I've played St Andrews and Royal Melbourne and now I must admit that this course is just as amazing.
I play off an 18 handicap I managed to hit to it. It is a course that you have to play strategically at times and if you stray too far offline then you'll lose your ball do to the massive amounts of lava everywhere. There is however a bit of forgiveness in the width of the fairways but nevertheless you still need to position the ball well. Holes 6, 7, 13 and 15 are obvious standout holes. The 15th being one of the most photographed holes in the world with good reason. A par 3 hitting over the Pacific to a huge green with several shallow bunkers. The overall condition of the curse was fantastic. The quality of greens, teeing boxes and fairways were first-rate.
It has a large well stocked proshop with photos and antique clubs on-show is on course along with bar and restaurant facilities. The starter and course staff were very pleasant and helpful providing fast and efficient service. The course also has a great driving range and practice putting green.
Overall, a great course to play. For low handicappers play off the black tees for a decent challenge.
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