nine.
HOLE – 11
Short par 3 with a birdie chance available if the pin is in the left half of the green. A bunker covering the right half of the green must be avoided, as the resulting bunker shot is straight downhill and hard to stop. The green runs from front to back and a ball landing either short or on the first quarter of the green is ideal to get a good chance at birdie. If the pin is tucked behind the bunker, avoid the temptation to take on the bunker and play to the left side of the green and take a par on the scorecard.
The green is positioned with a slight bank at the rear. The natural slope towards the bay comes into play on this green.
HOLE – 12
Short dogleg left par four with a birdie on offer. Measuring only 300 metres, the longer hitters can take on the tree on the corner of the dogleg, with the possibility of an eagle putt. If you are not taking on the corner, the fairway runs out at just over 200 metres before taking the dogleg. There is plenty of room to the right, however, the left side of the fairway gives you the best angle to a very narrow green that slopes from right to left.
There is a bunker to the front right of the green, which players must just miss to hold the sloping green. Long is not an option.
This green showing the front right bunker and the banking.
HOLE – 13
A short par five with birdie and even eagle on offer. The fairway slopes left to right. Aim for the gap in the trees in the distance where you can see the bay. The left side of the fairway will give you the best angle for your next shot.
The second shot doglegs slightly to the right and is downhill, with a fantastic bayview backdrop. Take one or two clubs less on your approach as it is downhill and the green slopes slighty from front to back. The right side should be avoided at all costs, as the trees are waiting for a shot that has not flown far enough and if you do make it to the bunker, the following shot will be hard to stop near the pin.
A large green protected by bunkers. Natural fall occurs towards the bay.
Over the back of the green is not a bad option as the resulting chip shot is up the slope.
HOLE – 14
Straight uphill par 4 where par is always a good score. The tee shot is a pretty simple drive up the hill. Drives over 200 metres are rewarded with a full view of the approach shot.
The green is raised and the first 15 feet of the green is a false front and balls not making it past this area will roll back off the green. There is a collection area to the front right of the green and this is a very popular spot, as balls landing on the right front half of the green will feed down the slope. The resulting chip shot from here is pretty simple as you are going back up the slope. Long on this hole is never an option.
The green has bunker protection on the right and mounds on the left.
HOLE – 15
A straight, downhill, blind tee shot with birdie a definite possibility. The longer hitters can get the opportunity to putt for eagle. The right hand side is a no go zone as the green runs severely from front to back. The trees on the left come in to play at approximately 220 metres from the tee, so if laying up, make sure you are on the left side of the fairway and more than 90 metres from the green
The fairway flattens out as you approach the green but the right hand bunker is to be avoided.
This green slopes from front to back and right to left. Approach with caution if using a chip and run approach shot.
HOLE – 16
Par five dogleg to the right with trouble lurking on the right side. From the tee, hug the tree line on the left to give you the best angle for your second shot. Out of bounds awaits a strayed tee shot to the right.
The longer hitters have a chance of hitting the green in two, but a lofted second shot over trees on the corner must be negotiated.
The safe option is to play to the left of the corner and leave yourself an approach of between 90 and 150 metres.
The green has a large slope from left to right, with anything landing in the front right half of the green feeding towards the fringe of the green.
HOLE – 17
Short but challenging par 3. Bunkers left and right leave a narrow entrance to a green that falls from front to back and right to left. Out of bounds lurks 10 metres over the back of the green for poorly judged tee shots.
Another green with quite large run off towards the bay. Left side of the green is the safest option.
HOLE – 18
Great finishing hole that doglegs from right to left and gives you options from the tee. Take a 4 iron at the right hand tree on the corner of the dogleg, leaving you with an approach of approximately 150 metres. Take a fairway wood and split the trees on either side of the dogleg, which is a 10 metre gap. Or take on the corner with driver to a narrowing fairway. Anything left, will require a chip out, while the cliff and out of bounds lurk on the right for a blocked or sliced tee shot.
The approach requires a precision shot, preferrably with a right to left shape, to a green with a bunker front right and a big tree covering the left side of the green.
The green has bunker protection on the right and a very large Moreton Bay fig on the left. Being below the hole is essential as the green runs fast from back to front.