Hole by Hole
Hole 1 Par 5
The first hole is a Par 5 measuring 601 yards from the back tees. Water guards the entire left side from tee to green of this left dogleg hole with trees lining the right. Water bisects the landing area and longer hitters must decide hitting their drives the correct distance short of the water. Laying up on the second shot is recommended. Precision is needed for the third shot onto the green, which is well guarded by bunkers to the right and water to the left.
Hole 2 Par 3
The first Par 3 of the course requires a medium to short iron from the tee. The green has water to the left and bunkers to the right and back. The green slopes severely from back to front and getting your tee shot pin high is desirable to avoid 3-putts.
Hole 3 Par 4
This relatively short Par 4 requires a 3-wood or long iron off the tee. The fairway is divided into two sections, the right side being more elevated than the left. The ideal target off the tee is to the right, which opens up the green for the approach. The green is guarded by water in the front and is sloped from the back to front and requires an accurate short iron approach shot, both in distance control and accuracy.
Hole 4 Par 3
The second Par 3 has water running the entire length of the hole, punishing shots to the left and short of the green. The long green presents a three-club difference from front to back with the green sloping from the back to the front, offering a challenge for shots not pin high to the hole.
Hole 5 Par 4
This Par 4 offers a large landing area encouraging golfers to hit it long off the tee. The left side short of the green has a large bunker and should be avoided at all costs. The large green makes distance control a must for the approach shot andanything left or over the green results in a tough up-and-down situation for par.
Hole 6 Par 4
The longest and hardest Par 4 of the course is a straight Par 4, mostly plays into the wind, and offers a wide landing area. Water runs through the fairway short of the green. The green itself has large bunkers guarding the left and right sides requiring a precise approach shot with a long iron or even woods. Making par on this hole is considered a plus.
Hole 7 Par 5
The 7th hole is a reachable par 5 but avoiding the large bunker to the right of the fairway with the tee shot is mandatory in order to go for the green in 2. The green has water guarding the right and bunkers to both left, right and back. Playing this hole conservatively will most likely result in a par, but courageous golfers can be rewarded with a birdie or eagle.
Hole 8 Par 4
A long iron or hybrid off the tee is advised for this short Par 4 or bold golfers might go for green with their tee shot but must account for OB to the left. Water along the left and trees to the right will punish any mishit shots. The approach needs a precise wedge in order to avoid the water guarding the green.
Hole 9 Par 4
The last hole going out is an uphill Par 4 with a left dogleg. The perfect tee shot is a draw to the center of the fairway, leaving a middle to short iron to the green. Approach shots must take into consideration the increased elevation of the green. Two bunkers guard the front of the green for shots finishing short. Finishing the first half of the course with a par or better is not out of the question.
Hole 10 Par 4
This fairly straight Par 4 requires a good tee shot to setup an aggressive approach shot to the green, which is guarded by bunkers in the front and back. Overhitting the approach shot will find water at the back of the green. A good hole to get golfers out to a good start for the back nine.
Hole 11 Par 4
A short Par 4 with a slightly right dogleg. Tee shots must avoid the bunker and water hazards to the right. Teeing off with a long iron is a good option to afford a short to medium iron to the green or golfers can opt to carry the water with a driver leaving a short wedge shot on to the green. Beware of OB to the left.
Hole 12 Par 3
This Par 3 has an island green which demands an accurate tee shot. Any wayward shots have a high chance of finding the water and can ruin your score. This Par 3 will test the proficiency of your short iron game and leaving with a par is more than sufficient.
Hole 13 Par 4
The second hardest hole of the course needs a long carry off the tee to avoid the large bunker. A good medium or short iron approach shot will be able to avoid the bunkers guarding the left and right side of the green. The green itself slopes from back to front so calculate your distance accordingly.
Hole 14 Par 5
Another excellent Par 5 that grants golfers to play aggressively to go for the green in 2. For the more conservative players, a middle iron second shot to about 100 yards short of the green sets up an ideal pitch shot. Avoid the water to the left which runs the length of the hole and golfers should be able to finish the hole with an easy par or better.
Hole 15 Par 4
This hole has a narrow fairway with OB to the left and dense trees and a large bunker to the right. Teeing off with a long iron is highly recommended to setup an optimum position to reach the green on the approach shot. Avoid the massive bunker on the front left of the green at all costs.
Hole 16 Par 34
A short Par 4 with water and sand running the full length to the left. The right of the fairway also has bunkers waiting for errant tee shots. Tee off with a long iron to find the fairway and golfers will have a short approach shot to the green.
Hole 17 Par 3
The last Par 3 of the course is a long hole requiring a good tee shot to avoid the bunker on the left side and water for mishits. The right side of the green offers a bailout area for golfers so missing right is the better choice. Large mounds guard the right and back of the green leaving an awkward up and down for par.
Hole 18 Par 5
The last hole for the course is a Par 5 hole with a double dogleg and has water in play on both the first and third shots. The second shot is a gamble for those wishing to try for the green in two and playing the hole in regulation is the more desirable route. The massive green needs a precise approach shot to finish the course with par or better.