The South Course

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4523m
par 72
5237m
par 73
5322m
par 72
5958m
par 72
6334m
par 72

Hole 4

320m
par 4
367m
par 5
373m
par 4
393m
par 4
425m
par 4

Golf course architects can be good mimics. We tend to store up images and ideas from courses all around the world with the hope of one day using them in our own designs: like a mental roll-a-dex of memorable holes. For some reason, the approach here felt a little like the 10th at Woodlands. A terrific par four and a half where bunkers extend forward from the left side of the fairway and then pop out into the line of play 50 or 60 metres short to influence many golfers’ second shots. Whilst no doubt this would have been an even more interesting approach 80 years ago, it nevertheless makes for a nice feature in modern times by foreshortening the true length of the approach. The bump on the front right of the green is an ode to the 4th at St. Andrews adding some interest when the pin is in the front right corner. – Mike Cocking (Course Architect)