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This relatively short doglegleft is made challenging by a narrow, bending fairway where accuracy off the tee is a requisite.

This tough uphill hole, requires a high, soft tee shot to the green.

Par 3, 233 yards

Par 4, Trees on 466 yards the left and bunkers on the right make an accurate tee shot crucial to set up a long uphill approach to any elevated and well-bunkered green.

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The fairway has been shifted to the left to create a sharper dogleg right, while the green slopes severely from back to front.

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Par 4, 413 yards
This hole has been converted to a risk/reward par five which should be reachable in two by most players in the field.

Par 5, 555 yards

This medium-length par three features an uphill tee shot to a dangerous, two-tiered green which is protected at the front by deep bunkers. Par 4,

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Par 4, 470 yards

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This hole has a sharp right dogleg and presents an excellent birdie opportunity, despite a green which slopes severely from back left to front right.

Par 4, 354 yards

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tee, care needs to be taken with club selection to avoid a large pond in front of a back-to-front sloping green.

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The narrow green is relatively flat but is guarded on the right by a pond.

This hole has a deep ravine in front of the green that will probably force even the longest hitters to lay up and attack with a wedge.

Par 5, 636 yards

Par 4, 494 yards

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This doglegleft hole requires a mid-iron approach shot into a green guarded by bunkers at each front corner.

Par 3, 218 yards

Par 4, 471 yards

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This par three plays slightly uphill into a heart-shaped green with three distinct sections.

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The well-bunkered, elevated green is one of the toughest on the course and slopes sharply from back to front.

Par 4, 467 yards

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Par 4, 437 yards

The elevated and angled green, which slopes back left to front right, is protected by three bunkers at the front.

Par 3, 193 yards Par 5, 579 yards

Par 4, 490 yards

A severe dropoff in the fairway with bunkers on both sides will prompt many players to lay up off the tee, leaving them a long approach a well-bunkered and elevated green.
Sources: Graphic News; Reuters

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Care needs to be taken off the tee to avoid overshooting the steep hillside at the end of the fairway.

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This hole requires a tee shot down the right side to take advantage of a downhill right-to-left slope in the fairway.

Par 4, 523 yards

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