Hole one is a relatively soft Par 5 with a generous tree-lined fairway to ease golfers into the round. The tee shot provides a wonderful opportunity to open one’s shoulders and the only hazard is some light rough to the left and right.
The fairway narrows slightly at the 250 metre mark, edging gently down towards the green. Here the rough on the right thickens, falling into a gully that splits the first and second holes. Stray shots may result in a reload. Aided by a tailing easterly wind, longer hitters will view this as a birdie opportunity but must beware of the small dam and a few well-placed bunkers that guard the elevated green.