New Course

The New Course demands accuracy from the tees, but the long hitter can really test his skills on some of the holes.

Hole 1

Hole 1

Par 5

This hole is a wakeup-call from the word 'Go'. No soft opening here. But you have three shots to get to the green, and my advice is: Use them! Find the fairway in your first shot, even if it means leaving the driver in the bag. On your second: Find the fairway too, and then you can always try and get close for your third.

Hole 2

Hole 2

Par 3

A fine, short hole. The green is long and the pin can be tucked away to the right on the green.

Hole 3

Hole 3

Par 4

The bunkers in the fairway can be carried leaving a short iron to the big green.

Hole 4

Hole 4

Par 5

Plays downhill most of the way, but the entrance to the green is quite narrow. Smart play is to lay up in two just short of the big willow on the right hand side short of the green.

Hole 5

Hole 5

Par 3

A slight uphill Par 3 with a big green. There is no real danger on this hole, except the water hazard on the left of the green.

Hole 6

Hole 6

Par 4

Try and get as close as possible to the lake in the first shot (or second) in order for the next shot to be as short as possible, because you are still left with a fairly long approach. Lots of fairway on the other side should you not make it to the green.

Hole 7

Hole 7

Par 5

Playing into the prevailing wind you might think twice before going for the green in two. The green sits in a tight spot, and the best advice is to lay up short of the green and get a good angle coming in with the approach.

Hole 8

Hole 8

Par 4

If you are a bogey player, this might be the hole, where you plan to use that extra shot along the way to the green. The tee shot is tight and so is the second.

Hole 9

Hole 9

Par 3

On this hole club selection is crucial. Anything but on the green leaves, if not a drop, a scary pitch or bunkershot!

Hole 10

Hole 10

Par 4

There is more room on this fairway than it looks at first glance. Don’t flirt with the right side.

Hole 11

Hole 11

Par 4

The old military shooting range was turned into this long narrow Par 4. The key is not to be too greedy on your first shot, but rather set up for the second and give yourself a shot to the green.

Hole 12

Hole 12

Par 5

A definite three shot par 5 into the prevailing wind. The long hitter can catch the slope and gain extra meters, and from there make it to the “peninsula” in two and have a short third shot in. Everyone else will try and get as close as possible to the water in two. But then they are faced with either a long iron to the green or laying up on the “peninsula”.

Hole 13

Hole 13

Par 3

The pin can be tucked away on this par 3. Play for the center and widest part of the green.

Hole 14

Hole 14

Par 4

This downhill par 4 is meant to tempt you to have a shot at the green. Smart play is to hit it just left of the tree on the right corner and let the slope bring it closer to the green.

Hole 15

Hole 15

Par 4

The big hitters will go for the green, especially as the prevailing wind is helping. If you decide to lay up hitting the fairway is mandatory, as your second won’t get much shorter even if you go further.

Hole 16

Hole 16

Par 4

Looks tight from the tee but there is more room, once you have cleared the trees. Keep it on the left side, and you only have a short iron to the green.

Hole 17

Hole 17

Par 3

Plays downwind with the prevailing wind. The danger here is to overshoot the green. The green is wide, so not only should you find the right distance, you don’t want to be too far from the pin either.

Hole 18

Hole 18

Par 5

Most golfers will have to decide with themselves on this hole, how much they think they can chew off. Depending on the success of the first shot, the green is certainly reachable but it is a daring shot to a heavily guarded green.

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