Golf Course A & B - Golf Course B & C
Shall I go for it or not? The temptation of driving the green can be an option for the longer hitters on this short par 4. The more conservative approach is to play a long iron out to the right side then pitch onto the green.
A risk and reward dilemma confronts the tee shot. A long drive up the middle should see the ball catch a down slope and see an extra 30 yards of distance. The risk is trying to hit it pass the tight neck in the fairway created by the positioning of the fairway bunkering.
The approach to the green with a mid to short iron is extremely challenging when the pin is located on the left of the green. A safe shot to the right of the pin is advisable.
A thinkers golf hole.
Off the tee water is present on the left and bunkers right but a wide open fairway is apparent to golfer to open the shoulders and go for distance. The second shot on this long par 5 is normally a lay-up and leaves the golfer with a short pitch to this raised green. The challenge to the third shot on this par 5 is to get the ball close to the pin in this segmented green. The back half of the green slopes away so accuracy is the key.
This long and demanding par 4 requires two straight and well struck shots to reach the green. The water running down the left of the hole acts as a constant reminder to the golfer while providing a pleasant landscape feature. The bunker to the right of the green is to be avoided as it is probably the deepest and most demanding on the entire course.
A well struck mid iron sees the golfer's ball nicely positioned on this large green on this par 3. Bunkers right and left of the green are to be avoided if regulation par is to be achieved. The large green size and its undulations are the key features to this lovely par three and a two putt from distance can be somewhat of a challenge.
A wide and inviting fairway greets the golfers on the tee of this long par 4. Fairway bunkers are well placed on the left side of the fairway to tempt the golfer to take the tight line close to them, thus giving the shortest line into the green. The ‘island’ green is surrounded by water on all sides and tests the nerve of the golfer to hit a clean and crisp long iron approach. Once on the green putts are achievable on the receptive green.
The strategic challenge on this short and reachable par 5 is apparent from the tee. Fairway bunkers short left and further on right side are to be avoided. A number of options confront the golfer for their second shot. To attempt to hit the green in two by crossing over a large bunker just short of the green which if found presents an awkward 40 yard bunker shot to a raised green. The green tilts from back to front and is wider than it is long.
One of the prettiest par 3 holes on the course. The hole normally requires a long iron and when the pin is on the left half of the green the golfer must cross over a sea of bunkers to have a birdie putt. Mounds short right and behind the green help filter the golf ball back to the middle of the green.
With the aqua driving range hugging the right side of the hole drives up the left of the fairway are most favoured. From the left side of the fairway the golfer should have a clear view onto the green.
An approach coming in from left to right will normally feed nicely to the middle of the green and resulting in a birdie putt.
This short par 4 offers a few different options from the tee. The green is drivable for the brave but a more considered option is to play a fairway wood to the left centre of the fairway, leaving just a short pitch up the length of the green. The green has a number of rolls to it but a birdie is imminently possible with well executed shots. A really interesting start to the back nine.
Arriving to the 11th tee the golfer starts to feel the dramatic land movement created for these exciting holes. This longish par 4 plays down into an amphitheatre style valley and then up to the green. The drive is best located on the right side of the fairway, close to the bunkering, to give the best approach to the green. Bunkers protect the left front of the green and must be avoid by the golfer. A par on this hole is a good score.
Playing from an elevated tee this long-ish par 4 hole represents a stiff challenge to the golfer. With a lake on the left and bunkers to the right the importance of a straight drive is paramount. Once on the fairway the approach to the green with a medium iron is uphill and requires great accuracy as bunkers protect the front of the green. A large and well contoured green awaits the careful putter.
Despite being the shortest par 3 on the course this hole, being 131 yards, it still packs quite a punch. Over the lake and a green surrounded by bunkers gives the golfer a lot to think about on this short iron tee shot. The back left pin position is the most difficult with a large mounding protecting the entry to the green. The large green is not overly contoured and a birdie putt very achievable.
Playing back towards the Red Sea this long par 4 is without doubt one of the most difficult holes on the course. A long accurate drive between bunkers left and right is required, as well as a lake running the entire left side of the hole. The approach to the green with fairway wood or long iron is to a fairly open green complex with a sole bunker protecting the short right side of the green.
Turning back away from the Red Sea this short par 4 offers a number of options from the tee. Lay up short of the fairway bunkering or tempt fate and try and drive up close to the green. Whatever decision made off the tee, accuracy is required, as a stream also cuts through the left side of the fairway. A short iron approach to a multi plateaued green offers another defence to this hole. Birdies are possible but beware.
This medium length par 4 is quite wide off the tee and encourages players to drive the ball as far as possible. A right to left drive over the carry bunker on the right side of the fairway leaves a short iron approach to the unique ‘island’ green complex. A large and relatively flat green offers lots of chances for holed putts.
The penultimate hole on the course is a strong par 5 which will ask a number of questions along the way. The first being the tee shot which asks the golfer to play to the right of the imposing fairway bunkers carved into the left side of the fairway. The second shot can be played conservatively and short of the green or if long enough the golfer can attempt the green in two shots. The natural slope of the hole will feed balls in from the right.
An elevated tee gives splendid views of the golf hole, clubhouse and Red Sea in distance. The drive area is fairly wide and encourages a long hit. A medium iron to this slightly elevated green awaits for this final hole. Deep greenside bunkers are to be avoided and once on the green putts must be well read and studied as subtle breaks can be found on this final hole. We hope you enjoyed your round and see you again soon.