The Cut : The Cut - Autumn 2017
GOLF & LEISURE 163 metres from the black tees. There are two lengthy par-5s, a couple of long par-4s and three interesting par-3s. A straight fairway is a rarity; most holes are doglegs. The two nines are very different from each other: the front holes are mainly flat, running around lakes and lagoons, with broad, rolling fairways fringed by palm trees and dotted with bunkers (some extremely large). The 7th green sits prettily beside the ocean. The second nine is a different proposition altogether. The 10th, a 351m par-4, sweeps around between lakes to a small defended green; the 11th is a tricky par-3 doglegging to a green surrounded by bunkers, and the 12th is a short par-4 with a deceptively long carry over water to reach a fairway curving uphill to a target green (goodbye ball, hello double bogey). And then it really gets interesting. The climb up to the par-4 13th is long and steep and this is where a cart becomes absolutely essential, especially in the tropical heat. But the view from the elevated tee is worth the climb, even if the prospect The Green Pearl is not a long course, but challenges include water on many holes and some outsized bunkers.
The Cut - Summer 2017
The Cut - Winter 2017