Off the tee the aim is to place yourself into a good position for a 50- 70 yard pitch straight down the green. The percentage play off the tee is to take a line down the middle right of the fairway with a club around 185 yards which gets you past the bushes which line the 1st half of the left side of the fairway. Those who are feeling brave even on the 1st tee can try to hit over the trees at the green giving you an early birdie chance!
The line off this tee is down the middle to left side of the fairway as if you manage to get over the first hill of the fairway the ball feeds down to the right due to the gradient of the land. If you do manage to get yourself over and down the first hill you are left with the typical par 5 decision do you take the 230 yard shot to the green or the percentage play and lay up. If you are taking on the green in two you will need to make sure you get the full distance to the green with bunkers protecting the front edge left and right.
This dogleg left requires a tee shot up the middle right of the fairway short of the trees at the top of the hill giving you the angle round the corner to the green. For those feeling brave the Tiger line is to hit a wood or driver up the left side of the fairway into or round the top corner or the dogleg, but make sure you have the distance as you are risking be blocked out from the green on this line!
The ideal line off the tee is the middle left of the fairway as the gradient of the land feeds the ball down hill and to the right, the approach shot into the green is a tough shot into a Mackenzie green, finding the right level of the green is the challenge from the fairway, bunkers guard front left and right of the green.
Dogleg left par 4; a good drive or 3 wood up the left centre of the fairway to the top of the hill will put you in perfect position for a short iron or wedge into the green. Big hitters can try to cut the corner to leave a short pitch up to the green, beware of out of bounds along the footpath the runs on the left hand side.
Widely regarded as one of the most difficult Par 3 holes in the region with trouble on the left and right of a green sloping back to front.
Trees left and right make this a great driving hole. The fairway turns right just short of the sloping green. Longer hitters could get close with their drives but five greenside bunkers will be waiting for them.
The 8th hole at Stand is the start of our 'Amen corner'. The stroke index has recently been changed from 11 to 5 and for good reason! Driving off from an offset tee over a ravine into a small fairway valley, leaves a daunting short iron into a long undulating green. There are no bunkers on this hole but trouble surrounds the green and its approach.
The ninth is a 417 yard Par 4 with a stroke index of 1. Your drive must be straight as a wooded hill blocks out a second shot from the right. A steep approach and a narrowing fairway lead to a small flat green surrounded by steep sided banks. Anything short will feed back down off the green leaving a tricky pitch back up to the green to try and scramble a par.
A daunting drive for any standard of golfer off the elevated tee. This is one of the highest points on the course. A wide fairway may seem not too difficult to hit but the wind can take you into gorse and bracken if you are slightly off centre. The approach shot favours the right hand side and the two tier green that has bunkers on the left and more trouble at the back. Good luck!
A short par 4 with another McKenzie green is protected on its approach by a large tree. Hit your drive too far and you will have to negotiate around or over it. Too short or left and you risk being blocked out or in deep rough.
A short Par 5 which often played downwind and is reachable in two if you get your drive away down to the bell. This is a real birdie chance if you can hit two good straight shots. You can refill your water bottles at the back of the green from a tap in the trees.
Surrounded by Rhododendron bushes, this delightful Par 3 is another potential card wrecker. The sloping 'teardrop' shaped green is protected by steep banks and bunkers.
Only 353yds off the white tees but plays all uphill and often into the wind, with the green atop a small hill which is very difficult to hold, this par 4 can cause problems for anyone straying off centre.
A marker post indicates where your drive should be aimed. Over the hill are two small fairway bunkers to catch out the very long hitters. Heaps of trouble at the back of this green.
Your line here is the church steeple as the fairway falls from left to right, anything too far right and you will be lucky to have a clear shot into the green as trees line the right side of the fairway. A tough second shot awaits into a long green which is protected by five large bunkers.
A good drive over 200yds reveals the view of the clubhouse behind the 18th green. Use the clubhouse as your line in, but beware out of bounds all the way down the left hand side of the hole. Be sure to check the flag colour, as the green is over 30 yards from front to back.
Almost home! However, don't relax as a precise drive into the steeply sloping fairway is required here. Two fairway bunkers and three greenside traps mean your approach must be measured. Well played! You can now relax in the bar overlooking the final hole.