This beautiful but tough course will test every aspect of your game and must be played if you are in the area

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014

Favourite hole – 18th hole, par 5 (506 off the yellows)

A beautiful finishing hole that has water running along the right side the entire way – beware slicers!

The par 5 doglegs to the left so a drive to the right side of the fairway is preferable but obviously you don’t want to push it (splash).

If you’ve hit the perfect tee shot then there is a chance to go for the green if you’re feeling hot but the peninsula green means there is a sizeable amount of water before the green which needs to be flown.

The safe play is to lay up before the water and then attack the pin on the green, which is wide at 40 yards.

Card wrecker – 14th hole, par 4 (426 off the yellows)

This is a real tester of a hole and you will need all aspects of your game to fire if you want to avoid picking up shots.

There isn’t a lot of room for error off the tee as the landing area is small. Miss to the left and there is water hugging the fairway and miss to the left and you could be in one of two bunkers or among the trees.

For the second shot, players will be hitting a medium to long iron into a small green which measures 35 yards in depth and 20 yards across.

When lining up your approach, water cuts across the hole just before the green and there is a large bunker on the right side of the dance floor.

If you manage to get on the green in regulation, hold your nerve and get down in two and walk away a happy golfer.

Welcome relief – 8th hole, par 3 (155 off the yellows)

 At only 155 yards from the back tees, and playing downhill, this par three allows you to hit a short iron into a fairly simple green.

Water traverses the hole before the dance floor but there is ample space behind the hazard to land your ball on.
A small bunker sits to the front right and left of the green but apart from this there isn’t too much to worry about.

As long as you don’t catch it fat and duff it into the water, you can attack the flag on a green which measures around 30x30.

Get it on the green in regulation and have a go at birdie. You’ll need all the help you can get in regards to your scorecard once you make the turn. 


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