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The approach to the 1st

HOLE 1, PAR 5, 444 METRES

 

A generous opening hole that requires a well struck tee shot. A tree lined fairway left & right & out of bounds running down the entirety of the left hand side.

 

The longer hitters can attack this Par 5 in 2 but with 2 greenside bunkers to the right & a moderate drop off to the left of the green, accuracy is the key.

The risk/reward 2nd

HOLE 2, PAR 4, 272 METRES

A short but challenging straight away hole with accuracy off the tee essential.

 

A narrow tree lined fairway with out of bounds running the entirety of the left hand side, it is a true risk/reward hole as the longer hitters can attack the sloping right to left green from the tee but the shorter &/or smarter golfers can lay up off the tee & leave a full shot in.

 

With sometime difficult pin positions, it is key to leave yourself with an easier putt as 3 putts are very common on this green.

The tricky 3rd

HOLE 3, PAR 3, 177 METRES

A challenging uphill tee shot to a green surrounded by mounds & bunkers.

But firstly, you must avoid the pines on the left that sometimes decide to keep your ball.

Trees on the right also make for a tricky recovery shot & early into a round, this devilish little hole can ruin many a scorecard.

The approach to the 4th
 

HOLE 4, PAR 4, 342 METRES

 

This dogleg right Par 4 requires an accurate tee shot just to get to the fairway as the large gum on the left can be a major obstacle for a stray drive. From there though, a thick tree lined left hand side & strategically placed trees on the right can force a golfer to chip out sideways to get their ball back into play so a well placed drive is crucial. Once this is achieved, it will make for an easier second shot which is predominately uphill to a flatish green surrounded by mounds. This green is possibly the hardest to read for break on the course so don’t be surprised with the result.

The approach to the 5th
 

HOLE 5, PAR 4, 298 METRES

Players can get caught off guard by taking in the magnificent views from the tee of the New Norfolk Township but this downhill/uphill Par 4 requires full attention. A precise tee shot to a narrow tree lined fairway makes it easier to attack a large green but a deep front right bunker lurks to catch any mistimed approach. A par is always a good score on this hole. 

The challenging 6th/15th
 

HOLE 3, PAR 3, 177 METRES

A challenging uphill tee shot to a green surrounded by mounds & bunkers. But firstly, you must avoid the pines on the left that sometimes decide to keep your ball. Trees on the right also make for a tricky recovery shot & early into a round, this devilish little hole can ruin many a scorecard.

The tee shot on the 7th
 

HOLE 7, PAR 4, 415 METRES

A blind tee shot to a tree lined right to left sloping fairway makes this Par 4 one of the toughest holes at the NNGC. The large gum at the top of the hill on the left hand side of the fairway is a very popular place & it catches many tee shots, good or bad. The view of the downhill 2nd shot is daunting to a flat fairway but it is the clubs dam running beside the left hand side of a largish green which waits patiently to catch any misdirected shots. With the grass always tightly mown near the dam, even your good shots can end up swimming in there so a bail out right is always the smartest shot to prevent a large number being posted on your scorecard.

The penultimate 8th

HOLE 8 & 17, PAR 3, 147 METRES

This gem requires accuracy of the tee that is made even more difficult by the view of having to hit over the dam.

Bunkers surrounding the front & sides of the green spells danger but the large drop off over the back & on the right hand side to an out of bounds fence makes club selection vital.

The large penultimate green has many slopes to it & again a 2putt is never a disgrace on this.

The approach to the 9th

HOLE 9, PAR 5, 455 METRES

The longest hole on the course, this dogleg left to right front 9 finishing hole is no pushover. A sloping left to right fairway makes the second shot even more difficult with a flat lie as rare as hens teeth, & although the longer hitters can attack the hole with their second shots, a lay up to a wideish landing area is the percentage play that will leave themselves in position to attack a back to front sloping green guarded by a deep bunker front right with their third shot. Position on the green is key as this green is possibly the fastest on the course, especially when faced with a downhill putt. Walking off this green with a Par 5 is never a bad thing to end your front 9 scoring. 

The tough 10th

HOLE 10, PAR 4, 393 METRES 

One of the tougher holes on the course, this dog leg right to left requires an accurate & well struck tee shot to get to the corner of the dog leg. With a variety of blackwoods, gumtrees & pines lining both sides of the fairway & out of bounds running the entirety of the left hand side, a middle to long iron & if the wind is straight into the players face, even a fairway wood is required for a tough 2nd shot to a green that slopes front to back & with 2 greenside bunkers to the right & a moderate drop off to the left of the green, accuracy is the key. 

 

A well placed bunker on the right, 60 metres from the green will collect any mistimed shots & that could cause a large number to start the back 9. 

The dog right 12th

HOLE 12, PAR 4, 260 METRES

A shortish left to right dog leg hole that requires an uphill tee shot to a narrow tree-lined fairway. An iron or hybrid is recommended to position the ball from the tee for a tough 2nd shot to a green surrounded by mounds & bunkers. The longer hitters, if feeling brave, can attack the green from the tee but do so at your own risk as that birdie you are thinking about on the tee, can easily turn into a 6 walking off the green.

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