Both of our course were designed by golfing legends. The East Course was designed by Gary Player and the West Course by Rees Jones.
Great starting hole. Dogleg right with generous landing area left of the fairway bunker at the corner. Longer hitters can carry the bunker to leave a short iron in. Green slopes gently from back to front.
More room down the left side than meets the eye but waste area can catch longer drives. Fairway bunkers to the right create a blind approach. Fairly flat green surface with a tough swale in the back right portion.
Picturesque par 3 framed by huge oak trees. Green sits lower than the tee so it plays shorter than advertised. Waste area to the left makes for a tough up-and-down. Back of this green is tricky.
Target is the middle of the fairway bunker. Fairway splits and is divided by a series of bunkers. Check hole location to determine which side to play from here. Longer hitters can go for it, but being on the proper side of the green and below the hole is a must otherwise three putts are common.
A forced carry over water requires a solid tee shot. Favor the right side for the best results. This green is very receptive but try to stay on the proper tier for the best chance at birdie.
Another beautiful hole with a water carry to a huge two-tiered green. Shorter hitters should favor the left side as the approach in front is generous here. Check your hole location: At 50 yards deep, this is a “4 club” green.
A spectacular yet nerve-racking par 4. The fairway is wide but the right side provides the most level lies and less water carry. Favor the right side of the green if unsure or against the wind. The carry over the bulkhead gets longer the farther left the pin sits.
A solid drive down the right center may catch the downhill slope and shorten this long par 4. The green is very level in the front, but becomes more undulated towards the rear and shots will funnel back to the center of the green from the back.
A true birdie opportunity! This par 5 has ample driving area and usually plays downwind. The green is guarded front and right so favor left center. There is a forgiving grass collection area left of the green. This is a deep green so check the hole location and be careful when it’s back.
Long and strong! The tee shot should be center or slightly right because longer drives left will be blocked by overhanging trees. The green pitches slightly right, away from the bunkers. Stay out of the waste area right if you can.
A welcome relief after #10. A very large landing area narrows and turns right at the lake. This green slopes gently from the back and is receptive to all approach shots. Aim for the center of this small green for a good birdie chance.
Left center off the tee is a must to avoid the water and grove of trees to the right. The approach requires a half-club extra to the elevated green. Although it is vital to carry the ridge fronting the green, try to leave the ball below the hole. It can be fast as lightning putting downhill here!
From the elevated tee you can see all the challenges of this hole. The green is very receptive but allow for the ball to feed slightly left. Be careful with back right hole location because anything long and right can bounce into the water.
Uphill then downhill. The drive should hug the bunkers for the shortest route – Long hitters will carry the right bunker for a short iron approach. Balls landing on the left side of the green will feed towards the center and back hole locations can be attacked. Birdies will be made here.
From the elevated tee, favor the right side as much as dare – drives long and left play 2-3 clubs longer. Although both tiers of this green are flat, try to hit your approach on the proper side for a makeable putt.
Signature hole on the East! A true “risk-reward” par 5 with spectacular views. Aim right center off the tee to avoid the huge bunker left and provide a better angle for the second shot. Leave your lay-up in the 100-yard range to use the entire length of this 50-yard deep green. Putting here is much easier from below and right of the hole.
This short par 3 allows for an aggressive shot and a good birdie chance. Unless it’s a back right pin, take dead aim! There is more room than you can see to the left over the mound.
A great finish! Longer hitters should favor the right side of the fairway for a chance to reach in two. Keeping the lay-up shot in the fairway is critical as the entire left side is bordered by a wandering lake bank. This green is firm and fast, so chips and putts coming from the right side towards the water will be very quick.
The ideal tee shot is at the right side of the fairway bunker. Longer hitters leave driver in the bag. Your short to mid-iron approach should be cautious as water lurks behind the back fringe. Try to find the proper level of this three tiered-green for best birdie chance.
Favor the left center on this drive for the best view on the approach shot. Deep traps right of the green create blind bunker shots. Once on this elevated green, putts are very level.
Position is the key to this short par 4. Tee shots should be left center to avoid being “blocked-out”. Check your lay-up yardage off the tee to avoid creek at dogleg. Left side of the green is more generous. Don’t go over this green – long is “dead”.
Scenic par 5. Generous landing area that tapers and slants to left beyond the fairway bunker. Long hitters can try to thread the needle to reach green in two. Left side lay-up allows for best angle to the green. Bunker protects in front, but deep green gives you enough room long.
All carry to the green. Hit enough club because balls landing short will rebound back to the water. Fairly level green should offer birdies.
Ample fairway left. Fairway bunkers to the right may result in blind approach shots. Green slants from back left to front right so check depth of hole location. Over this green is a near impossible up-and-down.
West Course signature hole – spectacular par 3! Right center of the green is the safest target here. Left and long make for a difficult recovery. Finding the right level of this three- tiered green increases chance of par or better.
A monster par 5. Stay as close to the fairway bunkers as comfortable to shorten hole. Second shot has plenty of room, but beware of the cross bunker. Green slopes dramatically from back to front, so keep approach shots below the hole.
An intimidating look from the tee over water to a fairway that provides more room than meets the eye. Hole plays shorter from drives between the bunkers but green is more receptive from the left side of the fairway. Swale in the middle of the green will produce thrilling approach shots.
Fairway bunker steers drives to the left, but the right side provides the shortest route. Long iron and wood approach shots should favor the opening on the left side of the green. Green is small but level.
Elevated tees provide a spectacular view of this ¾ island green. Those faint of heart should aim for the run-up area to the front left. Balls in the bunker left face a downhill shot towards the water.
Legitimate birdie chance! Large landing area gets narrow between the fairway bunkers and the lake – check your lay-up yardage. Slope to the left allows for balls to feed onto the green from left to right.
Plenty of room for the drive and second shot. Longer hitters need to weigh the “risk-reward” factor if going for this small green in two. Right side of the green is preferred to avoid the water.
Hitting the fairway is vital here. Avoid the fairway bunkers, especially on the right side. This large round green slopes gently towards the front and is receptive to approach shots.
This level green will see many long putts made.
Strategy is key here. Drives short of the fairway bunker may be in better position than those longer and left. Longer hitters may fly the bunkers for a wedge approach. Favor the right side of this green – anything to the left will kick into the hazard.
Awesome short par 3. The lake sneaks out to guard the right side of the green – be careful with a back right pin. Birdies can be had on this flat green.
A classic “risk-reward” par 5. Aim at the left fairway bunker complex off the tee – longer hitters must hug the right hand bunker for a shot at the green in two. The farther down the fairway on the lay-up, the better the angle into the green. Long is better than short on this approach.
Tee shots should finish right center for the best look at this green. Long approaches should use the slope short and left to feed balls onto the green. Watch out for water right and long.