Front 9 Holes

1st Hole

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1st Hole Diagram

A dogleg right with both willows and Out-of-Bounds on the right (Practice Fairway) and wetlands ahead and to the left of the fairway (Lateral Hazard). A Drop Zone is placed beyond the Green-keepers’ shed for relief from shots hit along that line into the hazard.  Best played with a tee shot of approximately 200 – 250m to the centre-left of the turn on the fairway providing a clear shot of 135 -180m into an elevated green.  An over-hit approach shot can find deep rough behind the green.

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2nd Hole

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2nd Hole Diagram

A straight shot of correct distance into this par 3 will be rewarded.  A stray shot to the right brings a meandering stream into play – stray to the left or too long brings wetlands into play (all defined as lateral hazards). The green is bounded on both sides by low mounds. The approach to this green is often soft and holding.

3rd Hole

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3rd Hole Diagram

This hole requires a straight drive toward the left side of the fairway.  Caution is required as a stream runs along this border, but a shot to the right will either end up in the trees, or the trees will impede a shot down the fairway which doglegs to the right.  A flat fairway leads to this slightly elevated green with a small mound front right.  A shot left of the green requires a deft chip to hold on the green.

4th Hole

4th Hole Diagram

A need for accuracy is required here to avoid the stream along the right, and Out-of-Bounds to the left.  A bunker protects the right-hand side of the green.  The “2 – 3 club-length green” is two-tiered with a long gradual slope between the levels.

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5th Hole

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5th Hole Diagram

A drive over the stream here will place you on an open fairway.  Play over the mound (180m from the green) toward the green, which is protected on both sides by bunkers.  This is a birdie opportunity for long hitters.

6th Hole

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6th Hole Diagram

Indexed as Stroke-hole #1, this challenging hole requires a well placed, centre-right tee shot so as to see the elevated green. Tee shots need to avoid the strategically-placed bunker on the right side of the fairway and the grassy bank to the left. The elevated green has steep run-offs towards Out-of-Bounds on the right and towards rough on the left.  If an approach shot comes to rest against the boundary fence, there is a local rule (printed on the card) that offers the option of dropping in a defined Drop Zone (located behind the green).

7th Hole

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7th Hole Diagram

Standing on the tee it is essential to hit to the left (towards a prominent flax in the distance) as the layout tends to draw the tee shot to the (barely visible) grassy humps on the right – although long hitters will be able to clear these and risk approach shots from the rough.  The approach to the two-level green has to avoid a hazard on the left and trees and rough on the right.  An elevated shot to the green is recommended because a run-shot may be severely affected by the terrain and slope away from the target.  A slippery green mostly requiring borrow and fine touch.

8th Hole

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8th Hole Diagram

This is a short shot to an elevated green. Too short or too long requires an accurate chip from well below the green.  A Drop Zone is available for relief for balls over-hit into the hazard behind the green.

9th Hole

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9th Hole Diagram

An interesting dogleg left through a saddle that needs some thought on placement of your drive. It is 180 metres from the top of the saddle to an elevated green with a deep pot bunker on the front left hand side.

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18 hole golf course on the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand