Our first hole, a par-4 measuring 361 yards from the back and 309 from the front, is a tough driving hole. Any shot to the right could end up in a lake. Trees could block a shot made to the left. There’s a slim margin for error here. Your approach to the green is guarded by a bunker on the left and water to the right.
The 2nd hole is the toughest hole on the course. It’s a long dogleg right par-5 (playing at 578 yards from the back and 429 from the front). You need to have a long and accurate drive to the top of the hill where you’ll have a good view of what lies ahead. Keep your second shot to the left of the trees on the right so that you can make a clear third shot into the green.
A long hit is required off the tee on the third hole, a par-3 measuring 200 yards from the back and 173 from the front. You’ll be aiming at a big green with trees left and right.
No. 4 is a short dogleg right par-4 (300 yards from the back and 275 from the front). Ideally, you want to hit a fade here from left to right. Use a long iron or fairway wood off the tee for good position. Or try to do a fade around the corner. A well-placed drive can win you a birdie on this hole.
No. 5 (320 yards from the back and 304 from the front) is a risk-reward dogleg left that can be played in a variety of ways. Make a straightaway drive for an easy approach shot to the green or aim over the trees or hit a big hook. The ponds on the right could catch your ball if you hit a slice.
On the 6th (359 from the back and 333 from the front) you’ll find a straightaway par-4 with water to the right and an out-of-bounds area on the left. Making a straight drive here is very important. Take a no-nonsense approach to the green which is guarded by bunkers.
No. 7 is a challenging par-5 dogleg left (505 yards from the back and 485 from the front). At the corner of the dogleg are water and a bunker. You can take a risk-reward shot over the pond if you wish because if you go down the left side, you can reach the green in two. But most golfers play down the right, making it a three-shot hole. There’s also a lake hiding to the left of the green to watch out for. A big bunker front right of the green can catch wayward iron shots.
The 8th is a sometimes tricky little par-3 (115 yards from the back and 84 from the front) that requires a carry over a lake
to a large green. But a solid wedge shot or 9-iron puts you in good position for a birdie.
The 9th – You’ll close out the nine holes with a difficult driving hole, a par-4 measuring 339 yards from the back and 304 from the front. The obstacles here are the water to the right and the out-of-bounds area on the left. You need an accurately placed drive for making the best possible approach to the green. The putting surface is sloped from back to front, making for difficult putting.