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The Course

“The changes have achieved a great boost to the challenge of this golf course. The improvements have created an opportunity for a real challenge if the course is played from the back tees, while the introduction of different tees (championship, members, seniors and ladies) will allow all levels of golfers to participate in competitions.

The whole feel of the course has been modernised with shaping (fairways, grassy mounds, bunkers, trees and rocky water hazards) all adding a visual, as well as a challenging flow to the course.”

  HGC Course Layout (4.3 MiB, 14,377 hits)

Hole # 1

Par : 4 Distances
74 Pro 340
72 Scratch 328
70 Club 310
68 Seniors 290
72 Ladies Scratch 290
70 Ladies Club 268

This dogleg left hole has bunkers situated on both sides of the fairway. The ideal drive is to the right hand side of the fairway as this leaves a better angle to attack the two tier green which is nestled in amongst pine trees and guarded by pot bunkers on both sides.

Hole # 2

Par : 5 Distances
74 Pro 494
72 Scratch 465
70 Club 449
68 Seniors 419
72 Ladies Scratch 419
70 Ladies Club 372

This double dogleg hole with a picturesque backdrop calls for a tee shot up the right hand side of the fairway. A lay-up short of the fairway bunkers leaves a fairly easy approach shot to a multi tiered green.

Hole # 3

Par : 4 Distances
74 Pro 430
72 Scratch 390
70 Club 385
68 Seniors 345
72 Ladies Scratch 345
70 Ladies Club 340

This hole, the longest par 4 on the course, has perfectly placed fairway bunkers to catch the big hitters. Hidden bunkers run down the left side of the fairway to a double green which is shared with the 12th hole which offers a great challenge due to its vast expanse.

Hole # 4

Par : 3 Distances
74 Pro 189
72 Scratch 174
70 Club 144
68 Seniors 134
72 Ladies Scratch 134
70 Ladies Club 111

This par 3 in a lovely setting is well bunkered and has a 40m long elongated green making club selection critical.

Hole # 5

Par : 4 Distances
74 Pro 394
72 Scratch 364
70 Club 354
68 Seniors 314
72 Ladies Scratch 314
70 Ladies Club 289

This tough par 4 has a double fairway. A drive coming to rest on the upper level provides a better view of the green while the lower level offering a more direct but demanding approach shot to an elevated, difficult green.

Hole # 6

Par : 5 Distances
74 Pro 505
72 Scratch 491
70 Club 474
68 Seniors 416
72 Ladies Scratch 416
70 Ladies Club 397

The views of the bay from the tee of this hole are spectacular. Finding the fairway is imperative, anything less is presented with trouble as out of bounds looms on the right and one fairway bunker on the left. The backdrop of this hole is a majestic forest which casts shadows over the left to right sloping green making club selection very difficult.

Hole # 7

Par : 4 Distances
74 Pro 424
72 Scratch 392
70 Club 370
68 Seniors 344
72 Ladies Scratch 344
70 Ladies Club 324

This holes plays as one of the most difficult on the course. A draw is called for off the tee to take the fairway bunkers on the right side of the fairway out of play. A fade into the undulating green is best to avoid the deep swales on the left.

Hole # 8

Par : 4 Distances
74 Pro 372
72 Scratch 352
70 Club 329
68 Seniors 308
72 Ladies Scratch 308
70 Ladies Club 282

A well positioned drive is required on this beautiful par 4 hole. Even with the out of bounds on the left of the fairway and a green well guarded by a wildlife pond on the right and bunker to the left, this hole still presents birdie opportunities for the longer hitters.

Hole # 9

Par : 3 Distances
74 Pro 161
72 Scratch 153
70 Club 133
68 Seniors 116
72 Ladies Scratch 116
70 Ladies Club 112

With bunkers surrounding the green and club selection being crucial the locals’ advice would be to “aim for the heart of the green and don’t worry about where the pin is positioned!”

Hole # 10

Par : 4 Distances
74 Pro 378
72 Scratch 348
70 Club 338
68 Seniors 321
72 Ladies Scratch 321
70 Ladies Club 300

This dogleg right requires a drive aimed at the bunker on the left side of the fairway from where an accurate second is needed to avoid the bunkers on both the left and right sides of the green.

Hole # 11

Par : 5 Distances
74 Pro 483
72 Scratch 462
70 Club 433
68 Seniors 404
72 Ladies Scratch 404
70 Ladies Club 373

This is the signature hole of the course. Players need to negotiate their way through a channel of mature trees to get to the green. A pot bunker is situated just short of the green ready to catch a wayward second shot to a four tier green protected by bunkers on the left and a perilous drop on the right.

Hole # 12

Par : 4 Distances
74 Pro 387
72 Scratch 382
70 Club 359
68 Seniors 347
72 Ladies Scratch 347
70 Ladies Club 297

This stroke 2 hole looks innocuous but isn’t. The ideal tee shot is up the right hand side of the fairway. The key to playing this hole well is to hit a good approach shot to the elevated green protected by bunkers both front and back. Don’t be short!

Hole # 13

Par : 3 Distances
74 Pro 182
72 Scratch 157
70 Club 152
68 Seniors 127
72 Ladies Scratch 127
70 Ladies Club 106

Magnificent views are available from the many teeing options this hole provides. Water guards the green on the right and a large bunker on the left provides for an intimidating tee shot often made more difficult by the prevailing wind.

Hole # 14

Par : 4 Distances
74 Pro 342
72 Scratch 337
70 Club 332
68 Seniors 305
72 Ladies Scratch 305
70 Ladies Club 275

This deceptive hole holds lots of trouble for the big hitter. Humps on both sides of the fairway have been cunningly positioned making the channel that leads to the green very narrow, miss this channel and trouble welcomes you with open arms. The approach to this green should err on the short side as trouble awaits over the back of the green.

Hole # 15

Par : 4 Distances
74 Pro 392
72 Scratch 375
70 Club 327
68 Seniors 300
72 Ladies Scratch 300
70 Ladies Club 279

Tees are located within an environmentally sensitive area. A cluster of fairway bunkers on the right of the hole tend to force players to the left towards a long elongated fairway bunker. An undulating green is the only green on the course not protected by any bunkers.

Hole # 16

Par : 3 Distances
74 Pro 197
72 Scratch 170
70 Club 159
68 Seniors 144
72 Ladies Scratch 144
70 Ladies Club 119

The mountain provides a superb backdrop to this deceptive short hole. A high floating iron is required so that the ball lands softly on the green. Cognisance of the wind needs to be taken as it can make this hole extremely testing.

Hole # 17

Par : 5 Distances
74 Pro 491
72 Scratch 461
70 Club 443
68 Seniors 408
72 Ladies Scratch 408
70 Ladies Club 381

The tee shot on this par 5 is ideally played with a draw into the left hand side of the fairway which helps avoid the bunkers on the right. This then sets up a long second into a green, notorious in its lack of bite. The green slopes from back to front.

Hole # 18

Par : 4 Distances
74 Pro 318
72 Scratch 290
70 Club 273
68 Seniors 256
72 Ladies Scratch 256
70 Ladies Club 246

This magnificent finishing hole offers a definite birdie opportunity for the long hitters who want to risk attempting to drive the green. The fairway is generous but a small multi-tiered green, guarded by a water hazard to the right and bunkers on either side and behind, offers plenty of trouble if the green is missed.

Hole # 19

Par : 4 Distances
74 Pro 429
72 Scratch 401
70 Club 387
68 Seniors 356
72 Ladies Scratch 356
70 Ladies Club 332

Straight away Par 4 with a generously wide Fairway.  The Green is guarded by trees on the left and a bunker on the right.  A two tier Green that presents difficult to read putts from past the hole.

Hole # 20

Par : 4
Distances
74 Pro 365
72 Scratch 346
70 Club 344
68 Seniors 318
72 Ladies Scratch 318
70 Ladies Club 316

A straight tee shot is essential to avoid trees left and right of the Fairway.  A tricky Green guarded by bunkers left and right requires an accurate mid- to short-iron approach.

Hole # 21

Par : 3
Distances
74 Pro TBA
72 Scratch 142
70 Club 140
68 Seniors 119
72 Ladies Scratch 119
70 Ladies Club 115

A shortish Par 3 uphill towards the mountain that has no bunkers.  The Green is guarded by swales left and right and calls for creative chip shots to save Par.

Hole # 22

Par : 5
Distances
74 Pro 486
72 Scratch 480
70 Club 468
68 Seniors 439
72 Ladies Scratch 439
70 Ladies Club 418

A classic 3 shot Par 5.  The errant tee shot is gobbled up by the water hazards left and right.  Players should try to lay up to their favourite approach distance to a multi-tier Green guarded by a bird rich water hazard left and a swale and bunker on the right.  A classic hole.

Hole # 23

Par : 4 Distances
74 Pro 348
72 Scratch 342
70 Club 331
68 Seniors 301
72 Ladies Scratch 301
70 Ladies Club 265

The tee shot needs to be positioned short of the water hazard crossing the Fairway leaving a medium to short iron to a Green with bunkers left and right.  The easier approach is from the right of the Fairway, but taking this line brings the water hazard into play.

Hole # 24

Par : 3
Distances
74 Pro TBA
72 Scratch 150
70 Club 142
68 Seniors 135
72 Ladies Scratch 135
70 Ladies Club 113

A delightful short hole with the Green shaped like the map of Africa and guarded by a pot bunker on the left.  If you are going to miss the Green, do it on the right as this leaves a much easier chip shot.

Hole # 25

Par : 4
Distances
74 Pro 342
72 Scratch 323
70 Club 318
68 Seniors 278
72 Ladies Scratch 278
70 Ladies Club 257

A dogleg right with a pine forest and bunkers on the right.  An accurate tee shot leaves a mid- to short-iron approach to a narrow tricky Green with a nasty bunker on the left.  Putts from behind the flagstick must be carefully studied as the Green is very deceptive.

Hole # 26

Par : 4
Distances
74 Pro TBA
72 Scratch 323
70 Club 303
68 Seniors 283
72 Ladies Scratch 283
70 Ladies Club 257

Short, innocently looking Par 4.  Longer hitters can have a go at the Green, but the wise player will lay up to his favourite approached length as the severely undulating Green is more receptive to full shots than short pitches.  The Green is surrounded by a horseshoe shaped bunker and an ecological wetland preserve.

Hole # 27

Par : 5 Distances
74 Pro TBA
72 Scratch 538
70 Club 488
68 Seniors 467
72 Ladies Scratch 467
70 Ladies Club 445

The walk to the 27th tee takes one through an ecological area that is a riot of colour at certain times of the year.  Look out for sunbirds.  Definite risk and reward Par 5 with a generously wide Fairway to the advantage of the long hitter.  The lateral hazards left and right and the divided Fairway make calculated tactical decisions necessary.  The two-tier, well bunkered Green makes a great finish to a splendid golf hole.