Hole # 1
The first hole is a strong par 4 starting hole ranking 2nd hardest on the front nine. The tee shot requires distance and accuracy as there are bunkers right of the fairway that should be avoided at all costs. A good tee shot will leave the average player between 150 and 200 yards to the well-bunkered deep green.
Hole # 2
The second hole is a reachable par 5 for the long hitters but it is not without its pitfalls. If you are lucky enough to avoid the bunkers on the tee shot then you still have to negotiate the 4 huge bunkers that guard the green. An errant shot into one of these bunkers can leave you with an awkward long bunker shot.
Hole # 3
Hole #3 is a slight dogleg to the right par 4. A tee shot left of center of the fairway is best. A tee shot lost to the right will result in a blocked second shot. An average tee shot will leave most golfers in the 150 to 175 yard range to the long slender green.
Hole # 4
The par 4 4th is a picturesque hole that can easily be birdied, but in some cases trip a player up. While golfers are given generous room off the tee, a miss could mean a severe penalty. There is a forced carry off the tee over an environmentally protected area and a hazard to the right. A good tee shot sets a player up to make a good score. The 4th green is a large two-tiered green with a huge bunker that catches most shots headed right of the green. It's important to hit your approach shot the correct distance so that you're on the same level as the flagstick.
The first par 3 on this course is tough. The length of the hole can vary between 150 and 200 yards depending on the tee. Intimidation is a factor. There is a forced carry of an environmental area that stops only about 10 yards short of the front edge of the green. There are two distinct putting levels with a steep shelf.
Hole # 6
The 6th is a short par 4 that requires accuracy both off the tee and in your short iron approach. Hitting the fairway with your tee shot is key so you can control your second shot. There are 2 big fairway bunkers to the right that must be avoided off the tee. The green is split into 3 distinct putting levels. It is crucial that you get your ball on the correct level so you have a reasonable opportunity to 1 or 2 putt this treacherous green.
Hole # 7
Hole #7 is a short hole that has a high degree of visual intimidation for the tee shot of the average player. The tee shot must carry a large canyon (about 175 yards) that is an environmental area.
Hole # 8
The 8th is a tough par 3 that ranges from about 144 to 202 yards. This green is well bunkered with 1 large bunker on each side of the green. Distance off the tee is important because there is a large ridge that runs through the middle of the green.
The ninth hole is a par 5 that ranks hardest on the course. This begins a stretch of holes (9 thru 12) that are the heart of the golf course. If you play these holes well then you have a shot at a good round. This narrow fairway is surrounded by out of bounds and bunkers to the right and unforgiving mounds that lead to a lateral hazard on the left. If you negotiate the tee shot you still have plenty of challenge ahead. The fairway that you are hitting to is separated by rough and is elevated by about 20 feet. On your second shot you still have to negotiate a steep drop off to the left of the fairway that leads to a lateral hazard. The green is long and narrow and slopes from front to back.