Hole 1317 metres - Par
The perfect opening hole. The 1st hole of The Beach Course offers the golfer the opportunity to get off to a quick start without being a total walk over.
A mid to generous landing area allows golfers the opportunity to hit iron or three wood to get their round started. Played carefully, the first hole can be a nice safe par, but hit your drive too far off line and double bogey is not out of the question. The right hand side of the fairway is guarded by three pot bunkers, with rough and sandy wasteland guarding the left hand side. Three bunkers guard the left hand side of this long narrow green, with a secondary cut of fescue grass guarding the right and back of green.
TIP: The safest and easiest way to make four on this hole is to place your drive short of the bunkers on the right hand side of fairway, and hit a short iron to the heart of the green. Longer hitters may like to chance their luck at hitting driver at the green leaving either a putt or short chip to the well guarded green. But of course this is easier said than done on the first hole of the day.