An inviting opening tee shot on a hole which dog legs to the left. Aim down the right hand side towards the large gum trees to avoid being blocked out by the trees on the left for your approach shot to a green that slopes away to the right.
Mens - Anchorage Family Estate
Ladies - Motueka Mitre 10
A straight drive is required to avoid trees on both sides of the fairway. Out of bounds on the right hand side of the fairway and behind the green make the approach shot one of the more difficult shots on the course especially when the pin is placed on the left..
Mens - Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle
Ladies - Parker Panel & Paint
Avoid the out of bounds all the way down the right hand side of this straight par 5. The approach shot has to be accurate as a short shot will not run up onto the raised green.
A short par 3, but beware out of bounds on the right and bunkers short right and mid left of the large forward sloping green. When the greens are fast, stay below the hole to leave an up hill putt.
A seemingly straight forward short par 5, but a stray tee shot into the trees that line both sides off the fairway and the large well bunkered green seems a long way away.
A dog leg right means the tee shot must be on the left side of the fairway to give a long second shot to a green that slopes from back to front. A bunker on the front right of the green will catch the wayward approach shot.
Mens - Guthrie Bowron
Ladies - NPD
A seemingly straightforward par 3 but large bunkers that guard both the left and right sides of the green ensure that an accurate shot is required.
Keep your tee shot to the left side of the fairway to open up the green. Large trees on the right hand side will block out an approach shot to the green from the right hand side of the fairway.
New World Motueka
A sharp dogleg to the left. The drive has to be positioned accurately to ensure a sight of the green for the second shot. Too short or left and the trees on the left will block out a view of the green. Too far right or too long and the right hand trees come into play.
Mens - Diesel and Engineering
Ladies - Superliquor Motueka
A long straight par 5 to start the back nine. Out of bounds all the way down the right hand side and water around the right hand side of the green ensure that ball position rather than length is important. Depending upon pin position and wind direction, the approach shot to the green can involve crossing the water at the front and right of the green.
After taking in the view of Tasman Bay from the tee, assess the wind direction and strength for a straightforward shot to a large fairly flat green.
Always one of the more difficult holes no matter what the wind direction. The drive must be positioned on the fairway to give a long approach shot to the green. The green has two distinct levels and subtle borrows which can easily add another shot to an already difficult hole.
Straight down the middle is the advice on this hole to avoid the blue gums on the left and the gardens on the right. The green is protected by bunkers left and right so an accurate approach shot is required.
Reliance Betta Electrical
Bunkers to the left and right of this green provide its only defence. Club selection on the tee after considering wind strength and direction is the key to scoring well on this standard par 3.
Keeping the drive on the fairway is the key to success on this straight par 5. Playing from the trees invariably lengthens the hole making the approach shot to the large flat green more difficult.
Mens - Complete Water Solutions
Ladies - Rolling Pin Bakery
The drive from the tee should be kept left of centre to allow a long approach shot to a long green that stretches from front left to back right. Miss this green on the short side and getting up and down will prove difficult.
Infield Engineering Ltd
A long straight par 3 with a narrow gap between small hillocks in front of the green. A tee shot left short will not run onto the green unless very straight.
Position off the tee is all important on the home hole. The dogleg to the right means that a second shot must be positioned to allow the best position for a difficult approach shot. The green is protected by bunkers left and right and out of bounds to the rear.